Embellence Group is a Swedish house of brands focused on premium wallpaper that is successively expanding into adjacent product categories (textiles, rugs, window film). It holds leading positions in the Swedish and Norwegian markets, and top-three positions in Italy and the UK. Embellence has over 100 years of history and today consists of the six brands Artscape Inc., Boråstapeter, Cole & Son, Wall & Decó, Pappelina and Perswall. The group aims to broaden its geographical footprint and grow both organically and through acquisitions, with a focus on the premium segment.
Operating in a highly fragmented market and having limited market share in continental Europe, we see significant opportunities for Embellence to become a consolidator, foremost within premium wallpaper and home interior. Furthermore, we see great potential for Embellence to successfully capitalise on its extensive pattern archive to expand further into adjacent product categories.
Embellence uses a variety of raw materials in its production, making it subject to potential cost inflation that could hamper margins and earnings. Other risks include production-related risks, but we view this risk as fairly low given that the majority of its production is in-house. Embellence also has exchange rate exposure, primarily to GBP, EUR, NOK and USD, which could have a significant impact if large fluctuations occur.