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Why EQT Partners for Private Equity? / Overview of EQT Partners

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EQT Partners is a Swedish private equity firm with an AUM of £242B. EQT is one of the most prominent European private equity firms in the world, having recently expanded its presence into global markets. EQT invests out of private equity, venture, impact, growth, life science, real estate, and infrastructure funds.

EQT opened its first office in New York in 2012 and has since grown its presence in North America substantially.

In Q3 2022, the firm announced the £2.2B raise of its first growth fund to invest in later-stage businesses across Europe and Israel.

EQT Partners Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with EQT Partners, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment team you are recruiting with has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We explain how to answer qualitative questions and research private equity firms in our Private Equity Course. We also teach how to build LBO models and prepare for case study interviews.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

EQT partnered with investment firm Mubadala in its agreement to acquire temperature-controlled container company Envirotainer, with the intention to grow Envirotainer's presence in the APAC region.

  • Transaction Description: EQT X, managed by EQT Partners AB, and Mubadala Investment Company PJSC agreed to acquire Envirotainer AB from Cinven Limited and Novo Holdings.

  • Transaction Date: Announced June 2022

  • Transaction Value: $2.8B enterprise value

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Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: EQT Partners

  • Description: EQT is a global investment organization founded in 1994, dedicated to investing in, developing, and owning companies across multiple regions, sectors and business models

  • Firm Category: Private Equity / Upper Middle Market

  • Status: EQT is a privately held company

  • Founded: 1994

  • Assets Under Management: £242B

  • Flagship Fund Size: EQT X (£22B raised in 2024)

  • Chief Executive Officer: Christian Sinding

  • Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden


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EQT Partners Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Associate at EQT is $150k - $170k.


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