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

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