CSI Protect – Private Placement: Undisclosed amount

Tofte & Company – CSI Protect secures funding

We are proud to announce that CSI Protect has raised a significant round of financing from a group of investors led by Henrik Friborg.

From it’s US HQ in Los Angeles, CA. CSI Protect is building it’s North American business centred around Forensic DNA property marking, forensic coding and asset identification solutions which deter theft and aid recovery of stolen property.

The Company has been at the forefront of providing the Police and Insurance recommended property marking solutions since 2015. Since then, CSI Protect has helped homeowners, businesses, local authorities, hospitals and schools protect their property. With already established business relationships in 8 states and partnerships with several major Law Enforcement Agencies like LAPD, CSI Protect was seeking funding to ensure a rapid expansion throughout the entire US market. The past 3 years have shown outstanding results and all major US retailers and Law Enforcement Agencies have shown significant interest in protecting their local communities, employees and valuables using DNA technology.

We pride ourselves on top quality, accredited products, the best customer service and exceptional value. In fact, repeat business is growing as more and more satisfied customers return to us year after year. Key markets include B2B, Education, Government, Police and B2C. Our goal is to reduce a number of crimes including domestic and commercial burglary, robbery, metal theft, vehicle theft and theft of cycles.

“As a result of our rapid expansion in the US market additional funding was needed in order to keep momentum. Through a mutual international contact we were recommended to contact Sasja Dalgaard, Partner at Tofte & Company. Sasja came highly recommended, but being a US company seeking funding for a US expansion we were armed with a fair amount of skepticism and questions. I am happy to say that for the first phone call to the final Due Diligence we have received the most professional and result orientated advice and guidance from the entire Tofte & Company team, but Sasja has a special place in our CSI hearts. Sasja has continuously outperformed all out expectations and been a priceless partner during the entire process. The professional approach has allowed us to focus on our US operations while the funding process was on full speed. Being in the hands of a professional team allowed us to feel confident that we would achieve our common goal and find the right match for our business,” says Kristian Brandt, Co-Founder and & COO of CSI Protect.

“It has been a great pleasure to work alongside the founders Kristian Brandt and Henrik Olsen in this process and it is obvious that they possess the needed determination to conquer the US market. The product is unmatched and with the capital injection and an active investor team with deep industry knowledge they are on a path to succes. Lead investor – Henrik Friborg co-founded Milestone Systems (Sold to Canon Group in 2014) and that is a match that I am proud of since his past journey and experiences makes him the ideal investor for CSI Protect. I very much look forward to follow the company,” says Sasja Dalgaard, Partner at Tofte & Company.

Duka – Sell side: Undisclosed amount

Tofte & Company – Executive Capital acquires minority stake in Duka

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Executive Capital has acquired a minority stake in Duka, the leading Nordic platform for technology support solutions.

Duka, headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, introduced its best in class support solution to the market in 2010 and has since experienced continuous growth. The company first launched with PC’s but has later expanded into tablets, iPads and mobiles. Duka has managed to create a solution where the end-user has all needs covered from a single point of contact thereby creating a superior user experience. The company has from the beginning had the mission to make technology products easy to use and their very low customer churn indicates a mission accomplished. Duka was listed amongst the 1,000 fastest growing IT companies in Europe on Financial Times list.

Duka is tapping into a growing 3.3 bnEUR European tech support market with an attractive business model based on subscriptions and already have a strong foothold in Denmark and Norway with more than 30,000 subscribers.

“We have throughout the process been impressed by the professionalism of Tofte & Company. They have impressed us both with the business understanding and deal making skills,” says Kim Krohn Gervin, CEO of Duka. “We have secured an attractive deal and Tofte & Company managed to find the perfect value adding partner in Executive Capital that has an extensive network and solid experience in developing technology businesses. Furthermore we felt the personal chemistry needed to engage on a joint journey.”

“Working with Tofte & Company has been a pleasure. They have impressive deal making skills and a professional approach,” says Klavs Vejlang (Chairman and partner at Executive Capital).

Duka is truly an innovative company build on a customer centric approach and strong values. They have managed to make the use of technology products easier thereby fueling the digitalization of the countries in which they operate. You sense the previous experience from both Kim and Rasmus (Thostrup Møller, COO of Duka) in terms of a professional driven organization relentlessly following a mission of best in class customer service. In Executive Capital they now have a partner with extensive experience and an impressive track record. I very much look forward to follow the journey of Duka,” says Thomas Tofte, Managing Partner of Tofte & Company.

About Duka:
Duka today employees more than 50 employees in Hinnerup outside Aarhus. The company was founded in 2010 to sell hardware to the senior segment without any IT knowledge and today has more than 30,000 subscribers with service and support for PC and mobile devices. Duka today offers 3 products (dukaPC, dukaPRO and dukaTALE).

About Executive Capital:
Executive Capital is an investment partnership formed by seasoned business executives that develops and professionalize Danish small and medium size companies through investing own fund and expertise. The partners of Executive Capital have typically been executives themselves and developed a smaller company to a larger international business and therefore has extensive experience with the challenges facing SMV’s.