CataCap invests in small and medium sized companies

CataCap invests in companies with revenues in the range of DKK 200m – 1.000m. CataCap’s direct investments (platform investments) are centred primarily on Danish companies whereas add-on acquisitions are made globally.

Today, many SME’s only have limited access to capital for investments in growth and productivity enhancements and,

in addition, many of these SMEs seek external sparring to stimulate business development.

The SME segment is particularly interesting as many of the SMEs hold unexploited potential. In addition, owners and managers of SMEs are often prepared to co-invest in partnerships with private equity funds to boost their development and value.

Investment focus

CataCap focuses on companies with:

  • An innovative business model with long-term sustainability
  • An underlying potential for CataCap to act as a catalyst for significant growth in revenues and earnings
  • A need for additional capital and complementary management resources to realise their development potential
  • EA management team capable of and willing to drive development and sharing CataCap’s ambitious agenda for value creation

Investment criteria:

  • We are keen to invest in partnerships with existing owners
  • Company management is expected to invest in partnership with CataCap
  • We are a majority investor
  • Primarily focus on Denmark with opportunity for selective investments in adjacent markets

Portfolio Companies

REKOM

  • REKOM is Scandinavia’s largest nightlife group, which own and run over 80 bars and nightclubs in Denmark, Norway and Finland – with more on the way.

    The company operates a wide range of concepts, which spans from after ski bars to cocktail bars and nightclubs, some of which are stand-alone, while others are popular chain concepts – including the popular Heidi’s Bier Bar with 12 venues throughout Scandinavia.

    REKOM was established in 2007 and today employs more than 2500 people across the headquarter in Copenhagen and the five administrative offices in Scandinavia.

  • Main figures 2017 (30.06.17)
    Revenue DKK 356m
    EBITDA DKK 26m
    Employees 2500+
    Board To be determined
    Managment Adam Falbert (CEO)
    Jesper Schaltz (CFO)
    Jonathan Grumme(COO)
    CataCap’s investment
    Ownership 53%
    Investment year 2017
    Responsible partner Vilhelm Hahn-Petersen
    Annual report 2017 Download
    Read more on rekomgroup.com

LanguageWire

  • LanguageWire is one of the leading language service providers worldwide, servicing more than 2,000 customers per year across various industries including companies such as Samsung, Danske Bank, Audi and Bosch.

    LanguageWire has a global network of more than 5,200 certified language experts and 150 full-time employees in offices in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo, London, Hamburg, and two tech development centres in Kiev and Gdansk.

    The company’s online collaboration platform provides customers access to a global network of language experts, translators, proofreaders, text editors, DTP, engineers and voice-over talents. The platform can be customized to match each customer’s individual workflow needs.

  • Main figures 2017
    Revenue DKK 210m
    EBITDA DKK 26m
    Employees 112
    Board Jens Harsaae (Chairman)
    Rasmus Lokvig
    Jens Hahn-Petersen
    Carsten Knudsen
    Jørgen Bardenfleth
    Gert Sylvest
    Henrik Lottrup
    Managment Henrik Lottrup (CEO)
    Lars Olesen (CFO)
    Stig Jørgensen (COO)
    Søren Schønnemann (CCO)
    CataCap’s investment
    Ownership 66%
    Investment year 2017
    Responsible partner Rasmus Lokvig
    Annual report 2017 Download
    Read more on www.languagewire.com

TP Aerospace

  • Headquartered in Denmark, TP Aerospace is an aftermarket provider of wheels and brakes for airlines worldwide. At the end of 2017, the Company had 234 employees in offices, warehouses and service centres in Europe, USA and Asia. In 2017, the company recorded revenues of USD 87m and EBITDA of USD 28m.

    TP Aerospace operates in the aftermarket, acquiring used wheels and brakes which are repaired, overhauled and certified in in-house MRO facilities. Airworthy wheels and brakes are then distributed to customers through two channels; trading on the spot market and through long-term service contracts, which offer airlines a seamless and integrated service. The long-term contract offering has grown strongly in the past years and now represents 60% of TP Aerospace’s revenue.

  • Main figures 2017
    Revenue USD 87m
    EBITDA USD 28m
    Employees 234
    Board Flemming Jensen (Chairman)
    Peter Ryttergaard
    Andrew Hoad
    Jesper Blom
    Vilhelm Hahn-Petersen
    Managment Peter Lyager (CEO)
    Thomas Ibsø (President)
    CataCap’s investment
    Ownership 44% (75% of the votes)
    Investment year 2017
    Responsible partner Peter Ryttergaard
    Annual report 2017 Download
    Read more on www.tpaerospace.com

CASA

  • CASA is one of Denmark’s leading construction managers with activities across the country. The firm develops, builds and renovates homes, commercial properties and public buildings. It is also part of several PPP projects.

    CASA differentiates itself from other leading players through a combination of strong development and construction competences enabling the company to deliver creative projects and solve complex situations for the client.

    With a yearly turnover in excess of DKK 1.5 billion and more than 130 employees, CASA is the preferred partner for a number of professional building owners including Danish and foreign real estate companies, pension funds, private equity funds and non-profit housing organisations.

