EQT Partners has sold its 15% stake in Candyking to majority investor Accent Equity Partners. In 2008, EQT issued a mezzanine loan to the company, also acquiring a 15% stake. In late 2013, there were rumors of Candyking planning an IPO, but it later cancelled the offering. January 2014 saw the mezzanine investment repaid in full, and now EQT has exited the company in full. Candyking offers a range of pick & mix snacks and candies in six countries across northern Europe.