Nordstjernan AB has on August 16, 2007 exercised its option to purchase 8,728,550 shares, corresponding to 22.4 percent of the entire share capital and votes, of the Finnish listed company Salcomp Plc (Salcomp) from EQT II B.V. (EQT). The acquisition will be subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities. The transaction means that EQT, after receiving such approval, will have sold all its remaining shares in Salcomp.
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