About us

Making a difference

Trill Impact is a pioneering Impact House with around EUR 1,2 billion in assets under management across our Impact Private Equity, Impact Ventures and Microfinance investment strategies, targeting businesses with the ambition to create powerful societal and environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns. Our toolbox reflects our holistic view and intertwines private investment and impact analyses to support impact leadership.

We are convinced that private markets will play a vital role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by driving change at scale and speed. We have therefore built a team of more than 45 highly experienced professionals based in Sweden and Germany and designed our culture and processes accordingly.

This is our mission, Real Returns and Lasting Impact.

Significant capital is needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development goals by 2030

To deliver on the United Nation’s Agenda 2030 and the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals (SDGs), annual investments in the range of  US$ 5-7 trillion are required. The annual investment gap in developing countries alone has been estimated at around US$ 2.5 trillion per year. These financial needs offer a significant opportunity for investors to support the global sustainability agenda.

Trill Impact intends to realize this opportunity by creating Real Returns and Lasting Impact though our investment strategies: 

» Impact Private Equity, investing exclusively in companies with potential to accelerate their contribution towards a better world 

» Impact Ventures, investments in early-stage companies addressing the environmental and health challenges of tomorrow

» Microfinance, facilitating financing to microentrepreneurs to help their businesses and communities grow and develop

Sources: World Investment Report (2014-2021)


Trill Impact's Returns with Impact Toolbox

In order to address the societal needs defined by the SDGs and at the same time leverage the market opportunities they generate, Trill Impact applies our proprietary Returns with Impact Toolbox which can be tailored to each Trill Impact strategy, specific company and situation and is constantly evolving based on our learnings. From a practical perspective this means that our strategy, processes and culture are designed to help address societal and environmental challenges in our markets. To seek efficient and successful operation, we leverage our Toolbox, including what we consider best practice cases, tools and professional networks combined with our impact DNA.

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Trill Impact's investors

Trill Impact has attracted prominent institutional investors across the globe whom we believe have recognized our investment focus, combining private markets experience with highly specialized Impact & ESG expertise. Our investors have joined forces with us to tackle the societal and environmental challenges the world faces and today Trill Impact has around EUR 1,2 billion in assets under management across our Impact Private Equity and Microfinance investment advisory strategies. Our investor base predominately consists of  pension plans, insurance companies and asset managers from Europe as well as North- and South America with long-standing private market investment programs.

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Trill Impact is developing rapidly 
Milestones thus far 


  • Impact Ventures investment strategy launched
  • Trill Impact’s alignment with the Operating Principles for Impact Management independently verified by Bluemark, with the highest possible verification result
  • The Trill Impact team grows to more than 45 employees
  • Trill Impact co-leads the 22 MEUR venture financing round in Minervax
  • Kimbrer Computer acquired, a leading European supplier of used and refurbished IT hardware
  • Delivery Associates acquired, a public sector consulting firm helping government, philanthropy, and social impact organizations to reach their impact targets 
  • Infrakraft acquired, a leading player within infrastructure development
  • karriere tutor acquired, a leading provider of online training for job seekers
  • Trill Impact leads a 240 MSEK venture financing round in Cinclus Pharma AB, a Swedish late-stage biopharmaceutical company
  • Raksystems acquired, a leading property well-being expert in the Nordics
  • Infrakraft acquired, a leading player within the Swedish infrastructure development space, driving the shift toward greener, faster and more secure transportation
  • Komet acquired, an Austrian-based manufacturer of irrigation components for pivot and hose reel irrigation systems
  • Trill Impact’s first Annual Impact Review published 



  • Trill Impact closed its first private equity fund in July 2021 
  • Largest dedicated Impact House in Europe with EUR 1 billion in assets* under management across investment advisory strategies
  • ILT Education acquired, second investment in the Nordic region 
  • Advisory office established in Munich, Germany 
  • Meona and i-SOLUTIONS, first two investments in the DACH region, merged into a joint company
  • Arctic Group and ID North acquired as the first two investments in forming a leading cybersecurity group 
  • Facilitated lending to 31 microfinance institutions with 3.5 million microentrepreneur clients 
  • Operating Principles for Impact Management 2020 Disclosure Statement published
  • Second PRI report (2020) submitted
  • Trill Impact became a member of GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) 
  • Trill Impact appointed one of the top 20 private markets impact managers globally, by New Private Markets.



  • First portfolio company, Nordomatic, acquired, financed by one of the first sustainability-linked loan facilities for an LBO in the Nordics
  • ESG-linked fund-level revolving credit facility signed,  incentivizing actual GHG emission reduction in all portfolio companies
  • Trill Impact Microfinance investment strategy launched, in partnership with Developing World Markets 
  • Signatory to the Operating Principles for Impact Management
  • Signatory to further key impact frameworks 
  • Member of the Swedish National Advisory Board for Impact Investing
  • Impact and ESG carried interest mechanism developed, linking part of the carried interest to portfolio companies’ impact and ESG targets
  • First PRI report (2019) submitted

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  • Founded in 2019 by Jan Ståhlberg, a private markets industry veteran, with the purpose to build an Impact House as a force for positive change through private investments
  • Formed an exclusive partnership with Nordea, delivering Impact and ESG analysis to the Impact's Private Equity strategy
  • Initial team recruited
  • The proprietary I.M.P.A.C.T. approach defined
  • Signatory to PRI, Principles for responsible investments
  • Launch of inaugural mid-market Impact Private Equity Fund


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