COO & Co-founder
Head of Debt & Capital Advisory & Director
Partner, Head of Strategy&
Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist is the chairman of SVCA since 2015 when she left the role as CEO of Sweden’s largest business organization The Swedish Federation of Business Owners. In 2006-2010 Mrs Thand Ringqivst served as the political advisor to the deputy prime minister and minster of Enterprise and Energy Maud Olofsson. Currently Mrs Thand Ringqvist is a member of the board of directors in portfolio companies managed by EQT, Nordic Capital and Segulah. She is also a member of the board of directors at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and serves as an expert in governmental and non-governmental committees. Mrs Thand Ringqvist holds a MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics and was a senior manager with McKinsey & Company before working working for the government.
Mrs Thand Ringqvist is the author of “Nerdonomics – the big impact of small business” (Ekerlid 2015)
Alireza Etemad joined IK Investment Partners in 2015. He previously worked at SEB Corporate Finance and Booz Allen Hamilton in Stockholm as well as Credit Suisse First Boston in London. He studied engineering at Linköping Institute of Technology and also holds a degree in Management from Institut National des Télécommunications in Paris.
Partner, joined CVC in 2014. He is based in Stockholm. Prior to joining CVC, Tomas was a Partner and Managing Director at 3i, responsible for its' Nordic business. Previously he was a Vice President at ABB, responsible for Industrial turbines and with Bain & Company. Tomas holds Master of Science Degrees from the University of Strathclyde and Chalmers University of Technology, and an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.
Prior to joining Adelis, Adalbjörn was Head of Buyout Fund Investments at Skandia Life 2007-2011. From 2011 to 2012 he worked on a consulting basis for Skandia and the Swedish government. Prior to joining Skandia, Adalbjörn was Head of Private Equity investments at Länsförsäkringar and between 1996 and 2002 he worked at The Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm.
MSc, Stockholm School Economics & MSc Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg / Imperial College, London
Klas Johansson, Partner, joined Altor in 2004. Klas is currently a member of the boards of Nova Austral, Carnegie, Transcom and BTI . He has also been deeply involved with CTEK as welll as Altor’s realized investments in Lindorff and Ewos.
Prior to joining Altor, Klas worked for McKinsey & Company focusing on strategy development, mainly for industrial and consumer goods companies.
Klas is a Swedish national and holds an MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Erlend Andreas Nordal holds an M.Sc. from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He has served on Argentum’s investment team since 2012.
Before joining Creandum in 2007, Daniel was a Vice President at Ascade – a VC-backed startup that at the time was one of Europe’s fastest-growing enterprise software companies. Daniel spent his early days at Ascade as a spaghetti-code programmer and eventually ran product and marketing. Prior to Ascade, Daniel was working for Volvo IT in Great Britain and Gulf Agency Company in Dubai.
At Creandum, Daniel focuses on SaaS and game-related stuff and has a special passion for analytics. While being based in Stockholm, he also spends much time in Helsinki and San Francisco.
Daniel is a Kauffman Fellow and has an engineering degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA. A vivid traveller, Daniel has also lived in several countries including France, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, United Kingdom and the US.
Magnus Lindquist | Investment Professional, Co-Managing Partner & Investment & Credit Committee Member | Based in Stockholm | 28 years’ experience
Magnus joined CORDET in Q4 2015 as an Investment Professional and Co-Managing Partner and Member of the ICC based out of the Stockholm office. Magnus brings +28 years of Investing experience through 3 credit cycles. Magnus is retiring from Triton, where he was a Senior Partner and Investment Professional. He developed the Nordic operations / teams in Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen. Furthermore, he led the portfolio monitoring and development team and served as Chairman / NED in several portfolio companies.
Prior to his experience with Triton, Magnus served as Group Vice President and CFO of Autoliv, Inc. and served as Group Vice President, CFO, Chief Restructuring Officer in Perstorp Group. As a member of the Senior Executive team Magnus transformed Autoliv’s business through expansion to Asia both organically and via acquisitions (+10 acquisitions and +25,000 jobs moved) and led the cost savings program.
Magnus studied at the Stockholm School of Economics (Corporate Finance). He is a Sub-Lieutenant in the Swedish Coastal Artillery, having completed training at the Swedish School of Naval Warfare in Näsby Park, Sweden.
Bjarne Lie is Managing Partner at Verdane Capital Advisors, one of the leading Nordic private equity firms. Prior to joining Verdane in 2001, Bjarne co-founded PaperX, created to help digitize the European paper and pulp supply chain. He has also worked at Fountain Oil in London, Oslo and Kyiv, as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London and as a research associate at the European University Institute in Florence. He holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School and an MA in European Integration from the University of Oslo/European University Institute Florence.
