The charts below show aggregated data of the number of investments made by EQT funds since inception as of 31 December 2020 (excluding EQT Credit funds transactions). All charts are approximative.
Investments by region
EQT invests in good companies across the world with a mission to help them develop into great and sustainable companies. By providing access to ownership skills and operational expertise, EQT can help acquired companies grow and prosper, both under EQT's ownership and with future owners.
Ticket size (EUR m)
EQT invests in companies, in sectors and regions where it has the specialist expertise, to know it can make a genuine difference through the consistent application of the approach and growth strategy. Focus is on control or co-control investments.
Investments by sector
EQT applies a thematic mindset in deal sourcing. Guided by underlying macro trends, EQT targets high-quality companies with significant sustainable growth potential in attractive industries with secular growth drivers and strong downside protection.
There are typically three ways to hand over a portfolio company to a new owner: 1. Initial public offering (IPO), floating part or whole of a portfolio company on a public stock exchange. The EQT funds often stay on as a substantial owner for a period of time. 2. Trade sale, selling a portfolio company to an industrial buyer. 3. Secondary buyout – selling a portfolio company to a financial buyer.
The term of an EQT fund is typically 7–10 years, with a possible extension of up to three years. Usually, investments are made within the first half and divestments during the second half of the term of the fund.