Carrier Global Corporation (“Carrier”) is a leading global provider of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Beijer Ref AB (publ) (“Beijer Ref”) provides commercial and industrial refrigeration as well as heating and air conditioning products and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Carrier announced on 7 December 2020 that the company had signed a definitive agreement to sell its remaining interest in Beijer Ref to a fund managed by EQT. Under the terms of the agreement with EQT, Carrier’s remaining interest will be sold for a total value of approximately USD 1.1 billion (SEK 9.2 billion). The transaction is expected to close by the end of December 2020, subject to the receipt of a required regulatory approval. The sale follows an accelerated equity offering that occurred in September 2020 through which Carrier sold 9.25 million B shares of Beijer Ref and received proceeds of approximately USD 300 million.