The company became independent in 1998, when it changed its name to Priveq. For more than 40 years, Priveq has successfully invested in over 130 Swedish companies, bringing 29 of them to the stock market. Throughout our history we have consistently focused on helping Swedish growth companies to keep developing using our capital and knowledge.
Historically, the main investors in Priveq have been long-term Swedish pension fund managers, but in recent years we have also attracted many international investors. Today, the majority of our investment comes from European and American long-term investors, adding to our traditional base of Nordic investors.
Over the years, Priveq has been very successful. We rank highly in the top quartile of the best-performing private equity firms in Europe.
Priveq invests in growth companies across a wide range of sectors. We seek out unique companies that are leaders in their individual segments.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss Priveq’s passion: companies and entrepreneurship.
Companies should be based in the Nordics, but we take a positive view of a planned or initiated internationalisation process.
For more than 40 years, we have participated in developing over 130 growth companies, the overwhelming majority being Swedish.
Structured corporate governance
With our experience of taking 29 companies to the stock market, Priveq brings its in-depth knowledge of creating value through structured corporate governance. (Note that we never take on an executive role in partner companies)
The companies that Priveq invests in generally satisfy the following criteria:
Sales of SEK 100-1,000m
Strong market position
Competent and goal-oriented management
Individuals from our network are currently represented in many of our companies. Priveq is delighted and proud to collaborate with these skilled professionals.
To date, Priveq has been given the trust to manage a total value of close to ten billion Swedish kronor. We are currently investing capital from the Priveq Investment VI, which amounts to SEK 2,500m. Skandia Investment I, a so-called Evergreen fund, was established in 1983. This fund is now closed.
During 40 years of long-term, successful operation, Priveq has attracted well-recognised institutional investors to its funds. These investors, currently a favourable mix of Swedish and international institutions, such as pension funds, endowments, insurance companies, provide good security for Priveq with their long-term investment perspective.