Stock Exchange Release|15.2.2023

Insider information: Enersense withdraws from the acquisition of Voimatel Oy

Enersense International Plc
Insider information 15 February 2023 at 3.00 p.m.

Enersense withdraws from the merger concerning Voimatel Oy. On 13 January 2023, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) decided to initiate further proceedings regarding the acquisition, because it considered it necessary to continue investigating its competition impacts. The further proceedings may take a maximum of 69 working days.

Enersense has been informed by the FCCA that, according to the analyses carried out by the competition authority, the combined market share of the operators concerned would grow too large in several market segments. Neither did the FCCA consider, contrary to Enersense’s views, the customers’ bargaining power or countervailing buyer power a sufficiently countervailing factor in the competitive situation.

For this reason, Enersense’s Board of Directors has considered it impossible to implement the merger in the desired form and decided to withdraw from the acquisition. The withdrawal occurs by consensus with Osuuskunta KPY, the owner of Voimatel.

“We are of course disappointed because the merger would have been a good solution for creating, developing and maintaining critical telecommunications and network infrastructure for the whole of Finland. The merger would have provided us with synergy benefits, but the non-implementation of the merger will have no effect on the objectives of our growth strategy and their attainment,” says CEO Jussi Holopainen.

Board of Directors

More information:

Jussi Holopainen, CEO
Tel. +358 44 517 4543

Media contacts:
Tommi Manninen, SVP, Communications and Public Affairs
Tel. +358 40 043 7515

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