Opus Inspection completes acquisition of Drew Technologies

Opus Inspection, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Drew Technologies Inc. (Drew Tech), a leading manufacturer of vehicle communication and diagnostic equipment for the vehicle inspection and automotive service industry, which was announced on February 13, 2015.

Drew Tech will become a subsidiary of Opus Inspection. However, the company will continue to operate as a stand-alone legal entity with the current management in place. The purchase price is USD 30 million (approximately SEK 255 million) plus a contingent earn-out of 4.4 million (approximately SEK 37 million). The acquisition includes a cash balance of approximately USD 0.4 million (approximately SEK 3 million). Hence, the acquired underlying business, excluding cash, is valued at approximately USD 34 million (approximately SEK 289 million) on a debt free basis. The acquisition was completed on March 23, 2015.

Drew Tech, founded in 1996 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, has developed into a leading supplier of OBD equipment for vehicle communication and diagnostics systems for automobile manufacturers, workshops, automotive dealerships, and inspection stations worldwide. All product development, design, and final production takes place in Ann Arbor. The company is at the forefront with its latest OBD technology that is used to inspect vehicles for both emission and safety vehicle inspection.

The acquisition means that Opus Inspection controls leading OBD technology it intends to use in several markets. This technology is of great importance for the future global product and service offering of Opus Inspection, including in the U.S. vehicle inspection industry.

For more information about Drew Tech please visit www.drewtech.com/; and for Opus Inspection, please visit www.opusinspection.com.

Deal advisors
Vinge Advokatbyrå in Sweden and Ellis & Winters LLP in the U.S. act as legal advisers to Opus Group.

Mölndal, March 24, 2015
Opus Group AB (publ)

This press info is available in Swedish at www.opus.se

For additional information, please contact
Magnus Greko
President and CEO
Phone: 46 31 748 34 00
E-mail: magnus.greko@opus.se

Peter Stenström
Investor Relations
Phone: 46 765 25 84 93
E-mail: peter.stenstrom@opus.se

About Opus Group

Opus Group is a leading company in vehicle inspection technology and vehicle inspection program operations. The Group has two main business areas which consist of vehicle inspection and equipment. Opus Group is one of the market leaders in vehicle inspection operations in the US and Sweden. Opus Bilprovning has 74 vehicle inspection stations in Sweden. Opus Inspection operates vehicle inspection programs in the U.S., Bermuda, Chile, Peru and Pakistan and is active in sales and service of emission control equipment in North America and Mexico. Through the subsidiaries, Opus Equipment and J&B Maskinteknik, Opus Group conduct production, sales and service of vehicle inspection equipment for vehicle inspection companies and vehicle workshops. Opus Group’s revenues amounted to approx. SEK 1,458 million in 2014. Opus Group’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.

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About Us

Opus is a technology driven growth company in the vehicle inspection and vehicle services markets. The company has a strong focus on customer service and innovative technology within emission and safety testing and vehicle services. Opus’ plan is to double its revenues to reach USD 400 million in revenues and USD 100 million in EBITDA by 2021. The main growth is estimated to come from the expansion of the vehicle communication and services business and the international expansion of the vehicle inspection business with a primary focus on the Latin American and Asian markets. Opus is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Opus has 30 regional offices of which 20 are located in the United States and the others in Stockholm, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Germany (dormant), Mexico and Pakistan. Opus has production facilities in the U.S. in Hartford, Ann Arbor and Tucson. The Opus share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.


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