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Scandinavia - 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

89 deals | $410.29M value | 22 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 - 36 deals
  • Finland Finland - 27 deals
  • Norway Norway - 13 deals
  • Denmark Denmark - 13 deals

> See the entire macro summary

4. Investment distribution number

  • < 0.5M - 12 transactions
  • 0.5M - 1M - 15 transactions
  • 1M - 5M - 27 transactions
  • 5M - 10M - 7 transactions
  • 10M - 20M - 2 transactions
  • 20M - 50M - 2 transactions
  • 50M+ - 2 transactions
  • n/a - 22 transactions
  • TOTAL - 89 transactions

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5. Investment distribution value

  • < 0.5M - 3.41M investment value
  • 0.5M - 1M - 10.83M investment value
  • 1M - 5M - 53.70M investment value
  • 5M - 10M - 47.57M investment value
  • 10M - 20M - 32.2M investment value
  • 20M - 50M - 56.4M investment value
  • 50M+ - 206.18M investment value
  • n/a - N/A
  • TOTAL - 410.29M investment value

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

  • Sweden Stockholm : 25 deals - Mobile (7), Media (6), Marketplace (5)
  • Finland Helsinki : 15 deals - Software Services (6), Competitive Intelligence (3), VR (2)
  • Denmark Copenhagen : 10 deals - Software Services (4), Manufacturing (2), Wearable (2)
  • Norway Oslo : 7 deals - Software Services (4), Financial Services (2)
  • Sweden Gothenburg : 5 deals - Manufacturing (2), Software Services (2), Health services (2)

> See the entire list

7. Top 5 active verticals by the number of transactions

  • Software Services : 33 deals - $76.24M value
  • Manufacturing : 15 deals - $87.58M value
  • Mobile : 13 deals - $24.68M value
  • Financial Services : 12 deals - $79.92M value
  • Health services : 11 deals - $8.73M value

> See the entire list and the industry breakdown

8. Secondary and M&A transactions

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

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9. Active investors (min 2 transactions)

  • Sweden Almi Invest - 4 deals
  • Finland Icebreaker - 3 deals
  • Finland Ali Omar - 3 deals
  • Finland Inventure - 2 deals
  • Norway 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 Spintop Ventures - 2 deals
  • Sweden Collector Ventures - 2 deals
  • Sweden Gunilla von Platen - 2 deals
  • Sweden Club Network Investment (CNI) - 2 deals
  • Finland Janne Jormalainen - 2 deals
  • Finland Gorilla Capital - 2 deals

Number of active investors during the month: 118

> See all the active investors for the month May

10. Angel investors (min 2 transactions)

  • Finland Ali Omar - 3 deals
  • Sweden Fredrik Röhnisch - 2 deals
  • Sweden Gunilla von Platen - 2 deals
  • Finland Janne Jormalainen - 2 deals

Number of active investors during the month: 39

> See all the active angel investors for the month May

11. VC investors (min 2 transactions)

  • Finland Icebreaker - 3 deals
  • Finland Inventure - 2 deals
  • Norway 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 Spintop Ventures - 2 deals
  • Sweden Collector Ventures - 2 deals
  • Finland Gorilla Capital - 2 deals

Number of active investors during the month: 46

> See all the active VC investors for the month May

12. 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: 31

> 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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