On April 24, 2012, Fiskars Group agreed with Investor AB to join interests to create a strong long-term owner for Wärtsilä. The legal merging of Fiskars Group's and Investor AB's interests will take place in due course, but the parties will act in concert concerning the Wärtsilä ownership as of the said date.
As part of the agreement, Fiskars' subsidiary Avlis AB sold 2.08% of the shares in Wärtsilä to Investor at a price of EUR 30.90 per Wärtsilä share, totaling approximately EUR 126.8 million. Fiskars holding in Wärtsilä now amounts to 13.0% of the shares and votes (15.1). At the end of December 2012, Fiskars Group and Investor AB together owned 42,948,325 shares or 21.8% of Wärtsilä's share capital and votes. Wärtsilä will continue to form one of Fiskars' reported operating segments and to be treated as an associated company, as Fiskars considers that it continues to have a significant influence in Wärtsilä.
In 2012 there were no acquisitions. On December 12, 2012 Fiskars signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Royal Copenhagen A/S and Royal Scandinavian Modern KK Japan. The transaction was completed on January 4, 2013 and is presented in these consolidated financial statements as a post balance sheet event in note 28.
Sale of part of Wärtsilä shares
Fiskars wholly-owned subsidiary Avlis AB sold 1,974,320 Wärtsilä shares, corresponding to 11.7% of its Wärtsilä holding, worth EUR 110.6 million, mainly to international institutional investors during the first quarter of 2011. The price per share was EUR 56.00 (28.00 split-adjusted). Fiskars Group recorded a profit of approximately EUR 69.8 million from the sale.
Divestment of Silva Sweden AB shares
Fiskars' wholly owned subsidiary, Avlis AB, sold the shares of its subsidiary, Silva Sweden AB, to the investment company Karnell in July 2011. Silva was a part of Fiskars' Outdoor business area. The net sales of the Silva business amounted to EUR 15 million in 2010 and the company employed some 220 people.
The disposed cash assets were EUR 0.1 million, intangible and tangible asset EUR 4.5 million and net working capital EUR 6.0 million.
As a result of the sale of Silva, Fiskars recorded a non-recurring operating loss of EUR 5.3 million in its third-quarter results. The sale had a positive impact on cash flow from investment activities of EUR 6.3 million.
In 2011 there were no acquisitions.
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