Kristoffer Melinder is named one of the 50 most influential people in European private equity for the fourth time | Nordic Capital

Kristoffer Melinder is named one of the 50 most influential people in European private equity for the fourth time

DECEMBER 10 2021

  • Kristoffer is credited for a focused, sustainable investment strategy and development under his leadership

  • Strong year for Nordic Capital, which completed its second remote fundraising with the close of EUR 1.2 bn Nordic Capital Evolution, announced fourteen platform deals, made seven full or partial exits and maintained intense focus on active ownership

Financial News and Private Equity News has again named Kristoffer Melinder, Managing Partner, Nordic Capital Advisors, as one of Europe’s 50 Most Influential People in Private Equity. Kristoffer has been included in this list every year since it was first published four years ago. Honorees in this year’s list represent the top dealmakers, investors, business leaders and advisers shaping the European private equity market, selected for their leadership and firepower within their firms and the wider market over the past 12 months.

The list highlights how Kristoffer’s leadership has enabled the evolvement of a robust and sustainable investment strategy for Nordic Capital, today with assets under management of EUR 24 bn, supported by the careful growth and development of the organisation with a team of 160 people (including Nordic Capital Advisors) now operating across ten offices.

Financial News and Private Equity News credit Nordic Capital for closing its EUR 1.2 bn mid-market focused fund Nordic Capital Evolution in June 2021, and its largest-ever fund, Nordic Capital X, at EUR 6.1 bn in September 2020. The list also recognises the momentum behind Nordic Capital’s transactional activity, with 14 platform acquisitions and seven full or partial exits made in the last 12 months, including the listings of Cary Group, Cint and Nordnet.

Having joined the business from JP Morgan in 1998, Kristoffer is recognised as a champion of sustainable investment. During his leadership of Nordic Capital Advisors, Nordic Capital has received A+ scores from the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) for its ESG work.

Kristoffer Melinder commented: “2021 has been another landmark year for Nordic Capital, with Nordic Capital Evolution successfully launched, a high pace of investment and exit activity and an intense focus on active ownership across Nordic Capital’s portfolio of market-leading businesses. It is a great honour to be recognised a fourth time in this list of very talented individuals, but the achievements are collective, and this recognition is very much shared with the whole team. This success is a direct result of their talent, dedication and passion and I am delighted that their commitment has been recognised in this way.”

Note: The 50 “most influential” people were selected by Financial News and Private Equity News, who conducted thorough market research to assess candidates’ firepower in Europe, their recent track records and their wider industry profile.  


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