No Employees: > 9,000 at 25 sites in 19 countries. Sales in more than 60 countries.
Owner: KKR (100%)
History: Founded in 1939 in Bjärnum. Olle Andersson developed business substantially from 1957-87, thereafter third generation (Bengt Adolfsson and Ann-Charlotte Andersson) developed it into a 1 billion SEK business. Private Equity owned since 1999: initially Atle, Ratos and Nordic Capital. 2003-2006 Investcorp and since 2006 Candover that changed name in 2011 to Arle Capital Partners. In 2016, KKR, a leading global investment firm, acquired Arle Capital Partners’ stake in Hilding Anders. 10 acquisitions during the past decade. European market leader.