Ratos: 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
Financial calendar from Ratos:
Interim Report January - June 2013 15 August 2013
Interim Report January - September 2013 8 November 2013

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, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, KVD Kvarndammen, Mobile Climate Control, Nebula, Nordic Cinema Group and SB Seating. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 18 billion.