Swedish investment company Qarlbo has become the principal owner and long-term investor in Nilsson Energy – a move that will strengthen Nilsson’s position as a progressive energy company and system integrator with hydrogen as an energy carrier.
Announced today (29th March), the news sees Qarlbo acquire shares corresponding to 51% of the shareholding, with the three original founders Hans-Olof Nilsson, Martina Wettin and Pontus Lundgren remaining as Co-Owners and Management Team.
Pontus Lundgren will continue working in his position as CEO. In connection with the acquisition, Jan Sinclair will take on the role as Nilsson Energy’s Chairman of the Board.
In a statement, Qarlbo said it sees additional potential in hydrogen and the investment in Nilsson Energy will be a platform for continued investments in the sector.
Commenting on the transaction, Pontus Lundgren, CEO of Nilsson Energy, said, “Together with Qarlbo, we get even better conditions to further develop Nilsson Energy and can build an even stronger organisation and platform for further expansion.”
“It feels stimulating to work together with Qarlbo. We complement each other fantastically well. Together we will build a long-term strong company.”
Per-Arne Blomquist, CEO of Qarlbo, added, “We like what we see in Nilsson Energy. An entrepreneurial company with good products and a strong position in an important and growing area.”
“By becoming an owner of Nilsson Energy, we want to contribute to strengthening the company’s opportunities to grow and develop further.”
Qarlbo will be represented on the Board by Per-Arne Blomquist and Stefan Holmér.