  • Main figures 2017
    Revenue DKK 1588m
    EBITDA DKK 110m
    Employees 135
    Board Eivind Kolding (Chairman)
    Vilhelm Hahn-Petersen
    Peter Ryttergaard
    Søren Ulslev
    Michael Mortensen
    Managment Michael Mortensen (CEO)
    Per Hansen (CFO)
    Peter Rosengreen (COO)
    Michael Storgaard (CLO)
    CataCap’s investment
    Ownership 58%
    Investment year 2016
    Responsible partner Vilhelm Hahn-Petersen
    Annual report 2017 Download
    Read more on www.casa-as.dk

SkyBrands A/S

  • SkyBrands is the leading supplier of branded textile products in the Nordic countries and in key European areas. The company owns licenses to produce and sell brands such as Universal, Warner, Disney, Versace, Ferrari and several top European football clubs to retailers. The core business area lies within home textiles while apparel constitutes a smaller part of the business.

    Since the launch of SkyBrands in 2008 the company, headquartered in Vejle, Denmark has experienced high growth. The production is outsourced and goods are shipped directly to retailers.

  • Main figures 2017
    Revenue DKK 177m
    EBITDA DKK 11m
    Employees 29
    Board Hans Nielsen (Chairman)
    Jens Hahn-Petersen (Vice chairman)
    Vilhelm Hahn-Petersen
    Stig Løkke Pedersen
    Management Adrian Durrani (CEO)
    CataCap’s investment
    Ownership 59%
    Investment year 2015
    Responsible partner Jens Hahn-Petersen
    Annual report 2017 Download
    Read more on www.skybrands.net

GSV Materieludlejning

  • GSV is Denmark’s leading supplier of rental equipment to construction companies and general contractors as well as public sector and industrial customers. The company has employees across a national network of depots, offering the markets widest product portfolio including lifts, platforms, scaffolding, pavilions and modules as well as heavy construction and civil engineering equipment.

    GSV offers a one-stop shop to the customer, focused on delivering the highest level of service as well as the most innovative product solutions.

  • Main figures 2017
    Revenue DKK 844m
    EBITDA DKK 295m
    Employees 382
    Board Carsten Knudsen (Chairman)
    Peter Ryttergaard
    Vilhelm Hahn-Petersen
    Dan Protin
    Jens Nyhus
    Management Dan Protin (CEO)
    Jimmy Dreyfors (CFO)
    Frank Olesen (COO)
    CataCap’s investment
    Ownership 39% (91% of the votes)
    Investment year 2014
    Responsible partner Peter Ryttergaard
    Annual report 2017 Download
    Read more on www.gsv.dk and www.pitzner.dk

Lyngsoe Systems

  • Lyngsoe Systems is one of the world’s leading software developers and systems integrators of logistics solutions for libraries, postal companies, production and distribution companies as well as airports and airlines. We have designed, installed and maintained control, quality measurement and track-and trace systems for more than 40 years and are leading within the RFID technology (Radio Frequency Identification).

    With more than 3,200 systems worldwide in more than 60 countries, the Lyngsoe team can demonstrate extensive experience in customer process knowledge, solution design, software development, installation, service and maintenance as well as complete project management and consultancy services in regional and global implementations.

  • Main figures 2017
    Revenue DKK 260m
    EBITDA norm. DKK 28m
    Employees 194
    Board Jørgen Bardenfleth (Chairman)
    Rasmus Lokvig
    Vilhelm Hahn-Petersen
    Jesper Jarlbæk
    Carsten Knudsen
    Finn Mathiassen
    Management Villads Thomsen (CEO)
    Per K. M. Andersen (CFO)
    Peter Jeggesen (COO)
    CataCap’s investment
    Ownership 79%
    Investment year 2014
    Responsible partner Rasmus Lokvig
    Annual report 2017 Download
    Read more on www.lyngsoesystems.com

Handicap-Befordring

  • Handicap-Befordring is the leading operator in Denmark within special care transport of handicapped, elderly and pupils. The company operates a modern fleet of 235 busses that has been customised to fit the users’ needs. Founded in 1981, Handicap-Befordring provides its services based on long-term contracts with the municipalities and traffic agencies.

    With more than 30 years of industry experience, Handicap-Befordring focuses on ensuring the daily users a secure and personal service, while at the same time providing an efficient and punctual solution to the municipalities and traffic agencies need for a provider of special care transport.

  • Main figures 2017
    Revenue DKK 274m
    EBITDA DKK 36m
    Employees 390
    Board Sonny Nielsen (Chairman)
    Jens Hahn-Petersen
    Peter Ryttergaard
    Andreas Christensen
    Management Jacob Krogsgaard (CEO)
    Lennart Vigenberg (CFO)
    Flemming Bloch (COO)
    CataCap’s investment
    Ownership 89%
    Investment year 2014
    Responsible partner Jens Hahn-Petersen
    Annual report 2017 Download
    Read more on www.handicap-befordring.dk

Mobylife

  • Mobylife is the leading provider of repair and service of mobile devices in the Nordics with operations across Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. The repair volume is generated by contracts with telecom operators and retailers and repairs are licensed by the OEMs. In addition to the core product offering, the company delivers related services, such as Mobile Device Management solutions.

    After a number of years with high growth in Denmark and Sweden Telecare was merged in the spring of 2014 with its two largest competitors in Norway and Finland, Deltaservice and Optima, thereby consolidating the Nordic market under the name Mobylife. The company’s pan-Nordic platform and large repair volume enables a high service level towards the customers.

  • Main figures 2017
    Revenue DKK 587m
    EBITDA DKK 30m
    Employees 390
    Board Mads Middelboe (Chairman)
    Vilhelm Hahn-Petersen
    Peter Ryttergaard
    Jacob Thygesen
    Management Jakob H. Kraglund (CEO)
    Jacob Halberg (CFO)
    CataCap’s investment
    Ownership 96%
    Investment year 2013
    Responsible partner Vilhelm Hahn-Petersen
    Annual report 2016 Download
    Read more on www.mobylife.dk