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Axcel is a Danish private equity investment company that focuses on medium-sized companies and has a wide range of Nordic and international investors. It was founded in 1994 by Christian Frigast and a small group of investors from Denmark's largest financial companies.[1] It has a total of DKK 10 billion under management.[2] Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen succeeded Frigast as CEO of the company in 2016.

Private Ownership
IndustryPrivate Equity
HeadquartersCopenhagen, Denmark
ProductsPrivate equity funds, Leveraged buyouts
Total assetsDKK 10 billion

In July 2019 Axcel has acquired SteelSeries, the leading gaming platform, from private equity firms L Catterton and ClearVue Partners.[3]


  • Christian Schmidt-Jacobsenm managing partner
  • Christian Frigast, executive Chairman, Partner
  • Peter Nyegaard, chief Financial Officer, Partner
  • Nikolaj Vejlsgaard, Partner
  • Vilhelm Sundström, Partner
  • Christian Bamberger Bro. Partner
  • Lars Cordt, Partner
  • Thomas Blomqvist, Partner


Axcel has invested in the following companies:[4]

  • Ball Group
  • BB Electronics
  • Driconeq
  • Exhausto
  • IDdesign
  • JB Education
  • Junckers
  • LGT
  • Mita-Teknik
  • Netel
  • Noa Noa
  • Nordic Waterproofing
  • Pandora
  • Phase One
  • SteelSeries
  • TCM Group
  • Vital Petfood Group


  1. ^ "Den opkøbsivrige kapitalist" (in Danish). Berlingske. Retrieved 2013-06-11.
  2. ^ "Om Axcel" (in Danish). Axcel. Archived from the original on 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2013-06-11.
  3. ^ "Axcel buys SteelSeries from L Catterton | Unquote". Unquote. 2019-07-02. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  4. ^ "Virksomheder" (in Danish). Axcel. Retrieved 2013-06-11.

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