Lars Seier Christensen is a Danish business man, entrepreneur and investor, born in Copenhagen in 1963. He has lived in the St Gallen Canton in Switzerland since 2010. Mr Christensen is married and has five daughters with his wife, Yvonne.

Mr Christensen has a very wide range of interests and activities, ranging from philosophy and politics over gourmet, fine wine and art to sports and charity and is an avid commentator on political, society and business affairs.

Mr Christensen is a member of The Mont Pelerin Society and supports various classic liberal and libertarian organisations and causes.

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After high school, Mr Christensen moved to Spain to open his first business, a restaurant. This early venture into the startup world led to a lifelong passion for the restaurant business, both as a discerning guest and as the owner of several gourmet restaurants, most notably Denmark’s first three Michelin star restaurant, Geranium, and hi tech restaurant Alchemist, opening in 2019. In 2020, he added the iconic Cafe Dan Turell in Copenhagen to the portfolio, as it was his favourite hang-on in his youth.

After Spain, and a brief return to Copenhagen, Mr Christensen embarked on a financial services career in London in 1988 with particular focus on foreign exchange and derivatives trading.

In 1992, he co-founded what was to become Saxo Bank, a financial multi-asset trading and investment platform, that is both offered directly to sophisticated private investors and smaller institutions, as well as to other financial institutions as a white label infrastructure.

In 2016, after 20 years as co-CEO of Saxo Bank, Mr Christensen stepped down to focus on other investments through his private family office, Seier Capital. Seier Capital is 100% owned by Mr Christensen, and does not manage capital for other investors.

In 2018, Mr Christensen sold his remaining stake in Saxo Bank to the Chinese automotive conglomerate Geely Holdings and the Finnish finance company Sampo.

Mr Christensen and Seier Capital, with combined assets in excess of EUR350m, has invested in a broad range of companies, including most notably the foundational blockchain protocol, Concordium, and the entertainment company behind Scandinavia’s premier football club, F.C. Copenhagen, 12 times Danish champions. Other investments can be seen in the Portfolio section of this web site.

Seier Capital is actively seeking investment opportunities, both in early stage preferably with proven traction and more mature businesses. Seier Capital will consider quality investments in any industry, but has mainly invested in technology and lifestyle companies in the past. If you wish to present an opportunity to Mr Christensen and his team at Seier Capital, please submit more information through the Seek Investment section of this website.

Financial Information
DKKt 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
PROFIT/LOSS          
                             
Gross Profit/Loss -14.376 -18.064 -10.903 -19.200 -1.871
Income from investments in group entities -43.591 -23.489 -22.220 -4.125 -441
Income from investments in associates 5.567 3.979 0 -47.047 160.838
Financial net income 24.793 3.553 -6.002 -936 5.331
Profit/Loss before tax -27.607 -34.021 -39.125 -71.308 163.857
Tax for the year -1.930 -104 -125 13 -85
Profit/Loss for the year -29.537 -34.125 -39.250 -71.295 163.772
                    
           
BALANCE SHEET          
           
Assets          
           
Non-current assets          
Investments in associates at cost 222.694 0 0 2.416.674 2.432.549
Investments in group companies 32.292 67.883 91.372 78.760 29.720
Receivables from group companies 262.067 125.491 0 0 0
Other investments 0 0 0 2.500 11.862
Total non-current assets 517.053 193.374 91.372 2.497.934 2.474.131
           
Current assets          
Properties 65.155 65.155 65.155 65.155 65.155
Receivables 8.539 67.344 38.217 26.667 887
Investments in associates 0 0 2.485.367 0 0
Cash 1.910.999 2.402.985 83.339 187.040 354.882
Total current assets 1.984.693 2.535.484 2.672.078 278.862 420.924
Total assets 2.501.746 2.728.858 2.763.450 2.776.796 2.895.055
                    
Equity and liabilities          
                             
Equity          
Share capital 500 500 500 500 500
Retained earnings/accumulated loss 2.345.822 2.725.359 2.759.485 2.744.242 2.843.362
Dividend proposed for the year 0 0 0 0 50.000
Total equity 2.346.322 2.725.859 2.759.985 2.744.742 2.893.862
                    
Liabilities          
Income taxes payable 0 94 62 0 85
Other payables 155.424 2.905 3.403 32.054 1.108
Total short-term liabilities 155.424 2.999 3.465 32.054 1.193
Total Liabilities 155.424 2.999 3.465 32.054 1.193
Total equity and liabilities 2.501.746 2.728.858 2.763.450 2.776.796 2.895.055