In today’s newspaper, Dagens Industri acknowledged the start of Valentum Partners, as well as the company’s ambition to be a leading Nordic actor in relation to corporate transactions valued above SEK 100million.

Valentum Partners is positive about the future. Since 2007, mid-size private equity funds total size has increased by approximately 67 percent. During the same five year period, the number of corporate transactions has slowed. Bearing in mind the time limitations of private equity funds, Valentum sees strong signals that activity on the Swedish M&A market will increase over the coming years.

Valentum already has a number of new client assignments, which is further proof of the positive market assessment.

Despite the fact that many consider the market to be in an unsteady position, Valentum Partners sees an unmet need in relation to corporate transactions in the mid-market segment. A turbulent corporate climate has resulted in many entrepreneurs holding off on a company sale, while at the same time, investors are having a hard time finding suitable objects to acquire.

“Both industry and private equity are sitting on enormous funds. Experience tells us that this will result in both higher valuations and greater frequency of transactions”, says Robert Bäckström, CEO and Partner at Valentum Partners.

Together, the people behind Valentum Partners have many years of experience of work within corporate finance, management consulting, private equity, self-employment as well as numerous operational roles and board memberships within the industrial sector.

realtid.se also acknowledges Valentum (in Swedish): http://www.realtid.se/ArticlePages/201301/29/20130129080501_Realtid866/20130129080501_Realtid866.dbp.asp

For further information, contact:

Robert Bäckström
CEO and Partner, Valentum Partners
Tel: +46 8 41 200 401
Mob: +46 708 129 307
robert.backstrom@valentum.se