February 2015
acquired
Exclusive financial advisor to Nordic Capital

Deal Team

Nordic Capital:

Fredrik Näslund
Daniel Berglund
Johan Tjärnberg

Samport:

Mikael Hedlöf

Corestar Partners:

Milan Bartik
Clemens Hisch

Transaction Summary

  • On February 2015, Nordic Capital Fund VIII (“Nordic Capital”) closed the acquisition of Samport Payment Services AB (“Samport”) as a bolt-on acquisition for Euroline AB
  • Through Nordic Capital, Samport will have access to capital and support for the company’s future development and growth phase. It compliments Nordic Capital’s portfolio company Euroline in terms of product and services offering as well as verticals served
  • Nordic Capital private equity funds have invested in mid-market companies primarily in the Nordic region since 1989

Overview of Samport

  • Samport was founded in 2003. The company develops and sells card payment solutions and payment terminal products for companies of all sizes
  • With its high levels of security and its tailor-made, user-friendly technology, the company has become one of the leading suppliers of card payment systems in the Nordic market
  • Samport has 50 dedicated employees and more than 10,000 customers within the restaurant, taxi, retail, transport, hotel and e-commerce sectors. Samport has offices in Stockholm, Halmstad and Oslo

Corestar Partners’ Role

  • Corestar Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Nordic Capital on the acquisition of Samport, demonstrating Corestar Partners’ deep expertise within the payment services sector, as well as profound knowledge of the Nordic markets
  • Corestar Partners has been in close dialogue with Nordic Capital over the last years