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10 things you need to know about the Nordic investment market in April 2019.

This is a dealflow summary for the Nordic private companies we tracked for the month of April. During April we added a total of 427 deals in our databases.

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1. Total investment transactions

73 deals | $262.37M value | 10 with undisclosed data

> See all the investment deals for April

2. Top 5 largest investment transactions

  • Sweden Klarna (Financial Services, Payment processing) - $93.04M
  • Denmark Labster (Education, Software Services, VR) - $21M
  • Norway Kolonial (Ecommerce, Food Industry) - $17.31M
  • Denmark Leapwork (Industry agnostic, Software Services) - $10M
  • Sweden Coala Life (Health services, Manufacturing, Wearable) - $9.76M

> See the entire list

3. Investment distribution per country

  • Sweden Sweden - 41 deals
  • Finland Finland - 14 deals
  • Norway Norway - 9 deals
  • Denmark Denmark - 8 deals
  • Iceland Iceland - 1 deals

> See the entire macro summary

4. Top 5 Nordic cities by the number of investment transactions

  • Sweden Stockholm : 26 deals - Financial Services (8), Manufacturing (5), Software Services (4)
  • Denmark Copenhagen : 8 deals - Software Services (6), Financial Services (2)
  • Norway Oslo : 7 deals - Manufacturing (3), Software Services (2), Mobile (2)
  • Finland Helsinki : 7 deals - Online marketing (3), Health services (3), Software Services (2)
  • Sweden Sundsvall : 3 deals - Manufacturing (1), Industry agnostic (1), Education (1)

> See the entire list

5. Top 5 active verticals by the number of transactions

  • Software Services : 23 deals - $65.91M value
  • Manufacturing : 17 deals - $35.37M value
  • Financial Services : 13 deals - $119.04M value
  • Health services : 9 deals - $30.72M value
  • Online marketing : 8 deals - $17.33M value

> See the entire list and the industry breakdown

6. Secondary and M&A transactions

  • Secondary - 11 deals
  • M&A - 32 deals

> See all transactions

7. Active investors (min 2 transactions)

  • Sweden Almi Invest - 7 deals
  • Sweden Industrifonden - 3 deals
  • Finland Inventure - 3 deals
  • Sweden Investment AB Kinnevik - 2 deals
  • Sweden H&M CO:LAB - 2 deals
  • Sweden Inbox Capital - 2 deals
  • Finland Innovestor Ventures - 2 deals
  • Denmark Vækstfonden - 2 deals
  • Sweden Anna-Lina Kvarnsmyr - 2 deals

Number of active investors during the month: 115

> See all the active investors for the month April

8. Angel investors (min 2 transactions)

  • Sweden Anna-Lina Kvarnsmyr - 2 deals

Number of active investors during the month: 41

> See all the active angel investors for the month April

9. VC investors (min 2 transactions)

  • Sweden Industrifonden - 3 deals
  • Finland Inventure - 3 deals
  • Sweden Investment AB Kinnevik - 2 deals
  • Sweden Inbox Capital - 2 deals
  • Finland Innovestor Ventures - 2 deals
  • Denmark Vækstfonden - 2 deals

Number of active investors during the month: 38

> See all the active VC investors for the month April

10. Non-Nordic investors

  • Sequoia Capital - 1 deal
  • Permira - 1 deal
  • Swisscom Ventures - 1 deal
  • Owl Ventures - 1 deal
  • Entangled Group - 1 deal

Number of active investors during the month: 20

> See all the non-Nordic investors for the month April

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The investment data is presented on as is basis for companies transacted on the Nordic private market and doesn't consider debt instruments, grants and ICOs. Secondary transactions include equity sale to a secondary investment manager.

Data is collected via customised software from primary and secondary sources and cross-verified from multiple places, including governmental data providers such as Bolagsverket, Virk and Brønnøysund. Information is manually curated and translated in English for 5 different countries and languages, tracking more than 10,000 entities from the Nordic area.

Nordic 9 is the most comprehensive Scandinavia-focused data platform, tracking competitive intelligence about companies, investors and transactions from the private market.

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