Former investor TA Associates returns through new share issue to support Söderberg & Partners continued Nordic and European expansion
Söderberg & Partners has agreed to close a new share issue, raising approximately 2,5 billion SEK. The entire new share issue will be covered by TA Associates, a former investor in Söderberg & Partners which sold its minority position in the company to KKR in 2019. KKR remains a minority shareholder after the new share issue, and the control of the company remains with its founders.
Continued international expansion
The purpose of the new share issue is to support Söderberg & Partners’ continued expansion in the Nordics and the Netherlands, plus potential entries onto new geographical markets.
– Over the past few years, we’ve taken several important steps in our expansion outside of Sweden. Five years ago, Söderberg & Partners was “just” an industry leader in Sweden, but our technology-driven advisory platform, combining the best of both “man and machine”, has proved to be very successful outside Sweden as well. Today, Söderberg & Partners is also an established key player in Norway, Denmark, Finland and in the Netherlands, and we continue to grow in all of these markets. Our goal now is to further accelerate Söderberg & Partners’ expansion in these markets and also to establish ourselves in entirely new markets, says Gustaf Rentzhog, CEO, Söderberg & Partners.
TA Associates return
Global growth private equity firm TA is investing 2,5 billion SEK to take a new minority position in Söderberg & Partners. TA first invested in the company in 2014 when Söderberg & Partners planned to enter its Nordic neighboring countries. TA sold its position in the company to KKR in 2019, and now returns as an investor as Söderberg & Partners face a new chapter in its international expansion.
– We are excited to once again become a shareholder in Söderberg & Partners. Since our first investment back in 2014, we have been impressed with the ability of Gustaf and team to develop attractive businesses in multiple markets, while at the same time retaining a truly entrepreneural culture. We see significant further opportunities to grow the business and look forward to supporting Söderberg & Partners in their journey, says Chris Parkin, a Managing Director at TA.
The deal is subject to approval from the Swedish financial authority
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