We are dedicated to building better businesses

Our portfolio

Altor invests in XXL
8.3 billion in five funds

from a long term committed investor base

Our portfolio:
  • Wrist


  • Rossignol Group

    Rossignol Group

  • Qmatic


  • OptiGroup


  • Orchid


  • ONE


  • Northstar


  • Norsk Gjenvinning

    Norsk Gjenvinning

  • Navico


  • Haarslev


  • SATS


  • Enhanced Drilling

    Enhanced Drilling

  • CTEK


  • Bruynzeel


  • Carnegie


  • Ålö


  • Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation

    Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation

  • Meltwater


  • Norican Group

    Norican Group

  • Transcom


  • Spectrum


  • Hamlet Protein

    Hamlet Protein

  • Nova Austral

    Nova Austral

  • Infotheek


  • Sbanken


  • RevolutionRace


  • BTI


  • Nordic Trustee

    Nordic Trustee

  • Carneo Asset Managers

    Carneo Asset Managers

  • Realia Group

    Realia Group

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Altor is a family of private equity funds focused on investing in and developing medium sized companies. We want to create enduring value and make a real difference as a valuable partner for owners and managers in building world class companies.

We work together with an advisory team with extensive international experience in fields such as private equity, consulting, investment banking and various industrial sectors.

Leading international institutional investors have committed a total of EUR 8.3 billion to the five Altor funds.

Our investment strategy since 2003 is selective, flexible and contrarian. It is based on identifying and realizing sustainable performance improvements, many times in complex situations with numerous value creation levers, in areas such as revenue growth, margin expansion and capital efficiency. We like to invest long-term in companies where we see a potential for the company to double the operating profit in a five-year perspective.

We actively seek to build and develop businesses in partnership with the prior owners and have achieved such co-ownerships in a majority of our investments.

The Altor funds have secured strong support from leading international institutional investors who share Altor’s long-term perspective on value creation. They include high quality Nordic institutions, US university endowments, charitable foundations and other leading international institutions. These institutions have committed to invest in the Altor 2003 Fund, Altor Fund II and Altor Fund III, all domiciled in Jersey, Channel Islands and with Altor Equity Partners as investment adviser, as well as in Altor Fund IV and Altor V, domiciled in Stockholm, Sweden.

More than 75% of the committed capital comes from investors outside the Nordic countries.

Being a world-class company and a world class investor includes ensuring high environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. Altor’s commitment goes beyond compliance with rules and regulations – it’s intended to ensure that Altor contributes to the creation of companies that promote a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.

Altor Funds formalized its ESG efforts through an Investment and Ownership Policy, launched in 2012. The policy outlines how we capture and manage Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) related matters – risk and opportunities – in the investment process and as active owners.

Altor Funds are signatories of PRI, The Principles for Responsible Investment, and are committed to PRI’s Six Principles. Altor is providing an annual report to PRI. The outcome of historical reports is available on this site, along with the Altor Investment and Ownership Policy.

We are also, with our advisors, supporting a number of initiatives we care deeply about, such as Stella, Hand in Hand and Ashoka.

Private equity refers to equity investments in enterprises generally not listed on a public stock exchange. With an active and time-limited form of ownership, private equity investors work together with the management of the companies in which they invest to enhance long term value. Private equity investors typically realize the value of their investment through an initial public offering or through a sale or merger of the company they control.

There are two investment stages. ‘Venture capital’ is an investment in forming and growing early-stage companies. ‘Buyout capital’ (where Altor is active) refers to acquisitions of significant stakes in larger, more established companies.

A new wave of cross-border consolidation in combination with an ongoing focus on core operations resulting in further divestures give a positive outlook on the PE market. This is further strengthened by the increased awareness in family owned businesses of the benefits of partnering with private equity investors to develop the company to the next level.

