Investment strategies

Broad assortment of investment strategies

We are different from most other private equity firms with a diverse offer that allows investors to choose the programme that most closely fits their strategy. We also offer unique tailor-made investment set-ups catered to our investors' needs and best interests. We strive to create the highest value with a wide range of offerings that are resilient to market changes.

Nordic Control investments

We make control or co-control investments in small-to-midsized companies in the Nordics with sales of SEK 100 – 2,000m. Our average equity investment is normally between SEK 100 – 500m. We are an active shareholder, looking for investments with strong value creation opportunities, such as,

  • Change of ownership situations, e.g. family-owned enterprises
  • Operationally and financially challenging situations
  • Strategic re-positionings
  • Platform for market consolidation
  • Acceleration of growth opportunities

SEB Private Equity Global Investments

As one of the leading global private equity investors based in the Nordics, we manage about USD 4bn in capital on behalf of leading third party clients. These are invested in over 50 companies globally. We source our investments through our established network of institutions, private equity firms and family offices that we have built globally over the past decades. Together with our carefully-selected partners, we directly invest into portfolio companies. Because of our experience, network and insights in many sectors, we often serve on company boards. Today, our team members have board representation in over 40 investments around the world.

SEB Listed Private Equity and Industrial Opportunities

Through the SEB Listed Private Equity Fund, we invest in global public opportunities with private equity characteristics, defined as an active ownership model that facilitates both quick strategic decision-making, as well as implementation of operational improvements. Our investment focus is to build a diversified, global portfolio of different private equity or private equity-like investments in the public market with a clear upside potential.

Through our global programme and network we are able to identify many direct investment opportunities. Some of these are traded in the public markets. In some of these cases we may not be able to make the company private, but we still decide to invest through the public markets. This is always achieved with a local private equity partner holding board seat(s) through a significant minority ownership (up to 49%) with the aim of significantly changing the company operationally and/or strategically. These investments are accessible through our SEB Industrial Opportunities product.