Investor AB invests in Digia (Finland)

Investor AB invests in Digia (Finland) Investor has become part-owner of the Finnish company Digia Oy. Investor, through its wholly owned subsidiary Investor Growth Capital, has led the second financing round for Digia amounting to EUR 34.8 million. The other investors participating in this financing round are Bayview 2000, Cisco Systems Inc, GE Equity (the private equity arm of GE Capital), Intel and Sony. Eqvitect Partners and Sonera have increased their existing holdings in Digia. Digia sells software and services for the next generation of wireless information devices.The new venture capital will be used for developing products, recruiting competent software developers and IT personnel, and for international expansion. For further information: Investor AB Anders Grånäs, Managing Director, Investor Growth Capital Phone +46 8 463 38 22, e-mail: anders.granas@investorab.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/12/20001212BIT00540/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/12/20001212BIT00540/bit0002.pdf

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