Our values

Clear course
We keep it simple, direct, and transparent.
Responsible investing
We are mindful of our responsibility to both our partners and society at large.
Big and bold goals
We embrace courage to transform.
Always learning
We learn from both successes and mistakes.

We are KLAR

We are KLAR Partners - an independent, mid-market private equity firm focused on the business services and industrial sectors, investing primarily in the Nordic, Benelux and DACH regions. We make control investments in companies providing mission critical products and services, partnering with management to build sustainable,
market-leading businesses through a responsible investment approach. We are driven by our values of Clarity, Community, Curiosity and Courage and deploy our transformational investing experience to realise the full potential of our companies through growth, operational improvement and buy & build strategies.
We are KLAR Partners - an independent, mid-market private equity firm focused on the business services and industrial sectors, investing primarily in the Nordic, Benelux and DACH regions. We make control investments in companies providing mission critical products and services, partnering with management to build sustainable, market-leading businesses through a responsible investment approach. We are driven by our values of Clarity, Community, Curiosity and Courage and deploy our transformational investing experience to realise the full potential of our companies through growth, operational improvement and buy & build strategies.

Our contribution as owners is most effective in industries and geographies that we know well

Mission-critical
B2B services
Asset-light
industrials
Our core regions

KLAR's owner philosophy

We form close partnerships with management and seek to realise the full potential of our businesses by applying our simple owner philosophy.
Big and bold goals
Set the ambitions
Low number of high impact initiatives
Build road to success
World class leadership at all levels
Put ideas into action
Accelerate
Capitalise on strong momentum
We strongly believe in - and will ensure - managerial freedom complemented by proper corporate governance and a clear chain of command.

How KLAR contributes to success

Sector expertise.
We have extensive experience and a strong track record in what we are passionate about.
Proven game plan.
We bring a proven governance model and approach to strategy that can realise the full potential of our businesses.
Partnership. Support.
We partner with management to help them achieve their goals and provide hands-on support when needed.
Local presence. International reach.
We are where our businesses are - with our local network and team on the ground - while also providing the international markets access and capital to support organic growth and M&A.

Our Capital

We always invest our own capital alongside that of our investment partners and management teams.
Our incentives are aligned.
Our investment partners include pension funds, insurance companies, endowments and foundations, primarily from Europe and the US.
We invest responsibly.

Our team

Our investments

Oleter Group

Property Damage Restoration services for insurance companies, real estate owners, and commercial businesses

Oleter Group

Property Damage Restoration services for insurance companies, real estate owners, and commercial businesses

Oleter Group consists of Ocab and Frøiland Bygg Skade (FBS), market-leading providers of PDR services. The service offering includes damage inspection, pest control and restoration of fire and water damage. The group has a strong geographical presence in Sweden and Norway with around 1,700 employees in 90 locations.

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Quattro Mikenti Group (“QMG”)

Technical installation services within electricity, heating, ventilation, sprinklers and automation

Quattro Mikenti Group (“QMG”)

Technical installation services within electricity, heating, ventilation, sprinklers and automation

QMG offers technical installation and services within electricity, heating, ventilation, sprinklers and automation. With around 1,000 employees in almost 30 locations, the company is one of the largest installation companies in Finland.

Together with Sandbäckens, an existing KLAR portfolio company, QMG will form one of the Nordic region's leading players in technical installation and property services.

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ITS Kanal Services

Underground infrastructure maintenance services for municipalities, industrial customers and property owners

ITS Kanal Services

Underground infrastructure maintenance services for municipalities, industrial customers and property owners

ITS Kanal Services offers sewer cleaning, inspection, maintenance and repair as well as specialized surface treatment services in a highly resilient market. With approximately 300 employees across eight locations in Switzerland and a leading position in UIM digitization as well as integrated portfolio solutions, the company benefits from significant growth potential in Switzerland and abroad.

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Sandbäckens

Installation and maintenance of sprinklers, heating and sanitation solutions

Sandbäckens

Installation and maintenance of sprinklers, heating and sanitation solutions

Sandbäckens’ operations specialise in technical installations and servicing in the areas of heating and sanitation, comfort cooling, sprinklers and district heating. The company has approximately 800 employees in 30 locations in Sweden and benefits from significant growth potential driven by an ageing installed base, increased regulations and a high construction and renovation activity. 

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Enerim

Software and tech-enabled services for smart grids and smart energy metering to blue-chip electric utilities

Enerim

Software and tech-enabled services for smart grids and smart energy metering to blue-chip electric utilities

Combination of a fast-growing Customer Information System SaaS solution which is a vital component of the smart meter-to-cash (M2C) value chain for electric utilities and tech-enabled services for smart grids to secure energy supply at all times. Both divisions are leaders in Finland with internationalization potential. Markets are characterised by high resilience, increasing digitalisation and benefits from outsourcing services.

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Latest news

KLAR Partners funds invest in Oleter Group to build the leading Northern European provider of Property Damage Restoration (“PDR”) services
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KLAR Partners funds take the next step in building the Nordic region's leading technical installation and property services group by acquiring Finnish Quattro Mikenti Group, QMG
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KLAR Partners funds acquire ITS Kanal Services AG in Switzerland to build Europe’s leading underground infrastructure maintenance (“UIM”) service provider
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KLAR Partners closes debut fund at its hard cap of €630 million
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Diversity

At KLAR we value diversity on all levels: gender, cultural, ethnic background and sexual orientation, among others. These differences lead to diversity of thought and points of view which, in turn, lead to better investment decisions. So, for KLAR, diversity is a business imperative.
To achieve diversity KLAR is committed to:
- Recruitment processes that keep our
  long-term diversity goals in mind
- Flat, non-hierarchical deal teams
- Inclusion of all employees at IC meetings
- Training and mentoring to enable a rewarding career
Supported by:
- Sharing of profits broadly within the team
- Flexible working environment
- Best-in-class parental leave policy
- Encouragement to pursue volunteer activities
- Promotion of a good work/life balance

Working at KLAR

We constantly seek to rejuvenate our skillset by working with people who are ready to challenge our way of doing things. As a new KLAR team member, you will be mentored and coached by some of the best leaders in the industry. The mentoring program is customised based on your knowledge and prior experience. 

We do not expect you to know it all - in fact, we prefer that you don’t. 
We do, however, expect you to be exceptional. 

With our rigorous assessments during the interview process, we will focus on your problem-solving ability as well as your social and leadership skills. We are looking for people who have the strength and leadership to balance work, family, and other interests in their lives. 

If you are a recent graduate or have a few years of work experience and would like to join an exciting, creative and rewarding industry, apply to talent@klarpartners.com.

Contact us

London office

KLAR Partners
123 Buckingham
Palace Road
London SW1W 9SH
United Kingdom

Stockholm office

KLAR Partners
Regeringsgatan 29
111 53 Stockholm
Sweden
info@klarpartners.com
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