Nordic Capital awarded Deal of the Year

December 12 2011

Nordic Capital was awarded the coveted Private Equity Deal of the Year at the fifth annual European M&A Awards, held in London on 8 December, recognising excellence in corporate, private equity, banking and legal M&A expertise.

The Awards, hosted by MergerMarket and the Financial Times, declared that the record-breaking €9.6bn sale of Nycomed to Takeda, representing the largest private equity sale of the year and the third largest globally in the past 20 years, was the clear winner of the award.

"Ever since Nordic Capital's initial acquisition of Nycomed in 1999, this has been a fantastic journey. We are very satisfied that this has generated a great return for investors, but gratitude should first and foremost go to Nycomed's top quality management, the dedicated pursuit of a growth strategy based on intelligent product sourcing and development as well as the relentless focus on emerging markets", commented Kristoffer Melinder, Managing Partner, NC Advisory, advisor to all the Nordic Capital Funds.

For further information about the Nycomed exit please see the case study

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 11 billion through eight funds. The Nordic Capital Funds 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