Atea was originally founded as Merkantildata in 1968. In its current form, the company was formed through a merger of large Nordic IT infrastructure providers and the subsequent acquisition of 50 IT companies between 2006 and 2015. Atea acts as a reseller of both hardware and software, in addition to providing related IT services. The company operates in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). It is the market leader in IT infrastructure and related services within its respective regional markets and the third largest provider in Europe.
OBOS is a Norway-based residential developer, owned by its over 500,000 members in Norway and Sweden. The company's primary focus is residential development in Norway and Sweden, but it also provides property management and advisory services for housing cooperatives and owns strategic equity investments. In addition, it is a sizable commercial real-estate manager through its OBOS Eiendom subsidiary and operates a regulated bank (OBOS-banken AS), with its member homeowners as the bank's primary customer base.