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CapMan invests in Norwegian Barnebygg


Press Release 11 January 2008 at 2.00 p.m.
CapMan funds have announced an investment in Barnebygg Group, a leading Norwegian provider of day care services. Barnebygg is a family-owned company that was founded in 1992. The investment is made to finance the company’s further development.
Barnebygg was initially founded on construction of day care centres for private operators, co-operative societies and municipalities. Since 2003 the company has also operated day care centres and provided property management services to the centres. Barnebygg is currently operating 37 day care centres with a capacity of over 3,500 places. The company is to open 15 new centres during 2008. Barnebygg employs some 800 persons and its turnover in 2007 was approximately EUR 80 million.
The private sector produces more than half of Norway’s day care services with the remainder provided by municipalities. Growth of the day care services is speeded up by the Norwegian government’s objective to extend day care coverage in the entire country. CapMan’s ownership will support Barnebygg’s ability to continue it’s development and to meet market growth.
CapMan funds will hold 70 per cent and Barnebygg’s founder Einar Jansen and the management will hold 30 per cent of the new company to be established at execution of the transaction. The transaction is subject to approval by competition authorities.
CapMan Buyout invests in middle market buyouts in almost all industries in the Nordics. The Buyout team comprises 25 experienced professionals. The current team has made over 60 Nordic investments and close to 40 exits.
For further information, please contact:
Kai Jordahl, Deputy Head of CapMan Buyout, Senior Partner, tel. +47 23 23 75 71 or +47 909 82 271
CapMan is one of the leading alternative asset managers in the Nordic countries and manages Nordic funds with approximately EUR 3 billion in total capital. CapMan has four investment areas (CapMan Buyout, CapMan Technology, CapMan Life Science and CapMan Real Estate), and each of them has a dedicated team. Altogether CapMan employs around 100 people in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo. CapMan was established in 1989 and its B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange since 2001.