PowerTech Information Systems AS / Broadnet AS
The private shareholders of PowerTech Information Systems AS have sold the company to Broadnet AS. Financial details have not been disclosed.
PowerTech is one of Norway’s oldest internet service providers and specializes in broadband and data communication services for SMEs. The company has a leading position in this market segment and has, in recent years, been ranked first in the ESPI survey measuring satisfaction among business customers. PowerTech will remain as a separate brand.
Broadnet is a leading provider of fiber-based data communications to businesses, carriers and the public sector. The company is owned by EQT, Northern Europe’s leading private equity firm. Broadnet’s network consists of 40,000 kilometers of fiber that connects over 90 Norwegian cities throughout the country.
Bridgehead AS, M&A International Inc.’s member firm in Norway, advised the seller in this transaction.
We made absolutely the right choice in appointing Cavendish. Michael Jewell and the team were instrumental in getting us the deal we wanted. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking about a sales process.
Cavendish introduced us to GE and managed the negotiation and coordinated the transaction due diligence. Their involvement was instrumental to the deal being successful.
When looking for an advisor we decided we wanted someone who had specific experience in negotiating within the Private Equity space. It requires some additional skills to those needed in a trade sale and we were lucky to have found in Cavendish, a company that was able to help us.
This marks a significant opportunity for our partners, customers and people as we become part of the global Kyocera family and continue the journey we started back in 1988. When looking for an advisor we wanted someone with an international network and experience of working with buyers both here and overseas. Cavendish had the expertise to facilitate the transaction and the support they provided was invaluable.
The Cavendish team, led by Nick Jones, did an excellent job managing the process and ensuring the smooth closing of the transaction in a timely manner. They were always professional and aligned with our shareholder goals – many thanks to the whole team.
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