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Scala Fund Advisory is a specialised advisory and fundraising boutique dedicated to assisting best in class private equity managers.

Our team has over 60 years of combined private equity fundraising, investor relations and business development experience. Our home market is Europe, South Korea and other parts of Asia. In total our network of relationships covers more than 600 top-tier institutional investors. We have offices in London, Stockholm and Helsinki.

The Scala Fund Advisory team was responsible for fundraising and investor relations at a leading Nordic multi-strategy private equity firm for 15 years. Our General Partner “DNA” means that we provide more than just an investor network. We have a deep understanding of the private equity business as a whole, enabling us to assist General Partners facing different challenges like succession, spin-out, governance, conflicts of interest, incentives, reporting and valuations.

As a specialised private equity advisor, we aim to build long term partnerships with our clients. For the professional investors in our global network, our objective is to present high quality established and emerging managers.

Currently we offer fundraising services to:
– Hamilton Lane (separate mandate vehicles to access the most sought-after US and European buyout funds)
– Evolver (Finnish and Swedish small-cap buyout fund)
– A leading European Life Sciences fund
– Several direct infrastructure deals in Europe
– Direct lending mandates in Europe


Our Services


Fundraising


At Scala, we only work with a handful of best-in-class fund managers from around the world at any given time. This makes us highly selective and ensures that we give 100% to each fundraising mandate that we take on. Scala offers tailor-made services to suit the needs of both established and emerging managers, from full-scale global fundraisings to regional mandates.

Strategic Advice


Running a successful GP requires more than just capital in the funds. At Scala, we help both established and emerging managers to scale up their operations. Our services include advise on setting up a GP, marketing strategy, fund positioning, team development and investor communication in between the funds.

Secondaries Services


The secondaries market is now ever more liquid that it has become an essential tool in managing institutional private equity portfolios. The aim may be to adjust vintage, geography or strategy exposures, to reduce over-diversification or to free up capital for new opportunities. At Scala, through our wide network of international secondary buyers, we advise and provide customized solutions to our clients.

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Scala advised Evolver in the raising of their first small-cap buyout fund

Scala advised Evolver, a specialized investor in Swedish and Finnish small-cap buyouts, in the raising of their first institutional private equity fund. The first close was announced with €50 million in capital commitments from a diverse group of institutional and private investors. The first closing …

LP-only event Scala Alternatives Afternoon was organised on February 13, 2019

Finnish investors have been the early adopters of the alternative asset class. Many institutions have started their global private equity programs in the 1990s and have been able to see the long-term benefits of the unlisted market. We wanted to create a new LP-only forum …

Greetings from Scala Fund Advisory

Scala has advised on seven successful fundraisings in buyout, infrastructure, credit and secondary strategies during the last 12 months. Yesterday we hosted the largest ever LP-only seminar within the alternative asset class in Finland, with approximately 100 participants. The program consisted of a market presentation …

Scala Fund Advisory advised on an infrastructure managed account with Korean investors

Scala advised CapMan Infra on raising of a managed account for Korean investors looking for Nordic infrastructure exposure. Scala has experience from various alternative strategies and plans to advise similar high-quality infrastructure managers also in the future. Under the managed account, CapMan Infra will manage …

Scala advises Northleaf Capital Partners

Scala advised Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf) with respect to the European fundraising of its second specialist secondaries fund, Northleaf Secondaries Partners II (NSP II). NSP II closed above its target at $800 million, including commitments from Northleaf’s first European investors.

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