Ninjas in Pyjamas have received a new investor while Emil "HeatoN" Christensen sold a part of his holding in the company, Breakit reports. NiP's new investor is a 20-year-old unknown in the esports field, Felix Granander, who alone enters the popular organization with a double-digit million amount.
The young millionaire is the son of none other than Jan Stenbeck, founder of the holding company Kinnevik. Stenbeck is best known for building brands like TV3, Metro, and Comviq.
According to the organization's CEO, Hicham Chahine, Granander has a great interest in esports and contacted NiP via Christensen's agency, Orlando John. His investment, for which he got a 15% stake in the company, makes him the fourth largest shareholder of the organization.
The largest share is owned by Digilife, closely followed by Norwegian venture capital company Nyx Ventures. The third largest share is owned by Christensen, despite having sold a part of his holding in connection with the new capital round.
According to Chahine, Christensen has decided to sell a portion of his stake in order to finance his wedding and a new house.
According to Chahine, the investment will increase NiP:s value. breakit.se (Swedish)