NORDIC MEZZANINE IS A LEADING EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT PROVIDER OF MEZZANINE FINANCE FOR BUYOUTS, GROWTH AND CAPITAL RESTRUCTURING.

INVESTMENT CRITERIA


Nordic Mezzanine focuses on mid-market transactions with an enterprise value between EUR 50 and 500 million. Focus regions are the Nordic Countries, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium. The typical investment in a single transaction ranges between EUR 10 to 40 million.

Current portfolio companies

Kotkamills, Finland

Investment made: March 2015

 

Kotkamills Oy is a Finnish forest industry company with a long tradition of over 140 years in the business. Its products include laminating base papers, impregnated products, magazine papers and sawmill products. Kotkamills has two production facilities in Finland, and one facility on Malaysia. The company has approximately 500 employees, with a majority located in Finland. Nordic Mezzanine arranged and underwrote a mezzanine loan for the buyout of the company and is also an equity investor in the company alongside MB Funds, ELO Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Finnish Industry Investment and current management.

Riri, Switzerland

Investment made: November 2014

 

Riri is a leading manufacturer of high-end zippers and buttons to the luxury and accessories industry. The company has a history dating back to 1923, with a long tradition in zippers and buttons production and is positioned as a highly innovative supplier to its customers. Highest quality, constant innovation, customization and solid, long-lasting customer relationships have always been Riri’s philosophy and instrumental for the company’s success. In October 2014, Gilde Buy Out Partners acquired Riri in a secondary buyout. Nordic Mezzanine arranged and underwrote a mezzanine loan for the transaction.

Advania, Iceland

Investment made: August 2014

 

Advania is a leading Nordic IT company and operates throughout the region. Advania has a staff of 1,100 people and 17 offices in 3 countries. The company is built on a solid foundation that spans over 70 years of technology service to businesses. The company has over 10,000 corporate clients. The Advania headquarters are based in Iceland but the company also has a solid position in the Nordic markets through its subsidiaries in Norway and Sweden. Nordic Mezzanine arranged and underwrote a mezzanine loan for the acquisition of a majority stake in the business and is also an equity investor in the company alongside management and individual investors.

Lomax, Denmark

Investment made: July 2014

 

Lomax is a leading B2B retailer, active in the Danish market since 1962, focused on addressing the needs of small and medium-sized companies primarily. Through its e-Commerce platform and other channels, Lomax offers a product mix of more than 20.000 items from leading brands within three product categories: Office supplies, furniture & warehouse and technology. Nordic Mezzanine arranged and underwrote a mezzanine loan for the transaction and is also an equity investor in the company alongside management and individual investors.

Barona, Finland

Investment made: December 2012


Barona is a multiservice company and its operations comprise recruitment services, outsourcing services, accommodation services and executive search. Annually Barona recruits around 10,000 employees and accommodates tens of thousands of people. Barona has also carried out the most significant outsourcing projects in its field. The company is today the largest human resources provider in Finland as well as one of the biggest employers. Barona also operates in Russia, Poland, Sweden and Estonia. Nordic Mezzanine arranged and underwrote the mezzanine loan for the transaction and is also an equity investor in the company, alongside the current management of Barona.

Wer liefert was? Service GmbH, Germany

Investment made: August 2012


WLW is the market leading online supplier search engine in the German speaking countries providing commercial suppliers a platform to present their products or services and enabling commercial purchasers to easily find them. The company was acquired by Paragon Partners in February 2012. Nordic Mezzanine invested in the equity of WLW on a minority basis.

Powerlines Group, Austria

Investment made: December 2008

Powerlines is one of Europe's leading independent providers for planning, installation and maintenance of catenary systems for railways and mass transit (metro, tram, trolley-bus). Further activities include transmission, cable and telecommunications infrastructure. Headquartered in Vienna, Powerlines has operations in Austria, Germany and Scandinavia. The company was acquired by Gilde Buy Out Partners and the management of Powerlines in December 2008. Nordic Mezzanine acted as mezzanine lead arranger and is the mezzanine facility agent.

Gunnebo Industrier, Sweden

Investment made: August 2008


Gunnebo Industrier develops, manufactures and distributes chain and lifting components and fastening systems for heavy lifting equipment as well as fastening products. In addition, the business includes traction devices and telescopic ladders. The company was acquired from the Stockholm Stock exchange in August 2008 by Segulah III L.P. and Segulah IV L.P. Nordic Mezzanine was the mezzanine lead arranger in the transaction and acts as mezzanine facility agent.

Euroflorist, Sweden

Investment made: September 2007

EuroFlorist is a leading European flowers-by-wire operator headquartered in Malmö, Sweden. Litorina Kapital, a Swedish private equity firm, acquired the company together with the management of EuroFlorist in September 2007. Nordic Mezzanine arranged and underwrote the whole mezzanine loan for the transaction and is also an equity investor in the company.

TylöHelo, Finland

Investment made: November 2006

TylöHelo is a sauna and steambath manufacturer headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. ABN AMRO Capital acquired the company from Sponsor, a private equity company based in Finland in November 2006. In the add-on acquisition in 2008, Saunatec acquired the Swedish company, Tylö AB, involved the same financing parties as in the original acquisition and the company was renamed TylöHelo.

Nordic Mezzanine acted as mezzanine arranger and was appointed mezzanine facility agent in the transaction.