Artificial Solutions Named an IDC Innovator in Conversational AI Software Platforms

Pressmeddelanden   •   Sep 21, 2018 15:59 CEST

Artificial Solutions Wins Best Intelligent Assistant Innovation at AIconics

Pressmeddelanden   •   Sep 21, 2018 15:59 CEST

Artificial Solutions Named as Star Performer by Speech Technology Magazine

Pressmeddelanden   •   Sep 21, 2018 15:59 CEST

Scope sustainability summit

Blogginlägg   •   Feb 09, 2018 10:36 CET

In November Scope took the initiative to gather private equity industry colleagues to discuss how to further develop best practices for sustainability work in private equity-owned growth companies. We are all interested in developing tools and procedures to help our portfolio companies make progress in their sustainability efforts and to build better and more sustainable companies. We believe that we all benefit from sharing information and experience from what we see works well, and what does not work so well. Aside from sharing experiences and having interesting discussions, we also had the privilege to listen to Mats Andersson, former CEO at AP4 and Isabelle Susini’s experience from Patagonia.

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The view

Blogginlägg   •   Feb 09, 2018 10:35 CET

Investment Environment
Digitalisation offers the opportunity to collapse existing value chains and enable brand owners to reach out to consumers directly. As this happens within multiple industries, the winners are almost always the consumers and brand owners, with suffering intermediaries and a few prosperous new entrants. As this happens on the political scene, political messaging has been reduced to one liners fitting social media platforms. The most widely cited one liner of the fourth quarter was President Trump’s retaliatory remarks to North Korea’s Kim-Jong Un, which included the words ‘Fire and fury’. The simplified rhetoric masks the more complex situation on the Korean peninsula which escalated over the quarter with North Korea testing its nuclear capabilities in a manner which was unexpected to the United States. However, one of the most volatile situations in the world took a possibly positive turn when North Korea reached out to South Korea for participation in the 2018 Olympic games, whilst discussing their relationship. The unexpected turn sidelines the United States as a peace maker and may be a potentially positive game changer for the region. It is currently too early to tell, although it is unexpectedly promising from a global perspective. ‘Fire and fury’ also became the ‘tell-all’ inside story of the Trump administration again causing the President’s fitness for office to be questioned. The US tax legislation, passed under much media attention, will come into effect during 2018 with some anomalies playing out early on in the year. The changes are generally perceived not to be the overhaul that was advertised, but nevertheless positive for investors, although not always for citizens.

As France’s President Macron is regaining popularity, Angela Merkel struggled for longer than expected to form a coalition in Germany. The far right is gaining grounds in Austria and Theresa May is losing credibility in England. Spain is successfully balancing the Catalonian secessionist movement and Italy is up for election this year with a wild field likely to include the octogenarian Silvio Berlusconi. The European political landscape is far from providing a forceful execution environment at the moment and President Macron may very well be provided with an increasing European platform.

The global economy is doing well with few identified economic bubbles of real concern, whilst the risks are still perceived to be more political than economic at this time.

Scope outlook
The Swedish economy retains its positive momentum into election year. The imposed requirements for amortization cooled the housing market and some developers experienced a significantly changed environment. However, the effect on consumption is yet to be seen. The Norwegian economy continues to follow the oil price development and although trending up movements, are quite volatile. The Finnish economy is also improving with a clear link to the country’s dependence on commodity industries. The less commodity dependent economy of Denmark continues a stable improvement. Overall the Nordic economies continue to outperform in an international context. Inflation expectations are gradually coming back and longer interest rates have hence gradually increased. In such an environment, many asset classes will be hurt, but fundamental revenue growth, the core of Scope’s investment strategy, will become an even more attractive investment strategy.

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HAPPY PLUGS NAMES CHRISTINA TILLMAN AS CEO TO SUPPORT RAPID INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

Nyheter   •   Sep 20, 2017 08:00 CEST

CHRISTINA TILLMAN NY VD FÖR HAPPY PLUGS

Pressmeddelanden   •   Sep 20, 2017 08:00 CEST

Scope invests in Happy Plugs

Nyheter   •   Jun 09, 2017 09:22 CEST

Scope blir delägare i Happy Plugs

Pressmeddelanden   •   Jun 09, 2017 08:00 CEST

Scope sells Happy Socks to Palamon

Nyheter   •   Jan 16, 2017 10:00 CET

Om Scope Capital Advisory AB

The Scope Funds invest in Nordic growth opportunities. The objective is to generate high, risk-adjusted, financial returns in any economic environment. Investments are made in organizations with proven value added and differentiated value propositions.

As an active owner, Scope partners with managements to create companies with internationally scalable platforms that support sustainable growth. Portfolio companies are required to exhibit high growth rates and investments are typically made without, or with very moderate, financial leverage.

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