Alantra advises Artum on combining forces with Storskogen Group
Zürich – Alantra, the global investment banking and asset management specialist, announces that it has advised Artum AG (“Artum”), a privately owned Swiss industrial holding company, on combining forces with Swedish Storskogen Group AB (“Storskogen”).
Based in Zurich, Artum has a portfolio of 15 operating companies – most of them active in the industrial segment – with 490 employees split into eight business units with sales of CHF 179mn in 2020.
Based in Stockholm, Storskogen has a portfolio of c.70 business units with around 4,600 employees and a turnover of ca EUR 1 bn. Combining Artum and Storskogen has a convincing strategic logic, as the 2 companies operate in identical industrial segments and have a similar business philosophy.
Both industrial holding companies acquire, develop and hold (for the long term) SMEs in the 3 sectors industry, trade, and services. The operation will have a substantial impact on Storskogen’s operations in the DACH region – in both its ability to grow as well as fulfilling its vision of being the best possible owner of small and medium-sized companies going forward.
Thomas Werner and Roger Kollbrunner, co-founders of Artum commented: “We are excited to become part of the Storskogen family, and we see the combination with Storskogen as a natural next step in Artum’s evolvement. Belonging to Storskogen will give us access to both additional capital and industrial know-how, which will allow us to further grow and support our companies”.
Kurt Rüegg and Jonas Bauréus, Managing Partners at Alantra, said: “We are thrilled to have advised Artum finding the right merger partner, who will allow them to continue their strategy of long-term entrepreneurial development”.