DECEMBER 30 2023
Nordic Capital's steadfast commitment to operational improvement underpins its strategy for value creation and building stronger, more resilient businesses. Here, Jenny Isaksson and Oliver Jakob, reflect on the insights they gained from working on critical projects as Operations Managers and how their time at Nordic Capital Advisors was a launching pad for exciting career prospects within the portfolio.
Ownership Excellence is Nordic Capital's differentiated and structured approach to company ownership and value creation. It combines the dedicated resources and industry best practices that supercharge operational enhancement, making them readily available to the portfolio companies.
Ownership Excellence is supported by an Operations team, which works seamlessly with Nordic Capital Advisors' investment professionals during due diligence, throughout company ownership and ultimately when preparing for exit.
As a first step, the Operations Manager takes part in a 24-month coaching programme, comprising critical projects integral to the success of a portfolio company's value creation plan. These include functional areas such as sales, customer success, strategy, finance, data, and analytics. They benefit from being part of an experienced organisation, but, more importantly, the programme provides them with opportunity to work closely with the portfolio companies, building networks and receiving coaching to further refine their leadership skills.
In time, Operations Managers have the opportunity to move onto leadership roles within the portfolio companies.