During the first two years of the new millennium KappAhl opens eight stores in Poland and one in the Czech Republic, but in 2002 a new executive management team decides to put any further international expansion on ice. Now the focus is firmly on Scandinavia instead, with Sweden as the hub. Operations in the Czech Republic and Denmark are wound up.
In 2003 KappAhl celebrates its 50th jubilee. In 2004 KappAhl gets new owners, Nordic Capital and Accent Equity Partners. On the 23rd of February 2006 KappAhl was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, OMX.
During the decade’s beginning KappAhl continues its international expansion in Poland and the Czech Republic. The expansion is abandoned in 2002 when KappAhl gets new management. Now the focus is on the Scandinavian market with Sweden at the center. Operations in the Czech Republic are wound up, as is the Danish MacCoy. In 2003 KappAhl celebrates its 50th jubilee. In 2004 KappAhl is sold by KF to Nordic Capital and Accent Equity Partners. In 2006 KappAhl is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.
In 2008-09 profitable growth continues, despite the extensive weakening of the market. The Czech Republic is the fifth market - the first store is opened in Brno October 16, 2009.