How we work
Since its formation in 2003, Altor Equity Partners has achieved its aim of building an investment team with the scope and skill set to execute and actively manage a portfolio similar in size and scale to those of large-cap private equity funds. However, we pride ourselves with taking a different approach.
We have chosen to focus on the middle market segment of the Nordic region which allows us to have more resources and a larger team dedicated to this segment and each investment. Also, the fund structure is designed to facilitate substantial additional equity commitments and enables us to grow the portfolio companies further during an extended period of Altor ownership.
The overriding aim is to build world class companies together with the management teams in our portfolio companies. Therefore, we seek comparisons with companies that are best in class worldwide, and we do not shy away from emulating their efforts or being inspired by their success factors.
Six fundamental principles always guide us in our work:
1) We take a long-term view on value creation – far beyond our own ownership
The attractiveness of this approach is illustrated by the fact that in a majority of Altor’s transactions the incumbent owners have chosen to remain as shareholders and develop their companies in partnership with Altor.