EQT Faces Probe Over Disclosure of Share Sale

Buyout giant EQT AB, one of Europe’s best stock-market performers this year, is under investigation by Sweden’s regulator for potential market abuse over the timing of its disclosure that it allowed its partners to sell about $2.7 billion of stock a year ahead of schedule.

Sweden’s financial supervisory authority said Friday it had opened an investigation into EQT for “suspected violations” of regulatory rules governing the release of inside information.