- Accent Equity has signed an agreement to acquire the majority ownership in Linotol and C Holmqvist Entreprenad from their founders
- Linotol is the market leading supplier of industrial flooring solutions in Scandinavia, and C Holmqvist has a strong position within industrial flooring in Southern Sweden. The companies serve property owners, developers and construction companies with flooring solutions mainly for logistics and industrial purposes
- The founders will retain a significant ownership stake in the new group, and key personnel will invest alongside Accent Equity and the founders
Accent Equity has signed an agreement to acquire the majority ownership in Linotol and C Holmqvist Entreprenad from their founders. The founders will retain a significant ownership stake in the new group and will remain active in the group’s operations. Key personnel will also invest alongside Accent Equity and will continue to develop and grow the company.
Linotol and C Holmqvist Entreprenad serve property owners, developers and construction companies with flooring solutions mainly for logistics and industrial purposes. The new group generated combined sales of c. SEK 810 million in 2022 (pro forma) and has c. 190 employees.
“At Linotol we welcome Accent Equity as our new majority owner. We appreciate Accent Equity’s understanding of our high-quality offering and feel confident that partnering up with Accent Equity will enable us to accelerate our growth ambitions in the coming years. Our company’s development in recent years has been strong, and together with C Holmqvist, our new owners, our personnel and customers, we really look forward to taking the next steps in our growth journey”, says Michael Larsson, CEO of Linotol.
“Together with Linotol and Accent Equity, we will be able to continue our growth and deliver an even stronger high-quality offering to our customers. Together, we will be able to take on the role as the Scandinavian leader in industrial flooring solutions, further building on our strong customer relationships and renowned quality”, says Christian Holmqvist, CEO of C Holmqvist Entreprenad.
“We strongly believe in the combination of Linotol and C Holmqvist, and very much look forward to growing the businesses together with the founders, management and employees. Both companies enjoy a great reputation for their high quality and long-standing customer relationships and are ideally positioned to continue their profitable growth journeys. We are impressed with the employees’ deep knowledge and quality focus, and we are very excited about the journey ahead”, says Tommy Torwald, Associate Partner at Accent Equity.
Closing of the transaction is expected during the summer of 2023 and is subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.
For additional information, please contact:
Tommy Torwald, Associate Partner at Accent Equity, +46 73 589 01 06,
Michael Larsson, CEO Linotol, +46 73 358 50 70,
Linotol is the market leading supplier of industrial flooring solutions for commercial, public and industrial use, in Scandinavia. The company was founded in 1929 and has completed projects across Scandinavia for a diversified customer and end-customer portfolio. The company has c. 175 employees, and generated sales of SEK 680m in 2022.
About C Holmqvist Entreprenad:
C Holmqvist Entreprenad is a well-renowned specialist in industrial flooring, mainly operating in south-western Sweden. The company employs around 15 people and generated sales of SEK 130m in 2022.
About Accent Equity:
Accent Equity has since 1994 invested in private Nordic companies where a new partner or owner can serve as a catalyst. Our ambition is to invest in and develop the companies to be Nordic, European or Global leaders through a professional, hands-on and long-term oriented approach that results in superior and sustainable returns.
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