Norvestor

Our story

Norvestor is a private equity firm that has partnered with Nordic businesses for nearly three decades. We are passionate about supporting these companies develop and grow. The businesses we look for have ambitious and experienced management teams at the helm, aiming to become leaders in their markets.

We typically invest in companies providing services, often where digitization or available technology can be utilized to make sustainable efficiency gains and create real value for clients and society. Key to our approach is forging a partnership with the managers and co-owners of the businesses we invest in.

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Our investment philosophy

Norvestor funds invest in medium-sized Nordic companies, typically with revenues in the range of €25-250 million. While we consider opportunities in many different industries, we focus on the markets where our team has experience and strong networks.

Our aim is for our companies to grow substantially during our holding period, which is typically between three and six years. We often support companies in entering new geographies, acquiring complementary businesses and creating digital strategies.

We have been following this approach since the early 1990's and many of the businesses we have supported have become market leaders in their fields. Our funds have made 77 platform buyout investments and participated in more than 300 add-on acquisitions.

The operating profits of realised Norvestor investments have grown by an average 20% per year during Norvestor ownership

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Our partnership approach

The Norvestor funds invest in companies with strong management teams. Very often these include the founders of the business, who continue as co-owners in a partnership with Norvestor.

We believe good governance and efficient dialogue between owners and management are essential elements of a successful partnership. We strive to act as an advisor and sounding board to management, without diluting their accountability and introducing unnecessary bureaucracy.

Members of the Norvestor ‘family’ of portfolio companies exchange experiences and ideas through formal and informal networks, supported by workshops, seminars and webinars.

We have created a partnership approach to building successful Nordic businesses

Sustainable Equity

Norvestor recognises the impact it has on the environment and on society at large. We see this as both a responsibility and an opportunity. Our team and the family of Norvestor portfolio companies are committed to making positive and valuable contributions – to shareholders, clients, employees, the communities and the societies in which we operate, and to our investors.

You can learn more about our approach to responsible investment here.

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Key Facts

Norvestor is a member of the Norwegian Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the Swedish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (SVCA), the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA), the Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (DVCA), the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) and Invest Europe.

Norvestor is also a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). Norvestor Investment Management S.à.r.l. is an Alternative Investment Management Fund Manager (AIFM) regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).