DANIR GROUP YEARBOOK

2022

This year’s theme is stability and drive – that which creates success for our companies and security for our employees.

A message from Johan & Andreas

A year of outstanding drive and heroism

The year has been marked by the terrible war in Ukraine and the impact it has had on our colleagues and friends who live and work there. But with a carefully planned business continuity plan, hard work and great commitment they managed to have a successful business year. We are truly impressed by that. It is also impressive how well all our other holdings have developed during the year. This is good for both our companies and our employees.

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Johan Glennmo
Andreas Olofsson Tarantino

Within the group, various fundraising initiatives have been launched that have raised millions of Swedish kronor for the Ukrainian cause.

Johan Glennmo, Chairman

SIGMA SOFTWARE AND THE WAR IN UKRAINE

A careful plan, meticulous preparation and exceptional drive

In the dawn hours of 24 February 2022, the unimaginable happens. Russia invades its neighbouring country Ukraine, the homeland of Sigma Software and the majority of its 1,900 employees. This is the start of a period of terrible suffering and triggers the largest wave of refugees in Europe since World War II. What follows is a tragedy and a sadness for the civilised world.

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THE DANIR GROUP’S DEVELOPMENT

Our best year so far

Organic growth of 27% was the main explanation for the close to SEK 3 billion increase in turnover and our 1,600 new full-time employees. Despite the costs associated with driving this organic growth, earnings increased significantly. Despite the war, our Ukrainian subsidiary group had strong growth.

Danir’s commercial operations in 25 countries

Revenue, growth and result

MSEK (MUSD)
2022
2021
Revenue
12,600 (1,212)
9,720 (935)
Growth rate, in percent (Organic growth rate)
30 (27)
46 (22)
Operating profit for the consulting business*
1,080 (104)
762 (73)
Operating profit for the Danir group
830 (80)
646 (62)
Result after taxes
670 (64)
571 (55)

*The consulting business consists of Sigma, Nexer, A-Society, PION and Aptio.

Revenue
msek
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
Number of employees
11,600
+16%
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
Annual growth
Total 2021 – 2022
CAGR*, total 2017 – 2022
CAGR*, organic 2017 – 2022

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.

Niclas Lundin, Danir

Numbers, ball sense and confident, effective baseline play

Many of us are connected to him in some way, but not all of us have had the pleasure of meeting him. Neither on nor off the “court”. So, meet Niclas, our CEO since September 2021, and get a little insight into who he is and what drives him.

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Within our larger subsidiary groups, we see continued development and organic growth that is hard to beat.

Niclas Lundin, CEO

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Henrique Carvalho, Sigma Connectivity

You’ll find Henrique somewhere in Europe. He could be anywhere, from Sigma Connectivity in Lund to someplace between Belgium and Portugal. And he’s always on the verge of solving a problem.

Per-Ola Malm, A Society

A restless and stubborn workaholic with a passion for helping others achieve success. This is how P-O Malm, President and CEO of A Society, describes himself. And he is certainly someone who appreciates long relationships. One of his longest and dearest began in 1991.

Annika Fernlund, Hub Park

If you’re passionate about systems in synergy. When you love to combine proven systems from different sectors to create completely novel and better solutions. It’s a bit like when one plus one equals three.

Jessica Grundström Ahldin, Star for Life

Jessica tackles both her work and the world at large with boundless commitment and energy – most recently as Secretary General of Star for Life. She thinks the fancy title is fun, but it still feels like an odd fit for a “woman of the people” like herself.

Therese Sjögran, FC Rosengård

Anyone who knows or has ever met Therese Sjögran knows how passionate she is about football. How soothing she finds it to listen to the background noise of a football game while she putters around the house.

Niclas Lundin, Danir

Artists see images, musicians find chords, and poets combine words to express themselves. Niclas Lundin, CEO of Danir, sees opportunities and solutions where the rest of us only see numbers.

