News. 27/11/17

New owners of Sonans Group

The British company EMK Capital acquires the Sonans Group. EMK has long international experience with education and career training.

“EMK is a solid and professional owner with ambitions to develop Sonans as one of the leading players of the private education market in Norway,” said Erik Brandt, CEO of the Sonans Group. “Our goal is to deliver solid results to our students and collaborators.”

EMK’s ambition with Sonans is to continue delivering high quality education in Norway. “Together with the management team in Sonans we aim to strengthen our focus on education and career training in Norway,” said Patrik Johnson, partner in EMK.

The former owners of Sonans, Procuritas, are looking forward to following Sonans from the sideline. “During our time as owners of Sonans, the development has been outstanding thanks to the employees and the management team. As the time has come to change ownership, we are happy that EMK, with their extensive experience with education, are the ones taking over,” Erik Fougner, partner in Procuritas finishes.

About Sonans:

  • The Sonans Group has 25 years of experience with supporting individuals in pursuing their goals of attaining a college degree, and a career, in Norway.
  • The Sonans Group consists of Sonans Education and Sonans Career. Sonans Education approximately enrolls 8000 students every year, and Sonans Career has approximately 7500 students.
  • The students attend schools and courses in 12 of Norway’s counties.

About EMK Capital:

  • EMK Capital LLP is a British firm focused on investing in businesses with unrecognised and/or hard to realise value and where EMK can support management teams in executing transformative change
  • Education is a key area of investment for EMK and EMK own leading schools worldwide.


Erik Brandt, CEO of Sonans Group
Mobile: +47 915 19 742

Patrik Johnson, partner in EMK Capital
Mobile: +44 7834 307632

Erik Fougner, partner in Procuritas
Mobile: +41 79 887 54 74

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