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VINGE ADVISES BEIJER BYGGMATERIAL AB

January 21, 2014

Vinge has advised Beijer Byggmaterial AB in connection with the acquisition of Vårgårda och Alingsås Bygghandel AB. The acquisition will enable the company to broaden the scope of its operations in western Sweden and strengthen its position as Sweden’s largest wholly owned building materials supplier.

Beijer Byggmateial AB is one of Sweden’s largest building materials suppliers with a turnover of SEK 5 billion. Beijer has 1,500 employees and a product range of 300 000 items sold in 66 outlets ranging from Kiruna to Malmö. The company has a wide customer base ranging from nationwide construction companies and industries to smaller construction companies and consumers. Beijer is part of the DT Group, which is the Nordic region’s largest group within the field of wholesale and retail trade and distribution of building materials. The group has a turnover of SEK 20 billion and conducts operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. DT Group is owned by Wolseley plc, the world’s largest trade distributor of heating and plumbing products and a leading supplier of building materials and service in Europe and North America.

Vinge team consisted of responsible partner Malin Olin and associate Gustav Jönsson.

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