Buyout firm EQT Partners sharpens focus on Asia Pacific

Swedish private equity group EQT's CEO Christian Sinding poses for a picture at the company's headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Esha Vaish

High above Stockholm’s skyline, Sweden’s EQT Partners is plotting the next chapter in its rapid rise from a Nordic-focused investor to the world’s seventh-biggest buyout firm, with a focus on growth in the Asia Pacific region.

With 40 billion euros ($45 billion) under management, EQT has quietly transformed itself since its launch in 1994 from an investment arm for Sweden’s influential Wallenberg family into Europe’s second-largest private equity (PE) fund behind Britain’s CVC.

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