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As we have reported on several occasions, Quimper AB has made a takeover bid to the Ahlsell shareholders, ...

As we have reported on several occasions, Quimper AB has made a takeover bid to the Ahlsell shareholders, which has been accepted. Quimper now holds approximately 92.4% of the total number of shares and requests an extraordinary general meeting on March 25 where amongst other things a new board should be appointed. (As CVC Funds is indirectly involved in Quimper, it is expected that a representative of CVC will be represented on the board).

It was also decided to request a de-listing and the compulsory redemption of the outstanding shares.

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Ahlsell, one of the leading technical trading companies in Scandinavia, achieved a turnover of SEK 31,291 m..........

Ahlsell, one of the leading technical trading companies in Scandinavia, achieved a turnover of SEK 31,291 m..........

in 2018 ( 3 bn EUR); this is an increase of 13.9% compared to the previous year. The operating profit (EBIT) amounted to SEK 2,138 m (208 m EUR), again an increase over the last year (+ 4.7%). Profit after tax increased by 10.8% to SEK 1,582 m (154 m EUR).

Good market conditions contributed to sales growth in the final quarter of the year with their existing customers, but also with new customers, who could be gained through the completed takeovers (in 2018, 8 acquisitions could be made).

The President, Johan Nilsson, continues to expect good demand and growth in 2019, albeit at a slightly lower level than in recent years.

An important day for Ahlsell will be the 11th of February, when Quimper's acceptance period expires. Quimper has offered to buy all Ahlsell shares for a maximum price of 55 SEK = 5.36 EUR / share. (See our news dated 11.12.2018).

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On December 11, the Ahlsell Board of Directors confirmed that it had received a cash offer from Quimper AB.........

On December 11, the Ahlsell Board of Directors confirmed that it had received a cash offer from Quimper AB.........

to acquire all shares at a maximum price of SEK 55 / share. The total deal amounts to approx.  SEK 17.97 m (EUR 1.74 m)

CVC Funds is indirectly involved in Quimper, so that the real transferee of Ahlsell is CVC.

Ahlsell is the leading electrical wholesaler in Scandinavia, employing around 5,800 people in approximately 230 branches. Ahlsell is affiliated with the international marketing association IMELCO.

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