About Executive Capital
Executive Capital was founded in 2007 with the purpose of providing Danish SMEs with what we call Competent Capital.
We invest our own funds in SMEs with an annual turn-over between 2.5 and 35 million Euros.
At Executive Capital, our main geographical focus is Denmark. Only under special circumstances are we investing in companies in other countries.
Our primary investment focus are companies with the following characteristics:
- Danish headquarter
- Established organization (and management)
- Partly or wholly owned by management
- Growth potential
- EBITDA range of 1 EURm to 3,5 EURm
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 and their challenges. We set down screening/investment teams of 2-3 partners who invest their own funds (we have no passive investors).
We invest solely in companies where our group of partners has the right competencies and resources to contribute to the company’s value creation through an active co-ownership. This is what we call Competent Capital.
Usually, we invest as active minority shareholders (25% – 49%) in cooperation with other active minority owners, as we find it ideal that more people are to agree on the direction of the company. We also invest as majority shareholders, however under the right conditions.
In Executive Capital, we are convinced that a well-considered composition of owners with mutual respect and trust to each other is crucial in order to create the best prerequisites for the company’s development and growth. We collaborate with the management of the company about the organizational development with focus on 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 access to an extensive network.
We are patient when it comes 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 sales preparation 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.
Are you interested in selling or adding capital to your company, or would you like to hear more about the possibilities for partnership, please do not hesitate to contact us.