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About DNB Private Equity

DNB Private Equity is one of the leading private equity investors in the Nordic region, having invested in the asset class since the late 1990s. With a committed capital of more than EUR 1,0bn, DNB Private Equity manages the private equity allocation of DNB Life Insurance, DNB Bank, other institutional investors such as Norwegian pension funds, endowments and family offices. DNB Private Equity is led by an experienced team with a proven private equity track record, broad spectrum of private equity knowledge and relationships.
The manager, DNB Asset Management, is licensed as an alternative investment fund manager (an "AIFM") by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (the "FSA").


DNB Private Equity invests together with top-tier Nordic, Western European and North American private equity fund managers.

Key Fund investment criteria are:
  • "Top Quartile" performance proven through both the realized and unrealized track record
  • Clear evidence of active ownership
  • Investment discipline
  • Alignment of interest
  • Strong ESG attributes

DNB Private Equity has completed more than 100 fund investments and secondary transactions across Europe and North America with a total value in excess of EUR 1,0bn.

Our approach

  • A team with expertise, network and knowledge to select top-tier private equity funds in the Nordics, Western Europe and North America
  • Proven track record through fund selection and due diligence
  • Consistent and rigorious investment process with fundamental due diligence and research with prudent diversification
  • Established long standing relationships and network of national and international private equity managers
  • Access to acknowledged private equity funds in our geographies
  • Well-diversified investment strategy
  • Professional follow-up

Our investors

DNB Private Equity manages the private equity allocation of DNB Life Insurance, DNB Bank, institutional investors such as Norwegian pension funds and endowments, and family offices.

Responsible investing is something we take seriously at DNB Private Equity, and in line with DNB Bank ASA, we focus on keeping a high, responsible and sustainable standard throughout our business. We seek Private Equity Managers who have published an ESG Policy and practice active ownership in the implementation of this and as a responsible owner. Read more about ESG at DNB Private Equity in the ESG tab.

Click here for a more detailed description of DNB Banks ASA's approach to ESG (partly in Norwegian).