Lifco acquires Blinken

Lifco has signed an agreement to acquire the majority of Blinken, a distribution business which provides instruments for measuring and correction data as well as consumables to the surveying and construction industries. Blinken operates in Norway and Sweden.

The acquisition comprises Blinken AS of Norway and Blinken Tools AB of Sweden. Blinken had revenues of approximately 124 MNOK in 2016 and has 33 employees in total.

The operation will be consolidated in Business Area Systems Solutions, division Construction Material.

The acquisition will not have any significant effect on Lifco’s earnings or financial position in current financial year.

Please visit www.blinken.no and www.blinken.eu for further information.

For more information please contact:

Åse Lindskog  
Media and investor relations manager
Phone +46 730 244 872, E-mail ir@lifco.se

About Lifco

Lifco acquires and develops market-leading niched operations with the potential to deliver sustainable profit growth and strong cash flows. The Group has three business areas: Dental, Demolition & Tools and Systems Solutions. Lifco has a clear corporate philosophy which implies a long-term perspective, focus on profits and a highly decentralized organization. Lifco has 133 companies in 26 countries. In 2016, the Group’s net sales amounted to SEK 9 billion and the EBITA margin was 15%. For more information, visit www.lifco.se.

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Lifco offers a safe haven for small and medium-sized businesses. Lifco’s business concept is to acquire and develop market-leading niche businesses with the potential to deliver sustainable earnings growth and robust cash flows. Lifco is guided by a clear philosophy implying that the company has a long-term view on its holdings, a focus on profitability and a strongly decentralised organisation. The Group has three business areas: Dental, Demolition & Tools and Systems Solutions. At the end of 2017 the Lifco Group consisted of 138 operating companies in 29 countries. In 2017 Lifco reported EBITA of SEK 1,732 million on net sales of SEK 10.0 billion. The EBITA margin was 17.3 per cent. For more information, visit www.lifco.se.

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Blinken is a distribution business which provides instruments for measuring and correction data as well as consumables to the surveying and construction industries. Blinken operates in Norway and Sweden. Lifco's acquisition comprises Blinken AS of Norway and Blinken Tools AB of Sweden. Blinken had revenues of approximately 124 MNOK in 2016 and has 33 employees in total.
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