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FSN Capital Announces 150 Million Euro Buy-out of Via Travel

FSN Capital Limited Partnership II is pleased to announce the completion of the voluntary offer in VIA Travel Group. Under the voluntary offer and conditional purchase agreements, Nordic Travel Holding AS, the acquiring holding company, has acquired a total of 13,591,114 shares in VIA, corresponding to 99,68% of the total share capital.

FIH Ervervsbank, Denmark, is the lending bank in the transaction.

VIA Travel Group ASA
VIA Travel Group ASA is a Norwegian public limited liability company and is the leading Scandinavian travel management company. The company’s core business lies within the corporate travel market represented by VIA Travel and its segments; Business, Marine and Conference & Events.

Nordic Travel Holding AS
Nordic Travel holding AS is a company currently owned 90 percent by FSN Capital II and 10 percent by Weco Transport AS, established with the purpose of executing and completing the offer for VIA Travel Group ASA.

FSN Capital
FSN Capital Partners manages the FSN Capital funds. The management team consists of eight investment professionals with six years as a team and in excess of 65 years combined private equity related experience.
The team raised its first fund; FSN Capital I amounting to 54 million EURO in 2000/2001 and is now in the process of raising its second fund, FSN Capital II, with a target of 150 million EURO. The FSN Capital funds are independent Nordic mid-cap buy-out funds with primary focus on Norway and the Nordic region. Typical acquisitions targets are Nordic industrial, consumer goods and service companies with proven products and technology and well established market positions.