EQT Credit, through its Mid-Market Credit investment strategy, is pleased to announce it has provided a senior secured financing to support Summa Equity’s acquisition of Olink AB.
Founded in 2004 and based in Uppsala, Sweden, Olink is a leading provider of protein biomarker discovery products and services with operations in Europe and the US. The company’s patent-protected Proximity Extension Assay (PEA) technology can be used to identify over 1,100 protein biomarkers, achieving both high throughput and high sensitivity samples analysis for its customers.
Paul Johnson, Partner at EQT Partners’ Credit team, Investment Advisor to EQT Credit, commented:
“Olink has developed an innovative and unique technology for multiplex protein testing. EQT Credit is excited to support Summa and the Company in achieving its full potential.”
Alexandre Hökfelt, Director at EQT Partners’ Credit team, Investment Advisor to EQT Mid-Market Credit, added: “Having completed the first transaction together last year, EQT is happy to again partner with Summa on this exciting investment in Olink. We would like to thank the EQT Industrial Advisors who provided key support and valuable insights to the EQT Credit deal team throughout the due diligence process.”
Olink is the third Nordic investment made by EQT Mid-Market Credit II in the last twelve months and will be the 14th investment in the fund.
Paul Johnson, Partner at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Credit, +44 203 372 9424
Alexandre Hökfelt, Director at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Credit, +44 203 372 9414
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