We invest

in minority ownership of tomorrow’s best companies and manage multi-asset portfolios

We collaborate

through active partnerships and tailored solutions

We create

the best conditions for our stakeholders’ long-term growth

Our purpose

Why are we here

Our purpose is to create long-term prosperity for the families of our shareholders, partners and employees. We manage and grow family-owned capital, based on strong family values. We believe family values provide a solid foundation for business, while highlighting the importance of family life outside work for our staff. These values inspire an exceptionally strong team spirit ‚Äď not just internally, but also among the companies with which we partner. Every one of our partnerships is built on trust, responsibility and a long-term commitment ‚Äď and that is why they are all considered part of the Kirk Kapital family. We are proud of these tight bonds and collaboration.

As a family-run company, family is in our DNA, and it shines through in all our values…

We value…

 

Competence

We are amongst the best, brightest, and most experienced within our field.

Dedication

We have a relentless focus on realising our purpose

Integrity

We conduct our business in accordance with the highest standards of professional behaviour and ethics

Our business areas

Activities

Strategic Investments

Our Strategic Investments area focuses on active larger minority shareholdings of medium- and larger-sized companies with market-leading positions in long-term growth industries.

Financial Investments

The Financial Investments area manages multiple individual portfolios.

Vejle Investments

Vejle Investments predominantly holds our investment activities centered around the city of Vejle. These are mainly real estate investments in Fjordenhus, Utoft Plantage and Havne√łen.

Family Office Services

Family Office Services area includes the provision of a diversified range of services, including providing wealth overviews, management, and financial planning. Family Office Services administers a charitable foundation, the Edith & Godtfred Kirk Christiansen’s Foundation, on a pro bono basis.

Key figures

19.5

Billion DKK assets under management

16

Portfolio companies

29

Employees

How did we become

Our history

Established in 2007, Kirk Kapital’s heritage stretches back much further to 1932, when Ole Kirk Christiansen started making wooden toys in his workshop. In 1934, Ole began selling them under the now world-famous name, LEGO.

Today, almost 90 years later, our heritage of imagination and ingenuity is what forms the foundation of Kirk Kapital’s unique business.

Kirk Kapital’s shareholders, the Kirk Johansen family, are Ole Kirk Christiansen’s descendants.

As well as managing the family office services for our shareholders, we specialise in financial investments and strategic minority investments in tomorrow’s best companies, under the motto: We invest, collaborate and create.

The company history

Timeline

1932

LEGO

LEGO is established by Ole Kirk Christiansen

1995

Succession to Kjeld and Gunhild

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen and Gunhild Kirk Johansen assumes ownership of LEGO and the family office KIRKBI

2007

Kirk Kapital is Founded

Kirk Kapital is established from the demerger of KIRKBI, with Gunhild Kirk Johansen as majority shareholder

2009

Succession to Casper, Morten and Anders

Gunhild, Casper, Morten and Anders Kirk Johansen obtain equal ownership of Kirk Kapital

2017

New Strategy Defined

Kirk Kapital defines new investment strategy and establishes office in Copenhagen

2018

Fjordenhus

Fjordenhus is completed and open to the public

2019

The Nissen Family

The Nissen family enters into an asset management agreement with Kirk Kapital

2019

Next Generation Takes Over

Gunhild transfers her shares to the next generation

2020

Kirk Kapital Fondsmæglerskab A/S

Kirk Kapital establishes an asset management arm

Board of Directors

 Casper Kirk Johansen>

Casper Kirk Johansen

Chairman

 Anders Kirk Johansen >

Anders Kirk Johansen

Member

 Birgitte Nielsen>

Birgitte Nielsen

Member

 Jens Winther Moberg>

Jens Winther Moberg

Member

 Peter Beske Nielsen>

Peter Beske Nielsen

Member

Annual & ESG report 2023

31.12.2023

Annual & ESG report 2023

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Former reports

Annual Report 2022

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Annual Report 2021

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Sustainability Report 2021

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Annual Report 2020

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Annual Report 2019

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Annual Report 2018

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Annual Report 2017

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Edith & Godtfred Kirk Christiansens Fond

Edith & Godtfred Kirk Christiansens Fond supports a wide range of cultural and ecclesiastical projects both in Denmark and internationally. One of the foundation’s biggest projects is the establishment and operation of an SOS Children’s Village in Jimma, Ethiopia. Here you can read more about the foundation, its work and some of the many projects that the foundation has supported.

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