OUR SUB-GROUPS

With a long-term approach, entrepreneurship and our sights set on the future, we continue our growth journey

Our entrepreneur-driven and decentralised leadership plays a major role in the success and organic growth of our subsidiary groups. We let the local drive and energy create our success and that is what makes us stable, reliable and strong. Both as a group and as an employer.

Sigma

Subsidiary group Sigma is a group of leading consulting companies with the objective to make our customers more competitive. Our means are technological know-how and a passion for constantly finding better solutions.

Nexer

Subsidiary group Nexer is a global full-service provider in the fields of digitalisation, tech and engineering, with experts in strategy, technology and communication. With strong entrepreneurial drive and long-term partnerships, we build success through strategic advice and data-driven analytics.

A Society

Subsidiary group A Society operates in a free and dynamic consulting market, helping individuals follow their passion.

PION Group

Subsidiary group The PION Group works to maximise the ability of people and companies to achieve peak performance through competence, technology and strategy. We are convinced that human resources will continue to be a hub for growth in the future, as well.

Aptio

Subsidiary group Aptio Group assists companies with execution, interpretation and advice related to regulatory and/or industry-specific tasks and processes. These processes or tasks can be found either in legal texts and/or in various standards.

Thanda

Subsidiary group Thanda consists of companies in tourism, the hospitality business, the hotel industry and property development registered in South Africa, Tanzania and Malta.

Our additional holdings

Drive, innovation and entrepreneurship at their best

Danir is heading for a record year and, in addition to our larger subsidiaries and their companies, we have a number of additional holdings which have also played a part in the great year we’re now putting behind us. Common to all of them is the energy and innovation our teams demonstrate when it comes to new ideas and driving their businesses forward.

ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

Hub Park 

Hub Park is a real estate company that focuses on developing traditional parking garages into sustainable mobility buildings adjacent to residential and commercial properties.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

NocNoc

NocNoc is an advertising agency whose main focus is to develop and improve a brand’s personality and how it is perceived by the outside world.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

Radinn

Radinn develops and sells electric surfboards in the global market. Our vision is to spread the dream of surfing to the masses. Our boards are easy to ride, allowing novice surfers to quickly develop their skills.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

BrainLit

BrainLit develops biocentric lighting technology and solutions that contribute to better health. Daylight is absolutely essential to our well-being. However, most people now spend the majority of their time in lighting environments that do not satisfy their need for daylight.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

Cindrigo

Cindrigo is a renewable energy company that is focused on building a high-capacity, clean baseload power generation portfolio.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

InfoTech Scandinavia

InfoTech Scandinavia develops, supports and sells the Advantum information management platform.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

Rexor

A diligent robot that frees you and your colleagues from tedious and time-consuming administrative tasks. Science fiction? No, it’s very much a reality – in our business system for consultants.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

United Influencers

We are an agency specialising in influencer marketing with offices in Norway, Sweden, Serbia, Switzerland and Italy.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

Mikz Alliance

Mikz Alliance is the engine behind an international alliance for influencer marketing through which media houses and major media buyers gain access to the technology required to conduct influencer marketing.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

DanAds

DanAds is a leader in self-service adtech, connecting ad sellers and advertisers through a fully automated advertising platform. Thanks to DanAds, all ad buyers can access premium ad space, without expensive intermediaries.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

Norrsken22

Norrsken22 is a tech-oriented fund for investments in Africa whose goal is to promote sustainable and long-term economic growth. The fund is backed by an international network of successful tech founders.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

Kaunis Iron

Kaunis Iron has been operating the iron ore mine in Pajala since 2018. With the help of strong local commitment, the ambition is to build a long-term and sustainable business.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

Doxa

Doxa’s primary business area is property investment and both listed and unlisted real estate companies in Sweden, without any limitation to specific categories of properties, holding periods or regions.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

InterMatte

InterMatte is a digital mathematics teaching resource for Years 6-9 that enthuses pupils and simplifies work for the teachers. With InterMatte’s unique help messages and videos, pupils not only get instant feedback, but also help in moving forward.

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ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS

Spintop Ventures

Spintop Ventures is an early-stage technology venture capital firm. We support teams on a mission to build great companies.

