We Invest in Outperforming SMEs

 
 
 

We are actively looking for companies wishing to achieve ambitious growth. The execution of a mutually elaborated and approved Growth Plan takes place hand in hand with the owners of the companies. Moreover, mutual motivation and dedication enhance the creation of success stories within a horizon of 3 to 5 years. In order to ensure positive outcomes, we mainly commit ourselves to an active, though controlled, minority shareholder role via our private equity funds.

 

We invest in ambitious entrepreneurs and companies that:

  • Are established and well positioned in their own industry

  • Have a turnover range of 4Meur to 40Meur, no industry restrictions.

  • Are privately owned, entrepreneur-led companies

  • Have shown profitable annual growth of 20% to 50% during the past 2 years

  • Can be realistically tripled or quadrupled by size via M&As and/or organically

  • Are headquartered in Finland

We typically invest some 2Meur to 6Meur and more by matching with our investors and other financial partners.

Bocap’s funds’ Bocap SME Achievers Fund I & II investors are Finland-based institutional investors and family offices. The investors base in Bocap’s funds consists of pensions funds (60%), family offices (18%), banks and insurance companies (17%) and public sector -related fund (5%).

 
 

 
Value creation in our portfolio companies is based on strong strategic and business development support to the management teams, in addition to financial investments and pro-active M&A contributions.
— Julianna Borsos, Founding Partner
 

 

Responsible Investments

Bocap is a full member of the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) and complies with the rules and guidelines issued by the FVCA. In investor reporting, Bocap follows both the fund agreements (LPA) and the Investment Reporting Guidelines issued by Invest Europe. Bocap further applies the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines (“IPEV”) and commonly used standard valuation methods evaluating companies.

Bocap is registered with the Financial Services Authority (Finanssivalvonta) in compliance with the Alternative Investment Fund Manager’s act (162/2013).

Bocap is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).