Lazarus is a special situations investor – we actively seek situations normally shunned by traditional investors. We seek controlling ownership stakes in companies facing significant challenges.
By combining access to funding and hands-on turn-around experience, we are uniquely equipped to quickly address and resolve such challenges. Our goal is to quickly bring our companies back on track towards sustainable profits.
The road back to profitability may differ, but often it entails significant and disciplined cost-savings and an increased focus on a viable core business. Balance sheet restructurings are often instrumental components of our turn-around process.
Situations: Few restrictions; examples include liquidity crisis, covenant breaches, spin-offs from larger entities, etc. As a general rule, we do not participate in structured auction processes.
Revenues: Normally SEK 200 million and upward (with possible exceptions).
Profitability: Weak or loss-making, but with improvement potential.
Instrument: We work across the whole balance sheet, and may acquire both shares, claims and other financial instruments.
Ownership: No formal restrictions, but we only do transactions where we will reach a controlling influence.
Sectors: We work with all sectors and industries, except for start-ups and R&D companies that have never demonstrated profitability.
Geography: We work with companies with a Nordic connection, preferably headquartered in Sweden.
Lazarus Industriförvaltning is financially backed by some of Sweden’s most respected business leaders, financial investors and family offices. Through our close cooperation with our investors, we are positioned to pursue investments of significant size.
Lazarus Industriförvaltning is managed by four experienced partners. Together with our senior advisors, we offer a unique combination of operational turn-around experience and in-depth financial and restructuring expertise.