Daniel is an Investment Director at Skandia, investing in international mid- and large cap private equity funds and co-investments, focusing on Europe and North America. Daniel has invested on aggregate appr 1.5bn USD since joining Skandia in 2012. Befo erthat he spent 8 years as a management consultant.
Johannes is a Partner of Summa Equity.
Previously, he was Director at Altor Equity Partners where he joined in 2005. Prior to this, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Johannes holds a MSc from Norwegian School of Economics and is a graduate of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Johannes is the Chairman of Sortera and a board member of eGain and a board memeber of Pagero.
Augustin co-founded 17Capital in 2008. 17Capital is a leading global private equity specialist based in London and New York. The firm pioneered a dedicated strategy offering bespoke financing for private equity investors and has raised €2.0bn across 4 funds to-date.
Before founding 17Capital, Augustin was a Director at Deloitte Finance in Paris, where he advised investors and management on stressed and distressed investments. Augustin’s previous experience includes A.T.Kearney in Paris and Paribas in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Augustin Duhamel holds a Master’s Degree in Management from E.S.C.P Europe Business School and Undergraduate Degree in Economics from Paris IX Dauphine University.
Ola is a Partner and Head of Permira’s Nordic office. Prior to joining Permira, Ola worked in London at Apax Partners on a number of buy-outs, specifically covering the Nordic region, and in M&A at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he was a manager in the Strategy Division at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in Washington DC.
Alistair Galloway, Senior Relationship Manager in Pantheon’s European Client Services team joined Pantheon earlier this year. With an expertise in advising clients on ESG and Impact Investing over several years, Alistair leads the support of UK clients in LGPS pools, and EMEA-wide marketing. Before joining Pantheon, Alistair worked at JAR Capital as Head of Investor Relations, Invest UK as an Investment Director, and Russell Investments for seven years advising DC clients on multi-asset investing, where he was responsible for strategic partner development and client relationship management. He has a BSC in Biochemistry from the University of St Andrews and holds the Investment Management Certificate. Prior to joining financial services Alistair commissioned from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, serving in the Household Cavalry Regiment for 6 years. Alistair is based in London.
Jolande heads up the Aztec Group’s Swedish office and has overall responsibility for the delivery of fund, depositary and corporate services to a portfolio of clients who have fund structures domiciled in Sweden. She works alongside other offices in providing multi-jurisdictional fund services to the Group’s extensive Nordic client base, which comprises over 20 private equity and venture capital managers and €22.5bn in AUA.
Born in the Netherlands, Jolande has over 25 years’ experience in the financial sector, spanning a range of fields including corporate services, AIFMD, fund management, bond trusteeship and compliance. She also has extensive structuring expertise across the leading jurisdictions, having worked in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, UK and Sweden during her career. Jolande holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in corporate and business law from the University of Leiden.
Espen Bordvik joined Admincontrol in 2010, and has been responsible for establishing and building the successful Data Room division. Espen is also an angel investor and a board member in several technology startups. Prior to joining Admincontrol, Espen worked for other technology startups. He holds a degree in Business and Administration from BI Norwegian Business School, with emphasis on entrepreneurship.
Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen joined Axcel in 2015 as co-managing partner as part of the succession plan and became managing partner in 2016. He joined Axcel from Icopal, where he served as Group CFO, following spells at Chr. Hansen, Danske Bank Corporate Finance and, from 1999 to 2005, Axcel.
Schmidt-Jacobsen holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.
After starting his career with Berlingske, a Danish daily, and working with freelance assignments within financial journalism, Simon joined Debtwire’s London team in autumn 2015. He covers leveraged finance, high yield bond issuances and restructuring across all four Nordic markets. Simon holds a joint MA in business and financial journalism from Aarhus University and City University London with additional studies in corporate finance at the London School of Economics in London. For the time being, he is further enhancing those skills with a graduate business administration diploma from Copenhagen Business School.
Kasper works as a Corporate Development Executive at Acuris, focused on both organic- and acquisitive growth initiatives.
He joined Mergermarket’s editorial team ten years ago, covering several public- and private market M&A beats in Europe before moving on to strategy related roles in 2013. Kasper still occasionally lends his byline to editorial- and events teams, but struggles to remember how many times he has chaired the Nordic Forum.
In his spare time, he advises a London based venture capital firm on fund strategy, communication and investor relations, and is working hard to convince his young daughter about the merits of downhill skiing.
Auri is Nordic Correspondent at Mergermarket. She joined the company in December 2016, having previously worked as financial reporter for TMT Finance, where she tracked deal activity in the telecom, media and tech sectors across Europe.
Prior to this, Auri covered the IT and telecoms sectors for many years as a reporter and researcher, and the TMT sector remains her special area of interest.
Auri, originally from Finland, holds a BA in Journalism from the University of West London.