Bure-owned Cygate completes acquisition of Måldata

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Bure-owned Cygate completes acquisition of Måldata Bure-owned Cygate acquires Måldata and thus strengthens its market position as a network integrator in the Nordic countries. Bure's ownership in Cygate amounts to 73 per cent. Following Cygate's announcement on 21 August 2002 about an agreement in principle to acquire Måldata Network Solutions from Sigma, Bure now confirms that the negotiations have been completed. "Cygate offers its customers secure infrastructure solutions for speech, data and video communication. The acquisition of Måldata brings the company additional breadth and expertise and strengthens Cygate's competitiveness in Sweden. Together, we will achieve sales of more than SEK 1,000M. We will have approximately 350 staff with operations in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia and Lithuania," says Jan Stenberg, Chairman of Cygate. "The acquisition of Måldata is an aggressive structural deal in line with Bure's strategy to develop Cygate into a leading operator in the Nordic countries," says Börje Bengtsson, Senior Investment Manager at Bure. The acquisition is subject to examination by the Swedish Competition Authority. Gothenburg, 9 October 2002 Bure Equity AB (publ) For further information, please contact: Börje Bengtsson, Senior Investment Manager, Bure +46 708-2849 87 Jan Stenberg, Chairman, Cygate +46 702-25 9884 Bure Equity AB (publ) Bure is a leading Swedish private equity company. Its business objective is to become a proactive owner of knowledge-intensive service companies which have the potential to become market leaders in their sectors. By investing capital, knowledge and experience, and providing access to the Bure Group's entire network, Bure Equity develops companies and restructures whole sectors. Bure is based in Sweden but its perspective is international. Bure was established in 1992 and is quoted in the A list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange. www.bure.se Cygate Cygate offers secure infrastructure communications solutions for speech, data, and video communication to companies, authorities and organisations. In addition, Cygate offers products and solutions for administration and the monitoring of infrastructures. Cygate also offers training, maintenance, operation and consultation services that enable customers to utilise the full potential of their network solutions. The company is established in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia and Lithuania. www.cygategroup.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/09/20021009BIT00130/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/09/20021009BIT00130/wkr0002.pdf