December 8, 2014 / 7:23 AM / 3 years ago

NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Dec 8

OSLO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Monday:

EVRY

Private equity funds advised by Apax Partners LLP have agreed to buy the Norwegian technology firm in a deal valuing the shares at 4.27 billion Norwegian crowns ($598 million).

Evry’s board of directors unanimously recommended the 16 crowns per share offer, and Apax has already secured the acceptance for more than 70 percent of the shares.

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SEADRILL

Class action lawsuits have been filed against the Norwegian offshore driller on behalf of purchasers of Seadrill’s U.S.-listed shares, The Rosen Law Firm, Robbins Geller Rudman & Down LLP and Scott+Scott said in separate statements late on Friday.

In August, Seadrill said it had the ability to maintain its dividend well into 2016 even if the rig market failed to make a significant recovery, but on Nov 26 Seadrill said it would suspend dividend payments as the offshore drilling market continued to sour with low oil prices deepening its troubles.

Seadrill’s shares fell sharply following the Nov 26 announcement.

The company did not respond to requests for comments on Monday. Separately, the firm told financial daily Dagens Naeringsliv it did not whish to comment on the lawsuits.

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