AURELIUS subsidiary Conaxess Trade Norway acquires Galleberg AS

08.01.2018

AURELIUS subsidiary Conaxess Trade Norway acquires Galleberg AS

  • Strategic add-on acquisition doubles revenues of Conaxess Trade Norway to more than 45 million euros
  • Increased market share and new distribution channels

Søborg (Denmark) / Skedsmokorset (Norway), January 8, 2018 – The Conaxess Trade Group, an exclusive distributor of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) to large-scale retail organizations in Europe, acquires Galleberg AS, one of Norway’s leading distributors of brands to grocery, convenience, horeca and health- / lifestyle shops. The company is headquartered in Skedsmokorset near Oslo, vendor of Galleberg is the Styrmoe family. This add-on acquisition nearly doubles the size of Conaxess Trade Group in Norway to more than 45 million euro in revenues per year and aims at increasing the market share in Norway by expanding its FMCG portfolio and exploring new distribution channels based on strong sales capabilities. Olaf J. Styrmoe, owner and Chairman of Galleberg will join the Board of Directors of the combined company and bring in his expertise regarding brand owners and customers. The financial terms of the deal are undisclosed.

Conaxess Trade employs around 500 employees across Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Austria and Germany and is operating as an exclusive distributor within FMCG reaching more than 130 million consumers, handling marketing, sales as well as physical distribution for many strong brands. Since 2016, Conaxess Trade is a subsidiary of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8).

Nils Haase, Vice President of AURELIUS and responsible for the realignment of Conaxess Trade: “We are very pleased about Conaxess’ acquisition of Galleberg. The deal provides Conaxess with additional market expertise, and will strengthen its market position to offer even better services to our brand owners. Furthermore, we are confident that Conaxess will also benefit from synergy effects of this add-on acquisition.“

Olaf J. Styrmoe, owner and Chairman of Galleberg AS: „Conaxess’ acquisition of Galleberg is of course a turning point. It marks the end of 95 years of successful family business. Likewise, it is the beginning of a promising future that opens up new perspectives to our employees and continued growth for our brand owners.”