CataCap invests in the supplier of home textiles and clothing SkyBrands

2. June - 2015

The private equity fund CataCap has acquired a majority stake in SkyBrands A/S, a leading Nordic supplier of licensed home textiles and clothing with well-known multinational brands such as Disney, F.C. Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Universal’s Minions. SkyBrands A/S has grown explosively since it was established in 2008; last year it came 31st on business daily Børsen’s list of the fastest-growing companies in Denmark. CataCap’s investment will secure the firm’s continued growth in Europe and the Middle East.

CataCap’s investment will further strengthen and equip SkyBrands A/S to place an even greater focus on its clients, which include the largest retailers in Europe and the Middle East. As such, the road is paved to continue the firm’s impressive growth. Its growth rate of 635.4 percent resulted in the top-50 ranking on last year’s list of Denmark’s fastest-growing companies (Gazelle-listen) in Danish business daily Børsen.

SkyBrands A/S holds the licenses to a long series of well-known international brands including Disney, F.C. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Ferrari and Universal’s Minions. The company develops and supplies branded clothes and home textiles such as bedlinen, towels, cushions, t-shirts, and swimwear to the largest retailers in Europe and the Middle East.

SkyBrands A/S has 14 employees based at their head office in Vejle, Denmark and 10 employees based across their two offices in Dubai and
Manchester, UK.

”The investment provides us with an even stronger platform, which will allow us to continue innovating and developing our product portfolio. We look forward to accelerating the business in close cooperation with our customers, partners and license owners,” says Jan Kølbek, Founder and now former majority shareholder in SkyBrands A/S. He has over 20 years of experience from the retail sector.

Following the sale to CataCap, Jan Kølbek will take over the role as CEO from Kristian Mouritzen, who will become COO. Together they now own 40 percent of the firm.

CataCap sees huge potential
The investment in SkyBrands A/S marks the fifth investment for the two-year old private equity fund CataCap, which is focused on taking SMEs with significant growth and development potential to the next level.

”SkyBrands is an incredibly well-managed firm, which has experienced significant growth since day one, because it has a focused and clever management with an in-depth knowledge of the retail sector. Jan and Kristian have built a strong position in the market in a short period. Ensuring that they retain a large share of the firm has therefore been decisive for our investment,” says Jens Hahn-Petersen, Partner in CataCap. He continues:

“We see a great deal of potential in SkyBrands and look forward to releasing it in close cooperation with the firm’s management and employees.”

For more information, please contact:

 

CATACAP

Jens Hahn-Petersen, Partner
+45 20 40 72 03
jhp@catacap.dk

 

SkyBrands

Jan Kølbek, CEO
+45 28 87 51 01
jk@skybrands.dk