UPPSALA, Sweden, 29 August 2011 - nxt2b (Nexttobe AB) an investment company owned by Bengt Ågerup, has today signed an agreement with a group of shareholders in Olink AB to purchase 49% of the outstanding shares in the company. The intention is to accelerate the growth and value creation of the company by injecting knowledge, experience and financial strength to complement Olink’s unique product and technology position. Financial details of the transaction are not disclosed.
“We are very excited to partner with nxt2b, a strong local investor with impressive commercial and business experience, as a major shareholder in Olink. Together with nxt2b we have now created a foundation to take Olink to new levels of commercial success by combining our unique portfolio of technologies and products with the experience and financial strength of nxt2b”, says Björn Ekström, President and CEO of Olink AB.
“Olink offers exciting business opportunities based on cutting-edge science. This is the first major investment for nxt2b and I look forward to participate in continuing to develop Olink. Olink‘s head office and operations will remain in Uppsala, Sweden”, says Bengt Ågerup of nxt2b.