Melker Schörling AB

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History

1987
Melker Schörling is appointed CEO of the security company Securitas and at the same time invests into the company.

1991
Securitas is listed at the Stockholm stock exchange.

1994
The door opening solution company ASSA ABLOY is spun-off from Securitas and Melker Schörling becomes a large shareholder of another listed company.

1998
Melker Schörling acquires Konverta and thereby becomes the main owner of the measurement technology company Hexagon. In the same year, Melker Schörling becomes a shareholder in the private health care company Tele Larm Care (today Attendo).

1999
Melker Schörling acquires shares in the specialty packaging and envelope company Bong Ljungdahl. Melker Schörling AB (MSAB) is founded as a holding company for Melker Schörling's investments.

2000
MSAB becomes one of the main owners in Bong Ljungdahl as further shares are acquired. In the same year, MSAB acquires shares in Karlshamns AB.

2001
MSAB acquires Kooperativa Förbundets shares in Karlshamns AB and becomes the main owner.

2005
Karlshamns AB merges with Danish company Aarhus United AS. The new company is named AarhusKarlshamn (today AAK) which is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. MSAB continues as the main owner of the company. In the same year, MSAB divests all shares in Attendo.

2006
A private placement is made in July which gives MSAB 930 MSEK. In September the same year, MSAB makes a combined rights issue and IPO into Nasdaq OMX First North. In December, MSAB is transferred to Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Large cap. Securitas Direct and Securitas Systems (today Niscayah) are spun-off from Securitas which makes MSAB owner of two new listed security companies.

2008
In the first quarter of 2008, MSAB divests its shares in Securitas Direct to the private equity company EQT for 447 MSEK. Later in 2008, HEXPOL is spun-off from Hexagon and Loomis from Securitas, making MSAB owner of two additional listed companies with interesting development potential.

2011
During the second quarter of 2011, MSAB divests all its shares in Niscayah to the US-based industry and security group Stanley Black & Decker. The purchase price was 458 MSEK.

2012
In July of 2012, MSAB increases its ownership in AAK from approximately 23.6 % to 35 % through acquiring the minority interest in BNS Holding. The purchase price is 1 010 MSEK. As a part of the transaction, a directed new share issue was made which gave MSAB 230 MSEK.

2014
Melker Schörling decides to proceed with an IPO of Absolent Group AB and offers shareholders of MSAB exclusively to subscribe for shares. The offering is oversubsribed 4.3 times and the the share starts trading on First North in October.

2016
Together with Latour, MSAB sells all B shares in Loomis through an ABO process. The gross proceeds for the offering amounted to MSEK 1,157. After the placing MSAB owns 900.000 A shares in Loomis.