About Alder

Alder is a Nordic investment fund committed to creating good opportunities for sustainable technology companies to accelerate growth and strategic development. All our companies contribute some environmental benefit, for example through resource efficiency. As active owners, we bring skills and capital, together with a broad network of industrialists and experts who strengthen boards and provide strategic advice.

PARTNERS

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Today, we are six partners with a broad understanding of the industry and extensive experience in entrepreneur-led businesses. Together with our network of experienced industrialists and experts, we bring management and ownership expertise to take companies to the next level. Just like the companies we are interested in; We excel in our area, just as the companies we invest in do in theirs.

OUR HISTORY

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The idea for Alder Originated from a discussion in which we realised that we each saw the potential in developing and investing in Nordic sustainable technology companies from different perspectives.  The consensus among us was clear: numerous Nordic companies were at the forefront of technological development but simultaneously offered good opportunities for growth through more assertive investments rooted in their environmental benefit. We unanimously recognised that sustainability is imperative.

The different experiences and backgrounds are important in this context - the cooperation was based on complementary skills and a common vision from the very beginning. Together we built an organisation and established the Alder I fund in 2010 - a fund that is now fully invested through investments in nine companies. Alder II was established in 2018.

The name Alder comes from the Old Norse and English name for the Alder tree.  The tree is a pioneer species, leading the way in ecological succession by being among the first to establish itself when new soil is formed. With its intricate root system and nitrogen-fixing properties that improve soil fertility and prevent erosion, the alder is a recognised and persistent enhancer of its surrounding environment.

Our name represents development, purpose, cooperation, and sustainability.

With our varied expertise and shared commitment to break new ground for a sustainable, better future, we recognise ourselves in the description. The name, therefore, reflecting what we do; generating attractive returns by developing companies that improve the long-term sustainability of our planet. We are committed to achieving our goals - together with the companies we believe in most.

INDUSTRY AND FOCUS

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We strive to create real change and our goal is to be the Nordic region's leading investor in sustainable technology companies.

Our investments focus on established companies with profitable growth and a turnover of between SEK 100 and 750 million. Alder invests primarily as a majority shareholder in companies established in the Nordic region but may also invest selectively in the rest of Europe, particularly in German-speaking countries.

During our ownership, we develop our portfolio companies into something truly future-proof and sustainable.

Eva Normell, Sustainability Officer

READ MORE ABOUT ALDERS SUSTAINABILITY PHILOSOPHY

VALUE CREATION

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Alder aims to develop and expand the portfolio companies in partnership with their management and the board, striving to create long-term and lasting value for investors, employees, customers, and other stakeholders. Development may include:

  • Geographical expansion
  • Product development
  • Acquisition of complementary businesses or technologies
  • More efficient internal processes

When we achieve the goals we have set together, it is a natural progression for Alder to step down from its commitment. Usually through a sale of the company or an IPO.

Alder is looking for companies that are ready to take the next step.

We are always on the lookout for companies with the drive and desire to develop. Our investments focus on established companies with profitable growth and a turnover of between SEK 100 and 750 million, as well as additional acquisitions, which may be smaller.

We prefer majority ownership in the companies we invest in, preferably with management and board as significant minority investors. If you think this is you Click here to contact the team and find out more.