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Nefab acquires PDS Global

Sep 09, 2011

Nefab Group, the global partner for complete packaging solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of PDS Global Packaging Services, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico.

The acquisition is part of Nefab's global growth strategy and will enhance the service offering to existing and new customers.

PDS Global, with operations in Guadalajara, Mexico and over 70 employees, offers a full range of packaging solutions to include custom corrugated and foam, wood crates, export packaging, logistics and innovative design and engineering services.

PDS is known for its professionalism and commitment to exceeding customer expectations for service, quality and value. "The acquisition of PDS Global Packaging Services is a direct result of our partnership, since one of our major customers plans to increase its activities in the region," says Stefan Ekqvist, CEO of the Nefab Group.

"Time to market, supply chain risk, lower "landed cost" and currency exchange rates are all factors that create new windows of opportunity for competitive manufacturing in Mexico," said Brian Bulatao, regional manager for Nefab Americas. "Expanding our platform in Mexico will serve our global customers┬┤ regionalization strategy and the trend of reordering production value chains to better serve the Americas markets."

MEDIA & ANALYST CONTACT:
Stefan Ekqvist, CEO Nefab
+46 706 713005
Brian Bulatao, Nefab Americas
+1 469 444 5300

About Nefab
Nefab delivers complete packaging solutions to international industrial groups, with special focus on the telecom, electronics, automotive, energy, medical and machinery industries. Nefab has offices in 35 countries and over 3,000 employees. Sales in 2010 amounted to about USD 450 million. The primary owners of the group are Nordic Capital and the Nordgren/Pihl family, which founded the company. For more information about Nefab, please visit www.nefab.com

About Nordic Capital Private Equity Funds

Since the start in 1989, Nordic Capital Private Equity Funds have invested in large and medium sized companies, primarily in Northern Europe. Through committed ownership and by targeting strategic development and operational improvements, Nordic Capital creates value in its investments. The funds invest in companies in Northern Europe and in selected investment opportunities internationally. They are based in Jersey, Channel Islands, and are advised by the NC Advisory companies in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK. Additional information about Nordic Capital is available through its corporate website, www.nordiccapital.com

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