Biolin sells subsidiary Osstell


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Ratos's subsidiary Biolin Scientific has signed an agreement to sell all the
shares in its subsidiary Osstell, which manufactures instruments for dental
diagnostics, to venture capital company Fouriertransform. The selling price
amounts to approximately SEK 33m (enterprise value). The sale is in line with
efforts to focus Biolin Scientific's operations on the other business areas,
where the growth strategy is unchanged. The sale will not have any significant
impact on earnings.
Biolin Scientific develops, manufactures and markets analytical instruments for research, development, quality control and clinical diagnostics. The company's largest market niche is nanotechnology, primarily materials science, cell analysis and biophysics. Customers are found worldwide and mainly comprise researchers in universities, research institutes and the industrial sector. In 2013 Biolin Scientific's sales totalled SEK 233m and EBITA amounted to SEK 23m. The group has approximately 150 employees.
Osstell develops and sells instruments that measure the stability of dental implants and customers are dentists and oral surgeons worldwide. The company has 15 employees and sales in 2013 amounted to SEK 36m.
For further information, please contact: Henrik Joelsson, Investment Director Ratos, +46 8 700 17 00 Emma Rheborg, Head of Corporate Communications Ratos, +8 700 17 20
Financial calendar from Ratos:
Financial calendar from Ratos:
Interim Report January-March 2014 8 May 2014
Interim Report January-June 2014 14 August 2014
Interim Report January-September 2014 7 November 2014

Ratos is a private equity conglomerate. The company's mission is to maximise shareholder value over time through the professional, active and responsible exercise of its ownership role in primarily medium to large unlisted Nordic companies. Ratos's holdings include AH Industries, Aibel, Arcus-Gruppen, Biolin Scientific, Bisnode, DIAB, Euromaint, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group, HENT, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, KVD, Mobile Climate Control, Nebula, Nordic Cinema Group and SB Seating. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 20 billion.