Cybercom sells UK operation and focuses on growth in Asia


2008-10-03, 08:15
Cybercom signed a contract with the UK’s Digital Marketing Group plc regarding sale of Cybercom Group UK Ltd, a Cybercom subsidiary. The purchase price was GBP 6 million, which yields approximately SEK 43 million in profit from the sale.

“Right now, the UK isn’t one of our main markets,” says Patrik Boman, president and CEO of the Cybercom Group. “And sale of this operation is aligned with Cybercom’s strategy. We want to continue to grow in Eastern Europe and Asia. In addition, this is a good, profitable deal.”

Cybercom established its UK operation in 2002. Today, it has 37 employees who are engaged in many e-commerce projects. In 2007, Cybercom sales in the UK reached GBP 4.8 million. The purchase price was GBP 6 million. Cybercom’s profit from the sale reached approximately SEK 43 million, and the deal affects profit per share by at least SEK 1.70 this year.

“Our profitable, well-run UK subsidiary has an attractive skills base,” says Peter Keller-Andreasen, VP and COO of the Cybercom Group. “And this deal confirms that fact. The Digital Marketing Group gave us a very good impression, and we think that our UK colleagues face a great future with this company.”

Final consolidation is on 30 September 2008, and sale of the Cybercom Group UK Ltd operation will thus be disclosed in the Cybercom Group Europe financial accounts. More detailed information will be presented in the upcoming Q3 report. Advisors in this deal have been GP Bullhound Ltd and Allen & Overy LLP.

For further information, please contact:

Patrik Boman, president and CEO, Cybercom Group +46 73 983 89 79
Peter Keller-Andreasen, VP and COO, Cybercom Group +45 29 48 38 00
Per Jonsson, CFO, Cybercom Group +46 70 770 46 22
Kristina Cato, communications director, Cybercom Group +46 70 864 47 02

About Cybercom
The Cybercom Group is a high-tech consultancy that offers global sourcing for end-to-end solutions. The Group established itself as a world-class supplier in these segments: security, portals, mobile solutions, and embedded systems. Thanks to its extensive industry and operations experience, Cybercom can offer strategic and technological expertise to these markets: telecom, industry, media, public sector, retail and banking and financial services; automotive; national defence; and the public sector. The Group employs about 2000 persons and runs projects worldwide. Cybercom has 26 offices in 10 countries. Since 1999, Cybercom’s share has been quoted on the OMX Nordic Exchange. The company was launched in 1995. Find out more at: www.cybercomgroup.com.

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