Handicare offers solutions and support to increase the independence of disabled or elderly people, and to enable them to live an active life - on their terms - and to facilitate for their care providers and family.

Handicare is a global company with sales in more than 20 countries and are a market leader in this field. The manufacturing is located at six sites distributed across North America, Asia and Europe.

Handicare was founded in 1986 by three young, paralysed men, inspired to deliver innovative mobility solutions. Today, the company is a global leading global provider of stairlifts and vehicle accessibility solutions and a regional leader in patient transfer and lifting products. Handicare’s offering encompasses a comprehensive range of straight and curved stairlifts, transfer, lifting and repositioning aids, vehicle adaptations and medical equipment.

Nordic Capital Fund VII acquired Handicare in 2010. During Nordic Capital’s ownership, Handicare has streamlined its corporate structure and portfolio to focus on core business and create a platform for future growth. 

This include operational improvements through both centralised development and significant investments in an effective, modern scalable production capacity, as well as a transformation from product to market orientation by driving a commercial excellence agenda across the markets. In addition, Handicare has launched new products and successfully crafted an M&A agenda to drive sustainable long term growth. Today, Handicare is a global leading global provider of stairlifts and vehicle accessibility solutions and a regional leader in patient transfer and lifting products.

Handicare was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange in October 2017.

 

Key Information

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Revenues 2017*

EUR 280 million

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Employees

1140

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Ownership

Nordic Capital Fund VII, controlling shareholding

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Head office

Kista, Sweden

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Investment date

2010

* Annual report