Municipality: Two giant steps

I must admit that Denmark sometimes is a very strange and difficult country to understand. Integration and the danish learning curve is quite huge, and we act strangely very so often.

2nd of december 2008, KMD Рa Danish IT company running IT and data systems for municipalities was sold to a capital investor. Large debate started, but everyone seemed glad that the old, hard-to-deal monopoly as broken, and a lot of the IT businesses in Denmark was really looking forward to get into the pockets of a huge network of municipalities. But again Denmark has amazed me.

Not only did the Danish government own a big chunk of KMD, but also they claimed that they wanted to keep some of these money Рset a side (600.000 mio. danish crones). Only to bring that amount of money directly into a newly formed IT company Kombit A/S Рfocus to run municipalities in Denmark. So what was the case of selling off KMD anyhow?

Stange world!