Royal Design Group, owned by Egmont, now strengthens its position in high-end lighting and interior with the acquisition of AndLight.
Stockholm based Royal Design Group has acquired the successful e-commerce company AndLight, focusing on high-end lighting and interior. AndLight has in recent years seen high growth and is currently present in 17 markets across Europe with local web shops in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, Poland, France and the UK.
”We have successfully grown to become an European e-commerce player through a strong local focus on the markets we are present in. We have proven that we through talent management, entrepreneurial spirit and love for high-end lighting and interior can build a successful e-commerce business. I am very pleased that we now become part of Royal Design Group and Egmont as we share the same values and business understanding”, said AndLight’s CEO and co-owner, Mads Saabye Jørgensen.
Royal Design Group is one of the larger online players in the Design & Interior category in the Nordics and Europe and had its best year ever in 2021 with a revenue of SEK 1.3bn. AndLight will continue as an entity under the Royal Design Group umbrella which also comprises RoyalDesign and Rum21. The acquisition of AndLight will bring expert knowledge in lighting into Royal Design Group and make Royal Design Group an even stronger partner for brands. As part of the Nordic media group Egmont, Royal Design Group can offer brands a range of possibilities for storytelling and branding through many different media channels and agencies in combination with strong sales.
”AndLight is spearheaded by a very skilled and ambitious team. I am excited they will be part of Royal Design Group. With AndLight onboard we will have a stronger presence in Denmark and become market leading within lighting in the Nordic countries as well as have a solid platform for further European growth. We have a strong position in partnering with local and global brands and helping them bring their brand stories to life”, said CEO in Royal Design Group, Magnus Pettersson.
Founder Chris Høiriis, CEO Mads Saabye Jørgensen and CMO Gustav Lauritzen will continue in AndLight following the sale of the company to Royal Design Group.
”AndLight is a well-run and ambitious company and is a perfect fit with our e-commerce portfolio. The acquisition of AndLight through Royal Design Group aligns with our ambition of being number one in selected niche areas. In recent years we have seen very high growth in e-commerce, and we expect to more than double the business area towards 2025 compared to 2020”, said Managing Director for E-commerce in Story House Egmont, Cato Broberg.
The Egmont division Story House Egmont has businesses within three areas: Media, Agencies and E-commerce. Currently, Story House Egmont holds a portfolio of nine Nordic e-commerce companies that are experts within distinct niche areas including home and interior.
AndLight is Europe's leading online design retailer that sells all the favourite brands of designer lamps, furniture, and home accessories. Based in Copenhagen, AndLight has since 2007 serviced and guided people in their search for designs for the home. This has partly happened via our large and centrally located showroom and store in Copenhagen, as well as AndLight’s local web shops across Europe. At AndLight, our concept is to sell designs of the highest quality with fast delivery.
About Royal Design Group
As one of the largest websites offering design and home furnishings for your entire home and office, RoyalDesign offers high-quality brand items and more than 50,000 designer products from over one hundred renowned designer brands. Royal Design Group was founded in 1999. Royal Design Group is behind RoyalDesign and Rum21, present in 14 global markets and market-leader in Sweden.
About Story House Egmont
Story House Egmont is behind strong media brands, e-commerce companies and digital agencies. We are publishers at heart and a part of the leading Nordic media group Egmont, together with Nordisk Film, TV 2 in Norway, Lindhardt og Ringhof and Cappelen Damm. Egmont is a foundation, and all profits are used to develop media and to support children and young people at risk.