CataCap is not an ordinary private equity firm.

We exist to generate returns by identifying unique people and businesses and by growing together for a lasting impact.

We take active ownership, foster winning teams and catalyse growth, to create value for people, businesses and investors that endures beyond our time as owners.

Our story

Our story began in 2012 with a group of entrepreneurial spirits who envisioned an ownership model of developing businesses with a hands-on approach anchored in profound industrial expertise. From the belief that businesses grow through partnerships, we decided to prove the value of the investments made with a systematic operational method and a human touch.

What started as a bold belief in catalysing transformation beyond capital has developed into a strong and diverse portfolio of partnerships with extraordinary people and organisations.

By merging the traditions of private equity with our operational approach, we invest to unlock the full potential of the unique business models we identify. Shoulder-to-shoulder, we work with leadership teams to transform big ambitions into great success stories.

CataCap partner group
Meet our team

At CataCap, we have a founder’s mentality, because we ourselves founded our business.

At CataCap, we have a founder’s mentality, because we ourselves founded our business with clear principles on a wrinkled piece of paper. Armed with a down-to-earth approach, we insist on meeting everyone we interact with in a direct, informal and collaborative way. The chemistry we seek in all stakeholder relations is evident from the definition of a catalyst: An agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.

Our virtues

We aspire to expand the sense of purpose in all the companies we engage with. Together, we are guided by our five fundamental virtues, which we strive to live by. Each and every day.

  • Driven by Ambition
    We don’t believe in waiting for things to change, but in big aspirations backed by know-how and persistent action.

  • Results through Engagement
    We don’t believe in luck, but in great results through passion and close involvement.

  • Spirit of Entrepreneurs
    We don’t believe in business as usual, but in the power of logic and creativity to unlock opportunities.

  • Mindset of Straightforwardness
    We don’t believe in pedestals, but in treating everyone with equal respect and letting the best argument win.

  • Together as a Team We don’t believe extraordinary results are created alone, but in the motivation of a shared purpose, co-creation, and having fun along the way.

Funds and investors

CataCap has a solid base of institutional and private investors from Denmark and abroad.

target-profile DKK m 7,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0 Co-investments
CataCap II
(2017)
CataCap I
(2013)
Current investment capacity DKK 7bn+
1.1bn
1.8bn
0.9bn
8,000
~ DKK 4bn

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1.1bn
8,000 Co-
investments
CataCap II
(2017)
CataCap I
(2013)
Current
investment
capacity
+7bn
1.8bn
0.9bn
DKK m 7,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0

CataCap I

Slide CATACAP I DKK 1.1bn Fund of
Funds
81 %
Private funds 4 % Other 2% CataCap team 4 % Pension
funds
9 %
Investors by type

Slide CATACAP I DKK 1.1bn Nordics 4 % Denmark 38 %
CataCap
team 4 %
Europe 52 % Investors by region

CataCap II

Slide CATACAP II DKK 1.8bn Fund of
funds 61 %
CataCap
team 4 %
Other 6% Pension
funds 8 %
Private
funds
21 %
Investors by type

Slide CATACAP II DKK 1.8bn Europe 48 % US 3 % Denmark 45 % CataCap team 4 % Investors by region