Polaris Private Equity

Focused on transforming mid-sized companies with great potential in the Nordics.

Investment strategy

Polaris Private Equity (“PPE”) makes investments in majority equity stakes in Nordic mid-sized companies with sales from EUR 20m and up to 200m. Our investment size ranges from EUR 20m to EUR 50m.

Our aim is to double the size of our companies by making operational and strategic step-changes. We do this in partnership with management teams and board members over a period of four to seven years. We focus on good companies with great potential and believe that the power of partnership can help us reach our objectives. We know our goals are ambitious, and we approach them with both respect, humility and confidence. To ensure our interests are aligned, we invest together with management teams and boards.

Among the many companies within our target size in the Nordic region, we recognize that potential can come in many forms and shapes and you will find that our portfolio companies span across a wide range of industries and constellations. They do however share challenges as Nordic mid-sized companies. We believe these require a locally founded and tailored approach. At Polaris, we have spent +25 years developing our way of working to meet this challenges and help us support the development of our portfolio companies. We call this Polaris Excellence Model.

Our team of dedicated investment professionals bring extensive experience and a strong track record from our more than fifty investments. The investment team is assisted by a shared support team.

  • Majority equity investments of EUR 20m to 50m
  • Focus on Nordic mid-market companies with sales from EUR 20m and up to EUR 200m
  • Target good companies with great potential
  • Objective to double size of businesses over three to five years
  • Partnership approach. Bringing together management teams, co-investors & founders, financing institutions and advisors
  • Aligned interests. Everybody invests together. Management, board and Polaris.
  • Value creation support. Polaris Excellence Model and network of advisors and consultants.
  • Team with extensive experience & track record

Our current private equity partnerhips

All
  • All
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Fund IV
  • Fund V
  • Regional
  • Global
  • B2B
  • B2C

Vinnergi

Technical Engineering Consultancy focused on telecom, energy, and building industries

HQ:
Linköping, Sweden
Partners since:
2024
Revenue:
66 EURm
Employees:
550
Fund:
Fund V
Polaris team:

Awardit

Leading operator of customer clubs and loyalty programs

HQ:
Stockholm, Sweden
Partners since:
2023
Revenue:
91 EURm
Employees:
256
Fund:
Fund V
Polaris team:

Micropower Group

Leading battery & chargers manufacturer

HQ:
Växjö, Sweden
Partners since:
2023
Revenue:
130 EURm
Employees:
460
Fund:
Fund V
Polaris team:

Sealing System

Scandinavian supplier of full-scope automated packaging and palletizing lines

HQ:
Grindsted, Denmark
Partners since:
2023
Revenue:
Not published
Employees:
120
Fund:
Fund V
Polaris team:

Cepheo

Nordic supplier of Microsoft Dynamics IT consulting services

HQ:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Partners since:
2023
Revenue:
67 EURm
Employees:
+400
Fund:
Fund V
Polaris team:

ESoft

Global supplier of photos, video, text and marketing solutions for real estate industry

HQ:
Højby, Denmark
Partners since:
2022
Revenue:
43 EURm
Employees:
+850
Fund:
Fund V
Polaris team:

G&O Maritime Group

Global supplier of niche maritime equipment

HQ:
Allerød, Denmark
Partners since:
2021
Revenue:
60 EURm
Employees:
+200
Fund:
Fund V
Polaris team:

Contour Design

Designer and manufacturer of ergonomic computer pointing devices

HQ:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Partners since:
2021
Revenue:
Not published
Employees:
+98
Fund:
Fund V
Polaris team:

Stronger

Athleisure wear for women

HQ:
Stockholm, Sweden
Partners since:
2021
Revenue:
28 EURm
Employees:
+80
Fund:
Fund V
Polaris team:

Sinful

Northern Europe’s largest e-commerce provider of sextoys

HQ:
Aarhus, Denmark
Partners since:
2021
Revenue:
48 EURm
Employees:
+140
Fund:
Fund V
Polaris team:

VIKINGBUS

Bus operation services in Denmark

HQ:
Hvidovre, Denmark
Partners since:
2021
Revenue:
145 EURm
Employees:
1200
Fund:
Fund IV
Polaris team:

Distriktstandvården

Leading independent private dental chain in Stockholm

HQ:
Stockholm, Sweden
Partners since:
2020
Revenue:
47 EURm
Employees:
400
Fund:
Fund IV
Polaris team:

Link Logistics

Customized solutions to the Courier Express Parcel market

HQ:
Brøndby, Denmark
Partners since:
2019
Revenue:
130 EURm
Employees:
150
Fund:
Fund IV
Polaris team:

Futur

Tech-enabled savings and pension platform

HQ:
Stockholm, Sweden
Partners since:
2019
Revenue:
70 EURm
Employees:
80
Fund:
Fund IV
Polaris team:

RelyOn Nutec

International safety training provider

HQ:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Partners since:
2018
Revenue:
120 EURm
Employees:
868
Fund:
Fund IV
Polaris team:

Akademikliniken

Aesthetic treatments

HQ:
Stockholm, Sweden
Partners since:
2016
Revenue:
46 EURm
Employees:
225
Fund:
Fund IV
Polaris team:

Configit

Business critical software solutions.

HQ:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Partners since:
2016
Revenue:
19 EURm
Employees:
155
Fund:
Fund IV
Polaris team:

Dedicated investment team with significant experience

Investment Team - Polaris Private Equity

Jan Johan Kühl

Henrik Bonnerup

Johan Pernvi

Daniel Repfennig

Philip Dithmer

Gustav Brobert

Anne-Caroline Rytter Helstrup

Luyiza Yevhrafova

Martin Godsk Kristensen

Andrea Signe Trolle

Investment support resources

Legal

Anders Skouenborg

Financing

Frederik Wodstrup Christiansen

Finance

Lene Møller Rønfeldt

Sustainability

Martin Bang-Löwgren

Investment advisory board

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