EQT III, formerly EQT Northern Europe, was launched in 2001 and fully invested in 2005. The committed capital is EUR 2 billion.
EQT III´s strategic focus is medium-sized companies in Northern Europe in a variety of sectors – engineering, medical technology, telecom, automotive, branded consumer goods and business services. Many of these industries are attractive due to healthy growth rates, operating margins and cash flows.
EQT III makes controlling equity and equity-related investments, primarily in connection with buyouts, buyins, corporate joint ventures or similar investment opportunities. Investments are made in entities that have established businesses with strong market positions and evident competitive advantages, with a clear potential for future sales and earnings growth.