Nordic Private Equity Forum

29 October, 2:00pm - 4:15pm

Virtual, London

The Nordic private equity market is one of the most active markets in Europe. But how will the private equity markets be affected and where do we find the future opportunities in the Nordics in light of the ongoing pandemic? Join us at the Private Equity Forum where we will be discussing the year ahead for private equity activity in the Nordics. 

About the forum

Bringing together stakeholders from the Nordic and UK-based asset management communities, from fund managers to banks, investors and advisory firms, the Nordic Private Equity Forum is a great way to connect with the Nordic PE ecosystem.

The forum is a partnership with the Nordic Private Equity & Venture Capital Associations.

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SCC member rate: FREE
Non-member rate: £90

Special rates

LPs/Institutional investors: FREE
Members of Nordic Private Equity & Venture Capital Associations: £45 

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Peter Sandberg., Managing Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Carl-Johan Kullving, Nordics Reporter, Debtwire and Master of Ceremonies

The Nordic private equity market: overview and activity

Mark O'Hare, Founder and CEO, Preqin

Solving global challenges

Hannah Gunvor Jacobsen, Director, Summa Equity

Panel: How resilient is the Nordic private equity market?

Anders Borg, Managing Director, KKR

Karl Eidem, Director, Head of Nordic Region, Silverfleet Capital

Alireza Etemad, Partner Sweden/Finland, IK Investment Partners

Jan Johan Kühl, Managing Partner, Polaris

Jan Jensen, Partner, White & Case

Panel: Alternative strategies in the Nordics

Michiel Boorsma, Partner, Beechbrook Capital

Fredrik Brynildsen, Investment Professional, KLAR Partners

Emanuel Johnsson, Partner, Verdane

Ellen Amalie Vold, CEO, Norwegian Venture Capital Association

Fireside Chat: Creating the next tech giants

Panel: Institutional investors’ appetite for the Nordics

Magnus Christensson, Partner, Pollen Street Capital

Simon Faure, Investment Director, M&G Private Fund Investments

Ingibjörg Meyer-Myklestad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Argentum Asset Management

Joana Rocha Scaff, Managing Director and Head of Europe Private Equity, Neuberger Berman

Closing remarks

Jan Olsson., CEO of the Nordics, Deutsche Bank and Chairman, Swedish Chamber of Commerce




Ellen Amalie Vold

Ellen Amalie Vold

CEO, Norwegian Venture Capital Association

Michiel Boorsma

Michiel Boorsma

Partner, Beechbrook Capital

Michiel is a Partner responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring investments. He joined Beechbrook in 2010. He has over 15 years’ experience in finance and was most recently with Nordic Mezzanine where he focused on sourcing, executing, and monitoring investment in the Benelux and Nordic regions.

Anders Borg

Anders Borg

Managing Director, KKR

Anders Borg is currently the Head of the Consumer & Retail industry team in EMEA. Mr Borg joined KKR in 2013 to lead the firm’s activities in the Nordic region and has been involved in the investments of Ambea, Mehilainen, Hyperion, Sector Alarm, Soderberg & Partners, Valinge, and Visma. Recent board directorships include the boards of Ambea AB (publ.), Mehilainen Oy, Visma AS, and Chairman of the Välinge Group AB. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Borg was a partner at TDR Capital and before that he worked for Bain & Company in Stockholm and New York, and worked in the global strategy group at Nestle in Vevey, Switzerland. Mr. Borg is a Swedish national and holds a Master's degree in Physics from Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden).

Fredrik Brynildsen

Fredrik Brynildsen

Investment Professional, KLAR Partners

Fredrik Brynildsen is a Partner at KLAR Partners. Fredrik has a background from Triton where he held various leadership roles including Head of Norway and Co-Head of the Energy Sector team. Prior to joining Triton he worked in the investment banking division of Citigroup in New York. At KLAR, Fredrik focuses on investing in business services and light industrial companies across Northern Europe and he is also a member of the Investment Committee. KLAR is a Northern European private equity firm focused on investing in mid-market companies providing mission critical products and services.

