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03 March 2020

Opus opens new station in Arica, Chile

Opus has expanded its presence in Chile with the opening of a new vehicle inspection station in the northern province of Arica.

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NEWS | 06 January 2020
06 January 2020
AutoEnginuity joins Opus IVS

Opus IVS has expanded its service offering in the U.S. diagnostics and collision scanning markets with the acquisition of AutoEnginuity, a leader in multi-brand automotive diagnostics.

NEWS | 19 December 2019
19 December 2019
Opus wins Emission Testing Program contract in Cache County, Utah

Opus Inspection, Inc. (Opus) has been awarded a new Vehicle Emission Inspection Program contract with the Bear River Health Department of Cache County in the State of Utah. The 4-year contract term begins October 1, 2020 with an option to extend for four (4) additional years.

NEWS | 10 December 2019
10 December 2019
CITA Central & South America meeting

Leaders from the Latin American vehicle inspection industry gathered on 4-5 December in Santiago, Chile for the CITA Central & South America Regional Advisory Group conference, organized by Opus.

NEWS | 22 November 2019
22 November 2019
Opus RSE measures emissions in Berlin – as seen on TV

Opus Remote Sensing Europe (Opus RSE) is helping the government of Berlin measure how much pollution vehicles emit in real world driving conditions – in a project featured on the German TV news channel ProSieben Newstime.

NEWS | 18 November 2019
18 November 2019
Opus brings self-service emission testing to D.C.

Drivers in Washington D.C. can perform their own vehicle emission tests 24 hours a day thanks to a new self-service kiosk developed by Opus company Envirotest for the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

NEWS | 05 November 2019
05 November 2019
Drew Technologies, Autologic and Bluelink unite to become Opus IVS

Opus companies Drew Technologies, Autologic and Bluelink Diagnostic Solutions are joining together as one business called Opus IVS, focused on helping independent automotive service shops repair the most complex vehicles around the world.

Press releases

08 April 2020 | 07:30 AM CEST
Negative impact of Covid-19 on Opus

The Covid-19 outbreak is affecting Opus operations, and there is a considerable risk of a material impact on the Group’s financials. Opus is taking steps to minimize the impact on the Group.

06 April 2020 | 17:00 PM CEST
Tender results and results in the written procedure for Opus 2018/2022 500 MSEK Bonds

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN THE UNITED STATES, ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS (INCLUDING PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, GUAM, AMERICAN SAMOA, WAKE ISLAND AND THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA) OR TO ANY U.S. PERSON (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S OF THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED) OR IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO RELEASE, PUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THIS DOCUMENT. THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS DOCUMENT IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS (IN PARTICULAR, THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM) MAY BE RESTRICTED BY LAW. 

02 April 2020 | 16:00 PM CEST
Opus to refinance all outstanding loans

Today, Opus has received the new financing through Ares Management Limited, consisting of facilities of 250 MUSD (approximately 2,500 MSEK) and approximately 646 MSEK, respectively, as described in Opus press release on 1 April 2020. The duration of the loan is seven years and the interest rate is variable and determined on various financial key ratios. 

01 April 2020 | 07:30 AM CEST
Opus requests utilization under its financing agreement with Ares Management

Opus has entered into a new financing agreement with funds managed or advised by Ares Management Limited and its affiliates which provides for facilities of 250 MUSD (approximately 2,500 MSEK) and approximately 646 MSEK, respectively. Further, the financing agreement also provides for a Revolving Facility of 200 MSEK.

31 March 2020 | 18:00 PM CEST
New number of shares and votes in Opus Group AB (publ)

As per March 31, 2020, the total number of shares and votes in Opus Group AB (publ) amounts to 291,574,201. All shares are ordinary shares and the company does not hold any treasury shares. The increase in the number of shares and votes results from redemption of options pursuant to the Option Program 2016:1, whereby a total of 1,255,955 options were exercised for a corresponding number of shares. 

23 March 2020 | 17:00 PM CET
Opus announces tender offer regarding outstanding 2018/2022 500 MSEK Bonds, and instigates a written procedure to amend the Terms and Conditions of the Bonds

  NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN THE UNITED STATES, ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS (INCLUDING PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, GUAM, AMERICAN SAMOA, WAKE ISLAND AND THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA) OR TO ANY U.S. PERSON (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S OF THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED) OR IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO RELEASE, PUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THIS DOCUMENT. THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS DOCUMENT IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS (IN PARTICULAR, THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM) MAY BE RESTRICTED BY LAW.

20 February 2020 | 13:00 PM CET
Bulletin from the Extraordinary General Meeting in Opus Group AB (publ) on 20 February 2020

On 20 February 2020 the Extraordinary General Meeting was held in Opus Group AB (publ), reg. no. 556390-6063. Below follows a summary of the resolutions taken.

18 February 2020 | 07:30 AM CET
Year-end report 2019

12 February 2020 | 07:30 AM CET
Ograi BidCo AB’s proposal to the extraordinary general meeting in Opus Group AB (publ) on February 20, 2020

11 February 2020 | 08:30 AM CET
Invitation to presentation of Opus’ Year-end 2019 report

Opus Group AB (publ) will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2019 report on Tuesday February 18, 2020, at 07:30 CET. CEO Lothar Geilen and CFO Linus Brandt will present the company’s results on the same day at 10:00 CET.

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