Investment in cookie consent solution software
Strategic Investments /05.04.2022
Kirk Kapital has acquired 40 pct. of Cookie Information, the leading provider of cookie consent solutions in Scandinavia. The SaaS company serves more than 3,000 customers and more than 250,000 websites in 130 countries. Cookie Information is also an official Google Consent Mode partner.
Cookie Information was established in 2011 and has until now been owned by CEO Karsten Rendemann (90 pct.) and COO Jonas Voldbjerg Andersen (10 pct.).
Partnering with Kirk Kapital is part of a strategy that enables Cookie Information to accelerate international growth and create a leading European software company within Privacy and Compliance.
Kim Gulstad, CEO of Kirk Kapital, welcomes the partnership with Cookie Information and the purchase of 40 pct. of the shares in the company.
“From a societal perspective, it is important that we all have confidence that our personal information is processed in a trustworthy manner and within the frameworks of the law. Cookie Information’s mission is to provide trusted experiences to all that use the internet. Therefore, we look forward to supporting Cookie Information in their ambitious international growth journey in the coming years,” says Kim Gulstad.
Karsten Rendemann and Jonas Voldbjerg Andersen will continue in their existing positions after the transaction, and they are looking forward to accelerating the company’s growth further in the coming years.
“We are happy to welcome Kirk Kapital as a co-shareholder and an active co-owner. We see this as yet another endorsement of Cookie Information. We are partnering with a well-established and respected blue-chip organization that shares our vision and mission to promote the trust everyone can have in digital services on the internet. We look forward to the collaboration and the exciting international growth journey, which will now be accelerated “, says Karsten Rendemann, CEO of Cookie Information, and continues: “We expect to double the number of employees over the next few months.”
The transaction was completed in late March 2022. Deloitte Corporate Finance and DLA Piper have advised Cookie Information. Plesner and PwC Transaction Services have advised Kirk Kapital.
Karsten Rendemann, CEO of Cookie Information A/S, +45 30 45 78 76
Morten Huse Eikrem-Jeppesen, PressConnect for Kirk Kapital, +45 53 85 07 70
About Cookie Information
Cookie Information is a CMP (Consent Management Platform) SaaS company that specializes in developing consent solutions for websites and mobile apps that ensure GDPR compliance. In 2021 Cookie Information made the prestigious “Top 250 Fastest-Growing SaaS Companies of 2021” list by Latka magazine. Cookie Information’s mission is to assist public and private organizations complying with applicable national and international privacy laws. From their offices in Copenhagen, Cookie Information services customers worldwide with nearly 30 employees from 14 different nationalities. Cookie Information contributes to increased data protection and trust in our society.
About Kirk Kapital
Kirk Kapital is a family-owned investment company owned by the Kirk Johansen family. The Kirk Johansen family are descendants of Ole Kirk Christiansen, who established LEGO. Kirk Kapital manages approx. EUR 1.5bn in AUM invested within Strategic Investments and Financial Investments. Within the Strategic Investments, Kirk Kapital is an active and long-term owner with larger minority positions in Beck Pack, Dansk Træemballage, Danske Stenhuggerier, Ellepot, FMD, Globeteam, KOMPAN, Promon, Scanmetals, Tacton, TITAN Containers, TP Aerospace, TPS Rental Services, and VivoMega.