Tieto acquires Imano and strengthens its position in paper and forest industries in Sweden

Tieto Corporation Stock Exchange Release 30 November 2015 10.30 EET

Tieto has acquired Imano AB, a Swedish consulting company offering consulting services and helping its clients in the paper and forest industries digitalize their business processes. The company has approximately 50 employees in Sweden and its revenue in 2014 was EUR 7.1 million (SEK 66 million). 

Tieto is currently the global leader in providing production and production planning systems, based on its own software, and one of the leading companies offering IT services to the pulp and paper industry in the Nordics. The acquisition supports Tieto’s objective of becoming the largest IT services provider in the paper and forest industries in Sweden and Norway.

“Tieto has 40 years of experience working in the intersection of technology and business in the paper and forest industry. This acquisition complements our competence portfolio especially in the fibre sourcing business and enables us to expand our end-to-end solutions for the forest value chain from woods to end-user goods. The new consultancy capability provided by Imano will also open our business to new potential clients in Sweden and Norway,” says Henrik Reims, Head of Forest Industry at Tieto.

“Imano is the leading consulting company in fibre sourcing in Sweden. By combining our deep industry expertise with Tieto’s global delivery and full stack of IT services, we can seize this great opportunity to continue to grow and offer customers new exciting solutions,” says Christer Lindqvist, Managing Director of Imano AB.

The business operations and personnel of Imano have been transferred to Tieto immediately. The parties have agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the transaction.

For more information, please contact:
Henrik Reims, Vice President, Head of Forest Industry, Tieto, mobile: +358 40 515 5719, Henrik.reims (at) tieto.com
Christer Lindqvist, Managing Director, Imano AB, tel: +46 70 255 5523, christer.lindqvist (at) imano.se 

Investors:
Tanja Lounevirta, Head of Investor Relations, tel. +358 50 321 7510, tanja.lounevirta (at) tieto.com

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Tieto is the largest IT services company in the Nordics providing full lifecycle IT services. We also provide global product development services for companies in the communications and embedded technologies arena. Through industry insight, technology vision, and innovative thinking, Tieto proactively strives to inspire and engage our customers in finding new ways of accelerating their business.

Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Tieto has over 13 000 experts in more than 20 countries. Turnover is approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com

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Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. Headquartered in Finland, Tieto has over 13 000 experts in close to 20 countries. Tieto’s turnover is approximately EUR 1.5 billion and shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com

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