JANUARY 12 2021
Nordic Capital today announced that two promotions have been made following a successful year. Pär Norberg, Head of Investor Relations, has been promoted to Partner following his instrumental role in the successful virtual fundraising of Nordic Capital Fund X, which reached over EUR 6 billion in less than six months and closed in September 2020. In addition, Philippe Neuschäfer has been promoted to Partner with a focus on lower mid-market healthcare investments in the DACH region.
Following the strong fundraise and high transaction activity in 2020, these two promotions further increase the firm’s capacity and strengthen the position within the key sectors and regions in which Nordic Capital invests, and with its investors across the globe.
Pär Norberg joined Nordic Capital Advisor’s Investor Relations team in 2014 and early on became a key contributor to Nordic Capital’s IR and fundraising activities. Since becoming Head of IR of Nordic Capital Advisors in 2018, Pär has led the development of the IR strategy and team, leading to the record-breaking EUR 6.1 bn Nordic Capital Fund X fundraising during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Philippe Neuschäfer is a leader in DACH sourcing and portfolio development for healthcare platform investments and significant add-on acquisitions. He has an extensive local network and has been an important contributor to building Nordic Capital´s franchise in the DACH region since he joined Nordic Capital Advisors in 2014.
“I would like to express my congratulations to our newly promoted Partners. They have each made considerable contributions to the firm, and their promotions reflect both their personal achievements and the depth of their expertise. The most important relationships are those Nordic Capital has with its investors, and a strong IR team is key to continued success. The DACH region is an important market within our core sectors and we look forward to growing further there,” said Kristoffer Melinder, Managing Partner, Nordic Capital Advisors.
“We are very grateful for the tremendous investor support Nordic Capital received during the fundraise last year. Fund X was launched in the middle of a global pandemic, which required investors to completely alter their investment processes to enable remote diligence. The success of the fundraise despite these challenges reflects the investors’ considerable confidence in Nordic Capital’s strategy and team. I am very excited about the future of our firm and am honoured to join this outstanding Partner group”, said Pär Norberg, Head of IR and Partner, Nordic Capital Advisors.
“Nordic Capital has built a strong platform as one of the leading private equity investors in DACH. I am looking forward to exploring new investment opportunities and to continue to contribute to the development of Nordic Capital’s position in the region as Partner”, said Philippe Neuschäfer, Partner, Nordic Capital Advisors.
With eight DACH-headquartered companies in its current portfolio, and many other portfolio companies with significant activities in the region, Nordic Capital is one of the most active investors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, notably in its core sectors of Healthcare, Tech & Payments and Financial Services. Most recently, RegTech, a leading provider of regulatory reporting software, was acquired in Q4 2020. Since inception, Nordic Capital has invested over EUR 3 billion across 11 companies headquartered in the region.
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About Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor 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 long history. Focus sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services, and selectively, Industrial & Business Services. Key regions are Europe and globally for Healthcare and Technology & Payments investments. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested EUR 16 billion in over 110 investments. The most recent fund is Nordic Capital Fund X with EUR 6.1 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors such as pension funds. Nordic Capital Advisors have local offices in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, the UK and the US. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit www.nordiccapital.com