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The conversations around Altor and our thriving community covers some of the world’s most passionate and curious entrepreneurs and individuals.

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Conversation | Spotlight

Meet Bengt Maunsbach

Bengt Maunsbach joined Altor in 2004 and has since become a name for just about everyone in the Industrial-community, where he has partnered with entrepreneurs and founders.

Conversation | In the media

From intern to Partner

He started out as Altor's very first intern, today he is Partner and heads our tech sector. Meet Mattias Holmström and listen as he goes into detail about what we look for when we invest in companies in tech. In Swedish.

Conversation | Spotlight

What the world needs now 

“This is the decade of action,” says Stephanie Hubold, Head of ESG. Watch the interview and learn more about Altor’s commitment.

Conversation | Our team

Above 100 employees!

We are growing and have just reached above 100 employees. And our ambition to attract and hire new talent to our sectors and offices will continue.

Conversation | In the media

The Economist:
Can Europe decarbonise its heavy industry?

Important piece in The Economist on H2 Green Steel; a company we have invested in and partner with. We all need to do what we can to help Europe decarbonise.

Conversation | Spotlight

Meet Susanna Campbell 

The Altor community is built by partner companies and the people in- and outside of Altor. One of them is industry advisor Susanna Campbell, Board Member of H2 Green Steel and Chair of the Board at NOD.

Conversation | Case

A network for Scandinavian design brands  

Scandinavian design graces homes all over the world. Now Altor has formed a network of such companies under one umbrella: Network of Design (NOD). But, as always, the story started somewhere completely different.

Conversation | Our team

Growing in DACH

At inception, Altor was dedicated to the Nordic markets, but we have since expanded to DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). After a number of exciting investments and several new opportunities, our DACH team is growing.

Conversation | Perspective

Building the green transition 

We can’t be dependent on fossil fuels in the future. Altor plans to be a part of Europe’s green transition, driving an industrial revolution and helping the whole continent decarbonize.

Conversation | Case

All about connecting 

The Nordic Leisure Travel Group: Everyone on board to change.

Conversation | Case

OX2 – the wind of change

There is an urgent need to change our habits and energy-use, as society increasingly moves away from high-carbon energy sources - the demand for alternative sources increase. Wind and solar farms are critical for this shift.

Conversation | Case

The power of the sun 

Founded on a strong belief that solar power is the best solution for most homes, Svea Solar has quickly proven the power of the sun and is ready for the next step on their journey.

Conversation | Spotlight

Making batteries greener 

Hear Tom Jovik, Principal at Altor, explain how Vianode is changing the synthetic graphite industry and making batteries even greener, in this 2-minute interview.

Conversation | Spotlight

Meet Paul Fischbein 

The Altor community consists of a set of companies and people we collaborate with daily. One of them is industry advisor Paul Fischbein, with a long-standing track record from the consumer space and e-commerce sector.

Conversation | Spotlight

Driving the green energy transition 

Watch the interview with Matilda Elfving Hauan, Senior Associate, talking about partnering up with Svea Solar and OX2, two companies building new green business within the energy industry.

Conversation | Case

Stronger together 

Norican's solutions improve customer productivity by reducing scrap and carbon emissions.

Conversation | Case

Happier and healthier people 

SATS, stepping up for health with challenges brought on by modern society.

Conversation | Case

Saving resources 

Haarslev – making sure what goes around comes around.

Conversation | Case

Making plastics last 

Trioworld is on its way to becoming the most sustainable option in the plastic film industry thanks to a strong focus on circularity in plastics.

Conversation | Perspective

Ten years later, still going strong

Helly Hansen was Altor’s first investment in the Consumer sector. A company part of the Norwegian heritage. During our nine years of partnership, the brand reconnected with its roots, the product portfolio improving every season and the operation developed a world class apparel company.

Conversation | Case

Partnering with two German Mittelstand families

Our long tradition of partnerships with founding families continues into new geographies. Kaefer has an amazing track-record for more than 100 years, now Altor and SMS Group join as co-owners.

Conversation | Our team

Promotions worth celebrating

Altor continues to grow and with that – the team within Altor grows and we have the chance to celebrate a few promotions.

Conversation | Case

The peace of mind business 

Automating Accounts Payable may sound like a simple fix. But building digital solution and services that fit the customers' needs, and are easy to use, demands knowledge of both software and people.

Conversation | Case

Shaping airflow for future generations

Inspired by the first plastic cooling fan he ever saw, Finn Sigurd Andersen started a journey taking a local Danish trading company and turning it into a global leader in engine cooling, with a wide range of products.

