Nysir UK Limited, which is a subsidiary of Nýsir
hf., has purchased 69% of the shares in the British facilities management
company Operon (www.operon.eu.com).
The company has its headquarters in Harrogate, but has facilities
management contracts in many parts of the UK.
The company operates many buildings and provides various support
services, e.g. for Her Majesty’s Government, including the Ministry for Transport
and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, schools, hospitals, offices and laboratories.
The company is also engaged in mechanical and electrical engineering, project
management and construction management. The turnover of the company is
estimated at 45 m GBP in 2006 and it employes about 800 people. Other shareholders than Nysir UK are the 6 key
managers of the company. Landsbanki Íslands assisted Nysir UK with financing
the purcahse. The purchase price is
the purchase of the majority shares in Operon, Nysir UK will stregthen its
position on the UK market in PFI/PPP bids and in facilities management services.
Nysir UK owns a few schools and office buildings which are leased to the
governemnt with support services as well.
information is provided by Mr. Sigfús Jónsson, Managing Director of Nýsir hf., telephone