Contour Design and Polaris have today (11th January) announced that Polaris has entered into an agreement with the owner of Contour Design to acquire a majority shareholding in the company. Contour Design is a pioneer in high-end ergonomic mouse and keyboard solutions with patented products such as the RollerMouse, Unimouse and Balance Keyboard. Contour Design was founded in 1995 and has since provided premium ergonomic input devices that eliminate harmful movements and help form safer working habits. The company has now found a new partner to continue to expand and build further awareness of the benefits of ergonomic pointing devices in the Nordics, rest of Europe and USA. The founder, Steven Wang, remains invested in the company.
About Contour Design
Contour Design was founded in 1995 and is today a leader in research, development and design of premium ergonomic mouse and keyboard solutions. With a strong presence in Northern Europe and USA, Contour Design is a pioneer in high-quality ergonomic input devices that eliminate harmful movements and helps form safer working habits. Based on the notion that ergonomics is not a single solution, but rather a combination of effective well-designed equipment, variation, flexibility, and good habits, Contour Design provides evolutionary products that allow people to work safely at their computers without the risk of physical pain or injury. Contour Design has 98 employees across the offices in USA, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, England and China.
Polaris is a Nordic private equity firm headquartered in Copenhagen, which invests in well-established medium-sized companies in the Nordics. Since 1998, Polaris has raised five funds and obtained capital commitment of EUR ~1.7bn. Polaris’ focus is to invest in companies with growth and development potential. To date, Polaris has invested in 43 companies and completed more than 80 add-on investments. Polaris current owns 13 companies with a total revenue of EUR +1bn and 5,000 employees. Contour Design will be the first investment in Polaris V fund.