Den Sociale Kapitalfond Invest and the experienced businessman Ole Juul Jørgensen have acquired the controlling interest in Dan-Pal. At the same time, the management invests in the company.
Dan-Pal is a leading Danish manufacturer, repair service provider and supplier of wood pallets to the Danish and German markets and handles more than 2 million pallets per year.
Dan-Pal has a strong CSR profile and has focused on environment and on taking a corporate social responsibility for many years. Accordingly, the company is leading within the reuse and recycling of wood pallets. Dan-Pal has a tradition for employing people from the margins of the labour market which currently constitutes approx. 20% of the entire staff.
Den Sociale Kapitalfond Invest is Denmark’s first private equity fund focusing both on generating a financial return and achieving a social effect. The fund came from Den Sociale Kapitalfond which has collaborated with more than 100 socially responsible businesses concerning investments and business development since 2011. The investors include the European Investment Fund, the Danish Growth Fund, TryghedsGruppen and the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Accura advised Den Sociale Kapitalfond Invest in connection with the transaction.