Conversation | Perspective

Tech take-over 

Technology continues to reshape the world, with underlying secular trends driving strong growth for the decade to come. From scaling SaaS companies, indie-gaming to digital consultancies, in the last years, Altor has heavily increased the investments and partnerships in the sector. Let Mattias Holmström explain why.

Conversation | Case

Supplying the supply chain 

Starting out small in Aalborg, Denmark in the early 1950’s – Wrist Ship Supply has grown to become a true global leader with offices across the globe. Today, Wrist is creating digital solutions previously unknown to the shipping world.

Conversation | Case

Slow fashion – fast growth 

Toteme was founded in 2014 by the Swedish couple Elin Kling and Karl Lindman. It has evolved into a strong and iconic Swedish brand focused on minimalistic trans-seasonal design based on a uniform concept.

Conversation | Spotlight

Retrospective:
Banking on trust 

Altor’s Herman Korsgaard reveals how the award-winning bank Sbanken won the hearts of its customers, despite neither having met any of their customers nor handled a single cash transaction. In hindsight the investment decision seems clear cut, however creating value as a minority investor in a highly specialized field and public setting also poses certain challenges.

Conversation | Case

Raw talent 

Can, what looks like a traditional PE-fund, be a partner for a young indie-developer producing the most artistically inspired games out there? The owners of Raw Fury thought so and partnered up with Altor for the next step of their journey.

Conversation | Case

Never ending energy 

Sailing on strong tailwinds, OX2 has taken on one of the great challenges of our time. To make renewable energy available while generating benefits for both environment and investors.

Conversation | Case

In the mood 

Located in a music studio complex in the heart of Stockholm, Audiowell comes with a combined mission to increase the quality of lifestyle music and helping more professional songwriters, musicians and creators live off their music.

Conversation | Case

Turning ordinary tap water into tasteful experiences

Starting out as an engineering and design company aiming to make everyday objects better and more beautiful, Aarke is now embarking on a journey towards a greener future with a new subscription service at its core.

Conversation | Case

Bringing torque to the tyre industry

Building an international platform for the tyre distribution industry might not sound like the most exciting journey. But bear with us, this story is about how a shift in software development and transportation revolutionized everything.

Conversation | Case

Breaking the glass-ceiling

The Stockholm Stock Exchange was founded in 1863, but the first female CEO of a listed company emerged first in 1987. The first female founder taking her company public as CEO took even longer, in 2021 Pernilla Nyrensten received that title.

Conversation | Case

Accelerating human-machine collaboration

Looking to build an artificial intelligence powerhouse in the Nordics, Altor found a company already holding the title. And through a new partnership, Silo AI and Altor will take their cutting-edge technologies even further.

Conversation | Case

A community of fun-dining experiences

We can all use more social life. And the trends points to people eating out more often and at the same time enjoying entertainment and activities. Now Altor has created a community of restaurants in Social Eatertainment Group.

Conversation | Case

Taking action when needed 

When Covid hit, at a time when hospitals needed them the most, global supply chains for medical protective gear stopped working. Trioworld stepped up quickly and filled one important gap. But have we learned the lessons from this situation?

Conversation | Case

A brand like no other 

With the factory running non-stop since 1879, Dale of Norway is one of the home country’s best-known brands. The premium outdoor apparel appealed to Norwegians and tourists alike but was hit hard when Covid shut down travel.

Conversation | Case

AI as the engine for growth

Meltwater was the world’s first pure online media monitoring company. But since inception in 2001 the information landscape has changed radically, with social media often having larger impact than the original source.

Conversation | Case

Being smart about data usage 

Speeding up the internet with a low carbon footprint in mind.

Conversation | Spotlight

Three questions on digitalization

Meet Mattias Miksche – entrepreneur, board professional, investor and member of the Altor Tech Advisory Board.

Conversation | Case

Charged for the future 

CTEK – building the necessary charging infrastructure.

Conversation | Perspective

Committing to the 1.5 °C target 

At Altor we believe that financial institutions play a critical role in decarbonizing the economy. This is why we have committed to set science-based targets in line with the 1.5°C target set in the Paris Agreement.

Conversation | Spotlight

Value creation thanks to high ESG performance 

Stephanie Hubold joined Altor with a mission. “ESG-topics are too often looked at from a pure compliance and risk angle.” she explains. “Actually, high ESG performance can be an important driver of financial value creation.”

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