Melker Schörling will leave his board positions in the spring of 2017


Published: 08:00 CEST 24-10-2016 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Melker Schörling AB / : MELK /ISIN: SE0001785270
Melker Schörling will leave his board positions in the spring of 2017

Due to gradually deteriorating health, I will leave my board positions at the annual general meetings in the spring of 2017.

We will together with the nomination committees present proposals of new chairmen of the boards in MSAB, Hexagon, AAK and Hexpol during the next couple of months. I will of course continue to support and act as advisor to our managements and boards of directors.

I am happy to already now be able to inform you that we will propose to welcome back Carl-Henric Svanberg to MSAB’s Board of Directors at the annual general meeting in the spring. With his vast industrial experience and strong financial commitment to our group, he will be a great asset for us in the board.

At the annual general meeting we will propose Sofia Schörling Högberg to be Vice Chairman of the Board in MSAB next to Mikael Ekdahl. Märta Schörling Andreen will continue as a member of the board in MSAB, Hexpol and AAK.

The process of finding a successor to the current CEO of MSAB, Ulrik Svensson, continues and we expect to be able to present a new CEO later this year.

Stockholm 24th of October 2016

Melker Schörling

For further questions, please contact:

Melker Schörling AB
Tel: +46 8 407 36 60

This information is information that Melker Schörling AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08.00 CEST on 24th of October 2016.

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Ratos Nomination Committee and 2017 AGM

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Ratos’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on 6 April 2017 at Skandiascenen, Cirkus, in Stockholm, Sweden.

In accordance with the policy for appointing the Nomination Committee adopted at Ratos’s AGM on 14 April 2016, it is hereby announced that the company’s major owners/owner constellations have appointed a Nomination Committee with the Chairman of the Board Jonas Wiström as the convener.

The Nomination Committee comprises the following individuals:

Jan Andersson, requested to continue to serve as Chairman of the Nomination Committee by Ratos’s principal owners and a number of Swedish institutional owners
Ulf Fahlgren, nominated by Akademiinvest
Jan Söderberg, nominated by the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation and representing his own and related parties’ holdings
Maria Söderberg, nominated by the Torsten Söderberg Foundation
Per-Olof Söderberg, representing his own and related parties’ holdings
Jonas Wiström, Chairman of Ratos’s Board

In accordance with an AGM resolution, the Nomination Committee shall evaluate the composition and work of the Board of Directors and draft proposals for the 2017 AGM regarding:

election of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board
election of Auditor (in corporation with the Audit Committee)
remuneration to Board members and auditors
election of Chairman of the AGM
where necessary, changes to principles for composition of the next Nomination Committee

Shareholders who wish to submit proposals to the Nomination Committee may send an e-mail to (subject line “To the Nomination Committee”) or a letter to Ratos Nomination Committee, Yvonne Carpenter Elveljung, Ratos AB, Box 1661, SE-111 96 Stockholm, Sweden, not later than 9 February 2017.

Shareholders who wish to submit a proposal for consideration at the AGM should send such a proposal to the Chairman of the Board (at the above address) not later than 16 February 2017 in order for the proposal to be included in the notice of the meeting.

For further information, please contact:
Jan Andersson, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, +46 76 139 55 00
Jonas Wiström, Chairman of the Board of Ratos, +46 8 700 17 20
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CapMan appoints a Real Estate Investment Director in Denmark

CapMan strengthens its Nordic Real Estate team by appointing Peter Gill as Investment Director starting from 1 October 2016. Peter will work from CapMan’s Copenhagen office and will reinforce the real estate transaction capabilities of the team in Denmark.

Peter brings 12 years of experience from advising on and conducting real estate transactions. He joins CapMan from PwC, the multinational professional services network, where he was Director for real estate operations and responsible for transaction services and buy and sell-side mandates. Prior to that he worked for GVA Nybolig Erhverv, a Danish commercial property agent, where he was responsible for international investments.

“We are very pleased to welcome Peter at CapMan and to strengthen our presence in Denmark further. His strong background in real estate transactions on an international scale will support our Nordic focus and value-added approach. He will be an excellent addition to our team,” says Torsten Bjerregaard, Senior Partner at CapMan Real Estate.

For additional information, please contact:
Torsten Bjerregaard, Senior Partner, CapMan Real Estate, tel. +44 7715 772 554
Mika Matikainen, Senior Partner, Head of CapMan Real Estate, tel. +358 40 519 0707

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CFO Martin Öhman has left the Handicare Group


As part of a huge cost saving and downsizing operation there has been decided to outsource the Kista finance function to a UK shared service center. This has made the position of Mr. Öhman redundant. He was CFO of the business unit Patient Handling.

