Risks due to the divestment, acquisition, and integration of companies and businesses
Successfully acquiring and subsequently integrating new businesses entails risks. These are primarily centered around the uncertainty of reaching business targets and synergy goals, as well as staying within the planned integration budget. Divestments, on the other hand, could lead to liabilities and additional expenses related to potential indemnifications and commitments guaranteed in the sale transaction. The Group leverages on its solid acquisition track record to reduce the probability of any transaction-associated risks, by integrating lessons learned from past transactions, strong due diligence, and closely managed integration processes. Given the current situation, there are no major risks.