Arcus-Gruppen sells Brøndums


In accordance with the previously announced requirement from the Danish Competition Authority, Ratos's subsidiary Arcus-Gruppen has signed an agreement to sell the Brøndums brand to the Finnish company Altia. The purchase price (enterprise value) amounts to approximately EUR 11m (approximately SEK 95m) and generates a capital gain for Arcus-Gruppen of approximately SEK 40m. Brøndums' sales in 2011/2012 totalled approximately SEK 30m. The sale is expected be completed in June.

Brøndums was one of the four brands that Arcus-Gruppen acquired from Pernod Ricard in 2012. Other brands included in the acquisition are Aalborg, Gammel Dansk and Malteserkreutz.

For further information, please contact:
Mikael Norlander, Senior Investment Manager Ratos, +46 8 700 17 00
Emma Rheborg, Head of Corporate Communications and IR Ratos, +46 8 700 17 20