The awards, part of the Private Equity Exchange conference, are among the most prestigious in the calendar, with winners decided by more than 80 high-profile experts including limited partners from across the world.
In the ESG category, judges recognised Summa as the first private equity firm to commit to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while also commenting on the firm’s integration of ESG at all stages of the investment process.
In the Best Nordic LBO Fund category, judges were impressed by the speed at which Summa raised its first two funds, in 2017 and 2019, and by the success of its first exit in 2020.
Reynir Indahl, Managing Partner of Summa Equity, commented:
"Both ESG and Nordics investing are going from strength to strength, so to be recognised for our approach in these areas is truly humbling. Our success so far has shown that there doesn’t need to be a trade-off between creating impact and financial performance, and we are more motivated than ever to show that managing externalities is the best way to build long-term value."