About Executive Capital
Executive Capital was founded in 2007 with the purpose of providing competent capital to Danish SMEs. We invest our own resources in SMEs with an annual turn-over between 2.5 and 35 million Euros.
We are an investment partnership of experienced business people who develop and professionalize small and medium-sized Danish companies through investment of own resources and competencies. Our competencies have typically been achieved by personal experience of launching, leading, developing and successfully selling our own businesses. Thus we have extensive experience with SMEs’ challenges. We gather screening/investment teams of 2-3 partners who invest their own funds (we have no passive investors).
We invest only in companies where there are competencies and resources within the partner group to contribute to the company’s value creation through an active co-ownership. We call this Competent Capital.
Typically, we invest as active minority shareholders (25% -49%) in cooperation with other active minority owners, as we often find it optimal that more people are to agree on the direction of the company. We also invest as majority shareholders, where appropriate.
In EC, we are convinced that a well-considered composition of the owners with mutual respect and trust is crucial to create the best prerequisites for the company’s development and growth. We collaborate with the management of the company about organizational development with a view to scaling the business model, internationalization and reducing dependence on individuals. We assist in prioritizing and implementing the strategic and operational areas for improvements. In addition, we contribute with a large network.
We are patient in relation to the period of ownership and do not require exit within a certain period of time. We prioritize real value creation over cash flow and financial creativity.
We invest e.g. in companies facing a generational change, needing preparation for sale and in growth companies where both capital and competencies are needed to bring the company to the next level.
Our secretariat has great experience with transactions from the consulting industry and they actively coordinate and advise in the investment phase.
If you are considering active investments in Danish SMEs or would like to hear more about Executive Capital, please contact us.