Valentum advised the owners of ARAT Group on the sale to Storskogen.
Storskogen has acquired ARAT Group, along with its subsidiaries ALMAB, Renholmen and Arivislanda, from the investment company Provator and a number of minority owners.
ARAT Group delivers technical equipment for sawmills and the wood finishing industry through three different well-known brands. The three companies are operated separately, and together employs 100 people with a combined turnover of SEK 300 million. The group has a strong distribution network and presence in northern Europe and has built an impressive ongoing project-pipeline. The companies will still be operated seperately but will be part of the same ownership structure.
Storskogen is an industrial and commercial group that owns 28 Swedish companies with a combined turnover of more than SEK 4 billion. Storskogen is a stable long term owner that plans to grow organically through acquisitions.
“Storskogen invests in stable and profitable companies. It gives us the opportunity to continue our journey of development and expansion”, says Per Jonsson, CEO at Renholmen.
“We’re looking forward to continuing the development of our three leading companies with a positive attitude together with Storskogen. It also enables us to make further acquisitions”, says Johan Andersson, CEO at ARAT Group.
“We are a strong and long term committed owner that sees great potential in ARAT Group and its three subsidiaries”, says Daniel Kaplan CEO and partner in Storskogen.
Valentum’s project team consisted of Tomas Almgren, Henrik Jakobsson and Henrik Falkenby.