Triodos Organic Growth Fund has taken a 20% minority stake in Naturfrisk Group Holding A/S (Naturfrisk), a Danish producer of organic soft drinks, juices, cordials, beers and distilled spirits. The fund’s investment supports Naturfrisk in its continued independence while helping to realise the company’s growth plans and ambitions.
Naturfrisk was founded in 1996 by father and son Niels and Nicolai Rømer, when they acquired and restarted activities at the former Ørbæk Brewery, which dates back to 1906. Today, based on a mission to craft the purest tasteful high quality organic beverages, Naturfrisk is internationally known for its range of organic, non-alcoholic beverages.
Riella Hollander, Fund Manager Triodos Organic Growth Fund: “This investment is an excellent opportunity to support the further growth of a leading company in the Danish organic market. Naturfrisk’s entrepreneurial culture and truly authentic commitment to provide the best organic and highest quality juices and drinks are a solid foundation for this growth. As a long-term and mission-aligned investor we are very much looking forward to support Naturfrisk in their ambitions.”
Niels Rømer, Founder and Director of Naturfrisk: “We were amongst the first in the beverage industry to offer an organic alternative to consumers and managed to build a successful business by keeping true to our values. Now that this market is growing and expanding we see ample opportunities in Denmark but also internationally. In Triodos Organic Growth Fund we have found a like-minded and mission-aligned partner who also has a long-term horizon and who supports us in realising our sustainable mission.”
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