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Mannheimer Swartling has represented Altor in its acquisition of the Åkers group

June 2008

Mannheimer Swartling has represented Altor in its acquisition from STC Interfinans of the Åkers group, the global market leader within rolls to the steel industry.

The Åkers group is the world’s leading producer of cast and forged rolls for the steel and aluminium industries with net sales of approximately EUR 340 million and an operating profit of approximately EUR 30 million. The company was founded in 1580 and started its production of rolls production in 1806. The company has its head office in Åkers Styckebruk, Sweden, and approximately 2,000 employees at its 12 production units in six countries.

The partner in charge was Åke Kjellson who was assisted primarily by Christopher Arkbrant, Jonas Holmqvist and Marc Miller.


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