EQT finalises the acquisition of VTI

EQT Northern Europe private equity fund has today finalised the previously
announced acquisition of the Finnish based VTI Hamlin Oy. Closing of the deal
had been conditioned upon e.g. approvals from regulatory authorities, which
now are in place. The Board of Directors will include Hasse Johansson (Chief
Technical Officer, Scania AB), Thomas von Koch (Partner, EQT Partners), Tuomo
Lähdesmäki (Member of the Board e.g. Amer Oyj, Aspocomp Oyj and Orion Oyj),
Andreas Tallberg (Partner, EQT Partners) and Peter Wallenberg, Jr (President
and Chief Executive Officer, Grand Hotel Holdings AB).

In connection with the acquisition, the company is changing its name to VTI
Technologies Oy.

For further information please contact:

Andreas Tallberg, Partner, EQT Partners Oy
+ 358 9 6962 4711, andreas.tallberg@eqt.fi

Caroline Rosén, Partner, IR & Communications, EQT Partners AB
+46 8 440 53 37

EQT is a group of private equity funds with equity commitments exceeding
EUR 3 billion and is sponsored by Investor AB, the publicly listed holding
company of the Wallenberg foundations. EQT Partners, acting as investment
advisor to all EQT funds, has offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and
Munich. The business concept of EQT is realised by acquiring and developing
high-quality medium sized companies in Northern Europe. EQT serves as an
active owner and works in close co-operation with the management of the
companies it acquires, to develop and implement value-enhancing strategies.

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