Divested

Svensk Markservice was founded in 1991 and is today Sweden's leading landscaping company.

25

Million m2 of grass cut annually

1.8

Million m2 plowed of snow every winter

650

Employees

Divested

Business Description

Svensk Markservice (SMS), founded in 1991, is Sweden’s leading landscaping services company. SMS offers services such as grass mowing, tree pruning, snow removal, park upkeep and lighter plant construction to public and private real estate owners.

SMS is headquartered in Solna and the company has more than 30 local operational centers throughout Sweden. During high season, SMS has 1,000 employees. Many with specialized competences in areas such as gardening and architectural landscaping.

Company information

Company Svensk Markservice
Status Divested
Industry Business services
Nalkas ownership 77%
Investment year 2010
Year of exit 2018
HQ Solna, Sweden
Turnover 2017 SEK 834m
Employees 609
Website svenskmarkservice.se
CEO Helena Henriksson

Investment Rationale

 

The market for landscaping services is expected to have considerable growth since pastures are now being prioritised by public and private real estate owners.

There is also a trend where real estate owners choose large and specialised landscaping companies for these kinds of services. Our opinion was that Svensk Markservice, through their national coverage and competitive pricing, was well positioned to capitalize on this growth, in partnership with a long term and committed owner.