Financial Times names Nordic Capital-backed Qred as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe for the fourth consecutive year | Nordic Capital

Financial Times names Nordic Capital-backed Qred as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe for the fourth consecutive year

Nordic Capital’s portfolio company Qred has once again been included on the Financial Times’ list of the 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe. This makes it the fourth consecutive year of inclusion for the fintech company, something that no other Swedish-founded company has accomplished before.

MARCH 03 2023

Qred, a leading financier of small businesses in the Nordics and Benelux, and one of Europe’s fastest growing fintech companies was top-ranked among the Swedish fintech companies, and ranked 10th among the Swedish companies across all industries. It is also the first Swedish company ever to make the list four years in a row, showcasing tremendous growth.

Kristoffer Melinder, Managing Partner, Nordic Capital Advisors, commented: "It is fantastic to see Qred included in this impressive list for the fourth time. During 2022, the Company continued on its rapid growth trajectory, scaling its digital platform and broadened its product portfolio. Qred’s achievements showcase how Nordic Capital can successfully support mid-market companies within its focus sectors. We congratulate Qred on their ranking.”

Since its inception in 2015, Qred has become a leading and profitable provider of financing and payment services to small businesses and has to date served over 40,000 businesses in the Nordics and Benelux with a large positive impact to society, contributing to c.30,000 new job creations. Its technology and automated data processing platform is enabled by AI and gives companies a quick and easy credit assessment, which is also combined with access to personal customer service.

Nordic Capital’s Evolution Fund invested in Qred in September 2021.

Now in its seventh year, “The FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2021” is a list of the top 1,000 companies in Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2018 and 2021. The minimum average growth rate required to be included in the ranking this year was 36.2%.The full list of the FT 1000 rankings can be found here:  FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies | Financial Times

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