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

of value created is driven by operational improvement mainly growth acceleration


Ownership Excellence projects initiated since 2016


awards for operational excellence

Ownership Excellence


Sourcing Investment
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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
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.

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.

Industrial Advisors Network

Industrial Advisors Network

A network of 100+ industrial advisors, including Operating Chairmen, industry and functional experts, is connected to Nordic Capital.

Cross Portfolio Initiatives

Cross Portfolio Initiatives

Delivering value from procurement, commercial excellence, digitalisation and other efforts across the portfolio.



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.

  • heading EXIT HIGHLIGHTS (1989-2018)
  • 83 exits since inception
  • 18 IPOs in the Nordics and UK
  • 37% of exits to strategic buyers


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