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Scandinavia - 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

84 deals | $266.21M value | 17 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 - 46 deals
  • Finland Finland - 15 deals
  • Norway Norway - 12 deals
  • Denmark Denmark - 10 deals
  • Iceland Iceland - 1 deals

> See the entire macro summary

4. Investment distribution number

  • < 0.5M - 15 transactions
  • 0.5M - 1M - 16 transactions
  • 1M - 5M - 25 transactions
  • 5M - 10M - 7 transactions
  • 10M - 20M - 2 transactions
  • 20M - 50M - 1 transaction
  • 50M+ - 1 transaction
  • n/a - 17 transactions
  • TOTAL - 84 transactions

> See more details

5. Investment distribution value

  • < 0.5M - 4.11M investment value
  • 0.5M - 1M - 10.95M investment value
  • 1M - 5M - 59.37M investment value
  • 5M - 10M - 50.43M investment value
  • 10M - 20M - 27.31M investment value
  • 20M - 50M - 21M investment value
  • 50M+ - 93.04M investment value
  • n/a - N/A
  • TOTAL - 266.21M investment value

> See more details

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

  • Sweden Stockholm : 28 deals - Financial Services (8), Manufacturing (5), Media (4)
  • Denmark Copenhagen : 10 deals - Software Services (8), Financial Services (2)
  • Norway Oslo : 9 deals - Software Services (4), Manufacturing (3), Education (2)
  • Finland Helsinki : 8 deals - Online marketing (3), Health services (3), Software Services (3)
  • Sweden Gothenburg : 3 deals - Manufacturing (1), Fashion (1), Food Waste (1)

> See the entire list

7. Top 5 active verticals by the number of transactions

  • Software Services : 29 deals - $68.63M value
  • Manufacturing : 19 deals - $35.37M value
  • Financial Services : 13 deals - $119.04M value
  • Health services : 11 deals - $30.72M value
  • Online marketing : 8 deals - $17.33M value

> See the entire list and the industry breakdown

8. Secondary and M&A transactions

  • Secondary - 12 deals
  • M&A - 32 deals

> See all transactions

9. Active investors (min 2 transactions)

  • Sweden Almi Invest - 7 deals
  • Sweden Industrifonden - 3 deals
  • Finland Inventure - 3 deals
  • Norway Northzone - 2 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
  • Denmark Syddansk Innovation (SDTI) - 2 deals
  • Denmark PreSEED Ventures - 2 deals
  • Sweden Henrik Schepp - 2 deals
  • Finland Ali Omar - 2 deals
  • Sweden Anna-Lina Kvarnsmyr - 2 deals

Number of active investors during the month: 130

> See all the active investors for the month April

10. Angel investors (min 2 transactions)

  • Sweden Henrik Schepp - 2 deals
  • Finland Ali Omar - 2 deals
  • Sweden Anna-Lina Kvarnsmyr - 2 deals

Number of active investors during the month: 45

> See all the active angel investors for the month April

11. VC investors (min 2 transactions)

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

Number of active investors during the month: 45

> See all the active VC investors for the month April

12. Non-Nordic investors

  • Sequoia Capital - 1 deal
  • Permira - 1 deal
  • Balderton Capital - 1 deal
  • Swisscom Ventures - 1 deal
  • Owl Ventures - 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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