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CSR - a shared responsibility

As a Danish private equity fund, we have an exceptional focus on CSR (corporate social responsibility). We are aware of our social responsibility and work every day to integrate social and environmental concerns into our activities. We set high, but realistic, standards in terms of CSR for ourselves, our portfolio companies and our future investments. We encourage all portfolio companies to work with CSR in their day-to-day business, and we regard CSR as an important criterion in our evaluation of potential investments.

We comply with all of the DVCA’s guidelines for responsible ownership and good corporate governance - read more here. We have then gone a step further by developing CSR policies on anti-corruption and good governance. These enable us to work every day in a way that reflects our core values - openness, trust and accessibility.

CSR in Capidea’s portfolio companies

When it comes to our shared social responsibility, Capidea places big demands on its portfolio companies. Many of these companies are required to report on their CSR activities under Section 99a of the Danish Annual Accounts Act, but we encourage all of our portfolio companies to work strategically in this area. We know that CSR is a dynamic process, so we work continuously to ensure that companies integrate CSR into their core values and insurance strategies. We therefore focus on the approach each company takes to CSR, how existing initiatives are working and how things can be optimised and improved in the future.

Our ultimate goal is therefore to put CSR on the agenda for all our portfolio companies.

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Capidea’s anti-corruption policy

At Capidea, are we are strongly opposed to corruption, extortion and bribery. We have internally defined guidelines on sponsorships and gifts, in order to fight corruption. Specifically, this means that:

  • Capidea does not accept or receive any form of bribery.
  • Gifts received or given by Capidea may not exceed our internally accepted de-minimis limits.
  • Open and honest communication and information enable our employees to deal with any situations of corruption.

Openness is our most important value. It creates assurance that Capidea will always act in a socially responsible manner and in accordance with international guidelines. It is vital to Capidea that our work should be done in a fair way, where the investors’ interests are best served. All employees and partners must ensure, at all times, that their own financial and personal interests do not influence their work or come into conflict with Capidea’s interests.

If you have questions about our corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies and guidelines, you are always more than welcome to contact Capidea directly.

Capidea is a Danish private equity fund which makes long term investments in competitive small and medium-sized enterprises. We invest primarily in manufacturing, distribution, software, retail and services, and we focus on optimising and streamlining the business in co-operation with the existing management.

Established in 2006

Capidea was established in 2006 and currently has a total committed capital of DKK 2.3 billion, divided into three funds. Our third fund was added to the business in 2017 and represents a capital commitment of DKK 750 million.

Competent and experienced team

The qualifications and professional experience of our staff are second to none in the industry. This means that our overall management and decisions are always rooted in our own experience and the latest knowledge in the field.