In a partnership to accelerate international growth in the Roplan Holding AB Group, FSN Capital has agreed to acquire a majority position from Roplan’s founder, Göran Wallenius, who will remain a significant minority shareholder in the group. Livingstone’s Stockholm team advised Göran Wallenius throughout the transaction process. Roplan is a niche leader in high-end custom mechanical seals for rotating machinery with unique OEM value proposition and global presence.
Göran Wallenius commented: “After 38 years of building Roplan into an international company, I felt that the time was right to bring in a partner to build on the current solid foundation. After a considered selection process, FSN Capital emerged as the optimal choice and I look forward to continue building the company with Roplan’s talented management team and FSN.”
Richard Tuck, Group CEO at Roplan, added: “We are privileged to supply blue-chip OEM customers and global biopharmaceutical businesses with our seals and Steridose products. We are excited at the opportunities this new ownership structure gives for the continued development of our businesses.”
Ulrik Smith, Partner at FSN Capital, said: “The company has a unique value proposition and stable recurring revenues from the aftermarket, highly loyal and satisfied customers, a strong management team, coupled with opportunities for further growth in current and new accounts in Sweden and internationally. We are excited about teaming up with the Wallenius family and management to develop the company’s international presence.”
Thomas Karlsson, Partner at Livingstone Stockholm, commented: “We received significant interest in the business, not least from the private equity community who were attracted by its niche strategic model and engineering capability. We believe that FSN Capital will be a great partner for the management team and the business to continue to accelerate its strong growth ambitions.”