CapMan establishes its tenth buyout fund

CapMan Plc Stock Exchange Release - 16 November 2012 at 3:00 pm EET

CapMan establishes its tenth buyout fund

Disclaimer

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CapMan has established its tenth buyout fund: CapMan Buyout X. The first closing of the fund was held 15 November 2012 at EUR 152 million. CapMan Buyout X will invest in middle market buyout transactions in the Nordic countries. The establishment of the fund does not impact CapMan's result for 2012.

In addition to CapMan, 13 institutional investors and family offices primarily from the Nordic countries have made commitments to the fund to date. CapMan's share of the commitments is 2%, or EUR 3 million. CapMan expects to achieve final closing for the fund during 2013.

"Despite a very tough market, we are pleased to see a very high retention rate of existing investors joining the new fund. This lays a solid foundation for the next phase of our fundraising, which will target new LPs internationally," says Jerome Bouix, Senior Partner and responsible for fundraising at CapMan.

"We are experiencing stronger and stronger benefits from our unique position in the Nordic midcap market. Our experienced team and strong local position in three countries ensure selective deal sourcing and robust value creation. We are happy to see our LPs continued support of our development," says Kai Jordahl, Head of CapMan Buyout and Senior Partner.

The CapMan Buyout X fund generates industry standard management fees and carry. The fund starts generating fees as soon as the predecessor fund CapMan Buyout IX has made its next and final investment.

For more information, please contact:
Jerome Bouix, Head of Sales, Marketing, Investor Relations and Communications, Senior Partner, tel. +358 207 207 558
Kai Jordahl, Head of CapMan Buyout, Senior Partner, tel. +47 23 23 75 71

CAPMAN PLC

Linda Tierala
Manager, Communications and IR

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CapMan is one of the leading private equity firms in the Nordic countries and Russia, with assets under management of €3.0 billion. CapMan has four key investment partnerships - CapMan Buyout, CapMan Russia, CapMan Public Market, and CapMan Real Estate - each of which has its own dedicated investment team and funds. Altogether, CapMan employs approx. 110 people in Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Moscow and Luxembourg. CapMan was established in 1989 and has been listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange since 2001.

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