EAB Private Equity Ltd channels capital into unlisted assets and opens up access to this market to a wider range of investors.
Together with its investing clients, EAB Private Equity makes a capital investment in a target company already known at the fundraising stage. This increased transparency is a significant departure from traditional fund-based investment activities, where funding is raised before the actual targets are known to the investors. Also, the investment period in co-investing structures is typically shorter than in private equity funds.
The goal of the Evli private equity team is to find 1-2 attractive investment targets each year. With an investment strategy based on responsible investing, the focus is on companies that need support to enable or accelerate their growth potential. Companies are expected to have already proven their viability and be profitable. EAB Private Equity focuses on significant minority investment stakes, but on a case-by-case basis, the acquisition of a majority stake in the target company will also be evaluated. As an active owner, companies receive not only capital but also support in clarifying and implementing the strategy and access to a broad network of experts.