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Private equity-backed Nordic IPOs hit lowest since 2013 last year

The number of initial public offerings backed by Nordic private equity sponsors took a heavy nosedive in 2018, according to new report by Argentum.

Joachim Høegh-Krohn, CEO at Argentum believes it's too early to tell whether this development is minor correction -- or the beginning of a deeper downturn.

The Nordic exit market for companies backed by private equity or venture sponsors was the slowest in eight years, and private equity-backed IPOs slowed sharply in 2018, writes Norwegian-based Argentum in its newly-launched report The State of Nordic Private Equity.

"It is too early to tell whether this is the beginning of a deeper downturn or a minor correction, but the increased uncertainty is likely to affect the whole industry in 2009," writes Joachim Høegh-Krohn, CEO at the Oslo-based PE firm.

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