Nordic Capital awarded “Deal of the Last 20 Years” for Nycomed | Nordic Capital

Nordic Capital awarded “Deal of the Last 20 Years” for Nycomed

MAY 27 2016

Nordic Capital has been awarded "Deal of the Last 20 Years" in the Financial News 20th Anniversary Awards, for the EUR 9.6 billion sale of Nycomed to Takeda in 2011. The deal ranks as one of the most profitable private equity deals during the last 20 years and was at the time the largest private equity deal in Europe.

"Nycomed is a world-class pharmaceutical company where the Nordic Capital Funds had the privilege of being part of the journey during two ownership periods. This award highlights the achievements of the entire team and affirms Nordic Capital's leading position in global healthcare and I am very proud to accept it", says Kristoffer Melinder, Managing Partner, NC Advisory, advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds.

In their motivation, Financial News highlighted the significant return generated by Nordic Capital Funds V and VI from the Nycomed exit in 2011. The publication also emphasized that Nordic Capital Funds III and IV, which first bought into the company in 1999, secured very good returns from the first exit in 2001.

The Financial News 20th Anniversary Awards celebrate the achievement of top individuals and companies in European finance over the past two decades. For further information about the awards, please see or 

Contact information:
Katarina Janerud, Communication Manager
NC Advisory AB, advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds
tel. +46 8 440 50 50

About Nordic Capital

Nordic Capital private equity funds have invested in mid-market companies primarily in the Nordic region since 1989. Through committed ownership and by targeting strategic development and operational improvements, Nordic Capital enables value creation in its investments. Nordic Capital Funds invest in companies in northern Europe and in selected investment opportunities internationally. The most recent fund is Nordic Capital Fund VIII with EUR 3.5 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors such as pension funds. Nordic Capital Funds are based in Jersey, Channel Islands, and are advised by the NC Advisory companies in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK. For further information about Nordic Capital please see