Kristoffer Melinder is named as one of the most influential people in European private equity and credits the Nordic Capital team for their collective achievements in 2018

December 12 2018

Kristoffer Melinder, Managing Partner at the Advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds, has been included in Financial News’ and Private Equity News’ inaugural list of the 50 Most Influential People in European Private Equity, which identifies the top deal-makers, investors, business leaders and advisers shaping the buyout market.

Kristoffer is described as a “dominant force in the Scandinavian buyout market, overseeing a series of striking events in 2018, including several new transactions, the exit of AniCura, a successful EUR 4.3 bn fundraise for Nordic Capital’s latest Fund, and the landmark EUR 2.5 bn general partner-led restructuring of Nordic Capital’s seventh Fund, the largest such deal ever”.

Selected from a long list of almost 200 nominees, the top fifty executives are credited as “key private equity influencers in the region over the last eighteen months”, standing out for their “influence and firepower within their individual firms and the wider European market, as well as their track records—particularly in the past year.”

Kristoffer Melinder, commented: “It is a great honour to be included in this list of very talented individuals and a fantastic way to end 2018, a landmark year for Nordic Capital. It reflects the collective achievements of the whole Nordic Capital team; I share this industry recognition with them and I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of them for their very considerable contribution.”

This accolade follows a year of high level of transactional activity for Nordic Capital, during which it has completed five platform investments including the European Dental Group; ophthalmology chain Ober Scharrer; mobile payments business Trustly; healthcare-spend and clinical solutions company Prospitalia; and Macrobond, one of the leading providers of macroeconomic analytical solutions. Nordic Capital has also successfully divested two businesses: AniCura to Mars Petcare in one of the largest vet care deals globally; and Unifeeder, the largest pan-European feeder and growing shortsea operator, to DP World. 2018 also saw it raise its ninth Fund which was oversubscribed at just over EUR 4.3 bn; close its milestone EUR 2.5 bn continuation vehicle (Nordic Capital CV1) for its seventh Fund.

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Nordic Capital
Katarina Janerud, Communications Manager
Advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds
Tel: +46 8 440 50 50
e-mail: katarina.janerud@nordiccapital.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 13 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 and vehicles 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