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19 Jan 2022

MCF advises IK Partners on the acquisition of FCG from previous owner Bridgepoint

IK Partners, the European Private Equity investor, has acquired FCG Group AB (“FCG”), the leading Nordic Governance, Risk and Compliance player, from Bridgepoint Development Capital and key employees. IK Partners will support FCG in realising its future potential and continue to capitalise on the favourable tailwinds in the underlying market. MCF advised IK Partners and helped facilitate the transaction through its proven ability to successfully originate and execute on buy-side transactions. This engagement also marks our second successful transaction involving FCG, having advised the owners of the company in the sale to Bridgepoint in 2018.

The Deal

The next phase of FCG’s journey will be supported by IK Partners, empowering management to further strengthen its leading position in the Nordics and leverage on the strong macro tailwinds in the underlying GRC market. The company will continue to be led by Kristian Bentzer and his team.

The Target

Founded in 2008, FCG has grown rapidly to become the leading GRC player in the Nordic region. The company provides a one-stop-shop for mission-critical services and tech solutions within the entire GRC spectrum, including Advisory, Services, Fund Management and Technology solutions. Customers include large blue-chip banks to fast-growing fintech start-ups across multiple geographies and verticals within the financial services industry.

About IK Partners

IK Partners is a pan-European Private Equity group with a 30-year heritage of building stronger companies together with management. IK Partners is focused on Mid and Small Cap investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics and the UK region.

Disclaimer

The acquisition is subject to competition authority approval in Sweden.