Our purpose

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 – 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 – 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

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.

Family Office Services

Family Office Services area includes the provision of a diversified range of services, including providing wealth overviews, management and financial planning.

How did we become

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

The company history

Timeline

1932
1932

LEGO

LEGO is established by Ole Kirk Christiansen

LEGO is established by Ole Kirk Christiansen

1995
1995

Succession to Kjeld and Gunhild

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

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

2007
2007

Kirk Kapital is Founded

Kirk Kapital is established from the de-merger of KIRKBI, with Gunhild Kirk Johansen as majority shareholder

Kirk Kapital is established from the de-merger of KIRKBI, with Gunhild Kirk Johansen as majority shareholder

2009
2009

Succession to Casper, Morten and Anders

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

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

2017
2017

New Strategy Defined

Kirk Kapital defines new investment strategy and establishes office in Copenhagen

Kirk Kapital defines new investment strategy and establishes office in Copenhagen

2018
2018

Fjordenhus

Fjordenhus is completed and open to the public

Fjordenhus is completed and open to the public

2019
2019

The Nissen Family

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

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

2019
2019

Next Generation Takes Over

Gunhild transfers her shares to the next generation

Gunhild transfers her shares to the next generation

Governance

Governance

Board of Directors

Bjarne Graven

Bjarne Graven

Chairman

Chairman

Casper Kirk Johansen

Casper Kirk Johansen

Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman

Birgitte Nielsen

Birgitte Nielsen

Member

Member