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Supported by world leading medical experts and engineers, Triomed develops a portable dialysis system intended to improve the lives for patients with kidney failure. With its innovative Steady Concentration Peritoneal Dialysis (SCPD), Triomed aims to ensure that peritoneal dialysis becomes the preferred alternative, enabling patients to get improved treatment at reduced costs.

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With an innovative, multi-pronged approach TriSalus seeks to extend and improve the lives of patients with liver and pancreatic tumors. By aiming to address both immunosuppression and intratumoral pressure within the tumor microenvironment the TriSalus approach has the potential to overcome two of the most significant barriers that limit treatment success for liver and pancreatic tumors.

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Since its start in 1997, Gina Tricot has grown into a strong omnichannel fashion destination in the Nordics for women 16–39 years. Through e-commerce and B2B partners the brand is sold all over Europe and in several Asian destinations. Gina Tricot focuses on delivering fashionable news with high CSR targets set to reach UNs sustainability goals of 2028.

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With 30 years on top of alpine ski fashion, 8848 Altitude is a premium brand known for high quality and unique style. Its initial challenge was to design adequate gear for Sweden’s first successful Mount Everest expedition, reaching the world's highest mountain at 8848 meters altitude. Since then, 8848 Altitude has continued to design and create technically advanced gear for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts.

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Depeche Mode, Bon Iver and Hans Zimmer are among the many famous musicians who have turned to Teenage Engineering for electronic music-making gear. Following up on their breakthrough pocket synthesizer OP-1 and the portable hi-fi loudspeaker OB-4, the recently launched PO-80 Record Factory is a beautiful gadget that allows both geeks and ordinary folks to produce vinyl records at home.

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Founded jointly by Joakim Hedin and Paul Frankenius, Bockasjö develops modern, energy-efficient, and environmentally sound logistics buildings in attractive locations. Since the start in 2004 Bockasjö has built 34 properties with a total area of more than 1,000,000 square meters. In the current pipeline are seven major projects for tenants such as Volvo Cars, Schenker Logistics, Garden Store, Kicks, Sellpy and Sportshopen.

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Initiator and driving force behind the project, Pär Frankenius ensured Frankenius Equity were among the founders of C4 Shopping, southeast Sweden’s premier lifestyle and shopping destination with 80 shops and restaurants right next to the major E22 freeway. After divesting some of the C4 projects in 2016 we jointly own two “big boxes” of totally 20,000 square meters, including Hornbach, Dollarstore, Leos Lekland and Jumpyard.

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Already at the turn of the millennium, Paul Frankenius and Joakim Hedin realized that the demand for logistics properties would increase significantly in the coming years. The spring of 2022 saw the launch of Lyckebo Logistikfastigheter. With modern logistics centers in strategically selected AAA locations, Lyckebo meets the high demands of prominent tenants such as Apoteket AB.

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The company buys, develops, and sells residential real estate in Palma's picturesque Old Town where traditional old buildings are turned into modern and unique homes. Our first completed project is a townhouse with several apartments on Plaça de Cort, soon to be followed by a magnificent palace with origins from the 17th century in the heart of Old Town in Palma. The real estates will be up for sale during 2023.

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Roc Properties started in 2022 with the goal of reaching a volume of SEK 6–7 billion within 2–3 years and then carry out an IPO. Due to rapidly rising inflation, uncertain interest rate market and general uncertainty in the outside world, it was decided to distribute selected properties of the company's holdings to the owners and continue to develop Åhlens Logistic center, in Rosersberg north of Stockholm.

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Happy Toscana is a real estate developer specialising in the region of Tuscany in Italy. The company has carefully restored and successfully sold four properties in the coastal Forte dei Marmi region. The holding portfolio also includes inner-city properties in Florence, among them the ancient villa Porta Nera, tastefully converted to a private living destination and designed to be your home during a visit in Tuscany.

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Finance

Always on the lookout for new and innovative business opportunities we have placed our trust and financial capacity in carefully selected shares and private equity funds. Below you can read about some of our financial investments.

Fidelio Capital has so far invested in over 150 companies in 20 countries. Well-known examples include Hemfrid, Boozt and the fast-growing Odevo, challenging the traditional industry for property and housing management.

Since 1989 Nordic Capital has invested more than 20 billion euro in over 120 companies in Europe and the United States. Investment sectors include healthcare, financial services, technology and payments, consumer trade and industrial goods and services.

Vimian is a stock listed global group of innovation-driven companies focusing on better animal health through a unique range of top-notch products, services, and solutions for veterinarians, laboratories, and animal owners around the world.

Together with Bockasjö Capital we invested in Klarna, one of Europe's highest rated fintech companies with 150 million active consumers making two million transactions daily in Klarna's flexible payment system. Klarna is also a portfolio company in Flat Capital where we invested because we sympathise with the business idea; to support entrepreneurs with drive, passion, and ambition – all to make it easier to build a company.

This is Frankenius Equity

Frankenius Equity is a family office focusing mainly on investments in life science, real estate, retail, e-commerce and finance. Based in western Sweden we engage in both domestic and international ventures, building strong partnerships by sharing our knowledge and commitment.

The company invests mainly together with operating partners and larger investment companies and currently has around a dozen investments including fashion chain Gina Tricot, logistics property developer Bockasjö, life science innovators Triomed and Trisalus, and makers of high-end gear for creative musicians Teenage Engineering.

Our investment strategy is an ownership between 10–50%. We always strive to generate added value and never hesitate to walk the extra mile.

