Private Equity Fund Managers in Scandinavia

by Kamarl Simpson

  • 01 Nov 2010
  • PE

Preqin holds information for over 150 private equity fund managers located in Scandinavia and provides details of over 25 funds currently being raised by Scandinavia-based firms. Preqin data reveals Scandinavia-based fund managers have raised EUR 40 billion over the last decade and are currently raising funds targeting over EUR 4 billion.

Preqin’s Fund Manager Profile product shows that Sweden is the most populated Scandinavian country in terms of fund managers, with 61 firms headquartered in Sweden. EQT Partners is the most active fund manager based in Sweden by capital raised in the last 10 years, having raised over EUR 9 billion. EQT Partners focuses on buyouts and growth financing and invests in Northern and Eastern Europe, Asia and the US. The firm is currently raising EQT Credit Fund, a distressed debt fund targeting EUR 500 million.

CapMan Capital Management is one of the leading alternative asset managers in the region. The firm was established in 1989 and has raised EUR 1.9 billion in the last decade. Headquartered in Finland, the firm is currently raising CapMan Mezzanine V, a mezzanine fund targeting EUR 150 million aiming to make investments primarily in Nordic companies controlled by CapMan Buyout IX fund.

Herkules Capital is the leading private equity fund manager located in Norway and has raised EUR 1.4 billion in the last 10 years. In 2008, the firm closed Herkules Private Equity Fund III on EUR 735 million. The fund targets mid-market companies with growth opportunities in Norway and also considers investment in other areas of Scandinavia.

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