Tobii owners in new major deal worth SEK 437 millionPhoto: Doug Kline

Tobii owners in new major deal worth SEK 437 million

Publicerad: 26 February 2016, kl. 11:11

Several owners of Swedish eyetracking company Tobii have sold shares for over SEK 400 million.

Tobias Karlsson
 

Several Tobii owners have sold shares in the company, including Intel Capital Corporation and Invifed, along with founders John Elvesjö and Mårten Skogö. The news were announced in a press release on Friday.

The press release states that estimately 8.1 million shares have been sold to a limited number of Swedish and international investors.

According to Di Digital (citing new agency Direkt), the shares were sold for SEK 54 a piece, which would amount to estimately SEK 437 million in all.

Co-founder John Elvesjö has declined to comment on the sale in detail.

“What I can say is that my participation is a small, modest part of this sale. The same goes for Mårten (Skogö, co-founder),” he says to Di Digital.

This represents the second major sale in Tobii in the last few months. In November 8.9 million company shares were sold with a share price of SEK 70. Three of the founders were a part of that deal, along with venture capital companies Northzone, Amadeus and Intel Capital.

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