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Engaged Long-Term Owner of Leading Nordic Industrial Technology Companies

Our Model

Karnell invests in Nordic, sustainable companies of high quality that have a clear industrial technological base; primarily product companies with strong history, high underlying margins and strong cash flows, as well as with good development opportunities, where Karnell can add value as an active and committed owner.

Acquisition Strategy

Karnell has a stated strategy of focusing on stable Nordic quality companies with approximately SEK 50–350 million in sales and high profitability. All are industrial technology companies with a clear niche focus and high or very high market share, as well as have support in attractive global industry trends. Karnell’s ambition is to grow together with the group companies both organically and through acquisitions.

“In Karnell, we get a good strategic and financial partner to strengthen our market position”

Mikko Autio, CEO at KL Mechanics

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Non Regulatory

Karnell has on 31 March 2022, acquired a majority of the shares in Drivex AB ( Drivex develops and manufactures attachments primarily for wheel loaders and had sales of 136 MSEK in 2021 with EBITA of 15 MSEK. The company’s existing owners will continue as shareholders together with Drivex’s CEO Lars Lindgren. The intention is