“We are pleased to announce that Verdane VIII has secured 2bn in commitments. The fund will be invested in Nordic companies with international growth potential active in IT, energy and advanced industry”, says Lars B. Thoresen, Managing Partner at Verdane Capital Advisors.
Ten new investors have invested in the fund which is the largest Verdane fund ever. More than half of the fund’s capital comes from investors outside the Nordics.
“Verdane funds hold a unique position in the Nordic market because they invest in unlisted portfolios – which the response to the latest fund clearly demonstrates. We are happy about the confidence these new and old investors have shown”, adds Lars B. Thoresen.
Among the investors who back the fund are Swedish Pension fund AP3, the European Investment Fund, French insurance company CNP as well as Finnish Industry Investment, and some significant US institutional investors.