NORDIC DAYBOOK: EQT Considers ISS Recapitalization as IPO Fails

EQT Partners AB, the Swedish private- equity firm, is considering a recapitalization of ISS A/S after the cleaning service-provider pulled a $2.5 billion initial public offering in March, according the Sunday Telegraph. Story: {NSN LKIETK6K50XV <go>}

EARNINGS: * Jyske Bank (JYSK DC), 1Q, 8:30-9:00 a.m., net est. DK208m * Noerresundby Bank (NRSU DC), 1Q * Sparekassen Himmerland (SPHIM DC), 1Q * Ilkka-Yhtymae (ILK1S FH) 1Q, 2 p.m.

COMPANIES: * DuPont boosted its tender to buy Danisco to DK700/shr from DK665/shr, extended offer “for the last time” to May 13; reduced minimum number of shares required to be tendered to 80% from 90%.

ECONOMY: * Sweden April PMI survey, 8:30 a.m. * Norway April PMI survey, 9:00 a.m. * Denmark March retail sales data, 9 a.m. * Denmark April purchasing managers’ index, 11 a.m.

GOVERNMENT: * Finland’s leader of government talks, Jyrki Katainen, expects parties’ responses to his questions, 11 a.m.

MARKETS: * Nasdaq OMX Helsinki 25 Index rose 0.1% to 2,637.40 * The OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 0.1% to 1,162.84 * Oslo’s OBX Index rose 0.9 percent to 413.390 * The Copenhagen 20 Index gained 1.1% to 462.81 * Swedish krona -- U.S. 6.0465 - EU 8.9401 * Norwegian krone -- U.S. 5.2606 - EU 7.7773

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