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. 


Our objective is to provide attractive returns and innovative solutions for our investors and value adding services for professional investment partnerships, growth-oriented companies and tenants. 


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.


Read more about our strategy here.


Five key investment areas

We have four independent 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.


CapMan's associated company Norvestia invests in listed shares, bonds, hedge funds and equity funds. Furthermore, Norvestia makes direct minority investments in unlisted companies. Norvestia is a Helsinki Stock Exchange listed investment company. 


Professional services

CapMan has a long history of offering professional services for CapMan’s investment partnerships enabling them to fully focus on investment activities. In 2014 we further increased our service offering to external customers. CapMan’s professional service offering include fund advisory services, purchasing activities and fund management services.


CapMan’s purchasing scheme (CaPS) provides companies with a service for driving down costs on non-strategic products and services enabling significant cost reductions. Read more about CaPS here.


Scala Fund Advisory offers private equity advisory services globally to best-in-class private equity fund managers and institutional investors in the asset class. The Scala team has been responsible for fundraising at CapMan for more than 15 years working closely with institutional investors, investment teams and new business in the private equity industry. Since 2001, the team has raised more than €3bn across multiple strategies, including buyout, growth, venture capital, private debt and real estate from over 120 institutional investors. In addition to fundraising and investor relations services, Scala offers private equity portfolio and secondary fund market analysis for institutional investors. Scala has a broad global network of institutional investors and has local co-operation partners in the US and Asia. Scala is an independent partnership of private equity fund manager CapMan.


Fund management services include, among others, monitoring and back office services.


The contact details of CapMan's service teams can be found here.


Investment activities

CapMan also makes investments from its own balance sheet, primarily into funds that it manages, as well as other strategic investments.


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, Copenhagen, 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 200 investments and approx. 150 exits
  • Value-add real estate transactions in close to 70 properties in the Nordics
  • 2.4x gross return of portfolio company investments
  • 1.9x gross return of real estate investments
  • €2.9 billion in total net sales within portfolio companies
  • Staff of around 32,000 in portfolio companies
  • 680,000 m2 in lettable space
  • 770 tenants



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Our strategy