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


Million m2 of grass cut annually


Million m2 plowed of snow every winter




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

CompanySvensk Markservice
Status Divested
IndustryBusiness services
Nalkas ownership77%
Investment year2010
Year of exit2018
HQSolna, Sweden
Turnover 2017SEK 834m
CEOHelena 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.