LEKAB joins forces with Eurobate, strengthening our position in the Nordic region

LEKAB is announcing today that we're merging with the Norwegian company Eurobate A/S, thereby strengthening our position as a specialist provider of messaging services in the Nordic region.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

LEKAB Communication Systems AB (LEKAB) and Eurobate A/S, two leading providers of business messaging services in the Nordic region, are merging. The acquisition is being made 100% through LEKAB's parent company Bakel AB.

LEKAB and Eurobate will become one of the few players to fully invest in customized solutions to enhance internal and external communication and automation processes. Marius Franck, CEO of Eurobate, will continue to lead the Norwegian operations from Oslo.

Contrary to many global CPaaS platforms, we don't aim to do everything but rather focus on doing things well that are relevant to our market. This not only provides us with tailored services for larger companies in the Nordic region but also an opportunity to assist our mid-sized customers in taking the initial steps to enhance their efficiency, sales, and growth through mobile text messaging. In LEKAB, we've found a strong customer-focused partner with an in-house developed platform that complements Eurobate with its customized solutions, says Marius Franck, VD Eurobate A/S.


Mats Engström, CEO of LEKAB AB, welcomes the merger:

We have partners and customers in Norway, and now we will finally have the opportunity to establish a physical presence. Eurobate has a well-established customer base in the SMS Gateway service area, and it will be very exciting to be able to offer our full product portfolio in the Norwegian market. Together, we can offer our customers the best of both worlds. We take responsibility for delivering first-class business messaging services and continue to be a reliable solution specialist and partner for all our customers," says Mats Engström.


The acquisition is a natural next step in the group's strategic growth plan – establishing a presence in Northern Europe to support our customers and partners in business messaging and process automation.

By combining our strong organic growth and offering development with complementary acquisitions that either provide us with a presence in new markets and/or further enhance our value proposition, we create even better conditions to assist existing and new customers and partners in our region. We also see significant potential to achieve economies of scale as our shared in-house developed communication platform and 24/7 operational organisation are utilised in more markets and by more customers, says LEKAB's Chairman of the Board, Fredrik Ramen.


Carlsquare has been the financial advisor in the transaction. 

For more information, please contact:

Fredrik Ramén, Styrelseordförande, LEKAB AB, tel +46-70-319 87 57

Marius Franck, VD, Eurobate A/S tel: +47-90 89 55 30

Mats Engström, VD, LEKAB AB, tel: +46-76-500 50 08


About LEKAB Communication Systems AB
LEKAB is a leading provider in business messaging, specializing in providing mobile messaging services to businesses, platforms, and operators. Our offerings range from digital tools to the implementation of customized  solutions from strategy, through projects, and onwards to operations. With deep technical expertise and a passion for innovation, we assist Sweden's leading enterprises and organizations in creating tomorrow's opportunities through mobile communication and automation. LEKAB was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Stockholm, with an office in Vantaa, Finland. For more information about LEKAB, visit  www.lekab.com 

Om Eurobate A/S
Eurobate is one of Norway's leading providers in business messaging with its SMS Gateway and related services. Among its customers are,  Visma, OBOS, and Oda/Mathem. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Oslo. For more information about Eurobate, visit www.eurobate.no