Private Equity

What we do

We seek attractive illiquid investments, from early-stage companies with significant secular growth opportunities to established businesses with a reliable path to profitability. We remain focused on investing in premier privately held companies, backing best-in-class management teams and supporting their ability to unlock long-term value.

With our large, dedicated capital base, we can take the long view of our investments and support the business at every stage of growth. We offer our industry insights, vast network, and resources to help businesses make strategic decisions while giving them the autonomy to run their operations.

How we identify investment opportunities

We leverage our extensive network and deep industry knowledge to identify a broad spectrum of opportunities with strong business models. With a small, dedicated team, we focus on specific themes that allow us to invest at scale with agility and conviction.

PRIORITIZED THEMES
We use our industry expertise to assess early-stage companies for long-term growth and the potential to reshape their industry. To date, our areas of focus have been genomics, biotech, and software, but we will expand to additional themes in other industries that align with our expertise.

GREAT BUSINESS + GREAT MANAGEMENT
We identify high-potential companies and top-tier management teams that need flexible capital. We look across all industries to identify companies that have the capacity to be a leading player in their relevant markets and are on a path to sustainable profitability.

PUBLIC MARKET-ADJACENT / ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNISTIC INVESTMENTS
We work with companies across all industries that need our public market expertise to drive toward an eventual IPO or sale to a public company. Our focus is on companies that have a growth orientation, proven unit economics, and collaborative management team.

~$16B*

ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

11

Investment professionals

60+*

Portfolio companies

*As of December 31, 2021.

Empowering business owners through supportive partnership

We seek to empower high quality management teams with perspective, guidance, and resources to drive growth within their business.

LONG-TERM CAPITAL
Our large, stable capital base means we can build long-term partnerships with growing businesses that may need significant capital over their development lifecycles and experience higher levels of sector volatility.

UNCONSTRAINED MANDATE
We can provide capital support in primary and secondary transactions, in private and public offerings (including in IPOs), and across multiple funding rounds. We approach each opportunity openly and with a creative lens.

TRUSTED SOURCE OF ADVICE
We leverage the firm’s deep industry knowledge, public and private experience, and extensive network to facilitate introductions, share industry insights, and advise companies on strategic, operational, financial, ESG, and policy issues.

CAPITAL MARKETS EXPERTISE
Businesses can leverage the expertise and public market experience of our tenured global sector specialists and dedicated trading team, particularly as they look to identify public paths to liquidity.

ALIGNED INTERESTS
We typically source investments on a proprietary or exclusive basis so we can work collaboratively, remain transparent, and avoid onerous capital structures or operating plans.

NON-CONTROLLING PREFERENCE
We believe in selecting well-managed companies and letting them do what they do best. While typically only holding board observer rights, we remain an engaged and supportive partner.

We focus our efforts on identifying exceptional companies and best-in-class management teams.

Leveraging Viking’s 20+ years of experience, vast network and resources, we build strong partnerships with our companies to support long-term value creation.

Meet the private equity team

Our collaborative team of 11 investment professionals brings a depth of industry and investing experience. Together, we can tap into our network to support management teams.

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Learn how we can support your business with equity or debt capital.

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