Growth & Resilience
A Verdane CXO interview series, featuring five of our portfolio companies and an interview with our COO, examining new ways of working and ever-relevant leadership questions given fresh urgency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Northern Europe’s preferred growth partner to tech-enabled businesses
We help growth businesses based out of Northern Europe scale their operations. Since 2003, we have partnered with over 120 businesses, and guided our portfolio of companies through two market cycles. For almost two decades, the best and brightest have turned to our investment and operational expert teams to make their growth vision a reality, within and beyond the borders of their home markets.
How sustainable growth plays into Verdane’s value-creation approach
Gathering Northern Europe’s best and brightest
We are one of the most active investors in Northern Europe, and are recognised specialists in scaling digital consumer, software and sustainable society businesses. The scale of our company portfolio and the expertise it houses offers unparalleled opportunities to learn from the best in your respective field.
A unique global and local approach
Our approach is shaped by our experience as entrepreneurs. To scale successfully, you need a partner with deep domain expertise, an understanding of local business cultures, with strong local networks and an ability to support new market entry. Verdane’s globally organised, vertical-focused teams work as one across geographies, uniting close to two decades of growth business building expertise with local insight and support where you need it.
- 2003 founded
- 3bn EUR in committed capital
- 120+ investments across 9 funds since 2003
- 40+ portfolio investments since 2003
- ~20% average revenue CAGR between entry and exit
- ~40% average EBITDA CAGR between entry and exit
- >2/3 of exits made to strategic buyer
- 10-150m EUR equity tickets, with capacity for much larger tickets
- 60+ team members
- 6 offices: Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo, Stockholm
- 50% non-profit capital in our two latest funds
Learning together to Elevate your business
We believe winning means constantly improving, leaning on deep insight to dare to be different. Join our world of learning as we deploy insights from our portfolio ecosystem, harness proprietary data to benchmark your performance and bring in hands-on expertise from Elevate, our in-house operating team, to power your company to its next level of growth.
We love what we do
We build for the long run, and invest significant time in understanding opportunities, challenges and growth potential, including formulating an exit strategy. Since 2003, we have raised nine funds and helped the businesses we have partnered with achieve 20% average revenue CAGR and 40% average EBITDA CAGR between entry and exit.
Investments to fit you
One company, or several. Minority, or majority. Existing shares, or primary capital. Verdane has pioneered a uniquely flexible investment mandate since 2003 that distinguishes our ability to create the optimal blend of funding, capital structure and stakeholder alignment. As long as we are the right fit, what we care about is setting the best possible preconditions for your continued growth.