Indutrade acquires Sverre Hellum & Sønn – supplier of diamond tools

Indutrade has on 4 February signed an agreement to acquire all of the shares in the Norwegian company Sverre Hellum & Sønn AS (https://www.hellumdiamant.com), with annual sales of approximately NOK 65 million.

Sverre Hellum & Sønn is a supplier of diamond tools and associated equipment to the Norwegian market. Diamond tools are used in a wide range of industries such as infrastructure, on- and off-shore construction and geological prospecting (e.g. mining). The offering also includes machine equipment to industries in which diamond tools are used, with a focus on the construction industry. Additionally, the company is active on the micro trenching market – a technology used to install fiber optic for broadband networks. Sverre Hellum & Sønn has 13 employees and is based in Oslo and Tønsberg, Norway.

The closing takes place today and Sverre Hellum & Sønn will be included in Indutrade's Business Area Industrial Components.

The acquisition is expected to have a marginally positive impact on Indutrade's earnings per share.

Stockholm, 4 February 2020

INDUTRADE AB (publ)

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About Indutrade

Indutrade markets and sells components, systems and services with a high-tech content within selected niches. Indutrade’s business is distinguished by

- High-tech products for recurring needs
- Growth through a structured and tried-and tested acquisition strategy
- A decentralised organisation characterised by an entrepreneurial spirit

The Group is organised into eight Business Areas: Benelux, DACH, Finland, Flow Technology, Fluids & Mechanical Solutions, Industrial Components, Measurement & Sensor Technology and UK. Indutrade’s sales totalled SEK 16,848 million in 2018, generating an operating profit of SEK 2,087 million before amortisation of intangible assets. Indutrade is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Please read more at www.indutrade.com

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Indutrade is an international technology and industrial business group that today consists of more than 200 companies in some 30 countries, mainly in Europe. In a decentralised way, we aim to provide sustainable profitable growth by developing and acquiring successful companies managed by passionate entrepreneurs. Our companies develop, manufacture, and sell components, systems and services with significant technical content in selected niches. Our value-based culture, where people make the difference, has been the foundation of our success since the start in 1978. Indutrade's net sales totalled SEK 18.4 billion in 2019, and the share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in Sweden.

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