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Alder acquires majority share in Briab Group AB

26 October, 2020

In mid-October, an agreement was signed where the current owners of Briab sell the majority share of the company to Alder, a Nordic investment fund. The current owners, all of whom are active in the company, continue as minority owners and senior consultants in the company.

Henrik Blomé, Partner Alder och Björn Wulff, CEO Briab

Image: Henrik Blomé, Partner Alder and Björn Wulff, CEO Briab

“For some time, we have planned for the next stage in Briab’s development. Since Briab was founded in 2002, we have grown the business from six fire protection consultants who wanted to achieve more, to a leading fire and risk management expert with more than 110 employees at eight offices around the country. With Alder as a partner and principal owner, we can proudly hand over the management of the company, and together develop it, ensuring safer and more sustainable urban planning”, says Fredrik Hiort, Senior Partner Briab.

A crucial part of the sale was Alder’s clear focus on sustainable development as a driver for growth in the companies it manages and owns. In 2019 and 2020, Alder received the highest score in the UN-supported PRI’s evaluation of responsible investments.

Briab’s development has, naturally, impressed us in general, but of particular interest is Briab’s strategic plan and how they have succeeded in delivering on it. Going from pure fire protection consultancy to leading risk management company presents exciting and extensive opportunities. The company’s influence in the advancement of sustainable development in the building industry is considerable. And we are going to leverage that together”, explains Henrik Blomé, Partner, Alder.

Briab currently consists of three complementary business areas. Services offer consultancy and expertise in fire and risk. Products & Solutions provides system solutions and expertise in evacuation, and Software, which developed and launched Bimfire Suite, the market’s first digital platform for fire protection, spans from design to management.

“We welcome our new owners and we feel very confident about the future, as our previous owners and colleagues are still with us. Together with them and our talented colleagues in every business area and all over the country, we can now, with even more energy and resources, continue toward our vision to lead – not follow”, concludes Björn Wulff, CEO, Briab.

 

About Alder
Alder is a Nordic investment fund with the goal of creating good opportunities for sustainable technology companies to accelerate growth and strategic development. All our companies are able to deliver an environmental benefit, e.g. through efficient management of resources. In the role of an active owner, we add skills and capital, along with a wide network of industrialists and experts who can strengthen the boards and provide strategic advice. www.alder.se.

For more information, contact:

Henrik Blomé, Partner Alder
tel: +46 706 38 01 30
Email: henrik.blome@alder.se

Keiward Pham, Investment Director Alder
tel: +46 725 09 48 48
Email: keiward.pham@alder.se

 

About Briab

Briab offers expertise and services in risk management. Our origins in fire safety engineering, inflammable goods and systematic fire protection are now complemented by risk management in a number of fields, such as analysis and management of risk in the business sector and in urban planning. We have offices in Stockholm, Uppsala, Gothenburg, Norrköping, Borlänge, Malmö, Gävle and Värnamo.

 

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