Candyking, a pick-and-mix candy supplier in Nordic countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Poland, announced that CEO Dani Evanoff will take ownership of the company from its current investment fund owner, Accent Equity 2008.
“It is with the greatest respect and due modesty that I now will take over the responsibility to build Candyking into a company of excellence together with my team," Evanoff says. "The company shall become a leading player within fast-moving consumer goods."
Evanoff started the company Godisprinsen, which was acquired by Candyking in 2008. He took on the role of ceo for Candyking in 2016 and implemented concepts and strategies that focused on succeeding in a quick-paced consumer goods market.
“Dani Evanoff has what it takes to take Candyking to the next level in a tough competitive market,” says Jan Ohlsson, chairman of Candyking’s board. “We wish Dani and his team all the best in their continued journey together.”
The transaction is conditional on approval under Candyking’s bond loan, which is set for the end of January 2017. Until then, discussions regarding  long-term financing will continue with Candyking’s bondholders.
Candyking was founded by entrepreneur Christer Forsman in 1984 and currently has more than 8,000 retail outlets and offers stores products, displays and logistic services.