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Nordic Capital exits Danish company Kompan

4 Mar 2014

Danish Denmark flagPrivate equity firm Nordic Capital has exited its investment in outdoor playgrounds maker Kompan, which was sold to a Danish consortium.

During Nordic’s ownership, the company completed 14 add-on acquisitions and expanded its operations outside of Europe.

Kompan’s revenues nearly doubled to reach DKK1.3bn ($240m), while its operating profits more than tripled.

The company is now majority owned by private investor Christian Dyvig, who holds a 57 per cent stake. Other shareholders include CEO Connie Astrup-Larsen and supply chain director Jesper Egelykke Jensen, who owns 10 and five per cent, respectively, and PFA pension fund with a 28 per cent stake.

NC Advisory principal and advisor to Nordic Capital Funds said, “The original goals for the investment have been achieved. Kompan is in every aspect a stronger company today with strengthened geographical presence and the best sales and supply chain functions in the industry.

“The company has gained significant market share – particularly during the last years of Nordic Capital’s ownership – and is now a truly global market leader.”

Nordic recently floated Sweden-based manufacturing component company Bufab.

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