What drives us? 


CapMan is one of the European leaders in the private equity industry. For more than 25 years, we have been developing companies and real estate and supporting their sustainable growth. We are committed to understand the needs of our customers in an ever-changing market environment. We provide attractive returns and innovative solutions for our investors and value adding services for professional investment partnerships, growth oriented companies and tenants.


Our objective is to offer the best private equity experience, by developing innovative solutions that provide investors an access to attractive returns.


Our mission is to build successful businesses contributing to the enrichment of society. We manage funds with capital raised mainly from institutional investors, and our investment partnerships invest this capital further in Nordic and Russian companies and real estate.


We have a strong track record and believe that we will continue to succeed in our operations by combining the strengths of our entrepreneurial investment partnerships and all capabilities within CapMan.


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Four entrepreneurial partnerships

We have four key investment partnerships – Buyout, Real EstateRussia ja Credit – and each of them has a dedicated team and funds. Our equity and mezzanine funds invest in Nordic and Russian unlisted companies, and our real estate funds invest in office, retail, residential and hotel properties in the Nordic region.


The guiding principle in our investment activities is to actively increase the value of our investments by working closely with the management and tenants of our portfolio companies and real estate. In our portfolio companies the value creation is first and foremost based on increasing net sales, improving profitability and creating a stronger strategic position for the companies. In real estate investments the value creation is based on developing properties according to the needs of the tenants.


Our three other investment partnerships, Public Market, Technology and Life Science, focus on developing and exiting their current portfolio companies.


Our clients  

Approximately 80% of our managed capital is raised from Finnish and international pension funds, insurance companies and funds of funds. Other significant investors include banks and public sector institutions. CapMan itself is a significant investor in its funds.

Strong presence in all key markets

CapMan has a stable and experienced team. Altogether CapMan employs approx.100 people in Helsinki, Stockholm, Moscow, Luxembourg and London.


Our values

     Active ownership is the basis for all our actions. We deliver innovative solutions proactively and with a hands-on approach. We create lasting value by working closely with all our stakeholders.
    We are committed to entrepreneurial drive. We are hungry but humble and encourage continuous development and learning
    We believe in integrity and transparency. We are a reliable partner and responsible owner respecting all our stakeholders. We always consider the long-term impacts of our actions.

CapMan in figures

  • Over 25 years of operating history
  • 35 funds raised
  • Around 120 institutional investors
  • Approx. €5.0 billion in total raised capital
  • Investments in five countries
  • Over 130 investments and approx. 90 exits
  • Value-add real estate transactions in approx. 60 properties in the Nordics
  • 2.5x gross return of portfolio company investments
  • 2.0x gross return of real estate investments
  • €4.7 billion in total net sales within portfolio companies
  • Staff of around 44,000 in portfolio companies
  • 690,000 m2 in lettable space
  • 740 tenants



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Our strategy