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CapMan updates its strategy and financial targets


CapMan Plc Stock Exchange Release 4 February 2011 8.40. a.m. EET 

CapMan updates its strategy and financial targets


CapMan’s Board of Directors has approved the Group’s updated strategy and new financial targets. CapMan’s strategy is to combine the strengths of entrepreneurial partnerships and all capabilities within CapMan to provide excellent returns to its investors. To provide a clearer direction also new mission and vision statements have been adopted.


CapMan’s updated strategy builds on combining the strengths of entrepreneurial partnerships and all capabilities within CapMan. CapMan has four key partnerships i.e. Buyout, Russia, Public Market and Real Estate, and their strengths comprise strong local presence, focus on low to mid market deals in portfolio company investments and real estate targets with true development potential, as well as long experience and track record from Nordic and Russian private equity over the cycles. The capabilities within CapMan include unique market coverage, sharing market understanding among its investment teams, professional fundraising and longstanding investor relations, and high quality service infrastructure, which all enable the investment teams to fully focus on investment activities.


By combining these strengths and capabilities CapMan obtains a unique platform to provide excellent returns to investors. That combination paired with focus on performance leads towards CapMan’s vision to be the best-performing European private equity firm, and to the fulfilment of CapMan’s mission to build successful businesses contributing to the enrichment of society.


Financial targets


We believe that private equity remains a growth industry, and CapMan continues to exploit growth opportunities especially in its key investment areas. CapMan’s relevant financial targets relate to group profitability and balance sheet. CapMan’s target for return on equity is over 20% p.a.; its target for equity ratio is over 60%, and its dividend pay-out ratio (as before) at least 50 % of the net profit. The amount of future dividends will be subject to CapMan’s future earnings, financial position and cash flows.



For further information, please contact:
Lennart Simonsen, CEO, CapMan Plc, tel. +358 (0)207 207 567 or +358 (0)400 439 684




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CapMan is a private equity fund manager operating in the Nordic countries and Russia with approximately EUR 3.5 billion in capital under management. CapMan has four key investment areas i.e. Buyout, Russia, Public Market and Real Estate, and each of them has dedicated, entrepreneurial  teams and funds. Altogether CapMan employs approximately 150 people in Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Moscow, Copenhagen and Luxembourg. CapMan was established in 1989 and its B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange since 2001.