Staying power and a global network few can match
There are many occasions when venture capital firms and other investors can benefit from working together. You may be facing an investment that needs a co-investor and ownership partner or you may be looking to divest a holding.
In such situations, it is important to have the right competence and experience – with financial strength and flexibility.
SEB Venture Capital has extensive investment experience in Sweden and the rest of the Nordic region as well as in the UK and the Baltic countries. Many investments have been made as part of syndicates with international or Nordic partners where we have often been the lead investor.
Since we started in 1995, SEB Venture Capital has made 95 investments and divested 60 of them. Buyers include major industry players such as Motorola, Nortel, Intel, Astra Zeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Biovitrum. A number of our companies have gone public during or after our time as an owner.
As part of SEB, we have a global network of contacts few can match. We also have a capital base that 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 investment focus is emerging companies within technology and life science as well as more mature growth companies from most sectors. We currently have SEK 2.4 billion in assets under management.
With an investment horizon of four to seven years, our investments range from SEK 20 million to SEK 100 million, aiming for a minority stake in the company. Board representation is a given, and when making our investment decision a dedicated management team as co-owners of the company is a deciding factor.