Argentum launches new market report
In these uncertain times, it is uplifting to look back on a solid 2019 for Nordic private equity, where the numbers were particularly good in the venture segment. Beneath, you have some of the main findings from the report.
2019 was another golden year for Nordic private equity. The activity was especially solid for Nordic businesses in the venture phase, where the number of investments increased for the third straight year and surpassed the €1 billion mark for the first time in our tracking. You can read more about the findings in the venture segment here.
Technology is the common thread for many of the success stories coming out of the region, and it is central for the three structural growth trends that Bjarne Lie of Verdane believe have most potential. You can read our extended interview with Lie here.
When we talk about growing companies and creating new jobs, this growth should be sustainable. Last year, we saw that the subject dominated the discourse in the public, among politicians, and in the business world. We have talked to some notable players on the Nordic private equity scene about this emerging megatrend. You can read this article here.
When this is written in late March 2020, our societies and the global economy is facing an uncertain future due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. “Private equity is well suited for times of restructuring and reorganization, and we can expect such effects now. In short, there will be challenges but also new opportunities for our industry,” Argentum’s CEO, Joachim Høegh-Krohn, says. Read our story on the topic here.