Nordic Capital awarded Exit of the Year

April 20 2012

Nordic Capital was awarded Exit of the Year at the "Riskkapital 2012" awards, hosted by the Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, on April 19.

The awarded deal was the EUR 9.6 billion sale of Nycomed to Takeda, representing the largest private equity sale of the year and the third largest globally in the past 20 years.

The jury's motivation read;

"With a clear growth strategy and a strong vision, this year's winner completed a remarkable journey together with its portfolio company. During the ownership period, the company has grown to become a major international player that has a broad and strong market presence with operations in 70 countries. In a tough exit market, the owners conducted an exit process which resulted in one of the biggest deals in Europe."

For further information about the Nycomed exit and other recent deals made by Nordic Capital please see www.nordiccapital.com.

Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a long history. Core sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services and in addition, Industrial & Business Services and Consumer. Key regions are Northern Europe and globally for Healthcare. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested more than EUR 14 billion in over 100 investments.  The Nordic Capital vehicles are based in Jersey. They are advised by several advisory entities based in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, the UK and the US, any or all of which are referred to as Nordic Capital Advisors. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit www.nordiccapital.com