End-of-life tyre recycling firm Genan has a new majority shareholder after PKA, sole owner of Genan since 2014, agreed to sell 51 per cent of its shares in the company to Maj Invest Equity 5 K/S, a fund overseen by one of Denmark’s leading asset management companies. PKA continues to co-own Genan as minority shareholder.
Danish pension fund PKA, accountancy firm Deloitte and a group of four bank lenders have signed an agreement to secure the future of tyre recycling company Genan. This agreement aims to safeguard jobs and ensure Genan’s continued existence. At the same time, a new chairman of the Genan Board of Directors has been instated.
The losses Danish pension fund administrator PKA has incurred through its investment in recycler Genan may be even higher than previously thought. On 29 August, the Jyllands-Posten (Jutland Post) shared new evidence that indicates PKA’s losses to be Kr 1 billion (£106.2 million), rather than the Kr 830 million that PKA had calculated. If this new figure accurately reflects the loss PKA has incurred due to its involvement in the tyre rubber recycler, then it represents a loss of Kr 3,800 (£403) for each of the pension fund administrator’s 260,000 members.
Bent Nielsen is no longer a shareholder in the tyre recycling company he set up after Denmark’s PKA (Pensionskassernes Administration A/S) acquired his 52 per cent stake in Genan yesterday; with this added to its existing 48 per cent share, Genan is now firmly in the pension fund administrator’s hands – but today PKA allegedly claimed that both Genan and Nielsen have duped it over a number of years.