Founded in 1994 by a group of investors from Denmark's largest financial and industrial institutions, Axcel is a Nordic private equity firm focusing on mid-market companies and has a broad base of both Danish and international investors.
Axcel’s mission is to build strong and valuable companies. Read more about Axcel’s companies, past and present.
Axcel invests in IsaDora, one of the Nordic region’s leading cosmetics brands with production and headquarters in Sweden, and additional production facilities in Switzerland and a presence in more than 40 markets. Owned and run by founder Ingvar Vigstrand and the family since 1983, it is a well-run business with considerable growth potential.
Companies owned by Axcel
Founded in Denmark in 1921 and owned by the same family for four generations, Nissens develops, manufactures and supplies cooling solutions mainly for the automotive and wind power industries. The company has seen strong growth in all segments in recent years and is well-positioned for further expansion.
Danish Ship Finance
Danish Ship Finance – Danmarks Skibskredit A/S – is a Danish financial institution that issues loans to Danish and foreign shipowners secured against their vessels. The company's vision is to be the most recognised and stable provider of financing for reputable shipowners.
Frontmatec is a leading supplier of high-tech solutions to the global food industry, known for its advanced solutions and equipment for slaughterhouses spanning the entire value chain from classification of carcasses to slaughter lines, cutting and deboning lines, hygiene solutions and control systems, to logistics and packing.
Conscia supplies IT infrastructure solutions and 24/7 network, data centre and mobility support. In a few short years, Conscia has become one of the most important players in the market for large network solutions and won recognition as the strongest integrator of Cisco hardware.
EG is one of Scandinavia’s leading software and IT service providers with a strong position in the SME market. EG supplies ERP solutions, in-house software solutions and related services through five industry-specific divisions.
Mita-Teknik is a world-leading producer of control concepts for the wind turbine and other industries. The company offers a unique control concept for the wind turbine industry that can be tailored to the individual customer’s needs and spans the control, management and monitoring of components, turbines and entire wind farms alike.
Delete Group supplies environmental services to the industrial, construction, real estate and public sectors in Finland, Sweden and the Baltic States. It has four divisions: industrial cleaning, heavy demolition, decontamination, and industrial and construction waste management and recycling.
Ball Group develops, markets and sells women’s fashions in the plus-size segment under the Zizzi brand. Zizzi has been leading the way in plus-size fashions since 2000 and is one of the Nordic region’s fastest-growing brands in the international plus-size segment with more than 100 concept stores in Northern Europe and the online platform zizzi.dk.
Mountain Top Industries
Annual Review 2017
2017 was another busy year for Axcel, with some strong transactions and, above all, the raising of a fifth fund, which was closed in March 2018. Axcel V hit its hard cap of DKK 4.6 billion, making it the largest buyout fund ever raised in Denmark.
CSR at Axcel and our companies
Axcel believes in sustainability, not only economic but also human and environmental.