AUGUST 10 2018
Nordic Capital will support Macrobond in its vision to become the global platform of choice for people working in financial and economic research.
Nordic Capital Fund IX announces its acquisition of Macrobond, one of the world’s leading providers of research systems and macroeconomic and financial time series data from primary and third-party sources. Nordic Capital will support Macrobond on its growth journey and will invest to further strengthen the company’s market position. The company’s management team and also founders are reinvesting alongside Nordic Capital. This acquisition is the fifth investment by Nordic Capital’s latest fund, Fund IX, and builds on Nordic Capital’s recognised expertise and outstanding track record in the fintech sector.
Macrobond was founded in 2008 in Malmö, Sweden, with the intention of developing a better way for people to perform economic and financial research. Today, customers include central banks, investment banks, hedge funds, corporates, asset managers and universities. The company is well-positioned in an attractive segment of the global information services market, which is experiencing growth driven by strong industry trends such as productivity, user friendliness and integrated solutions. Macrobond has 156 employees, of which 90 are employed in data acquisition and development teams and offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
The company has developed a global and scalable SaaS application that offers an extensive database of macroeconomic and financial time series data coupled with powerful and dynamic analysis and charting tools. The application enables users to access and navigate time-series data and to mine data faster, automate repetitive tasks and simplify the workflow.
“Nordic Capital is one of the most prominent and experienced investors in the fintech sector in the Nordic region and therefore the ideal partner to continue supporting Macrobond’s growth strategy. With our unique database, tailored access and applications, they will support us as we continue to realise our vision to become the platform of choice for people working in financial and economic research worldwide,” says Tomas Liljeborg, CEO, Macrobond.
“The demand of financial big data analysis and visualisation is increasing continuously and Macrobond’s management team has an outstanding proven track record in financial software analytics. We look forward to working with them to expand Macrobond’s offering and its leadership as the platform of choice. With our long-term experience of accelerating growth in companies, we are confident that Nordic Capital is a great partner to support Macrobond on its growth journey," says Fredrik Näslund, Partner at the Advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds.
The parties have agreed to not disclose the financial details of the transaction.
Nordic Capital was advised by a group of leading international advisory firms including Arma Partners and KPMG.
Elin Ljung, Director of Communication and Sustainability
Advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds
Tel: +46 8 440 50 50
Tomas Liljeborg, CEO
Tel: + 46 40 693 1709
Macrobond Financial is a young and rapidly expanding, international company with offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Its flagship product, the Macrobond application, is a single platform that combines an extensive macroeconomic and financial database with easy-to-use tools for analysis and smart data visualisation.
The application gives users access to a continuously maintained and updated global database. Data is procured from primary sources such as central banks, statistical agencies, and regulatory agencies as well as international sources such as OECD and IMF. This integrated research solution allows users to go from selecting data to immediately applying a broad range of analyses in a way that is both easy to work with and facilitates customization and full control. With the built-in charting, presentation and online-publishing tools users can deliver professional -looking charts and reports with minimal input and time, and minimize the tasks associated with maintaining and updating publications. Macrobond’s clients are professionals from both small and large private companies, organisations, and governmental institutions around the world. For further information about Macrobond please visit www.macrobond.com
About Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor in the Nordic region with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a proven track record. Core sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services, Industrial Goods & Services and Consumer & Retail, and key regions are the Nordics, Northern Europe, and globally for Healthcare. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested EUR 12 billion in over 100 investments. The most recent fund is Nordic Capital Fund IX with EUR 4.3 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors such as pension funds. The Nordic Capital Funds are based in Jersey and are advised by advisory entities, which are based in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit www.nordiccapital.com