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  • Aalborg Industries

    Aalborg Industries

    Acquisition date 2005

    Exit date 2011

  • Aco Hud

    Aco Hud

    Acquisition date 2003

    Exit date 2004

  • AGR Petroleum Services

    AGR Petroleum Services

    Acquisition date 2004

    Exit date 2014

  • Åkers Group
    Supplier to the steel industry

    Åkers Group

    Acquisition date 2008

    Exit date 2015

  • Apotek Hjärtat
    Pharmacy operations

    Apotek Hjärtat

    Acquisition date 2010

    Exit date 2015

  • Byggmax
    DIY retailing


    Acquisition date 2006

    Exit date 2014

  • Curato
    Medical Imaging/Healthcare


    Acquisition date 2013

    Exit date 2016

  • Dustin
    Online IT product reseller


    Acquisition date 2006

    Exit date 2016

  • Dynapac


    Acquisition date 2004

    Exit date 2007

  • Eltek Group
    Energy systems

    Eltek Group

    Acquisition date 2010

    Exit date 2015

  • Euro Cater
    Food Service

    Euro Cater

    Acquisition date 2006

    Exit date 2013

  • Ewos
    Fish feed


    Acquisition date 2013

    Exit date 2015

  • Ferrosan


    Acquisition date 2005

    Exit date 2011

  • Ferrosan Medical Devices

    Ferrosan Medical Devices

    Acquisition date 2011

    Exit date 2016

  • Helly Hansen

    Helly Hansen

    Acquisition date 2006

    Exit date 2015

  • Lindorff Group
    Debt collection

    Lindorff Group

    Acquisition date 2003

    Exit date 2015

  • Max Matthiessen
    Financial services

    Max Matthiessen

    Acquisition date 2009

    Exit date 2014

  • Meyn
    Industrial Food processing equipment


    Acquisition date 2005

    Exit date 2012

  • Nimbus Boats

    Nimbus Boats

    Acquisition date 2006

    Exit date 2012

  • Norsk Gjenvinning

    Norsk Gjenvinning

    Acquisition date March 2011

  • OW Bunker
    Marine fuel

    OW Bunker

    Acquisition date 2007

    Exit date 2014

  • Palodex
    Dental-imaging equipment


    Acquisition date 2005

    Exit date 2009

  • PIAB
    Vacuum technology


    Acquisition date 2006

    Exit date 2015

  • Relacom
    Telecom services


    Acquisition date 2005

    Exit date 2011

  • Sonion
    Hearing aid components and solutions


    Acquisition date 2009

    Exit date 2014

  • SPT Group
    Energy Oil Service Software

    SPT Group

    Acquisition date 2006

    Exit date 2012

  • Vatus
    Medical Supplies


    Exit date 2009

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Altor evaluates an investment opportunity based on industry attractiveness, the company’s market position and its’ value creation potential. We have a flexible investment mandate and we look for opportunities to capitalize on Altor’s experience with complex transactions and with driving change for substantial revenue growth, margin expansion and improved capital efficiency.

Altor has invested in ~60 companies since inception. A few things are significant for Altor as an owner:

Throughout the years, the investment professionals have gained extensive experience within several specific sectors, such as industrial, B2B/services, consumer, healthcare and financial services. This sector expertise enables us to identify similar business opportunities, both in sourcing new investments and as an owner.

A trademark of Altor has been to partner up with previous owners, as we believe bridging their experience and their skill set is valuable. A continued partnership also enables the incumbent owner to participate in the upside of a continued value creation. Further, Altor has a wide experience of strategic partnerships with financial investors and corporates providing sector insights and expertise.

We have seen great companies owned by Altor having large remaining value creation
potential after a number of years. To capture this, we have a longer hold than many other funds, our three latest funds have a 15-year horizon.

We have been given a flexible mandate from our investors which allows us to selectively invest in public companies and also in growth cases through minority shareholdings and partnerships. In these investments, we have been able to successfully apply our governance model, making it attractive to invest in companies traditionally not targeted by Private Equity.

Immediately after completing an investment, the handpicked Board of Directors and the management team develop the strategic agenda and the operating targets for the company.

A detailed roadmap is developed during an intense period where facts are collected to establish a common perspective on competitive position, current performance and future initiatives.

A key tool is a comprehensive benchmarking analysis against world class companies. Thereafter, the program clarifies an implementation plan and prioritizes strategic initiatives addressing revenue growth, cost and capital efficiency.

We appoint external board members with appropriate backgrounds and experiences that match our high ambitions. Altor can also support the management team with specific resources that can be added in order to complement existing skills and experience base.

We are allies in building a truly better business.

