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Litorina V AB acquires a majority of the shares in Bergfalk, a leading Swedish distributor within fresh food with focus on meat, fish and shellfish. The company has a turnover of over SEK 500 million and offers high quality fresh food to restaurants in Sweden and Finland as well as to grocery retailers. Bergfalk’s former main owners and management will remain as significant owners going forward.
Bergfalk was founded in Stockholm in 1840 and has since grown its turnover to about SEK 550 million. Sweden is the dominant market for the company and in 2016, operations were also established in Finland. Bergfalk offers high quality fresh food to restaurants and grocery retailers, where the restaurant segment accounts for a clear majority of sales. The company has built a strong market position and a respected brand by offering expertise, product quality and refinement combined with local presence, speed, flexibility and good service levels.
“We are very proud of the fantastic growth Bergfalk has achieved in recent years. We have built a strong organisation with talented employees and a well-regarded brand and are looking forward to take the next step in the development by further strengthening our market position, both organically and through more acquisitions” says Lars Bengtsson, CEO and co-owner in Bergfalk. “It feels exciting to continue the journey in close partnership with Litorina and take advantage of their solid experience of building companies and their wide network of industrial advisors who can help us continue our rapid growth and take Bergfalk to the next level.”
“Bergfalk’s strong market position and customer focus combined with management’s proven ability to drive growth, both organically and through acquisitions, make the company an excellent platform for further development and continued expansion.” says Lars Verneholt, Partner at Litorina V Advisor AB, investment advisor to Litorina V AB. “Bergfalk is an exciting investment and we look forward to supporting management in driving the continued development of the company, not least through an intensified acquisition focus in a fragmented market.”
For further information, please contact:
Lars Verneholt, +46 733 86 92 07, Partner, Litorina V Advisor AB
Lars Bengtsson, +46 70 523 30 02, CEO, Bergfalk Group AB
Bergfalk was founded in 1840 and is a leading Swedish distributor within fresh food with focus on meat, fish and shellfish. The company offers high quality fresh food to restaurants in Sweden and Finland as well as to grocery retailers. Bergfalk has a turnover of about SEK 550 million and has c.140 employees with headquarters in Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.bergfalk.se.
Litorina, founded in 1998, focuses on acquiring and industrially developing companies together with their management teams. Litorina offers broad and deep expertise both via its own organization and through its network of industrial advisors. Litorina V Advisor AB serves as an investment advisor to the Swedish private equity fund Litorina V AB. For more information, please visit www.litorina.se.