Olof Sand hands over as President and CEO of Anticimex to Jarl Dahlfors

Pressrelease 01-09-2015 12:09

After three intense years, during which Anticimex completed over 40 acquisitions in 14 countries, doubled its turnover, and achieved 30 % margin improvement, Olof Sand hands over to Jarl Dahlfors who assumes the responsibility to develop and streamline the company further.

Anticimex’s Board of Directors have decided to appoint Jarl Dahlfors, 51, as President and CEO of Anticimex. Jarl Dahlfors takes up his new position in September 2015. His most recent position was as President and CEO of Loomis, which is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm's major companies list.

"After three intense years of acquisitions, coordination and rapid growth, Anticimex’s ambitious growth plan continues. At the same time we also see great opportunities to achieve additional synergies and increased profitability. Jarl Dahlfors’ experience, well-documented leadership and background from an international listed company with a focus on profitability fits perfectly into the phase Anticimex is currently in. He has during eight years at Loomis been a key person, as CFO, Regional US Manager and President and has extensive experience from other leading international companies. We look forward to Jarl Dahlfors joining us to develop the company and continue to build "One Anticimex", comments Gunnar Asp, Chairman of Anticimex’s Board of Directors.

Jarl Dahlfors succeeds Olof Sand, who has led the Anticimex group since EQT’s acquisition in 2012.

"Anticimex has during Olof Sand’s leadership, in a short period of time transformed into an international company with rapid and profitable growth. Olof has in an outstanding manner integrated the acquired businesses, and has with a strong visionary leadership worked to create a cohesive Anticimex with shared values. During his tenure as CEO, Anticimex’s turnover doubled to nearly SEK 4 billion and EBITA more than doubled to over SEK 500 million. I am very pleased that Olof is open to finding new opportunities to continue developing and building companies together with EQT”, comments Per Franzén, Partner at EQT Partners.

Anticimex is a leading international specialist within pest control and related services. Anticimex was founded in 1934 in Sweden and currently has operations in 14 countries, with more than 3600 employees. In 2014, total turnover amounted to approximately SEK 3.4 billion.

For more information please contact:
Gunnar Asp, Chairman Anticimex Board of Directors, +46 (0)733 808 009, gunnar.asp@sargas.se
Olof Sand, resigning CEO and President Anticimex, +46 (0)702 181 311, olof.sand@anticimex.com
Jarl Dahlfors, succeeding CEO and President Anticimex, +46-(0)70 607 20 51, jarl.dahlfors@anticimex.com
Per Franzén, Partner EQT Partners, +46 (0)8 506 55 354, per.franzen@eqt.se

Updated: 10-06-2016 12:10

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