Ownership Strategy | Nordic Capital
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Ownership Strategy

We support the portfolio companies during the ownership period through close partnering. We are convinced that true, mutually beneficial partnerships with founders, families, management and co-owners is a key success factor in our investments.

Nordic Capital supports businesses to grow by expansion into new markets, driving commercial excellence, focusing on product development, executing strategic repositioning and accelerating consolidation. Nordic Capital’s committed ownership mind-set supports portfolio company management teams, opens channels of communication and encourages hands-on decision making.

We bring structure, capital, capabilities across geographies and sectors, operational expertise and a strong external network to help management teams realise their business plan, accelerate growth and develop in a sustainable way. Based on observation of best practices of more than 125 portfolio company investments, Nordic Capital has developed operationally focused sector playbooks that are deployed during the ownership period. The ownership model is supported by experienced internal and external resources with deep operational expertise.

With a common goal and a shared value creation plan, we can achieve great results together.


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How we partner with businesses to drive growth

Experts in what we own

First-hand industry experience developed over 30 years has resulted in expert sector playbooks with operational focus that unlock significant value for the businesses. This results in stronger and more competitive businesses that offer best in class products and services to customers.

Joint plan

Partnership starts with the development of a shared value creation plan, owned by the Management team and fully supported by Nordic Capital.

Access to the right people

A large external network of experts across sectors, functional areas and geographies allows us to bring in the right people to support the businesses on their journey from day one. The support is focused on results and tangible outcomes to accelerate the value creation journey.

Community and best practice sharing 

Our portfolio is a community where best practices are shared across multiple functions, including Commercial, Digitalisation, HR, Procurement, ESG and Finance. A variety of networking opportunities are available, including in-person and webinars as well as through our dedicated Portals.

Transparency and ongoing communication

A cornerstone of the partnership between Nordic Capital and the portfolio companies is transparency and ongoing communication to identify potential areas of support and synergies across the portfolio. This is enabled by regular reporting.

ESG and impact

ESG is a key driver of value and requirement to build sustainable companies with long-term competitiveness. We apply an ESG-lens to ensure we are building long term sustainable companies and to drive execution of key initiatives as part of the value creation plans. We also bring internal and external expertise on the topic and integrate ESG considerations into our playbooks.

Operations team

Nordic Capital's Operations Team consists of professionals with deep industry knowledge and operational experience. Their role is to leverage industrial experience to help companies operate even better, and to apply the best practice across our portfolio.

Operating chairpersons

Operating chairpersons have significant industry expertise that is well matched to the needs of each individual company. With experience gained from leading and chairing many different organisations, they provide seasoned support to management teams in their position as chairperson of a portfolio company. We have strong relationships with our operating chairpersons from multiple engagements across the portfolio.

Industrial advisors

Industrial advisors are sector and/or functionally focused external advisors that bring additional skillsets and experience to support the Nordic Capital investment team and the management team during the deal process.

Black belts

Black belts are functional experts with unrivalled sub-sector or functional knowledge. They support the development of a shared value creation plan and the accelerating implementation of key initiatives during the ownership period.


Dedicated professionals in Operations team


Operating chairpersons


Sector focused industrial advisors


Black belts

The members of the Operations Advisory team provide operational advisory support in respect of current or prospective portfolio companies of Nordic Capital products through Nordic Capital Operations Advisory, the compensation for which is economically borne by Nordic Capital products and their investors.