Acquisition of Laborie completed

On August 19, Patricia Industries, a part of Investor AB, announced the acquisition of the Canadian medical technology company Laborie from Audax Private Equity.

Following approval by the competition authorities, the acquisition has now been completed.

For the fiscal year 2016 (ending March), sales were USD 117 m. and reported EBITDA was USD 29 m., including non-recurring expenses of approximately USD 9 m. Since 2014, annual organic sales growth has averaged 5 percent in constant currency.

The acquisition price is approximately USD 640 m., which was provided by Patricia Industries, and Laborie’s management and board. Patricia Industries will own approximately 97 percent of Laborie upon closing and intends to replace part of its equity financing with debt at a later stage.

For further information:

Stefan Stern, Head of Corporate Relations, Sustainability and Communications, Phone 46 8 614 2058, 46 70 636 7417
Magnus Dalhammar, Head of Investor Relations, Phone 46 8 614 2130, 46 73 524 2130

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Investor is the leading owner of Nordic-based international companies, founded by the Wallenberg family a hundred years ago. We own significant minority or majority interests in high quality companies. Through our participation on the boards of directors, we work for continuous improvement of the performance of the companies. With our industrial experience, network and financial strength we strive to make our companies best-in-class. Our cash flow allows us to support strategic initiatives in our companies, capture investment opportunities and provide our shareholders with a dividend. Our Core Investments include listed holdings Atlas Copco, SEB, ABB, Ericsson and the operating subsidiary Mölnlycke Health Care.

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