Investing to solve
global challenges

Why Summa?

As the population and economy are growing, and technology transforms society, we are faced with increasing challenges. These challenges, however, provide tremendous opportunities as making the world more future-proof require us to adopt new and innovative solutions.

Summa seeks to invest in and develop companies that provide these solutions. Through their products or services, these companies aim to reduce climate change, mitigate resource scarcity, improve education, health and well-being or provide sustainable energy sources.

Summa at a glance

Sector

Private Equity

Established

2016

Market Position

Mid Cap

Funds

2

Assets under mgmt

14 SEKbn

Portfolio companies

14

Investment Strategy

Thematic

Employees

30

Recent highlights

Summa Equity acquires Holdbart, Norway’s leading surplus food retailer

Through the acquisition of Holdbart, Summa Equity enters the rapidly growing surplus food industry.
Acquisition

Summa Equity is a double winner at Private Equity Exchange Awards

Summa Equity has been honoured by the Private Equity Exchange Awards for the second year in a row, winning Best ESG Private Equity Initiatives.
Award

Olink listed on Nasdaq

Summa Equity is pleased to announce that on 24 March 2021, portfolio company Olink, the proteomics platform, successfully priced its initial public offering on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “OLK”. The offering closed on 29 March, after fulfilling customary closing conditions.
IPO

EcoOnline lists on Euronext Growth Oslo

We’re excited to announce Summa’s first IPO!
IPO

IWMAC and Egain merge

The companies will drive sustainability in building energy management.
News

Sortera sold to Nordic Capital

Since Summa Equity’s acquisition of the company in 2016, Sortera has evolved from being a Stockholm based company focusing on collection of construction waste, to becoming a Nordic leader within collection, recycling, processing and sale of residual products from the building and construction sector.
Exit

Reynir in IPE: PE must work towards measuring impact of sustainable investing

While EU regulation is a positive development, which will bring greater standardisation to ESG reporting, investors, organisations and regulators must aim to go further.
Article

ULTCO becomes part of Milarex

ULTCO becomes part of Milarex, acquiring foothold and strengthening growth prospects in the attractive North American market.
Aquisition

Infobric closed acquisitions

Infobric closed the acquisitions of Equipmentloop and Buildsafe, two Swedish construction software companies.
Acquisition

Lakers expands into the UK through acquisition of entry platform Pump Supplies Ltd

The acquisition will take Lakers annual revenue to ca. NOK 900 million.
Acquisition

Norsk Gjenvinning Norway’s Smartest Industrial Company

According to the panel, Norsk Gjenvinning is a leading star for sustainable solutions.
Award

Meet the new Summates

We are excited to welcome three new Summates; Sebastian Greve Sunde, Marika Vitiä and Martin Gjølme. Why did they want to join Summa, and what was the last book they read?
Interview

2020 Highlights

2020 was a challenging year but also brought us many memorable moments. Here are three of our highlights.
Our view

Reynir in Financial Times

In a Letter to the Editor of The Financial Times, Reynir Indahl responded to Robert Armstrong’s criticism of ESG investing.
Article

How to build a modern and value-creating board

Although diversity and different perspectives are key to building and sustaining a value-creating board, there is one thing all board members must have in common. Learn what exactly by reading this interview with Reynir Indahl.
Our view

Reynir in Real Deals

Summas' founder say it’s time to ask whether your business is part of the problems facing the world or part of the solution.
Article

Summa awarded by Real Deals

The award recognizes the overall achievement of buyout houses focused on a particular region of the Continental market.
Award

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Portfolio Report 2019

This year, we have further aligned our reporting with the norms defined by the Impact Management Project (IMP). This is part of our effort to continuously improve the clarity and quality of our portfolio report. While the norms are integrated into our screening process for new investments, we have in the portfolio report leveraged the IMP framework more clearly to improve our external stakeholder communication.