To buy well, Nordic Capital proactively selects opportunities where we see the opportunity to apply our focused strategy to create substantive value.
Nordic Capital benefits from a deeply rooted local presence to proactively build relationships with shareholders, boards and management teams as well as local banks and advisers.
We take a long-term approach to understanding potential investment opportunities - sometimes tracking a business for several years before acquisition.
The team of more than 60 investment advisory professionals tracks approximately 300 opportunities each year.
As a result, Nordic Capital is strongly placed to find attractive investment opportunities where there is little competitor overlap. 85% of our investments are sourced directly and are made outside competitive processes.
Sellers (2011 - 2016)
Invested equity by sourcing type (2011-2016)
Proactive Sourcing Model
Sector focused investment selection
Systematic approach with sector specific value creation themes and dedicated operations team supporting portfolio companies
Structured approach on exits –integrated across the firm
- Track businesses for several years before investing
- Deeply rooted local presence and close relationships with advisors and banks
- Proactive approach to building relationships with shareholders, boards, management teams
- Focus on proprietary and exclusive situations
- Capitalise on structural or trend shifts and minimise reliance on macro trends or the prevailing economic cycle
Nordic Capital's Operations Team includes professionals with deep industry knowledge and experience. Their role is to support and ensure the consistent application of best practice across the investment portfolio.
Strategic HR and Portfolio Talent Development
In-house expertise drives management assessment, leadership development and recruitment within Nordic Capital’s companies.
Industrial Advisors Network
A network of 100+ industrial advisors, including Operating Chairmen, industry and functional experts, is connected to Nordic Capital.
Cross Portfolio Initiatives
Delivering value from procurement, commercial excellence, digitalisation and other efforts across the portfolio.
Portfolio company governance, based on a set of best practices, is an essential part of Nordic Capital’s value creation model. A dedicated Sustainability function promotes best practice in environmental, social and corporate governance within our Funds as well as the portfolio companies.
- heading EXIT HIGHLIGHTS (1989-2018)
- 83 exits since inception
- 18 IPOs in the Nordics and UK
- 37% of exits to strategic buyers