Nordic Capital is powerfully structured to achieve excellence through all stages of the ownership process.

Drawing on a deep understanding of our focus sectors, we source conviction-based through a long-term, proactive approach. We selectively invest in opportunities with potential for substantive value creation. 

We look to capitalise on structural or trend shifts within a given industry and we minimise reliance on macro trends or the prevailing economic cycle.

Our 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 puts ownership excellence at the heart of its approach, ensuring that most of the value generated in our portfolio companies is related to operational improvement.

Our blend of investment experience, operational resources and well-established infrastructure ensures that ownership excellence can be achieved on a repeatable basis and consistent returns generated for our investors. 

Building Businesses – Nordic Capital’s Approach

KEY PROCESS

Sourcing Investment
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Ownership Excellence
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Exit
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Proactive Sourcing Model

Sector focused investment selection

Ownership Excellence

Systematic approach with sector specific value creation themes and dedicated operations team supporting portfolio companies

Exit Focus

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
Operations Team

Operations Team

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

Strategic HR and Portfolio Talent Development

In-house expertise drives management assessment, leadership development and recruitment within Nordic Capital’s companies.

Industrial Advisors Network

Industrial Advisors Network

A network of 100+ industrial advisors, including Operating Chairmen, industry and functional experts, is connected to Nordic Capital.

Cross Portfolio Initiatives

Cross Portfolio Initiatives

Delivering value from procurement, commercial excellence, digitalisation and other efforts across the portfolio.

Governance

Governance

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