Corporate Finance

Specialist advice and expertise

Within corporate finance, we provide advisory services relating to acquisitions, divestments and mergers (mergers & acquisitions) as well as our equity capital markets offering regarding initial public offerings, rights issues and placings (equity capital markets). Our clients consist mainly of large Nordic corporates, financial sponsors and international companies with merger and acquisitions activities in Northern Europe.

As our client, you can expect to deal with a highly experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated team. Providing the best advice to create value for our clients lies at the very heart of what we do.

We act as a trusted advisor to a large number of clients and have gained a reputation as a leading Nordic investment bank for corporate finance advice in the region. We believe our commitment to excellence is just one of the reasons that clients choose to partner with us on a long-term basis.

Advisory services demand insight, trust, absolute discretion, timing and a high level of expertise. Every assignment we are involved with is different, but to each of them we bring the considerable expertise of our transaction teams, a deep level of analysis and access to our unrivalled network of industry contacts to ensure we deliver the very highest level of service.

We are totally focused on the Nordics, either helping companies from this market to expand globally, or advising international companies looking to conduct transactions in our home markets.

Equity capital markets

SEB is the leading equity capital markets advisor in Northern Europe and over the past decade we have completed more than 250 transactions worth more than EUR 25 billion. Our team of experts can support you in a range of areas such as initial public offerings, rights issues and placings. We can also provide expertise and advice on a range of equity-related transactions such as secondary issues, privatisations and share buy-backs.

Our equity capital market experts plan, arrange and execute equity offerings and share placements for clients active on the Nordic stock exchanges. They provide key insights into the Nordic and international investor base.

With our established network and heritage, we are in a unique position to provide the best placing and distribution for Nordic shares on a global basis. Furthermore, we have an unparalleled equity research franchise covering over 300 Nordic companies. As our client, this gives you not only the assurance of our distribution capacity but also the widest possible market visibility for your equity capital markets transactions.

Read more about our equity placing and equity research

Mergers and acquisitions

As the leading advisor on Nordic transactions over the past decade, we have completed more than 500 transactions worth more than EUR 160 billion.

Clients rely on us for strategic advice and efficient execution to conduct a range of acquisitions, investments and disposals in both public and private domains. We have extensive experience in complex transactions including major mergers, public takeovers, management buyouts (MBOs), leveraged buyouts (LBOs), financial restructurings and fairness opinions.

As the leading authority in the Nordics, we also have a number of sector experts to provide deep industry insight to our clients.