TeliaSonera closes the acquisition of ComHouse
TeliaSonera has received the approval of the Norwegian competition authority to close the acquisition of the remaining 66.6 percent of the shares in ComHouse, a holding company for the retail chains KlartSvar and Telebutikken in Norway, increasing its holding to 100 percent. The purchase price for 66.6 percent of the shares will be approximately SEK 185 million (NOK 157 million), based on an enterprise value of the entire company of approximately SEK 383 million (NOK 325 million). The transaction was announced on June 17, 2008.
“ComHouse has demonstrated healthy growth and earnings, and the transaction clearly strengthens TeliaSonera’s distribution strategy in Norway,” says Kenneth Karlberg, President Business Area Mobility Services, TeliaSonera.
ComHouse AS is the most important distribution channel for NetCom in Norway. ComHouse consists of the retail chain Telebutikken (65 stores of which 5 are operated through franchise) focused on private customers and the chain KlartSvar (40 locations of which 32 are operated through franchise), which is focused on business customers.
TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 1.30 p.m. on July 11, 2008.
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