“Axcel is excited to support Delete’s growth going forward. Environmental services will have an increasingly important role in the industrial, construction and municipal sectors”, notes Lars Österberg, partner at Axcel.

“Delete has grown rapidly over the past three years, and the new owner provides additional resources to grow in the Nordics. Axcel is committed to the long-term development of the company in order to satisfy increasing customer needs also in the future”, comments Jussi Niemelä, CEO of Delete. 

“During Intera’s ownership, Delete has been developed into a leading environmental services provider in Finland and northern Sweden. Delete is well-positioned to continue to grow in the Nordics under the new majority owner”, states Janne Näränen of Intera Partners.

Axcel was founded in 1994 by a group of investors from Denmark’s largest financial and industrial institutions. Axcel focuses on investing in medium-sized companies in the Nordic region and has a broad base of both Danish and international investors. Axcel has raised four funds with total committed capital of around DKK 10 billion and has made 39 investments along with 50 significant bolt-on acquisitions. 25 of the companies in which it has invested have so far been sold or floated. Axcel’s investments currently include 14 companies and a significant holding in PANDORA, representing combined revenue of more than DKK 17 billion and around 11,400 employees.

Delete specialises in environmental services for industry, construction and real estate clients in Finland, Sweden, and the Baltic states. The company’s services include industrial cleaning services, heavy and special demolition services as well as recycling and waste management services. Delete employs nearly 700 environmental services professionals and the pro forma turnover of the business in 2012 amounted to approximately EUR 100 million.

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