CapMan in brief 

  • Five key investment partnerships
  • Capital under management €3.1 billion in 2012
  • 38 portfolio companies* and 57 real estate properties
  • Aggregate net sales of portfolio companies €5.5 billion in 2012 and number of employees approx. 38,200.
  • Lettable area of the properties 680,000 m2 in total and approx. 300 tenants  

CapMan Group is a leading private equity fund manager in the Nordic countries and Russia. We have more than 20 years of experience in supporting business growth in the region. Altogether, CapMan employs 109 people in Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Moscow, and Luxembourg. CapMan was established in 1989 and has been listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange since 2001.

* Including investments of Buyout, Russia and Public Market teams.

Investment teams at CapMan

CapMan has five key investment partnerships - CapMan BuyoutCapMan RussiaCapMan CreditCapMan Public Market, and CapMan Real Estate - each of which has its own dedicated investment team and funds.

CapMan Buyout

CapMan Buyout makes controlling investments in unlisted Nordic mid-market companies in various industries. The main targets set for our companies are growth, improved profitability and strengthened strategic position. Our portfolio companies have a competitive and sustainable market position, a unique business with standout products and services, clear growth potential and positive cash flow.

Our team comprises approx. 20 investment professionals in Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo.

CapMan Russia

CapMan Russia provides growth financing for Russian small and mid-sized enterprises. We have operated in the Russian private equity market since 1995 and are one of the strongest teams in Russia. We help our portfolio companies to pursue growth both in Russia and internationally. We make minority investments in small and mid-sized enterprises operating especially in rural areas in Russia and in industries with minimal government involvement.

Our team comprises approx. 10 investment professionals in Moscow.

CapMan Credit

CapMan Credit advises the CapMan Mezzanine V fund, which makes mezzanine investments in leveraged buyouts in the Nordic region. Mezzanine is a flexible debt instrument that shares characteristics of both debt and equity. We invest in Nordic businesses with strong and defendable market positions, positive and predictable cash flow and experienced management teams.

Our team comprises 2 investment professionals in Stockholm.

CapMan Public Market

CapMan Public Market invests in listed Nordic small and mid cap companies. Through substantial minority investments we obtain genuine governance positions in companies where we identify significant value potential. Our aim is to develop the companies through active ownership in co-operation with other owners and the board.   

Our team comprises 4 investment professionals in Stockholm.

CapMan Real Estate

CapMan Real Estate manages four private equity real estate funds, which invest in commercial and hotel properties and property developments. We have extensive experience in real estate investments in Finland and Sweden, and work in close cooperation with our tenants to continuously develop our properties.

Our team comprises approx. 20 investment professionals in Helsinki and Stockholm. 

Why invest in CapMan?

CapMan’s stock combines the return potential of private equity with the liquidity of the stock market. All investor groups have the opportunity to access the value generated by Nordic and Russian companies and real estate and benefit from the growth of the private equity industry through CapMan’s stock.

We aim to ensure that management fees cover our operating costs. Funds in carry have earnings potential whenever a portfolio company or real estate is exited. Funds yet to enter carry represent a significant source of earnings potential. Our own fund investments offer additional earnings potential for investors. Our targeted payout ratio is 50% of net profits at minimum.

The large number of funds under management and multiple individual investments contribute to a diversification of risks related to individual investments.
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