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ÅF acquires Energo AB from Bure

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 09:31 CET

- becomes a leader in electric power and energy-efficiency in buildings.

For further information, please contact:

Jonas Wiström, President/CEO                     +46 (0)70-608 12 20

Jonas Ågrup, CFO                                 +46 (0)70-333 04 95

Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46 (0)70-657 20 26

ÅF has acquired 100 percent of the shares of the technical consulting company
Energo AB from Bure AB*.

Energo, founded in 1966, is a well-established consulting company with extensive
expertise and experience in the fields of energy and electrical power systems,
technical installations in buildings, and information and communication
technology (ICT). The company has almost 300 employees, most of them based in
Stockholm, Malmö and Helsingborg.

Energo's sales for the current year are expected to top SEK 300 million,
generating an operating margin of 8.5 percent for 2010. Based on an enterprise
value of SEK 300 million, ÅF is paying approx. SEK 260 million for the shares.
The acquisition will be consolidated into the ÅF Group on 1(st) of December

ÅF is counting on annual synergy benefits of some SEK 20 million. The costs of
integration - primarily for bringing Energo's operations under the same roof as
ÅF's and for integrating IT systems - are estimated to amount to SEK 5-10
million and will be charged to the first quarter of ÅF's operations in 2011.

The takeover propels ÅF into a position as an industry leader in Sweden in the
fields of energy-efficiency in buildings (installations) and electric power
systems for industry, both of which can look forward to a sustained period of

Energo's largest business area, Building Service Systems, employs some 180
consultants experienced in technical installations and improving energy-
efficiency in buildings. Important clients include Skanska, Akademiska Hus and
Vasakronan. This line of business will augment the strengths of ÅF's
Infrastructure Division, which - as a result of the acquisition - numbers more
than 850 consultants in Sweden and Norway with expertise in technical
installations in properties.

The consultants in Energo's second largest business area, Energy & Electric
Power, specialise first and foremost in hydropower, dam safety, windpower,
electrical networks and power supply. Important clients here include E.ON,
Statkraft, the City of Stockholm and Fortum. This line of business will support
ÅF's Industry Division in becoming an all-round supplier of consulting services
in hydropower and electrical networks.

Energo's ICT operations will reinforce ÅF's Technology Division.

ÅF's vision is to achieve sales of 1 billion euros by 2015. This expansion will
be evenly divided between organic and acquired growth. ÅF's strategy is to
become number 1 or 2 in the markets where the company is active.

*Bure AB holds 94,5 % of the shares in Energo AB. 5,5 % are owned by management
of Energo.

ÅF is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a
century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for
industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products
and IT systems. Today ÅF has approximately 4,500 employees. Our base is in
Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.

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