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 is a leading private equity investor 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 long history. Focus sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services, and selectively, Industrial & Business Services. Key regions are Europe and globally for Healthcare and Technology & Payments investments. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested more than EUR 19 billion in over 120 investments. The most recent entities are Nordic Capital X with EUR 6.1 billion in committed capital and Nordic Capital Evolution with EUR 1.2 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors such as pension funds. Nordic Capital Advisors have local offices in Sweden, the UK, the US, Germany, Denmark, Finland and Norway. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit www.nordiccapital.com.