Family business – Focus on digitalisation – 11,600 employees
Danir is an entrepreneur-driven company owned by the Dan Olofsson family. Our role is to own and develop our companies while contributing to a better society. We do this through entrepreneurship, long-term commitment and community involvement. Since the start in 1986, parallel to strong organic growth, we have shown an equally strong continuity in the social projects we have initiated and are committed to.
Danir’s commercial operations in 25 countries
Revenue, growth and result
*The consulting business consists of Sigma, Nexer, A-Society, PION and Aptio.
Figures for 2022 are based on the latest available forecast and may therefore differ slightly towards actual outcomes. This applies to all 2022 figures in this yearbook. Nexer and Sigma are both reported pro forma for the period of 2017-2020. The number of employees refers to full-time equivalents of December. Some employees, primarily in Poolia, work part-time so in total the Danir Group has approximately 15,000 employees. In addition, the Danir Group engages 2,600 sub-consultants. Nov 2022: 1 SEK is 0,096 USD.
*Compound Annual Growth Rate.
Since its inception in 1986, Danir has shown that faith in long-term thinking, entrepreneurship, and driven employees can create something lasting. In parallel with strong organic growth, Danir has shown an equally clear continuity in the social projects we have initiatead and continue to be involved in. Here are some of the most important milestones from the Danir Groups first 35 years.
The group has continued good development. Our Ukrainian subsidiary Sigma Software is responsible for a heroic effort as they, despite Russia’s war of aggression, maintained customer deliveries and expanded their business. All the while providing support to fellow Ukrainians affected by the war. Star for Life was launched in Ukraine and Jerusalem. The Poolia group’s listed parent company Poolia AB changes its name to PION Group.
The subsidiary, Sigma IT changes its name to Nexer. In order to achieve good continued growth, the Danir Group’s consulting operations will run on the basis of four platforms: Sigma, Nexer, A Society, and Poolia. The Danir Group reaches 10,000 employees.
Early in the autumn, Danir acquires shares in Poolia and thus becomes the new principal owner of the staffing company.
Danir buys Assistera this year and in connection with the purchase, merges with Sigma Society. They both become A Society and through this acquisition we establish ourselves in consulting brokerage. This is also the year when Danir and Sigma launches New Year’s Eve as the ”International Expect a better tomorrow day”. A completely new way of conducting community involvement and which will contribute to a better tomorrow for the world around us.
Danir buys out Sigma, now with 1,400 employees, from the stock exchange. As a privately owned company, the focus is now on organic growth.
Epsilon is divested in order to strengthen the Group’s financial base with the accompanying spread of investments.
The initiative for Uppstart Malmö is taken. A commitment to breaking down exclusion and getting young people into the workforce.
Danir joins FC Rosengård, the football club which, with its new and unique projects, even off the pitch, shows how important sports and club life are to society.
Looking to the east and Ukraine, what is now Sigma Software is acquired with 60 employees. The company currently has more than 1,900 employees.
Star for Life is launched. It is a commitment in southern Africa aimed at the prevention and spread of HIV / AIDS and helping young people to a better life. To date, 450,000 students have completed the Star for Life multi-year program.
Sigma was named the best IT consultant by 200 major companies, and the same year Danir bought Epsilon from the stock exchange.
This year, Danir is expanding its operations and takes a step in a completely new direction when it launches Thanda Private Game Reserve, an exclusive safari facility in South Africa.
Sigma reaches 3,300 employees and is divided into three new exchange companies: Sigma, Teleca, and Epsilon, all with Danir as the principal owner. Teleca will be divested later in 2008.
Sigma now has about 600 employees and is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange’s O-list.
Danir acquires Sapia Teknik with 400 employees who shortly afterwards change their name to Sigma and broaden their operations to also include IT consulting services.
It all started when Dan Olofsson was commissioned by Sapia to start Sapia Teknik, a new business focusing on technical consulting services. Danir was founded and was then a minor partner in Sapia.