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Lindex

Status
Realised
Country
Sweden
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Consumer
Entry
Aug-93
Exit
Apr-95
Fund
IK 1989

Leading Swedish clothing retailer

Lindex is one of the leading retailers in Scandinavia, specialising in ladies wear, children’s clothing and lingerie.

The IK 1989 Fund acquired Lindex from ICA in August 1993, before exiting in April 1995 via listing on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Divest the loss-making subsidiary, Gulins;
  • Improve purchasing and logistics by opening new Hong Kong office;
  • Introduce a new Lindex loyalty card;
  • Launch new product categories, diversifying offering; and
  • Roll-out and expand children’s wear departments.