In 2019, we have strengthened our own organization with new roles such as an investment manager and an operations manager. The purposeful work of further refining and developing our working methods as well as setting requirements for our investments has been ongoing throughout the year. We are already beginning to see an effect in terms of routines around follow-up, more strategic work at board level and increased focus on profitability.
In Cernera, two major divestments have been made. In several of the companies we have invested in, major changes in customer offerings and organization have been implemented. In total, sales in the Group have decreased by 21.5%, which can primarily be attributed to delayed projects in housing development.