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Sergel acquired by Marginalen

Marginalen acquires the Sergel Group from Telia Company AB, an acquisition that includes Sergel’s operations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Latvia and Lithuania with 360 employees.
The deal, already signalled in 2016, has now been approved by all supervisory authorities and was completed on 30 June 2017.
Sergel is one of the Nordic Region’s leading supplier of the entire Credit Management Services (CMS) value chain, with a broad customer base including customers in all areas, from banking, finance and eCommerce to the public sector and telecommunications. Debt collection is the main business area but the company is also one of Sweden’s biggest suppliers of text messaging (SMS) services.
“We are very proud of the high level of service we can deliver, at the same time as our customers often commend us for the security and confidence we create, for both them and their customers. At Sergel, our “We care” approach permeates all our operations, and we are constantly reminded of how highly this is valued by our customers. With Marginalen as our owners, we can now further strengthen our range of offerings. We are very pleased to be able to tell our customers, partners and employees that the deal has now been completed and the change in ownership has been implemented,” said Sergel’s CEO, Peter Storåkers.
“Sergel is a strong brand with a great deal of knowledge and experience in the credit management field. The fact that Sergel also possesses unique skills and experience is very valuable for Marginalen. Quite simply, I see huge potential in the Sergel acquisition and am convinced that we will grow our business as a result of it,” said Marginalen CEO, Ewa Glennow.

The company has operations in Sweden, Latvia and Lithuania, and with about 700 employees, the group offers services in banking and financing, credit services and debt collection, economic administration, law and HR for private consumers and businesses.

Sergel is a Swedish debt collection company founded in 1988 as the Telia Company’s (back then the state-owned telephone company – Televerket) internal debt collecting arm. Today Sergel is one of the leading suppliers of credit and debt collection services in the Nordics and Baltics. Our areas of operation include credit decision management, clearing house, invoice administration, debt collection and claim portfolio purchasing.

Contact details, Sergel
Mattias Vestman, Försäljningschef Sergel Sverige
+46 727 115 811

Contact details, Marginalen
Anders Karlstrom, Chief Information Officer
Telephone: +46 707 353 677

Finansinspektionen approves the deal

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, FInansinspektionen, decided on 2 June to approve Marginalen Bank’s acquisition of claim portfolios from Telia Company.

Read more in the press release from Marginalen.

For more information, please contact:

Peter Storåkers (CEO)
Telephone (main): +46 771-10 20 40