Nordic Capital awarded Exit of the Year

April 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 www.nordiccapital.com.

Nordic Capital private equity funds have invested in mid-market companies primarily in the Nordic region since 1989. Through committed ownership and by targeting strategic development and operational improvements, Nordic Capital enables value creation in its investments. The Nordic Capital Funds invest in companies in northern Europe and in selected investment opportunities internationally. The most recent fund is Nordic Capital Fund VIII with EUR 3.5 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors such as pension funds. The Nordic Capital Funds are based in Jersey, Channel Islands, and are advised by the NC Advisory entities in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK. For further information about Nordic Capital please see www.nordiccapital.com