Sandvik closes acquisition of Jolimont Capital backed Newtrax

Sandvik AB (FSE: SVKB) has closed its previously announced acquisition of Newtrax from management shareholders and Jolimont Global Mining Systems (JGMS or Jolimont Capital). Financial terms were not disclosed.

Montreal based Newtrax is a supplier of leading technology in wireless connectivity to monitor and provide insights on underground operations, including people, machines and the environment.

Newtrax will be run as an independent business unit within the division Rock Drills and Technologies in the business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.

JGMS acquired a minority stake in Newtrax in 2016.

Stockholm, Sweden based Sandvik is an engineering group in mining and rock excavation, metal-cutting and materials technology.

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News Release

Sandvik completes the acquisition of Newtrax

Sandvik has completed the previously announced acquisition of Newtrax, a supplier of technology in wireless connectivity to monitor and provide insights on underground mining operations, including people, machines and the environment.

Newtrax is headquartered in Montréal, Canada, and in 2018 Newtrax generated revenues of about 26 million CAD with 120 employees. The deal is initially slightly accretive to earnings per share.

Stockholm, 17 June 2019

Sandvik AB

For further information, contact Ann-Sofie Nordh, Vice President Investor Relations, phone: +46 8 456 14 94 or Martin Blomgren, Press and Media Relations Manager, phone: +46 70 577 0549.

Ted Liu

Ted Liu, M.Sc. (Mining, Queen's), MBA (Finance, Toronto), is the Editor of Private Capital Journal, CanadaMetals.ca, TechWire.ca, and the former Editor of Canadian Private Equity. Ted has been passionately tracking Canadian private capital industry since 1992, having most recently served as Research Director for The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA).

Ted is the architect of CVCA infobase, and is the architect of CPE Media's Financings.ca, Canada's most sophisticated and advanced all private capital and public market financing database.