FSN Capital Partners (“FSN”), a pan-Nordic mid-market private equity advisor, announces the final closing of FSN Capital V, which was oversubscibed at its hard cap. The Fund received strong support from existing and new investors, with total commitments of SEK 9.62bn (€1.0 billion).
FSN Capital V held its final close on December 16th at its hard cap of SEK 9.62 billion (€1.0 billion), exceeding the SEK 8.5 billion (€870 million) target. The prior fund advised by FSN, FSN Capital IV, closed in 2013 at SEK 5.42 billion (€624 million).
The Fund’s investors comprise a well-diversified group including public and private pension funds, endowments, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, government agencies, asset managers, banks and funds of funds. FSN has also significantly broadened its international investor base, with new LPs secured from Asia, the Middle East and the United States. 29% of the total capital raised for FSN Capital V came from LPs based in North America, 13% from Asia and the Middle East, and 34% from Europe excluding the Nordic region. The Fund also attracted strong support from the Nordic LP community, with leading LPs from all four Nordic markets accounting for the remaining capital raised.
“We are delighted with the strong support we have received from existing LPs and are privileged to welcome a number of leading, blue chip investors from around the globe as new limited partners”, said Frode Strand-Nielsen, Managing Partner of FSN.
FSN Capital V will continue FSN’s proven investment strategy of targeting control buyout investments of Nordic mid-sized growth-oriented companies operating in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland where FSN believes it can generate long-term alpha returns for the investors. It will target companies with enterprise values typically between SEK 500 million and SEK 3 billion (approximately €50 million to €300 million) and operating in a broad range of industries and markets.
FSN will continue its strong focus on integrating sustainable and responsible investment practices into the investments.
“FSN Capital V is positioned in an attractive segment of the market as one of the largest middle-market focused funds in the Nordic region” said Peter Möller, Partner of FSN. Thomas Broe-Andersen, Partner of FSN, added “we continue to see a large number of attractive investment opportunities and are confident of delivering strong returns to the investors.”