Alipes AB, a Swedish investment company sponsored by Inter Ikea and Ikano, has become a shareholder in the shoe retail chain Scorett Footwear. Scorett has 103 stores and an annual turnover of close to SEK 700 million (€77.8m-$101.6m), and is the second-largest shoe retailer in Sweden after Nilson Group. Scorett's founder, Peter Blomquist, will continue as chief executive and part owner. Alipes' connection to recent Ikea investments in shopping centers in various parts of Scandinavia may lead to Scorett establishing itself in other Scandinavian countries. Based in Stockholm, Alipes has a business model focused on investment in Scandinavian retail and consumer goods companies.