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Dept expands Nordic presence with the acquisition of Sorthvid

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Jonas Roland Therkildsen, Peter Risborg, Dimi Albers, Lasse Rasmussen (from the left)

Copenhagen-based strategic design agency Sorthvid has joined Dept, Europe’s fastest-growing digital agency. Best-known for its work for Danish and global e-commerce clients – such as Pandora, Royal Copenhagen, Copenhagen Airports, BoConcept and Magasin – the Sorthvid team joins forces with Dept Copenhagen. This new 100-strong team of digital experts will move to a new shared location this year.

Dimi Albers, CEO Dept: “As Dept, we set ground in Denmark in 2018 with high-quality digital marketing services. For us, adding design and tech experts to the mix strengthens both our digital competences and geographic opportunities. Sorthvid is a leading Danish agency when it comes to digital design and UX. Uniting forces with our data and digital marketing experts bring our Danish service portfolio to the next level.”

“We have been collaborating with Dept for years now, and ever since we shared our first client, we have had a strong feeling of shared values and quality awareness in our work,” explains Sorthvid founder Peter Risborg. “The needs of our clients are becoming increasingly more complex. Joining Dept, and being able to offer a much wider range of services like data, media and Amazon marketing, is a perfect answer to this.”

Dept acquires 100% of the shares in Sorthvid. In return, owners Peter Risborg and Jonas Roland Therkildsen take a stake in Dept and maintain key roles within management.


Founded in Amsterdam in 2015, Dept is today represented in 13 countries and employs over 1,500 people – and it continues to grow. With a purely digital DNA, Dept brings together creativity, technology and data experts in integrated teams for clients like JYSK, Ganni, Mizuno, Rituals and KLM.

The acquisition of Southvid strengthens Dept’s expanding team of over 200 in the UK across London and Manchester.

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