Case study

Auto-Maskin AS has been acquired by Lifco AB

The private shareholders of Auto-Maskin AS have sold the company to Lifco AB for an undisclosed consideration.

Auto-Maskin is a supplier of professional diesel engine control units and solutions for emergency power management, integrated small ship monitoring, remote telemetry and fleet management data through a well proven and quality assured organization with highly qualified staff and partners. The company has become the trusted supplier for solutions that require the best in protection, functionality, quality and compliance to global standards. Auto-Maskin will continue to operate under its own brand and its current management.

Lifco acquires and develops market-leading niched operations with the potential to deliver sustainable profit growth and strong cash flows. The group has three business areas: dental, demolition & tools, and systems solutions. Lifco has a clear corporate philosophy which implies a long-term perspective, focused on profits and a highly decentralized organization. Lifco has 118 companies in 28 countries. In 2014, the group’s net sales amounted to US$795 million and the EBITA margin was 14.2%.

Oaklins' team in Norway advised the seller in this transaction. Our team handled the sale process, including negotiating with the buyer, structuring the deal and negotiating key terms.

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Key deal contacts

Trygve Graff-Wang



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Lars Vetle Vislie Willums



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Nikolai K. Lunde


Managing Partner

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