Stokke is a leading global children’s equipment brand. The company’s roots go back to 1932.In 1972, Kåre Stokke decided to market the Tripp Trapp chair designed by PeterOpsvik. It took a long time to establish the project in the market and sales did not reach 100,000 a year until 1998.
In 2003, together with the board, Rune Stokke decided to focus on developing Stokke into a global brand for children’s products. Stokke has developed a strong product portfolio and has sales companies in Europe, America and Asia. Between 2003 and 2013, revenue increased from MNOK 300 to more than MNOK 1,100 with very good profitability. In 2014, the company was sold to NXMH in a structured process with Goldman Sachs as adviser. Learn more >
Wonderland is one of Scandinavia’s leading bed and mattress retailers. Wonderland’s history dates back to 1969 when the Westnofa business was established in Åndalsnes. The company was owned by the Stokke family from start-up until it was sold to Foinco in 2014.
Annual revenue in 2004 totalled approximately MNOK 200. Learn more >
Fora Form is one of Scandinavia’s leading suppliers of furniture to meeting places. For many years, Fora Form, whose story starts in 1929, was known as Møre Lenestolfabrikk, which later changed name to Møremøbler. The Stokke family acquired Møremøbler in the 1990s with Vatne Møbler, and the businesses were merged and changed name to Fora Form. Part of the company was sold to Credo Partners in 2007.
In 2013, the company was acquired by the Swedish company Lammhults. Annual revenue in 2013 totalled approximately MNOK 140. Learn more >
Varier’s association with Stokke goes all the way back to 1932. In the mid-1970s, the first Balance chairs were launched and in 1979 Stokke Fabrikker decided to focus on ergonomic furniture and established its own sales companies in Europe through the 1980s and 1990s.
In line with the decision to focus on children’s products, part of Varier was sold to Credo Partners in 2006. Annual revenue in 2006 totalled approximately MNOK 135. Learn more >
Optimar is a global leader in fish handling. A 51 per cent stake in the company was acquired by Credo Invest Nr 7 AS, with Stokke Industri as the investor indirectly owning about 10 per cent of Optimar. The company was sold to German company Haniel in 2017. Annual revenue in 2017 totalled approximately MNOK 1,100. Learn more >
Gardermoen Log Invest AS owns Coop’s central warehouse in Norway. The property covers 85,000 m². It was originally purchased in 2014 together with Møller Eiendom when the property covered 52,000 m². The property was extended by 33,000 m² in 2020/2021 and sold to NREP in February 2021 at a gross property value of BNOK 3. Møller Eiendom owned 60 per cent and Stokke Industri 40 per cent.
Ventrupparken Logistics AS owns a warehouse in Greve in Denmark covering around 60,000 m². Stokke Industri Eiendom and Lerka Eiendom each purchased a shareholding of 25 per cent in 2016 and the property was resold in 2020.
Postal Logistics Denmark AS constructed two logistics properties for PostNord covering a total of 55,000 m² in Køge on the outskirts of Copenhagen in Denmark. The company was purchased in 2016 by Stokke Industri Eiendom (50 per cent) and Lerka Eiendom (40 per cent). Once the buildings were completed, the company was resold in 2018.
Oslo Science Park was part-acquired in 2016 with Lerka Eiendom. Construction stages I and II were acquired. These are the heart of the property containing the entrance hall, restaurant and Start-up Lab. The property was resold in 2016/2017.