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Accent Equity Partners’ 2015 Together Scholarship to Médecins Sans Frontières

Stockholm, 17 December 2015.

Accent Equity Partners has, for the fourth consecutive year, awarded its Together Scholarship. This year’s laureate is Doctors Without Borders Sweden or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), that is awarded the Scholarship as well as SEK 100,000 in support of its humanitarian activities.

The Together Scholarship’s objective is to support all forces for good who realize the importance of cooperation for creating sustainable change within society, the school system, sports or other non-profit organisations. Portfolio companies owned by Accent funds nominate the candidates for the Scholarship.

In 2012, 2013 and 2014, several non-profit organisations in the Nordics have each year shared the Scholarship between them. Considering the global unrest, we are witnessing today, the companies and Accent Equity Partners have this year together decided to award the entire Scholarship to one laureate. It is an organisation that relentlessly works to aid innocent people around the world afflicted by the horrors of war and violence.

Doctors without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was created in 1971, in Paris, by a group of doctors and journalists. They shared the belief that there was a need for an independent organisation speaking up for those suffering from oppression and abuse and putting people before politics. Today the organisation actively provides healthcare and medical training to populations in more than 60 countries around the globe. MSF strives to save lives and ease suffering regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. MSF consists of 24 national and regional associations. MSF in Sweden works with fundraising, recruitment and communication.

For more information, please contact Niklas Sloutski, CEO of Accent Equity Partners +46 70 300 99 59 or niklas.sloutski@accentequity.se

Founded in 1994, Accent is one of the buy-out investment pioneers in the Nordic region. Since then, Accent funds have invested in 74 companies, whereof some 55 have been realised. Accent Equity Partners AB has advised seven funds with total commitments of more than EUR 1 billion. Accent’s ambition is to develop the portfolio companies to Nordic, European or Global leaders through sustainable improvements of their operations as well as their strategic positioning. www.accentequity.se
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