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26 Jun 2020

Annica Hagen new CEO of Åhléns

Annica Hagen, former country manager of Sweden at Nobia, has been appointed the new CEO of Åhléns and will take up the position on September 1st. She succeeds Gustaf Öhrn who will continue to be associated with Axel Johnson. Annica…

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31 Mar 2020

IOM QR Code by Valentina Cristea – winner of Axlab 2020

A total of 781 ideas were submitted in this year’s edition of Axel Johnson’s 48-hour innovation competition Axlab. Out of these, eight finalists were chosen to present their ideas to the jury, who selected “IOM QR Code” by Valentina Cristea…

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16 Mar 2020

Axel Johnson’s Year End Report for 2019

Record-breaking year for Axel Johnson: Constant change with a long-term perspective For Axel Johnson, 2019 was a year of growth and record results, but also of intensive renewal efforts. In 2019, we increased our total sales to SEK 88.2 billion…

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3 Mar 2020

Axel Johnson strengthens their position within solar energy: AxSol invests in Solkompaniet

Axel Johnson is making their fourth investment in solar energy in a short period of time through AxSol’s investment in the leading Swedish B2B player Solkompaniet. In 2019, Axel Johnson made their first two investments within solar energy, in Swedish…

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2 Mar 2020

Novax becomes part-owner of SaaS company Personalkollen

Novax invests in the Swedish scheduling, time reporting and payroll management company Personalkollen, which has a leading web-based solution for the hotel, restaurant and catering sector. Personalkollen was founded in 2011 by Niclas Lundell, Andreas Pelme and Johan Strandberg and…

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21 Feb 2020

Next step in Axel Johnson’s solar energy investment strategy: Axsol invests in SVEA Solar

Through Axsol, Axel Johnson invests in Svea Solar, the market leading B2C player in solar energy in the Swedish market. Svea Solar was founded in 2013 by Erik Martinson and Björn Lind, before Nolan Gray joined in 2015. In 2018,…

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20 Dec 2019

Novax invests in the company behind the super material Upsalite®

Novax invests in the Swedish material technology company Disruptive Materials, which has developed the remarkable and unique material Upsalite®. Disruptive Materials was founded in 2013 by Professor Maria Strømme, two people from her research team, and Mattias Karls. The company…

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17 Dec 2019

Stefan Fragner new CEO of Skincity

Skincity’s founders and current owners have, together with the Board, appointed Stefan Fragner as new CEO of the company. Stefan Fragner’s most recent role is as CEO of Happy Socks, where he has worked in various roles since 2012, including…

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3 Dec 2019

Emma Claesson new HR Director at Axel Johnson

Emma Claesson has been appointed new HR Director at Axel Johnson. Her most recent position was as EVP and Head of HR at technology consultant AFRY (formerly ÅF Pöyry).  “Our 10/50 goal means that in ten years, at least 50…

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15 Nov 2019

Axel Johnson invests 177 mnok in Otovo

Otovo will raise 150 million kroner in equity in an investment round led by Axel Johnson. Axel Johnson, Otovo and Otovo’s founders have reached an agreement that Axel Johnson will invest 177 million kroner in Otovo at kr 95 per…

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