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 selectively source conviction-based investment opportunities with the potential for value creation. 

Our investment philosophy is based on growth acceleration and business transformation.

Nordic Capital partners closely with management teams to support positive change at the company level. This means that we look to capitalise on structural or trend shifts within our focus sectors and we minimise reliance on macro trends or the economic cycle.

Nordic Capital puts ownership excellence at the heart of its approach and much of the value creation comes from operational improvement.

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

 

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
Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures

VCP: Formulate Value Creation Plan based on company-specific value drivers, anchored in the organization, and translated into a tangible implementation plan. Business Model: Sector Playbooks, Commercial Excellence, Operational Excellence and Fuel for growth. Performance Management: Define key investment priorities and set up performance reporting and finance function up to par with industry standard

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. The Team includes sector dedicated Senior Ops Team members, Operations Managers, Strategic HR specialists, the Chief Digital Officer and the Head of NCPO

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.

Operating Chairs

Operating Chairs

The Operating Chairs has multiple engagements with Nordic Capital. They serves as Chairperson of boards and have experience and availability to serve as interim CEO.

Industrial Advisors Network

Industrial Advisors Network

A network of 100+ industrial advisors, including Operating Chairmen, industry and functional experts, is connected to Nordic Capital. Tier 1 serves as board members, is the primary point of contact for relevant segment and has a long-standing history with Nordic Capital with frequent contact. Tier 2 is primarily engaged via frequent ad hoc assignment and represents an area of expertise that is important. Tier 3 has nice specialty relevant on project-by-project basis and expert-call interactions.

Blackbelts

Blackbelts

Blackbelt network to implement and accelerate VCP implementation. Subject matter experts in functional area. Available for rapid deployment to portfolio companies. Adds capacity and capability to accelerate specific projects.

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.

Supporting value drivers

Supporting value drivers

People and performance, Digital and Sustainability

  • 88 exits since inception
  • 37% of exits to strategic buyers
  • 21 IPOs in the Nordics and UK