Paul Frankenius

Founder

paul@fraq.se
Get to know Paul

The founder and owner of Frankenius Equity, Paul’s career started as the first trainee ever in the teenage fashion pioneer JC in 1982. Seventeen years later he was appointed vice president of the entire chain, before moving on to the same position in KappAhl. Paul is a partner in Bockasjö AB, a property company focusing on logistic properties. He is the chairman of Gina Tricot, as well as board member at University of Borås and Sparbanksstiftelsen Sjuhärad. Paul is also dedicated to several charities and community development projects.

Get to know Ulrika

As Head of Finance at Frankenius Equity, Ulrika has extensive experience from several ownermanaged as well as private equity companies within the textile industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Karlstad. Before joining Frankenius Equity, Ulrika was part of both finance and HR departments at Hultafors Group. Ulrika’s board engagements include acting as chairman of the board for 8848Altitude. Among her top strengths are structure, order, and providing solid basis for decision-making.

Niklas Persson

Investment Manager

niklas@fraq.se
+46 730 79 69 41
Get to know Niklas

Prior to joining Frankenius Equity as Investment Manager, Niklas has experience working with international and domestic M&A transactions. Having worked on M&A projects, both in-house at Thevea Brands Group and as a consultant at PwC and EY for corporates and private equity firms, he has gained experienced from multiple industries and sectors. Niklas holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. During his studies he also completed two internships within M&A in London and Hong Kong respectively.

Jasmina Blekic

Financial Administrator

jasmina@fraq.se
+46 736 54 59 65
Get to know Jasmina

With 11 years in accounting and a degree from private business university Affärshögskolan, Jasmina brought tons of expericence when she recently arrived at Frankenius Equity. In previous positions she has helped small and medium-sized companies with bookkeeping, accounting, and financial statements. With a helpful and positive personality, Jasmina has acted as advisor to many clients.

Ulf Öjerklint

Chairman of Board

ulf.ojerklint@wsa.se
+46 705 41 59 19
Get to know Ulf

The chairman of Frankenius Equity, Ulf is a lawyer and partner at Wesslau Söderqvist. Since the start of our company, Ulf has secured the adequate legal structures in a variety of business transactions. Ulf also holds several board positions including medical engineering company Triomed and Gekås Ullared, Sweden’s most popular shopping attraction with close to 5 million visitors per year.

Get to know Hans

Hans is a skilled veteran with four decades of experience from high-level positions within Scandinavia´s largest bank Nordea, including head of retail banking and executive vice president. In his role as board member of Frankenius Equity, his deep knowledge of financing, business development and leadership are highly valuable assets. In addition to his commitment with us, Hans is chairman of the board at Rydgruppen Sverige, and board member of the Alektum group and NFT Ventures.

Bengt Jacobson

Project Manager Happy Palma

bengt@fraq.se
+46 705 55 57 65
Get to know Bengt

Bengt is experienced in turnaround management. After five years as country manager for Sweden at Flügger he was appointed managing director in the Nordics for Germany based paint company DAW, globally acclaimed for its Caparol paint brand. The last two decades he has worked internationally. Bengt oversees our Happy Palma venture. In addition, he is a board member in AB Ludvig Svensson, a global market leader in climate screens for professional greenhouses.

Anders Halvarsson

Board Executive / Partner

anders@livehill.se
+46 707 91 55 56
Get to know Anders

In 1999 Anders founded home electronics retailer NetOnNet, soon to become one of Sweden’s top e-commerce companies. Today he is an entrepreneur, investor, and board member in several companies. Anders is partner in one of Frankenius Equity’s investments, Teenage Engineering. He is also chairman of the board in Sparbanken Sjuhärad and majority shareholder in the tech retailer Scandinavian Photo.

Bockasjö
Milkywire
TriSalus Life Sciences
MoneyGo – Divested 2020
Teenage Engineering
MOD – Mer Organdonation
Happy Toscana
Vivoline – Divested 2016
Ellos – Divested 2019
Bockasjö
Milkywire
TriSalus Life Sciences
MoneyGo – Divested 2020
Teenage Engineering
MOD – Mer Organdonation
Happy Toscana
Vivoline – Divested 2016
Ellos – Divested 2019
Kappahl – Divested 2009/2014
Fabric of Life Award
Star Republic – Divested 2017
Kidney Foundation
Gina Tricot
Sculptures in the Congress Hall
Triomed
Scorett – Divested 2015
House of Knowledge
Kappahl – Divested 2009/2014
Fabric of Life Award
Star Republic – Divested 2017
Kidney Foundation
Gina Tricot
Sculptures in the Congress Hall
Triomed
Scorett – Divested 2015
House of Knowledge

Our Story

When Paul Frankenius was a young intern for a Swedish company in Hong Kong, he learned the expression ”Happy landing!” which is commonly used in Asia when wishing someone a safe trip. Years later he used the phrase as the first name of his first investment company.

Today we are Frankenius Equity, a family office with successful divestments such as Kappahl, Ellos and Scorett, as well as innovators like Star Republic, MoneyGo and Vivoline. Over the years we’ve conducted a string of lucrative transactions in respectful collaboration with likeminded partners. We always strive for win win.

The elephant in our logo is carefully chosen because it symbolises strength, loyalty, patience, and experience – the very values we aim to represent.

Making a difference

Investing is our core business. By supplying capital and knowledge we help companies grow, sell their products, provide more jobs, and continue to be successful. But we also want to contribute to the greater good in the society where we belong.

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