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

This is a dealflow summary for the Nordic private companies we tracked for the month of May. During May we added a total of 289 deals in our databases.

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1. Total investment transactions

71 deals | $401.68M value | 12 with undisclosed data

> See all the investment deals for May

2. Top 5 largest investment transactions

  • Denmark Unity Technologies (Gaming Industry, VR) - $150M
  • Denmark Pleo (Financial Services) - $56.18M
  • Sweden Nilar (Energy, Manufacturing) - $33.92M
  • Finland Beneq (Manufacturing) - $22.48M
  • Finland Wirepas (Hardware, Manufacturing, Software Services) - $16.17M

> See the entire list

3. Investment distribution per country

  • Sweden Sweden - 30 deals
  • Finland Finland - 22 deals
  • Denmark Denmark - 10 deals
  • Norway Norway - 9 deals

> See the entire macro summary

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

  • Sweden Stockholm : 20 deals - Mobile (5), Media (5), Financial Services (4)
  • Finland Helsinki : 11 deals - Software Services (5), Real Estate (2), Hardware (2)
  • Denmark Copenhagen : 8 deals - Software Services (3), Financial Services (2)
  • Sweden Gothenburg : 4 deals - Health services (1), Marketplace (1), Video (1)
  • Finland Espoo : 4 deals - Energy (1), Manufacturing (1), Transportation (1)

> See the entire list

5. Top 5 active verticals by the number of transactions

  • Software Services : 25 deals - $69.69M value
  • Manufacturing : 11 deals - $82.82M value
  • Mobile : 10 deals - $24.11M value
  • Financial Services : 9 deals - $78.52M value
  • Media : 8 deals - $14.63M value

> See the entire list and the industry breakdown

6. Secondary and M&A transactions

  • Secondary - 21 deals
  • M&A - 27 deals

> See all transactions

7. Active investors (min 2 transactions)

  • Sweden Almi Invest - 4 deals
  • Finland Inventure - 2 deals
  • Sweden Northzone - 2 deals
  • Finland Lifeline Ventures - 2 deals
  • Sweden Swedbank - 2 deals
  • Finland First Fellow Partners - 2 deals
  • Sweden Brightly Ventures - 2 deals
  • Sweden Fredrik Röhnisch - 2 deals
  • Finland Business Finland - 2 deals
  • Sweden Schibsted Growth - 2 deals
  • Finland Innovestor Ventures - 2 deals
  • Sweden Collector Ventures - 2 deals
  • Finland Janne Jormalainen - 2 deals
  • Finland Ali Omar - 2 deals

Number of active investors during the month: 103

> See all the active investors for the month May

8. Angel investors (min 2 transactions)

  • Sweden Fredrik Röhnisch - 2 deals
  • Finland Janne Jormalainen - 2 deals
  • Finland Ali Omar - 2 deals

Number of active investors during the month: 33

> See all the active angel investors for the month May

9. VC investors (min 2 transactions)

  • Finland Inventure - 2 deals
  • Sweden Northzone - 2 deals
  • Finland Lifeline Ventures - 2 deals
  • Finland First Fellow Partners - 2 deals
  • Sweden Brightly Ventures - 2 deals
  • Sweden Schibsted Growth - 2 deals
  • Finland Innovestor Ventures - 2 deals
  • Sweden Collector Ventures - 2 deals

Number of active investors during the month: 41

> See all the active VC investors for the month May

10. Non-Nordic investors

  • Stripes Group - 1 deal
  • SRI Intellectual - 1 deal
  • Vito One - 1 deal
  • KPN Ventures - 1 deal
  • ETF Partners - 1 deal

Number of active investors during the month: 37

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

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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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