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About Us

Our Vision

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.


Funds raised

€9.0bn + €1.2bn

currently investing via Fund XI and Evolution Fund


invested in 145 companies since inception


in Assets Under Management


of value created is driven by sales growth


annual average sales growth in portfolio companies since inception


annual average EBITDA growth in portfolio companies since inception


time winner of PEI Operational Excellence Award

Check Icon Bronze Applying a high level of selectivity

Check Icon Bronze Having a deep understanding of focus sectors

Check Icon Bronze Utilising strong operational capabilities

Check Icon Bronze Proactively supporting portfolio businesses

Check Icon Bronze Avoiding a reliance on external factors or the wider economy

Check Icon Bronze Analysis & tenacity

Check Icon Bronze Partnership

Check Icon Bronze Creativity

Check Icon Bronze Teamwork

Check Icon Bronze Responsibility

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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 companies




years old, founded in 1989








female professionals (2023)


professionals trained in ESG at Nordic Capital and its portfolio companies


industry recognitions

PE News & Financial News

Kristoffer Melinder named one of the 50 most influential people in European private equity for the sixth consecutive year (2018-2023)

Private Equity Wire European Awards 2024

”Best Performance Over $2.5B – Buyout”

Private Equity International PE Awards 2023

Exit of the Year in EMEA

Real Deals PE Awards 2023

ESG Champion of the Year – Large-Cap

Private Equity International

Future Leaders of Private Equity 2023 (Fundraiser)


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

1989 - 1997

The Early Years - Development of a Swedish Buyout Market

  • 1989: Robert Andreen and Morgan Olsson co-found Nordic Capital.
  • 1990: Skandia Life Insurance and Svenska Handelsbanken establish a joint venture and commit to support Nordic Capital Fund I with EUR 55 mn.
  • 1993: 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.
1998 - 2007

International Investors - Expanding in the Nordic region

  • 1998: 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.
  • 2000: 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.
  • 2003: Nordic Capital Fund V closes at EUR 1.5 bn.
  • 2006: Nordic Capital Fund VI closes at EUR 1.9 bn.
2008 - 2017

International expansion and leadership transition - Continuing the Nordic Capital way

  • 2008: 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.
  • 2013: 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.
2018 - today

Deep sector knowledge, financial firepower and ongoing commitment to sustainability - Driving transformative growth

  • 2018: Fund IX closes at EUR 4.3 bn, with redefined sector strategy.
  • 2018: CV1 a 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.
  • 2020: Fund X, significantly exceeds target, closing at EUR 6.1 bn after a record-breaking fundraise.
  • 2021: 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.
  • 2022: Fund XI closes at EUR 9 bn, the largest fund raised in the firm’s history, over 45% larger than its predecessor.
  • 2022-2024: Industry recognition by 12 PE awards over 24 months