Magnus Christensson

Magnus Christensson

Partner, Pollen Street Capital

Magnus joined Pollen Street in October 2016 as Partner, Fundraising and IR. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Magnus has extensive fundraising and IR experience having raised over USD 4 billion in his career since 1989. Prior to joining Pollen Street Capital, Magnus was previously at TPG’s Fundraising group, where he was part of the global team responsible for Europe. Prior to joining TPG in 2011, Magnus served as Managing Director and Head of Europe for Jefferies Fund Placement Group. Between 2002 and 2010 he was a Partner and member of the management committee at Atlantic-Pacific Capital Inc. and in 2000, was a Principal at NM Rothschild's private equity business in London. He also has work experience as a strategy consultant from Indevo and Bain & Co.

Karl Eidem

Karl Eidem

Director, Head of Nordic Region, Silverfleet Capital

Karl joined Silverfleet Capital in 2017 as co-head of the Nordic region based in Stockholm. Prior to joining the company he was for a short period an investment director with AP6, the sixth Swedish national pension fund, which he joined from Doughty Hanson where he was also responsible for investments in the Nordic region. He started his career at Accenture in Stockholm before moving to London and into investment banking initially with Goldman Sachs and then Lehman Brothers. Karl relocated back to Sweden in 2006 becoming a partner at corporate finance firm ABG Sundal Collier, spending five years with them before joining private equity. In addition to a MSc in psychology from the University of Stockholm, Karl also has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston near Chicago.

Alireza Etemad

Alireza Etemad

Partner Sweden/Finland, IK Investment Partners

Alireza Etemad is a Partner and Head of the Swedish / Finnish Mid Cap team. He joined the firm in 2015, having previously worked at SEB Corporate Finance and Booz Allen Hamilton in Stockholm as well as Credit Suisse First Boston in London. He has substantial transactional and operational experience, and has served on the Boards of Aspia, Netel, Visolit and Ellab. Alireza specialises in the business services sector. He studied engineering at Linköping Institute of Technology and also holds a degree in Management from Institut National des Télécommunications in Paris.

Simon Faure

Simon Faure

Investment Director, M&G Private Fund Investments

Hannah Gunvor Jacobsen

Hannah Gunvor Jacobsen

Director, Summa Equity

Hannah Jacobsen is an Investment Director and Head of IR & Communication at Summa Equity, a Nordic private equity fund that he founded in 2016. Hannah was the first employee to join the Summa, which today has more than EUR 1.4bn under Management. Summa was the first private equity firm to align its strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2019, Hannah co-authored the article “Private Equity 4.0: Using ESG to Create  More Value with Less Risk” in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance that describes Summa’s approach in integrating “externalities” and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in order to create long-term value. Prior to joining Summa, Hannah worked as a corporate finance professional at Swedbank, after receiving a business degree from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Jan Jensen

Jan Jensen

Partner, White & Case

Jan Jensen is White & Case's Nordic Head of Private Equity and the Executive Partner of the Stockholm office. In a career spanning 25 years, Jan has led more than 100 Mergermarket credited transactions, including LBOs, public takeovers, rescue investments and restructurings. Jan regularly works across multiple jurisdictions with some of the leading Nordic and European private equity firms and their portfolio companies as well as international corporates, including EQT, Bridgepoint, Triton, Nordstjernan, Advent International, Danaher Corp. and Lockheed Martin.

Emanuel Johnsson

Emanuel Johnsson

Partner, Verdane

Based in London, Emanuel is today responsible for Verdane’s overall sourcing activities whilst focusing his own time on finding new investment opportunities and building holdings within the cloud software industry. Emanuel started his career as a graphic designer in advertising before transitioning into finance after graduate school. Prior to joining Verdane in Stockholm in early 2014, he spent five years in technology investment banking in London with focus on the broader enterprise software industry. Emanuel holds an MSc in Investment Management from CASS Business School in London.