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  • Aksana Eklundh Executive Assistant
  • Alidah Dahl Rebronja Project leader
  • Andreas Hall Director
  • Andreas Källström Säfweräng Partner
  • Anita Sundby Executive Assistant
  • Anna Brusch Reception
  • Annette Delberger Executive Assistant
  • Åse Borgen Executive Assistant
  • Axel Ahlström Associate
  • Bengt Maunsbach Partner
  • Benjamin Eisert Associate
  • Birgitta Rudbo Accounting
  • Camilla Vachet Associate
  • Catarina Ekeståhl Investor Relations Coordinator
  • Claes Ekström Senior Advisor
  • Clara Zverina Director
  • Daniel Reimann Director
  • Daniel Tufte-Kristensen Associate
  • David Hess Director
  • David Persson Senior Associate
  • Diana Kristensen Executive Assistant
  • Dilan M Landgraff Senior Associate
  • Elisabeth Aanderud-Larsen Executive Assistant
  • Giovanna Maag Partner
  • Gustav Axelson Senior Associate
  • Håkon Falck Nordskar Associate
  • Hans Ragnesjö CFO
  • Harald Mix Partner
  • Henrik Olav Klevar Associate
  • Henrik Rundqvist Purchasing Director
  • Herman Korsgaard Director
  • Hugo Maurstad Partner
  • Ida Knifh Head of Accounting
  • Jakob Hougaard Hentze Associate
  • Jens Browaldh Director
  • Johanna Söderlund Office Manager
  • Jonas Aspelin Ramm Associate
  • Jonatan Lund Kirkhoff General Counsel
  • Karl Svenningsson Senior Associate
  • Katarina Karlsson Executive Assistant
  • Ken Taro Madsen Associate
  • Kjersti Myklatun Reception
  • Kjersti Røken Executive Assistant
  • Klas Johansson Partner
  • Lars Fromm Head of Financing
  • Linda Nyberg Executive Assistant
  • Linda Sturesson Business Controller and Risk Manager AFM
  • Linnea Lindgren Reception
  • Louise Hahn Executive Assistant
  • Maria Tallaksen Partner
  • Matilda Elfving Hauan Associate
  • Mattias Holmström Director
  • Nanna Salomon Office Manager
  • Nicolai Kjær Jacobsen Associate
  • Niko Mokkila Director
  • Olivia Brandt Executive Assistant
  • Omid Ghanei Head of Valuation and Investment Control
  • Øistein Widding Head of Leadership and Talent
  • Paal Weberg Partner
  • Pål Stampe Partner
  • Peter Bason Director
  • Petter Samlin Partner
  • Pia Irell Portfolio Development Director
  • Pontus Mattsson Legal Counsel
  • Rebecca Öhrstedt Reception
  • Rickard Johansson Purchasing Associate
  • Sandra Gomejzon Accounting
  • Sanna Gladéus Team Leader Reception
  • Sara Murad Legal Assistant
  • Søren Johansen Partner
  • Stefan Linder Partner
  • Stian Tuv Director
  • Syzanne Hirsch Neuman Executive Assistant
  • Therese Campbell HR Manager
  • Thomas Kvorning Partner
  • Thomas Palm Westermann Senior Associate
  • Tom Jovik Director
  • Tor Herman Smedsrud Senior Associate
  • Tor Krusell Head of Communications
  • Ulrika Hedman Accounting


  • August Abelvik-Engmark Intern
  • Frederik Knudsen Intern
  • Jawad Shafique Intern
  • Julia Lundholm Intern
  • Mateo Steinbach-Kuenkler Intern
  • Maximilian Waldmann Intern
  • Nicolai Bonne-Kristiansen Intern

The fund managers of the Altor funds seek local expertise from their investment advisors and professional networks. We currently use more than 45 dedicated investment professionals, from the Nordic and DACH regions, all having international experience in fields such as private equity, consulting, investment banking and from various industrial sectors.

The mix of professional backgrounds allows the team to support the funds with expertise and skills relevant to each specific value creation agenda.

Altor Equity Partners, investment advisor to the three first funds, operates out of offices in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm and Zurich to further enhance local networks and facilitate the interaction with our portfolio companies. Having the teams working across countries also ensures and promotes a shared culture and values.

Altor Fund Manager, is the main operating entity for Altor Fund IV and Altor Fund V, which has its legal domicile in Sweden and is regulated as an AIFM entity (Alternative Investment Fund Manager) by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.

As important, the success is dependent on the ability to attract and retain top talent in the portfolio companies and in the Board of Directors – where Altor has strong relationships with seasoned industrial executives, such as Hans Stråberg, Fredrik Cappelen and Eivind Reitan, who can contribute to building world class companies.

The network is also used to identify specific resources that can be added to management teams of portfolio companies to complement with skills and experiences that are valuable for various situations.

