Investing with Verdane

Our goal is to be the preferred growth partner to tech-enabled businesses in Northern Europe. We help businesses realise their full potential by providing access to our team’s long experience in growth investing, our technology sector expertise and our broad local networks.

Contact investor relations

Frida Einarson,
Head of IR & Business Development
frida[dot]einarson@verdane.com
+46 702 44 20 83

Maggie Yang
IR & Business Development Associate
maggie[dot]yang@verdane.com
+47 45 80 43 04

 

Verdane funds

Fund Vintage     Size Status
Capital IV2003NOK 0.8bnFully invested
Capital V2005SEK 1.1bnFully invested
Capital VI2007SEK 1.0bnFully invested
Capital VII2009SEK 1.5bnFully invested
Capital VIII2013SEK 2.0bnFully invested
Capital IX2016SEK 3.1bnFully invested
Edda2018SEK 3.1bnInvesting
Capital X2018SEK 6.0bnInvesting

 

Vintage is defined as year of first investment. Edda was largely raised in 2017, and Verdane Capital X in 2018. 

Growth focused investments

One of our core values is ‘dare to be different’. We pioneered the portfolio investment strategy in Europe in 2003 and have a uniquely flexible investment model. We typically invest between EUR 10 and 80+ million into companies in growth or buy-out stages, either as a single company or as part of a broader portfolio. We can acquire majority or minority positions, buy existing shares or provide primary funding.

Since 2003, we have raised eight funds and a number of co-investment vehicles. Verdane Capital funds primarily target portfolio acquisitions and smaller single company transactions, whereas Verdane Edda invests in larger companies only. We are currently investing from Verdane Edda (SEK 3bn in size) and Verdane Capital X (SEK 6bn in size).

 

Strong returns help good causes

We are proud to have attracted high calibre investors from 14 countries, ranging from large foundations and endowments to pension funds, insurance companies and family offices. You can find some of their names below. Over half of the capital commitments in the two most recent funds, Verdane Edda and Verdane Capital X, are by not-for-profit investors. It makes us happy to know that when we deliver strong returns in our funds, this also helps good causes.

Some of our investors

Investors by type and geography

Data: Verdane Capital X and Verdane Edda

Funds and fund management

The Verdane funds are structured as Danish limited partnerships or Swedish limited liability companies, where vintage funds are domiciled in Denmark and the most recent funds Verdane Capital IX, Verdane Edda and Verdane Capital X are domiciled in Sweden.

Each fund is managed by a separate legal entity, domiciled in the same country as the fund and referred to as the General Partner, as regards Danish funds, or Manager, as regards Swedish funds. Each General Partner or Manager is in turn managed by its respective board of directors.

The General Partner or the Manager, as applicable, is responsible for all investment and divestment decisions of the fund it is managing. These decisions may be based on the recommendations of advisory companies. Each Danish domiciled Verdane fund also has an external investment committee.

Creating Shared Value

We believe in the concept of creating shared value (CSV). This means that we think it is possible to create greater value by addressing global issues that intersect with a company’s business.