Providing capital, competence and contacts
SEB Venture Capital creates opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners to build and develop successful companies. Our goal is sustainable, long-term value creation.
Companies often find themselves in need of venture capital to boost growth and profitability and unlock their full potential. And sooner or later, many business owners face a change in ownership structure, such as buying out a co-owner, a succession in a family-owned company or a desire to free up capital created in the business.
In situations like these, SEB Venture Capital can provide valuable resources in the form of capital, competence and contacts. We work with the entrepreneur, management and other shareholders to ensure the company develops in the best way possible.
Our basic assumption is that every investment begins with the people behind the company; with the entrepreneur and business owner. Since we started in 1995, we have invested in and followed nearly 100 companies. These investments have strengthened our belief that realising true potential requires a dedicated and talented management team.
We are also aware that management teams appreciate the support of experienced owners who know how to develop companies and build value: owners who are flexible and used to working together with other owners, entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses.
Over the past 15 years working with venture capital, we have developed a best-in-class network of industrialists, advisors, industry experts and market analysts in the Nordic region and internationally. Our global contacts and in-house specialists are important connections in this network. As part of SEB, we have a capital base that sets us apart from many equity investors. We operate as an evergreen fund, which gives us the flexibility and staying power to focus on long-term value creation based on what is best for the company and its owners.
Our operations are rooted in SEB’s traditions of excellence. We are proud to be part of a bank that has been helping entrepreneurs and businesses for over 150 years and building strong global operations and brands that create long-term value for both customers and owners.