Nordic Capital most consistent top private equity house globally - new report by HEC-Dow Jones

NOVEMBER 09 2012

Nordic Capital is the most consistent top private equity house according to the annual global ranking conducted by HEC Business School and Dow Jones.

Nordic Capital is ranked 4th place in the large buyout sector on the 2012 list and is the only sponsor to have been included among the top 20 private equity houses for four consecutive years.

"Nordic Capital is very pleased to yet again be ranked among the top private equity players globally. This is the result of a world-class industry leading investment team with unique deal access across the Nordic Region. Nordic Capital's proven investment philosophy has generated top-ranking returns to investors over the last 20 years", said Kristoffer Melinder, Co-Managing Partner of NC Advisory AB, advisor to the Nordic Capital funds.

"To have been ranked as a top private equity sponsor for four years straight highlights the merits of Nordic Capital's investment strategy, a strategy that has consistently proven itself, both in good times as well as in bad times. Nordic Capital's long-term strategy and committed approach to ownership, supports portfolio companies in developing and creating substantial long-term value", said Joakim Karlsson, Co-Managing Partner of NC Advisory AB, advisor to the Nordic Capital funds.

The HEC-Dow Jones 2012 rankings were published on Nov 5, 2012. These rankings rate which firms generated the best performance for their investors over the past years. The analysis was done by Professor Oliver Gottschalg of HEC Business School in Paris and lists the world's top private equity firms in terms of aggregate performance, based on all funds raised between 1999 and 2008. In total, performance data from 350 private equity firms and the 659 funds they raised between 1999 and 2008 with an aggregate equity volume of USD 1,070 billion was analyzed. The survey has been undertaken annually since 2009 and is one of the most advanced methods ever calculated to measure private equity performance.


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About Nordic Capital
Since the start in 1989, Nordic Capital Private Equity Funds have invested in large and medium sized companies, primarily in the Nordic region. Nordic Capital creates value in its investments, through committed ownership and by targeting strategic development and operational improvements. The funds invest in companies in Northern Europe and in selected investment opportunities internationally. The most recent fund is Nordic Capital Fund VII with EUR 4.3 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors, such as pension funds, asset managers and insurance companies. 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. Additional information about Nordic Capital is available on