With the recent purchase of Prism Medical ltd. Handicare seems to concentrate their business on the USA and UK market only. Also the bookkeeping of the Dutch subsidiary Bathroom Safety has been closed from October. Most of finance in Heerhugowaard (Handicare Stairlifts) has also been moved to the UK already.

The Swedish Handicare Group is suffering in a highly competence healthcare market.
Last year the company already divested 60% of the business with the sale of Handicare Mobility to Sunrise Medical.
The company is currently owned by private equity company Nordic Capital.

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Ratos – Magnus Agervald assumes his position as CEO November 14



In accordance with previous announced decision, the Board of Directors has decided to appoint Magnus Agervald as the new CEO of Ratos. Magnus assumes his new position at November 14, 2016.

Magnus assumes his new position as CEO of Ratos at November 14, 2016. Magnus Agervald has been President & CEO of the publicly listed Byggmax Group since 2008, prior to which he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, an Investment Manager at the Nordic private equity firm IDI, and the founder of Icomera, a mobile internet company.

In conjunction with Magnus Agervald assuming his position in November, Acting CEO Lars Johansson will return to his role as Investment Director at Ratos.

For further information, please contact:
Elin Ljung, Head of Corporate Communications,, +46 8 700 17 20

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Peter Nilsson appointed as new CEO of Speed Group


Peter Nilsson has been appointed as the new CEO of Speed Group, a Swedish logistics and staffing services provider. After six years with the company, Catrin Wirfalk has chosen to leave Speed Group to pursue new challenges.

Peter Nilsson has extensive experience from senior positions in the logistics industry, most recently as Managing Director of DHL’s Norwegian and Swedish supply chain operations, and previously held various executive positions at Tetra Pak. Peter will assume his new role as CEO of Speed Group in October. Since Ratos’s acquisition, Peter has been a member of Speed Group’s Board of Directors, sharing his extensive expertise from the logistics industry. In July, Ingvar Nilsson took over as Chairman of Speed Group. Ingvar joined the Board from his role as Regional Director for Northern Europe at Schenker and, along with Peter, has strengthened the company’s expertise in the area of logistics.

“Over the past few years, Catrin and her colleagues have successfully developed Speed Group into a leading Swedish company in its market segment. Speed Group’s business model, which combines logistics services and specialised staffing, has given the company a competitive offering in areas which Peter, with his extensive experience, can further develop. We continue to see excellent potential in Speed Group’s business model and strong position in an attractive market niche,” says Henrik Joelsson, Investment Director at Ratos.

Ratos acquired 70% of the shares in Speed Group in 2015. The company’s founder owns the remaining 30%. The company has approximately 1000 employees and sales of SEK 536m for 2015.

For further information, please contact:
Elin Ljung, Head of Corporate Communications, +46 8 700 17 20
Henrik Joelsson, Investment Director, +46 8 700 17 47

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Investor AB’s Nomination Committee for the 2017 Annual General Meeting

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2016-09-15 08:00 GMT+02

In accordance with the decision by the Annual General Meeting, the members of the Nomination Committee of Investor AB should be appointed by the four shareholders/owner groups controlling the largest number of votes in Investor AB which desire to appoint a representative. In addition thereto, the Chairman of the Board of Directors shall be a member of the Nomination Committee.

On August 31, 2016, the four owners controlling the largest number of votes (taking into account owner groups) which desired to appoint a representative to the Nomination Committee were the Wallenberg Foundations, AMF, SEB Foundation and Alecta. Each such shareholder has appointed a representative, as shown below, who together with the Chairman of the Board will form Investor AB’s Nomination Committee.

The Nomination Committee’s members are:

  •  Hans Wibom, Wallenberg Foundations
  • Peder Hasslev, AMF
  • Lars Isacsson, SEB Foundation
  • Ramsay Brufer, Alecta
  • Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman of Investor AB’s Board

The four owner representatives of the Nomination Committee represent approximately 65 percent of the voting rights for all shares of Investor AB.

The Nomination Committee shall present the following proposals for approval by the 2017 Annual General Meeting:

  • Proposal for Chairman of the Meeting;
  • Proposal for Members of the Board of Directors;
  • Proposal for Chairman of the Board of Directors;
  • Proposal for remuneration to the Members of the Board of Directors, distinguishing between the Chairman of the Board of Directors and other Members of the Board of Directors and remuneration for committee work;
  • Proposal for auditors;
  • Proposal for remuneration to Investor’s auditors; and
  • To the extent deemed necessary, proposal regarding amendments of the current instruction for the Nomination Committee.