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Our involvement

The willingness to help where we can and where it is needed most

We have many long-term commitments that stretch far beyond the business world. Where the goal of our involvement is to help and make a difference. And if we can help correct an injustice or imbalance that exists in our society, we make sure to do so. The will to help is always there, whether it’s on our doorstep or on the other side of the world.

OUR INVOLVEMENT

Star for Life 

Star for Life is a non-profit organisation that works to create better circumstances for young people.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Star for Life Jerusalem

Star for Life Jerusalem is a foundation whose vision is to promote sustainable development for the people of East Jerusalem through various initiatives. Our mission is to develop, finance, and implement programs targeting education, employment, IT skills development, and IT entrepreneurship.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Motivationslyftet

Motivationslyftet is part of Star for Life International, which has operations in Sweden, South Africa, Namibia, Jerusalem and Ukraine.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

FC Rosengård

FC Rosengård has Sweden’s best women’s football team, and 2022 was a year for the record books, as the team took home Swedish Championship gold, cup gold and competed in the Champions League group stage.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Uppstart Malmö

With a conviction that entrepreneurship creates jobs while reducing segregation and exclusion, Uppstart Malmö was founded in 2011 by Dan Olofsson and Luciano Astudillo.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Swedes for Ukraine 

Millions of Ukrainians are still fleeing the horrors of war following Russia’s brutal attack on their homeland. Tens of thousands of Ukrainians arrived in Sweden early this spring. The need for shelter quickly became acute. In March 2022, the non-profit site swedesforukraine.org was launched.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Project Kaxås 

Project Kaxås is an initiative that invests in young families who want to change their lifestyle and move to a scenic rural environment. The starting point for the project was to break the trend towards centralisation and save the rural school in Kaxås.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Thanda Foundation Trust

The Thanda Foundation Trust was established to engage with the socio-economic, educational, and developmental needs of the three tribal communities neighbouring Thanda Safari in the Umkhanyekude District.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Expect a Better Tomorrow – a foundation

This year’s Expect a Better Tomorrow initiative is Heja Klubben! This initiative seeks to demonstrate the invaluable benefits that Swedish association life provides throughout our expansive country.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Special Olympics Sweden 

Special Olympics is a part of the Swedish Parasports Federation that offers wide-ranging and recreational athletic activities for persons with intellectual disabilities.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Hugos Stiftelse and Glädjeruset

The Hugos Stiftelse foundation raises money to support associations and organisations that work to ensure an active life and better health for children and young people with disabilities.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Emerging Cooking Solutions

Around the world, more people die as a result of cooking over smoky, open fires than from malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined. The climate impact of charcoal and firewood burned for cooking is as great as that of the entire aviation industry.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Jewish Community of Malmö

The Jewish Community of Malmö is there for all Jews regardless of age, lifestyle, background and degree of religiosity.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

The Swedish Committee against anti-semitism

The Swedish Committee against anti-semitism is a non-religious and non-political organization whose purpose is to work against and raise awareness of anti-semitism and racism.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Entrepreneurship Forum

The Entrepreneurship Forum is an independent research foundation that initiates, conducts, and communicates policy-relevant research which creates better conditions for entrepreneurship, innovation, small business, renewable energy, and growth.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Offerdals SK

The Olofsson family has a long-standing commitment in Jämtland. Here we support the local club Offerdals SK with the ambition to promote sports activities in Offerdal, and skiing in particular. Offerdals SK was founded in 1961 and currently has around 500 members.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Offerdals Spelmanslag

Since 1985, Offerdals Spelmanslag has performed their music at venues ranging all the way from the forests of Jämtland to the United States, Russia and South Africa. At home, they make various stage performances throughout Jämtland.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is committed to continuing Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy to stand against oppression and strive to achieve a more just and peaceful world. Since 2018, Dan Olofsson is a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Leadership Council.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

UWC Dilijan College

UWC Dilijan College in Armenia is a part of the UWC network, a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

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