The PE scene in Finland garnered some headlines this week, particularly due to CapMan Capital Management; the Helsinki-based firm recently exited its investment in IT solutions provider Profit Software and also raised a €99.1 million ($126 million) fund for investments in Russia. We decided to take a wider look at the whole Nordic region and posted below some highlights from the PitchBook Platform:
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There are nearly 180 PE-focused firms located in the region, 51 of which have made deals within the past six months. 42 have AUM greater than $250 million.
Nordic companies have received more than 1,800 deals since 2005's start. In that time period, the most active investors in the space are Sweden’s EQT Partners (111 deals), CapMan (79) and U.S.-based Goldman Sachs (69).
Activity is on pace for about 207 deals, which would be the most since 2007 saw 242.
Notable sectors include B2B, which is on pace for a decade high of 97 investments; manufacturing represents 46% of activity this year, by far a low for the industry vertical since the start of 2005, yet e-commerce has grown somewhat, to 10% of 2014's activity thus far.
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