AMWatch: Pandemic bites private equity activity in the Nordics

Argentum’s latest Number Crunch is cited by AMWatch, a news outlet dedicated to the Nordic asset management industry. Read the AMWatch story here (behind paywall).

In the analysis, we write that the coronavirus pandemic affected Nordic private equity differently in the first half of 2020. Here are some of the headlines:

  • When looking at the deal volume, the venture segment was stable, while the buyout segment faced a massive decline.
  • In both segments, ICT was the most popular sector, and smart digital solutions was a trend.
  • The amount invested was low compared to previous half-year periods, driven by few and relatively small deals in the buyout segment.
  • At the same time, exits of PE-backed companies continued to decline.

Read about the downturn in the Nordic buyout segment, which deals and exits that stand out in the period, how fundraising is going, and much more in the full digital report.