October 5, 2020
Anecta Translink advises Oppigårds Bryggeri on the sale of the company to Röko. The investment company Röko has acquired 70% of Sweden’s leading independent craft brewery, Oppigårds Bryggeri AB, from founder and CEO Björn Falkeström.
Oppigårds develops, brews and markets beer with a particular focus on ale. Oppigårds is based in Hedemora in Sweden and is located on a farm that has been owned by the same family since the 18th century and where Björn has brewed beer since the 1980s. The company was founded in 2003 and has since grown to 6.75M Euro in revenue and 22 employees. During their almost 20 years of operation, the company has launched several well-known and appreciated products such as Golden Ale, Amarillo, New Sweden IPA, Norn Pale Ale and the popular Christmas beer Oppigårds Winter Ale.
Röko now owns Oppigårds together with Björn Falkeström, who will remain as CEO. Röko is a Swedish investment company with EUR 270 million available for investments founded by Fredrik Karlsson and Tomas Billing. Röko’s ambition is to become a long-term owner of European small and medium-sized companies.
Björn Falkeström, CEO and Founder, Oppigårds:
“I quickly gained confidence in Anecta when they initiated the idea of bringing in a new capital-rich owner. The team from Anecta was knowledgeable and experienced in the industry and was able to quickly work out a sales document that exceeded my expectations in detail and accuracy. This was a cornerstone for the “investment case” where Oppigårds’ strengths and position in the market were highlighted in an insightful way.
Despite the fact that the process ran over the holiday period, Anecta managed to arrange a quick process with several meetings. The team showed an exceptional spirit of service and endurance, which was the reason why we were able to go from first investor contacts to letter of intent in less than 12 weeks.”
Fredrik Ullberg, Partner, Anecta:
“By quickly getting several very interested buyers on the track, conditions were created for efficient bidding. Several national and international buyers showed interest, which led to a successful match with the investment company RÖKO.”
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Anecta Translink, our partner in Sweden, is a M&A-advisor working with national and cross-border transactions. The company’s success in this segment is based on a wide industrial network and the fact that many of the team members have backgrounds as executives in Swedish industrials.