Copenhagen Economics has successfully advised Finnish retailing conglomerate in acquisition process

Last Friday on 3rd May 2019, the Swedish Competition Authority cleared without remedies K-Rauta AB’s (fully-owned subsidiary of Kesko Oyj) acquisition of Fresks Group and its 33 building material stores in Sweden. We have advised Kesko in reaching their strategic objective to strengthen its market position in the building and technical trade in the Nordic region.  At the core of our analysis were the geographic aspects of the acquisition.

Learn more about the acquisition on Kesko’s website

For further information, please contact Claus Kastberg Nielsen

New vacancies: Personal Assistant & Communications Consultant

We are currently looking for new colleagues to join our Copenhagen Office.

Personal Assistant to Managing Partner 

As Personal Assistant (PA), you will take on a trusted and central role. You will work closely with our Managing Partner and support him in making best use of his time. You will also act as liaison in the Managing Partner’s team of consultants and towards the rest of the partners and our business support team. Learn more about the position

Communications Consultant

As our Communications Consultant, you will be responsible for our communication activities across all four offices, ensuring a professional and consistent presentation of the company internally and externally. Learn more about the position

We look forward to receiving your application! 

New study: Investments abroad help SMEs grow and form global alliances

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are important to the Danish economy and growth opportunities. SMEs account for 44 percent of employment around 40 percent of the number of investments abroad.

Investing abroad brings many possible benefits that can help SMEs to grow. The benefits include access to new markets, proximity to customers, access to skilled labour and access to new knowledge and new production processes. We find that SMEs investing abroad experience on average higher growth in Denmark than comparable SMEs and that most SMEs experience that the benefits of investing abroad live up to their expectations.

Learn more about the study

For further information, please contact Eva Rytter Sunesen or Jonas Juul Henriksen

Congratulations to Neil Gallagher who has made the prestigious Berlingske Business' Talent 100 list!

We are extremely proud that one of our many talented colleagues Neil Gallagher has been ranked on Berlingske Business' prestigious Talent 100 for 2019.

Every year, the Danish newspaper Berlingske and Copenhagen Business School seeks out the top 100 talents under the age of 36 in Denmark who have made significant contributions within their respective fields. The candidates have been chosen based on:

  • Educational competencies and results
  • Professional qualifications, managerial abilities, and results
  • The recommendations provided by internal managers and external clients

Partner Henrik Ballebye Okholm describes Neil as being an elite economist: “He is incredibly bright and he has a natural ability to quickly identify the challenges our customers are facing. Apart from being a technically-skilled economist, Neil always seeks to find pragmatic solutions, even when working with highly complex economic data.”

Neil joined Copenhagen Economics in 2016 as a Research Assistant after having participated in our annual Talent Day in 2015. Since then, he has quickly progressed his career, and today he works as Senior Economist overseeing the service area of Tender & Auction Support.

Big congratulations from all of us!

Read the full article from Berlingske Business (in Danish)

New study: Guidance paper to municipalities for assessing existence of state aid

An authority may act as an investor, lender or provide guarantees, but how do you know that the measure does not constitute state aid? In our most recent study, we find that the key is to assess whether the State could be considered to act as a market operator in a similar situation. The assessment eventually boils down to performing a market operator test.

On June 4, we present this guidance paper at a seminar on state aid in Stockholm.

Learn more and sign up for the event here (in Swedish)

Learn more about the study

For further information, please contact Karl Lundvall