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Altor Equity Partners AB
Altor Fond IV
Jakobsgatan 6
111 52 Stockholm
Tel. +46 8 678 9100
Fax +46 8 678 9101


Altor Equity Partners AS
Tjuvholmen Allé 19
N-0252 Oslo
Tel. +47 2212 8383
Fax +47 2212 8384


Altor Equity Partners A/S
Rosenborggade 15, II
1130 Copenhagen K
Tel. +45 3336 7300


Altor Equity Partners OY
Pohjoisesplanadi 25 B
00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6829 470
Fax +358 9 6829 4750

St. Helier

Altor Funds
11-15 Seaton Place
St Helier Jersey JE4 0QH
Channel Islands
Tel. +44 1534 833 000


Altor Equity Partners AG
Bellevueplatz 5
CH-8001 Zurich
Tel. +46 8 678 9100

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Altor invests in XXL


XXL ASA (“XXL” or the “Company”) has agreed to sell its 3,096,274 XXL shares (2.23% of the outstanding shares in the Company) held in treasury (the “Treasury Shares”) to Altor Invest 5 AS and Altor Invest 6 AS at a price of NOK 25.00 per share. Altor Invest 5 AS and Altor Invest 6 AS are indirect subsidiaries of Altor Fund IV, a fund in the Altor family of funds (together referred to as “Altor”).

The Company’s sale of Treasury Shares will yield total proceeds to XXL in the amount of NOK 77.4 million and contribute to a strengthened liquidity situation for the Company.

In addition to acquiring the Treasury Shares, Altor has on 19 June 2019 acquired 7,100,000 shares from existing XXL shareholders. Together with the 6,900,000 shares already owned by Altor, Altor will own 14,000,000 shares (10.06%) excluding the Treasury Shares and 17,096,274 shares (12.29%) including the Treasury Shares, and has requested a representative on the Board of Directors of the Company.

In the period from 2010 to 2015 XXL was partly owned by EQT. In this period XXL developed strongly, gaining market leadership in Nordic sports retail, including a strong position online, together with solid financial results. XXL has accordingly good experience with PE owners, and believes Altor will fuel the Company with competence in the next phase. Altor is a market leading Nordic PE fund and a long-term investor focused on investing in and developing medium sized companies, with extensive retail and consumer goods experience, strong industrial network and portfolio companies with both similar characteristics as well as potential partnerships with XXL. The Board of Directors is of the view that Altor’s involvement with the Company will contribute to strengthening XXL’s business model as Altor is recognized as a long term value creator with an active ownership model, and that increased involvement from Altor will be in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders.

Chairman of the Board of Directors in XXL, Øivind Tidemandsen, is supportive of the transaction and to have Altor as a large shareholder in the Company. Dolphin Management AS, controlled by Øivind Tidemandsen, has therefore today sold 2,400,000 shares in XXL at a price of NOK 25.00 to Altor. Following this transaction, Dolphin Management AS owns 31,650,000 shares in XXL (22.75%) and will remain a large shareholder in the Company.

The Treasury Shares have been acquired by the Company pursuant to a board authorization granted by the general meeting under which treasury shares may only be used in conjunction with the share incentive scheme for the Company’s employees or cancelled in connection with a reduction of the share capital of the Company. A different use of the Treasury Shares will need an approval from the general meeting, and the sale of the Treasury Shares to Altor is therefore subject to approval by the Company’s general meeting. The Board of Directors will in due course call for an extraordinary general meeting with the agenda of approving the sales of the Treasury Shares as well as electing a representative of Altor as a member of the Board of Directors in XXL. Shareholders representing in the excess of 50% of the outstanding shares have confirmed that they will vote in favour of such resolutions.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

For more information, please contact:
Tor Krusell, head of Communications Altor, +46705438747

XXL is a leading sports retailer with stores and e-commerce in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Austria. It is the largest among the major sports retailers in the Nordics and the fastest growing among the major sports retail chains in the World. XXL pursues a broad customer appeal, offering a one stop shop experience with a wide range of products for sports, hunting, skiing, biking and other outdoor activities. XXL’s concept is to have the largest stores with the best prices and the widest assortment of products, focusing on branded goods.

About Altor
Since inception, the family of Altor funds has raised some EUR 8.3 billion in total commitments. The funds have invested in excess of EUR 4.2 billion in more than 60 companies. The investments have been made in medium sized predominantly Nordic companies with the aim to create value through growth initiatives and operational improvements. Among current and past investments are Dustin, Byggmax, Navico, Infotheek, Orchid, Wrist Ship Supply, Sbanken, Rossignol, Helly Hansen, SATS and Carnegie Investment Bank. For more information visit www.altor.com.

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Tor Krusell
Head of Communications
Tel: +46 70 543 87 47
E-mail: tor.krusell@altor.com

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