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.
Loopia acquires Binero Group’s mass hosting business to further strengthen its leading position in the Swedish market. Loopia has signed an agreement with Binero Group AB (publ.) to acquire its web hosting business in Sweden and Germany.
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 obvious choice in ship financing.
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.
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.
Mountain Top Industries
Phase One A/S is the world-leading provider of imaging workflow software solutions to professionals, prosumers and enterprise. In addition, Phase One is the global leader in medium-format digital camera solutions for professional photographers and industrial applications. Established in the early 1990s, Phase One is a true digital pioneer with a passionate commitment to customers' need for productivity, image quality excellence and creative freedom.
European Sperm Bank
European Sperm Bank is globally a market leader within its field and has since the beginning helped couples and women across 99 countries.
SteelSeries is a leader in gaming peripherals focused on quality, innovation and functionality, and the fastest growing major PC gaming headset brand in the US. Founded in 2001, SteelSeries improves performance through first-to-market innovations and technologies that enable gamers to play harder, train longer, and rise to the challenge. SteelSeries is a pioneer supporter of competitive gaming tournaments and eSports and connects gamers to each other, fostering a sense of community and purpose. SteelSeries’ team of professional and gaming enthusiasts help design and craft every single accessory and are the driving force behind the company. In 2018, the company generated sales of DKK +1 billion.
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.