Nordstjernan acquires 50 percent stake in Llentab
- Nordstjernan acquires 50 percent of the shares in Llentab, a manufacturer of steel buildings
- The transaction strengthens Llentab’s financial position and allows for expansion efforts
- The Lindblad family will remain with an ownership of 50 percent
Nordstjernan has acquired 50 percent of the shares in Llentab. A new share issue accounted for the majority of the investment, while the acquisition of existing shares from the Lindblad family accounted for a minor portion. The Lindblad family will retain a 50 percent stake.
Llentab manufactures steel buildings based on a proprietary product concept. The company is present in eight countries and is a leading player in the Swedish market. Llentab’s head office and primary production facilities are based in Kungshamn, Sweden, with an additional production facility in Poland. Leif Lindblad – whose sons, Stefan and Fredrik, currently manage the operations – established the company in 1972.
Llentab’s sales amounted to SEK 701 million in 2011, with a workforce of 446 employees. For more information, visit www.llentab.se.
“Llentab’s unique concept for industrialized construction of steel buildings offers distinct customer benefits. Similar to Nordstjernan, Llentab is a family company and we are pleased to be able to participate in its further development. The joint aim of Nordstjernan and the Lindblad family is to expand the company both organically and through supplementary acquisitions,” says Tomas Billing, Nordstjernan’s CEO.
“Llentab has considerable growth potential and we have been consciously looking for a competent and long-term shareholder with the right values, who can help us capture the opportunities in the best way. Nordstjernan is exactly the ownership partner that we have been seeking,” says Leif Lindblad, founder and Chairman of the Board of Llentab.
The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms and conditions of the transaction.
Chairman of the Board
For further information, contact:
Tomas Billing, CEO, Nordstjernan
Phone: +46 8 788 50 18
Leif Lindblad, Chairman of the Board, Llentab
Phone: +46 523 790 00
Nordstjernan is a family-controlled investment company that creates growth in value through long-term and active ownership of Nordic companies. Investments shall be long-term. More information on Nordstjernan is available at www.nordstjernan.se.