Investment into HTC Sweden

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From a recent growth, HTC Sweden was possessed through Danish private equity investor Polaris around May 2013. HTC Sweden is a global manufacturer and also developer of expert floor solutions and floor grinding systems. Polaris purchased HTC Sweden through Gunn as well as Hakan Thysell, who also remain majority owners with a 60% stake and founded the company in 1987. Polaris additionally bought 40% stake of 3i Group interest.

HTC Sweden is headquartered within Soderkoping, Sweden. By expanding into new marketplaces and introducing new products recently, HTC Sweden has gained rapid development. At the moment, HTC Sweden’s coverage is in over 60 nations around the world, such as the U. S., United Kingdom, Germany, and France. In 2012, HTC Sweden’s revenues had been SEK 370m.

HTC Sweden creates brand new strategies to floor preparation and also floor solutions which are sturdier, cheaper, durable, and more enhanced for the environment compared to options made available from its competitors. In the global market regarding diamond cleaning system, floor grinding machines, and polished concrete, HTC Sweden has been recognised as the major leader.

Polaris is currently supporting HTC Sweden in an ambitious growth strategy, that is based strongly on expansion both acquisitive and organic. Polaris can help HTC Sweden to always concentrate on innovation that has produced strong client loyalty along with a competitive advantage for HTC Sweden.

Comment coming from Peter Ankerst, partner at Polaris who had been excited about the buyout of HTC Sweden, stated that this company was very scalable and led by a visionary administration. Additionally, Lars Landin, the present CEO of HTC Sweden, stated that having Polaris as an owner means wider access to capital resources and also skills required in order to reap benefits from the following stage of advancement.

HTC Sweden is enthusiastic about featuring a grinding technology upon asphalt roadways in Sweden for its pending future projects. HTC Sweden has acquired a grant of SEK 4 million to be able to run the job known as "Via Futura". HTC Sweden estimates that their grinding technique can lengthen the life of the road by as much as 50%. This project is anticipated to be completed by December of 2015. Either upon areas of the roadway or across its whole, the grinding is possible both ways.

Polaris Private Equity located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Polaris has committed to 28 businesses, made fourteen realizations, and completed 50 additional acquisitions, as of its founding in 1998. Almost all investment decisions are made by the committee made up of the Polaris’ partners which are then subject to final approval by a Board of Independent Executive Directors. Based on their high performance potential, Polaris' strategy is always to concentrate on lower mid-market businesses in Sweden and also Denmark. In addition, Polaris has a reputation for investing in market leaders or niche organizations. Peter Ankerst is part of a team comprising two Swedish and 5 Danish partners. Fund of funds, family money and private investors, insurance and life-insurance businesses, banks, and pension funds are typical investors in Polaris' Fund III.

Peter Ankerst’s Polaris is only one of several much talked about private equity firms operating away from Sweden. There are other high profiles for example Nordic Capital’s Fund V (Managing Partners Joakim Karlsson and also Kristoffer Melinder) and also Triton Partners Managing Partner Pedar Prahl.