To continue our record of developing some of the world’s most successful, market-leading businesses; to be the partner of choice for business owners and management teams that are motivated to achieve their full potential; to be a gold standard employer that attracts the best talent; and, to be a positive contributor to society at large. That is our vision.
Key Facts / Funds
€9.0bn + €1.2bn
currently investing via Fund XI and Evolution Fund
close to €22bn
invested in 130 companies since inception
in Assets Under Management
Key Facts / Growth
of value created is driven by sales growth
annual average sales increase in portfolio companies since inception
annual average EBITDA increase in portfolio companies since inception
organic employment growth in portfolio companies
time winner of PEI Operational Excellence Award
Nordic Capital’s mission is to find, invest in and build stronger sustainable businesses.
We are able to create value within the businesses we own by:
Applying a high level of selectivity
Having a deep understanding of focus sectors
Utilising strong operational capabilities
Proactively supporting portfolio businesses
Avoiding a reliance on external factors or the wider economy
Analysis & tenacity
Key Facts / Portfolio
companies in current portfolio
material acquisitions made by portfolio companies
of all portfolio companies since inception co-owned together with previous owners
of revenues generated by current portfolio companies
people employed in portfolio
Key Facts / Organisation
years old, founded in 1989
female professionals (2021)
professionals trained in ESG at Nordic Capital and its portfolio companies
Overview of Funds & Vehicles
Nordic Capital XI
Nordic Capital Evolution
Nordic Capital X
Nordic Capital IX
Nordic Capital CV1
Nordic Capital VIII
Nordic Capital VII
€ 4,300 mn
Nordic Capital VI
€ 1,500 mn
Nordic Capital V
€ 1,500 mn
Nordic Capital IV
€ 760 mn
Nordic Capital III
€ 350 mn
Nordic Capital II
€ 110 mn
Nordic Capital I
€ 55 mn
The Early Years - Development of a Swedish Buyout Market
- Robert Andreen and Morgan Olsson co-found Nordic Capital.
- Skandia Life Insurance and Svenska Handelsbanken establish a joint venture and commit to support Nordic Capital Fund I with EUR 55 mn.
- Nordic Capital Fund II closes with commitments of EUR 110 mn from five Sweden-based investors.
- Nordic Capital plays an active role in the creation of the buyout market in Sweden.
International Investors - Expanding in the Nordic region
- Nordic Capital Fund III closes at EUR 350 mn and starts to invest outside Sweden.
- Nordic Capital Advisors, investment advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds, is established.
- Nordic Capital Fund IV closes at EUR 760 mn, with a mandate to invest in all Nordic countries and several industry sectors.
- Copenhagen office opens.
- Nordic Capital Fund V closes at EUR 1.5 bn.
- Nordic Capital Fund VI closes at EUR 1.9 bn.
International expansion and leadership transition - Continuing the Nordic Capital way
- Nordic Capital Fund VII closes at EUR 4.3 bn.
- Nordic Capital Advisors opens offices in Oslo, Helsinki, Frankfurt and London.
- In 2010, Joakim Karlsson and Kristoffer Melinder are appointed as co-Managing Partners for NC Advisory.
- Nordic Capital Fund VIII closes at EUR 3.5 bn.
- Kristoffer Melinder becomes sole Managing Partner of the Firm.
- Nordic Capital establishes dedicated Operations Team to drive portfolio performance and growth and adopt its Responsible Investment Policy and launches an ESG training programme.
Deep sector knowledge, financial firepower and ongoing commitment to sustainability - Driving transformative growth
- Fund XI closes at EUR 9 bn, the largest fund raised in the firm’s history, over 45% larger than its predecessor.
- Fund IX closes at EUR 4.3 bn, with redefined sector strategy.
- Milestone EUR 2.5 bn continuation vehicle for Fund VII closes, giving portfolio companies greater value creation potential.
- Nordic Capital Advisors expands into the US with new office in New York.
- Fund X, the largest fund in Nordic Capital’s history, significantly exceeds target, closing at EUR 6.1 bn after a record-breaking raise.
- First mid-market Evolution Fund launched, closing at EUR 1.2 bn after just three months.
- First credit facility linked to ESG targets is launched.
- Nordic Capital receives highest score from the UNPRI for ESG work and joins the global ILPA ESG Data Convergence Project.