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Nordic Capital

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Nordic Capital
IndustryPrivate Equity
ProductsPrivate equity funds, Buyouts

Nordic Capital private equity funds focus on investments primarily in Northern Europe. Nordic Capital invests in selective industries with a particular focus on Healthcare, Tech & Payments and Financial Services. In addition selective investments are made in Industrial & Business Services.

Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested more than EUR 14 billion in over 110 companies. The most recent fund is Nordic Capital Fund IX with EUR 4.3 billion in committed capital.

Nordic Capital invest to build sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. The investment philosophy is based on growth acceleration, business transformation and to partner closely with management teams to support positive change at the company level during the ownership period.

Nordic Capital has a large number of institutional investors, including public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, endowments and family offices, and other institutional investors.

The Nordic Capital Funds are advised by advisory entities, which are based in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, UK and US. In total, 150 people are employed by Nordic Capital.


The following companies can be found among Nordic Capital's former investments:

  • Ellos Group, leading e-commerce company within the Nordic region based in Borås, Sweden. Acquired in 2013 and divested via trade sale in 2019 for SEK2.4bn (c. €229m).[1]
  • Luvata Group, Finnish metal manufacturing company, acquired from Outokumpu Oyj in 2005 and exited through sale of individual business units between 2016 and 2017.[2]
  • Bambora, payment solution and services. Built on a platform acquired in 2014, and divested 2017 through a sale to Ingenico.
  • Capio, healthcare services, acquired in 2006, listed in 2015, final holding divested in 2017.
  • Thule, leisure outdoor industry. Acquired in 2007, listed in 2014, final holding divested in 2016.
  • Permobil, powered wheelchair manufacturer. Acquired in 2006 and divested in 2013 to Investor.
  • Nycomed, pharmaceuticals producer. Owned between 1999 and  2002. Acquired again in 2005 and sold in 2011 to Takeda in the biggest private equity sale in Europe to date.[3]
  • Mölnlycke Health Care, surgical products manufacturer. Acquired in 1997 and divested in 2005 to Investor.
  • Fritidsresor, tour operator. Acquired in 1995 and divested in 1998 through a sale to Thomson Travel Group.
  • Anticimex, pest control services. Owned between 1992 and 1995 and acquired again in 2001. Divested in 2006.
  • Itiviti, Financial Technology and Services, formed in 2016 by the union of Orc Group and CameronTec and merged with Ullink in 2017. Acquired in 2012 (Orc Group) and 2018 (Itiviti).

External links


  1. ^ Bucak, Selin. "Nordic Capital sells e-commerce company for €230m". Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  2. ^ "Nordic Capital's Sale of Luvata Group – Global Legal Chronicle". Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  3. ^ "Deal of the 20 Years »  Financial News' 20th Anniversary Awards for Excellence in European Finance -  Financial News' 20th Anniversary Awards for Excellence in European Finance". Retrieved 2018-11-09.
This page was last edited on 25 August 2020, at 01:13
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