Mr. Lars Stålhös at the Stockholm office has been appointed Director in the firm, effective as of today. Since his start in 2011, Mr. Stålhös has worked with projects in Scandinavia and Russia and has been project manager in various projects.
Erik Orbring Svensson is the latest addition to the Lagerkvist & Partners team. He has a M.Sc in Accounting and Financial Management and has previous work experience from Sweden.
Most important is speed and to dare to take decisions, says Sören Gyll, former CEO of Volvo (when it was one company), Pharmacia, Procordia and Uddeholm. If you recognize afterwards that one of the decisions were wrong you can change it and then you have been through the analysis why it was wrong. Gyll made Procordia the second highest valued company on the stock exchange from a company that never had made any profits (Statsföretag). A fantastic achievement.
The Swedish media industry has experienced dramatic changes during the last decades. During these years, Mr Gunnar Strömblad has been one of the most influential and successful leaders in the industry turning around declining newspapers and pioneering new products. He has been the CEO of both Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet, two Swedish newspapers which he put into the right track again. In the 1990ties he took the initiative to launch aftonbladet.se as the first Swedish newspaper online and currently the most successful. While working for the Norwegian firm Schibsted, he had a pivotal role in the launch of the successful web portals blocket.se and hitta.se. Since 2013, Mr Strömblad has also been member of Lagerkvist & Partner’s Advisory Board.
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A new issue of Four Sides has been published. The publication can be found under published documents.
In 2013, Tesla Motors reached sales of 2 billion USD and the market capitalization has now soared to 26 billion USD. It is easy to dismiss this as a bubble or fad, but if the fundamentals of the market are scrutinized it becomes obvious that a paradigm shift is happening.
The emergence of shale gas, ever more energy-efficient transport solutions, and a better energy infrastructure means energy prices will be heading south. Continue reading
Since the 1960ies, many analysts have been busy predicting the shift towards the paperless society spurred by the technological advances in computer science. Until recently, they have been wrong, but now it is time for paper manufacturers to stop living in self-denial. Continue reading
The forest industry has been successful and spoilt. The new situation has taken most with surprise although it has been going on for more than a decade.
Already in the late 1990ties you could see the deterioration of demand in the forest industry in certain areas. The Swedish company Modo realized that and sold their fine paper division to the Finns in the year 2000 for 6,5 billion SEK – a fantastic deal for the seller!