Carl-Johan Kullving

Carl-Johan Kullving

Nordics Reporter, Debtwire and Master of Ceremonies

Carl-Johan Kullving is responsible for Debtwire’s primary Nordic coverage, encompassing mid and large cap deals across the leveraged finance market. Carl-Johan joined Debtwire in 2018 from Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, where he broke news across a variety of sectors such as business and politics after obtaining an MA in Business Journalism from Columbia University. He started his career as a journalist investigating the armed forces from within. Carl-Johan also has a BS in Politics and Economics from Lund University in Sweden.

Jan Johan Kühl

Jan Johan Kühl

Managing Partner, Polaris

Jan Johan Kühl joined Polaris as Managing Partner in April 2007. Prior to joining Polaris, Jan was Group Director at Icopal, where he started in 2000. He was previously CEO of Monarflex (1995-2000), Project Manager at the management consultancy Aarsø Nielsen & Partners (1993-1995), and Equity Analyst at Gudme Raaschou Investment Bank (1989-1993).

Jan Johan Kühl is Managing Partner at Polaris, a leading Nordic mid-market private equity firm (sweet spot between €30-150m) in Denmark and Sweden. Prior to joining Polaris in 2007, Jan was Group Director at Europe’s leading supplier of protection products for buildings and constructions, Icopal. Jan’s earlier positions also include CEO of Monarflex from 1995-2000, Project Manager at the Danish management consultancy Aarsø Nielsen & Partners, and Equity Analyst at Gudme Raaschou Investment Bank. Jan holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from University of Aarhus, School of Business and Social Sciences.

Ingibjörg Meyer-Myklestad

Ingibjörg Meyer-Myklestad

Head of Corporate Affairs, Argentum Asset Management

Ingibjörg Meyer-Myklestad heads up Argentum’s Corporate Affairs department. Argentum is a leading asset manager that invests in private equity funds in Northern Europe. Ingibjörg has broad experience from investment management and communications with background as an analyst at DNB in Oslo and New York and consultant at Burson-Marsteller. She is also a former journalist. She holds an M.Sc. in Economics and Business from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Mark O'Hare

Mark O'Hare

Founder and CEO, Preqin

Mark O’Hare is Founder and Chief Executive of Preqin. Preqin provides market-leading global data, insights and solutions for the alternative assets industry, covering private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources. Preqin is an independent business with over 400 staff based in London, New York, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Manila, serving more than 60,000 customers in over 90 countries. Mark studied Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge University, where he graduated with First Class Honours and was awarded the Stokes Prize.  Subsequent to this he studied Finance at London Business School.

Jan Olsson.

Jan Olsson.

CEO of the Nordics, Deutsche Bank and Chairman, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Jan joined Deutsche Bank in 1988 and has held several positions within M&A, Structured Finance and Corporate Finance. He holds a BA from Pomona College, an MBA from Wharton, an MA from University of Pennsylvania, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from the London School of Economics.

Joana Rocha Scaff

Joana Rocha Scaff

Managing Director and Head of Europe Private Equity, Neuberger Berman

Joana Rocha Scaff is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, Head of Europe Private Equity and a member of the Co-Investment, Private Investment Portfolios and Secondary Investment Committees. Ms. Scaff has over 21 years of experience in financial markets, the majority of which in private equity investing and prior to that in investment banking. She has been at Neuberger Berman for 15 years. Prior to Neuberger Berman, she worked in investment banking covering primarily the telecommunications, media and information services sectors. Ms. Scaff worked in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers, and prior to that at Citigroup Global Markets and Espirito Santo Investment. She advised on corporate transactions including M&A, financial restructurings and public equity and debt offerings in the United States, Europe and Brazil. Ms. Scaff received her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and her B.A. in Business Management and Administration from the Universidade Catolica of Lisbon. Ms. Scaff is a member of the LP Committee of the BVCA – British Private Equity Association and a member of the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of multiple European private equity funds.

Peter Sandberg.

Peter Sandberg.

Managing Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Peter Sandberg is Managing Director at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce since 2018. He holds an MSc in Political Science and Economics from Lund University and has previously worked in press and communications roles at the Swedish Embassy and Chamber of Commerce in London respectively. He has worked at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York City as Director of Program and VP, and when returning to London, joined the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association where he was part of the management team in his role as Director of Commercial Development & Membership.

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