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|Traded as||Nasdaq Stockholm: EQT|
(CEO and Managing Partner)
(Deputy Managing Partner)
Thomas von Koch
(Deputy Managing Partner)
Private equity funds
Number of employees
EQT is a differentiated global investment organization with a 26-year history of investing in, and developing and owning, companies and has a demonstrated track-record of attractive, consistent investment performance across multiple geographies, sectors and strategies. Together with a network of industrial advisors, the firm invests in private equity, mid market, infrastructure and credit in Nordic countries, DACH, Greater China and North America.
The company was founded in 1994 by SEB, AEA Investors, and Investor AB, the holding company of the Wallenberg family. EQT AB Group is the investment advisor to all the group's funds. It has around 650 employees, of which approximately 330 are within the investment advisory teams. The firm and its affiliates have offices in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Munich, Milan, New York, Oslo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Zurich. The group has invested more than EUR 62 billion in around 210 companies and exited around 105.
In February 2018, EQT secured 10.8 billion euros ($13.3 billion) for its eighth fund. This amount surpassed the firm's target of 8 billion euros and was greater than its seventh fund, which closed in 2015 with 6.75 billion euros.
In October 2017, EQT acquired medical device company Clinical Innovations from the Pritzker Group for $250 million.
In May 2019, EQT and affiliates of Digital Colony Partners ("Digital Colony") signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., which provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world's most impactful companies.
In May 2019, consortium led by EQT and ADIA enters exclusive negotiations to acquire skincare company Nestlé Skin Health.
In September 2019, EQT acquired Inexio, a leading provider of fiber-optic internet access in Germany.
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