Case: Bonnier Stockholm
Bonnier is a media group working in TV, daily newspapers, business and trade press, magazines, film, books and digital media. With a base in the Nordic region and a substantial presence in the U.S., Germany, the U.K. and Eastern Europe, Bonnier has operations in 14 countries around the world and over 8,000 employees. Bonnier has been publishing high-quality media products since its start in 1804. The company is wholly owned by the Bonnier family, which has been running it for seven generations. The company has always combined a commitment to freedom of speech with a business focus.
The head office is based in Stockholm in the Bonnier House, the building was completed in 1949 and was designed by Ivar Tengbom and his son Anders Tengbom after an architectural competition that was settled in 1937, but the Second World War delayed construction. Tengbom is ranked as one of the world’s most innovative architectural firms, and it’s also one of the oldest in existence.
Read more at: bonnier.com
Case: R.M. Williams
The R.M.Williams heritage dates back to 1932 when Reginald Murray Williams founded the company. R.M.Williams has become one of the best-known footwear brands in the world. Originally built for the men and women of the rugged, unforgiving Australian outback, their iconic one-piece-leather boots have gone on to grace the feet of millions of people, including some of the most famous on the planet.
Any financial worries RM has about the long-term viability of his leatherwork business is calmed by a stroke of incredible luck when he buys a small mine and strikes gold – literally. Furthering global-expansion plans, a share of the business is sold to L Capital Asia, a private-equity fund sponsored by LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy). With the investment of L Capital and a new investment partner actor Hugh Jackman, the business continues to drive towards RM’s vision of creating a global brand. The R.M.Williams brand store in Copenhagen is their first in Scandinavia and it is operated by their agent Bootskompaniet.
Read more at: rmwilliams.com