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ArcusGruppen

  • Kenneth Hamnes

    CEO

ArcusGruppen is a leading supplier of wine and spirits in the Nordic region through its own brands and leading agencies. The company’s best known proprietary spirits brands include Aalborg Akvavit, Lysholm Linie Aquavit, Braastad Cognac and Gammel Dansk. In wines, ArcusGruppen has both its own brands and agency operations through, for example, Vingruppen.

In 2015 sales amounted to SEK 2,586m and EBITA to SEK 217m. Average number of employees 435.

Development 2016

(From Ratos's interim report January-June  2016)

  • Good sales growth of +8%, primarily driven by increased demand within wines in Sweden and the acquisition of Social Wines in Finland. Stable trend within spirits, with a favourable performance in the aquavit segment
  • Improved operating profit due to higher volumes and lower production costs following the relocation of production from Aalborg to Gjelleråsen. Continued earnings improvement within Vectura’s distribution operations (operating loss NOK -16m (-25)). Vectura won a major distribution agreement in April
  • Minority shares in two of the company’s current wine agencies were acquired during the first half of the year. In total, this represents an investment of approximately NOK 60m for ArcusGruppen. After the close of the period, a minority share in another current wine agency was acquired for approximately NOK 40m

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