Nordic Capital has always had an industrial approach and mindset to developing stronger companies operationally, competitively and financially.

Ownership Excellence is the term we use to describe our differentiated and structured approach to company ownership and value creation. It encompasses the dedicated resources, structured structures and best practices that we provide as an engaged and active owner to drive operational improvement.

Our team engages at all stages of the investment process from sourcing and selection through to eventual exit, developing portfolio companies and strengthening their core capabilities.

Key facts
70%

of value created is driven by operational improvement mainly growth acceleration

>120

Ownership Excellence projects initiated since 2016

5

awards for operational excellence

Ownership Excellence

KEY PROCESS

Sourcing Investment
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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

OWNERSHIP EXCELLENCE IN ACTION

We have many examples of Ownership Excellence in action and have been recognised by a number of industry rankings and awards in this area.