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Nordic Capital awarded Exit of the Year

Apr 20, 2012

Nordic Capital was awarded Exit of the Year at the "Riskkapital 2012" awards, hosted by the Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, on April 19.

The awarded deal was the EUR 9.6 billion sale of Nycomed to Takeda, representing the largest private equity sale of the year and the third largest globally in the past 20 years.

The jury's motivation read;

"With a clear growth strategy and a strong vision, this year's winner completed a remarkable journey together with its portfolio company. During the ownership period, the company has grown to become a major international player that has a broad and strong market presence with operations in 70 countries. In a tough exit market, the owners conducted an exit process which resulted in one of the biggest deals in Europe."

For further information about the Nycomed exit and other recent deals made by Nordic Capital please see

About Nordic Capital Private Equity Funds

Since the start in 1989, Nordic Capital Private Equity Funds have invested in large and medium sized companies, primarily in Northern Europe. Through committed ownership and by targeting strategic development and operational improvements, Nordic Capital creates value in its investments. The funds invest in companies in Northern Europe and in selected investment opportunities internationally. They 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 through its corporate website,

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