Clairfield expands in the Nordics with Swedish partner firm Capillar Advisory

15.5.2019

Clairfield International is pleased to announce a new partnership in Sweden with Stockholm-based independent M&A advisory firm Capillar Advisory. Capillar becomes Clairfield’s exclusive partner for Sweden, joining partner firms in Denmark, Finland, and Norway, to provide thorough and expert coverage of the Nordic market.

Capillar Advisory, a leading M&A firm in Sweden in the mid-market segment, provides M&A advisory services specializing in crossborder and complex processes. The firm was founded by the five partners, Johan Nylén, Johan Säll, Patrik Egeland, Mikael Ludvigson and Petter Hakanson, with the buyback of the UB Capital M&A practice from United Bankers, and rebranded to Capillar Advisory in 2018. Its network of senior advisors complements the team of 15 professionals, ensuring industrial insight and connections to key players.

The Capillar team has also set up Capillar Equity, an investment fund with a focus on small cap Nordic businesses in need of growth equity or transformational capital.

Capillar’s advisory business covers a broad range of industry sectors, including business services, consumer & retail, and TMT, as well as the financial and industrial sectors. The Capillar Advisory team has completed more than 250 transactions, and has successfully built relationships with the leading private equity funds in the Nordics. Recent notable transactions include:

  • Advising Lantbrukarnas Riksförbund (LRF) on the divestment of LRF Konsult to Altor Fund IV, and, on the basis of the positive advisory experience, subsequently advising Altor Equity Partners on the acquisition of Bokoredo AB, both in the accounting & consulting sector.
  • Advising Lantbrukarnas Riksförbund (LRF) on the divestment of LRF Konsult to Altor Fund IV, and, on the basis of the positive advisory experience, subsequently advising Altor Equity Partners on the acquisition of Bokoredo AB, both in the accounting & consulting sector.
  • A consolidation of 23 companies in the IT services space on behalf of FSN Capital V, a leading Northern European private equity investor.
  • The consolidation of Mark & Energibyggarna i Göteborg AB (civil works in connection with infrastructure construction) following the acquisition of Akeab (urban thermal, gas and cable installation network builders), and KEWAB (provider of excavation services, civil works and power network services) on behalf of the private equity investor Triton.
  • The acquisition of Frösunda Group, a specialized care provider, by Adolfsen Group.
  • The sale of Duell-Bike Center Oy, a motorcycle gear  importer and distributor, to Sponsor Capital.

“Sweden is a key market for crossborder M&A with non-stop growth in transactions since 2013. The Swedish private equity industry is one of the largest in Europe, particularly in relation to GDP” says Johan Nylén, founder and partner at Capillar. “Our team has years of experience in the Swedish market and we are excited to create value together with Clairfield in this next step of our firm’s development. We look forward to offering our clients access to international markets at the highest levels.”

“Clairfield International is already top ranked in the Nordic region and with our new Swedish partners we will have enhanced access to Swedish private equity and corporates” says Juha Raunio, managing partner of Clairfield International in Finland. “We have seen first-hand the expertise and energy Capillar brings to their transactions and have already started working with them on several pan-Nordic projects.”

“Partners at Clairfield have advised clients on many important Sweden and Nordic-related transactions. With Capillar as partners we will build on that success in being the advisor of choice for investors and corporates in the region and crossborder, capitalizing on Clairfield’s global reach,” says Alexander Klemm, chairman of Clairfield International.

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