On Nov 17 Wall Street Journal, together with Dow Jones and Private Equity News/Financial News, published a list of the world’s top 10 private equity firms, where Nordic Capital ranks 2nd place based on performance. The list is based on academic research providing a view of a private equity firm's performance relative to its peers during 1996-2005.

In a joint research project, the academics behind the research have developed a proprietary methodology that makes it possible to comprehensively assess the aggregate performance of all funds managed by a Private Equity Firm.

This ranking answers the question: “Which firm(s) generated the best performance for their investors over the past years?” It draws on performance information from all buyout funds managed by a given PE Firm and aggregates their performance based on a novel and proprietary methodology into one overall performance score.

The analysis was done by Oliver Gottschalg, associate professor of strategy and business policy at HEC School of Management in Paris in association with Private Equity News.

Robert Andreen, Founding Partner, Nordic Capital comments: “We are delighted that Nordic Capital’s long-term investment approach has proven so fruitful and we’re honored to be on this global list of the top 10 private equity companies, showing that Nordic Capital has generated one of the best performances to our investors over the last 15 years. Being represented on this list is a proof that our continuous strategy has worked well over the years, both in good times as well as in bad times.”

Finn Johnsson, Chairman of the Boards of AB Volvo, Luvata, KappAhl, Thomas Concrete, City Airlines, EFG and Chamber of Commerce Western Sweden comments: “Having worked closely with Nordic Capital over a long period of time, first as CEO for Mölnlycke Health Care, and later on as Chairman of the Board for several other of Nordic Capital’s portfolio companies, I am convinced that Nordic Capital’s long-term strategy and committed approach to ownership, is helping their portfolio companies to develop and create long-term value.”

Contact person:
Katarina Vestlund, press contact Nordic Capital, Tel: +46 8 440 50 50

Nordic Capital private equity funds have invested in large and medium sized companies primarily in the Nordic region since 1989. Through committed ownership and by targeting strategic development and operational improvements, Nordic Capital creates value in its investments. Nordic Capital Fund VII has EUR 4,300 million in committed capital provided by international institutional investors. The fund is investing in companies in northern Europe and in selected investment opportunities internationally. Nordic Capital Fund VII is based in Jersey, Channel Islands and is advised by NC Advisory AB in Sweden, NC Advisory A/S in Denmark, NC Advisory Oy in Finland, NC Advisory AS in Norway, NC Advisory GmbH in Germany and NC Advisory UK LLP in the United Kingdom. www.nordiccapital.com