Investor AB’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at City Conference Centre, Barnhusgatan 12-14, Stockholm, Sweden.

Shareholders who would like to submit proposals to the Nomination Committee can do so via e-mail:, or by ordinary mail to the address: Investor AB, Nomination Committee, SE-103 32 Stockholm, Sweden, by March 8, 2017, at the latest.

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Edouard Merette appointed Chairman of Unigestion Asia

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Unigestion has appointed Edouard  Merette the Chairman of Unigestion Asia as of the 1st of September. Based in Singapore, Merette will be instrumental in leading the firm’s strategy for growth in the region, working with the whole of Unigestion’s senior management team. Merette was previously Managing Director, Asia Pacific for the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, one of Canada’s largest fund managers, and has over 25 years of corporate management experience in Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Unigestion, the boutique asset manager with scale, today announces that Edouard Merette has been appointed as non-executive Chairman of the board of Unigestion Asia.

Based in Singapore, Merette will be instrumental in leading the firm’s strategy for growth in the region, working with the whole of Unigestion’s senior management team.

Merette was previously Managing Director, Asia Pacific, for the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, one of Canada’s largest fund managers and has over 25 years of corporate management experience in Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. His track record of building and leading businesses in the professional services sector include seven years as Chief Executive for Aon Hewitt, Asia Pacific and six years as a member of Mercer’s Global Executive Committee, the last year of which he was President, Asia Pacific.

Merette replaces Bill Foo, who served as chairman for five years, but who remains a member of the board.

Bernard Sabrier, Group Chairman of Unigestion said of the appointment: “We are thrilled that Edouard is joining our global family. With our increasing presence in Asia since establishing our office in Singapore in 2007, we see the region as one of long term growth for Unigestion. Edouard’s profile and experience globally, together with his knowledge of the Asian financial markets will help us establish strong relationships with Asian investors.”

Edouard Merette commented: “Unigestion has a compelling proposition for Asian investors, who value sound investment principles based on tailored, risk managed exposure across diversified asset classes.  For me, Unigestion is an ideal fit given its global footprint and outlook. I very much look forward to working with my new colleagues to build on Unigestion’s success both in the region and globally.”

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Altamir welcomes its new Chief Financial Officer Eric Sabia

Paris, 29 August 2016 – Altamir is pleased to welcome Eric Sabia as its new Chief Financial Officer, replacing Arthur Rozen.

Eric Sabia has significant experience in private equity, having spent eight years at Fondinvest Capital, a fund-of-funds management company, where he held the position of deputy CFO from March 2008, and CFO from January 2013.

He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg and then in Paris, where he spent five years working as a Supervisor/Auditor in the Financial Services department.

Eric Sabia is a graduate of Montpellier business school and holds a BA in Management and Business Administration from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.


About Altamir

Altamir is a listed private equity company (Euronext Paris-B, ticker: LTA) founded in 1995 and with more than €650m in assets under management. Its objective is to provide shareholders with long term capital appreciation and regular dividends by investing in a diversified portfolio of private equity investments.

Altamir’s investment policy is to invest via and with the funds managed or advised by Apax Partners France and Apax Partners LLP, two leading private equity firms that take majority or lead positions in buyouts and growth capital transactions and seek ambitious value creation objectives.

In this way, Altamir provides access to a diversified portfolio of fast-growing companies across Apax’s sectors of specialisation (TMT, Retail & Consumer, Healthcare, Business & Financial Services) and in complementary market segments (mid-sized companies in French-speaking European countries and larger companies across Europe, North America and key emerging markets).

Altamir derives certain tax benefits from its status as an SCR (“Société de Capital Risque”). As such, Altamir is exempt from corporate tax and the company’s investors may benefit from tax exemptions, subject to specific holding-period and dividend-reinvestment conditions.

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CEO change at Aleris

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The board of directors at Aleris has appointed Alexander Wennergren Helm as new CEO for the Group. Alexander is currently CEO of Hultafors Group, and has a proven track record of developing high-quality offerings for demanding customers. He will assume his new position no later than February, 2017.

Alexander will succeed Liselott Kilaas, who has been the CEO of Aleris for three years. Liselott will remain as CEO until her successor is in place, and she will continue to work in different capacities for Patricia Industries and Investor AB.

Patricia Industries manages the wholly-owned subsidiaries of Investor AB and is a long-term owner that engages in companies to help make them best-in-class.

Aleris is one of Scandinavia’s leading private care and healthcare service providers, and its wide offering include primary- and specialist care, diagnostics, elderly care and psychiatric care for youth and adults.

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