Summa Equity announce SEK 4.5 billion final close of first fund at hard cap

Summa Equity today announces that its first fund, Summa Equity Fund I, has closed with commitments of SEK 4.5 billion, exceeding the initial target of SEK 3.3 billion after being significantly oversubscribed. The fund size was limited to SEK 4.5 billion despite oversubscription.

Summa Equity was founded in 2016 by five partners brought together by a shared vision of building a leading specialised private equity firm in the Nordic lower mid-market. The firm focuses on capturing the investment opportunity provided by thematic megatrends that are expected to drive long term growth.

Summa Equity Fund I is backed by a broad investor base comprising endowments, foundations, pension funds, insurance firms and funds of funds across the Nordics, Europe and North America. The Fund’s strategy will focus on investments related to four themes: resource scarcity, energy efficiency, changing demographics and tech-enabled businesses. The firm has offices in Stockholm and Oslo and the partners are Reynir Indahl, Jenny Keisu, Johannes Lien, Christian Melby and Tommi Unkuri.

Summa Equity’s investment philosophy also contributes to a strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) profile with the goal to generate long-term sustainable growth and profitability. As part of this commitment the firm will be the first Nordic Private Equity firm to report towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.