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Kasper works as a Corporate Development Executive at Acuris, focused on both organic- and acquisitive growth initiatives across the company’s divisions.
He joined Mergermarket’s editorial team at the end of 2006 to cover the Nordic markets, moving up to become global assistant editor for the product before shifting to strategy related roles in 2013. To keep abreast of developments, Kasper still occasionally lends his byline to various editorial- and events teams within the Acuris suite.
Outside of Acuris, Kasper advises a London based venture capital firm on investment strategy and investor relations. In his spare time, he is working hard to convince his young daughter on the merits of downhill skiing, and is training for his first triathlon.
Jan is the CEO of the Nordic Region. He joined Deutsche Bank in 1988 and has worked in mainstream M&A execution and structured finance, and since 1996 in Corporate Finance.
Based in London, Jan covers some of our largest corporates and financial institutions in the Nordic region. He has been involved in many high profile M&A transactions, IPO’s and capital raisings in the Nordic region, where Deutsche Bank has a very strong presence.
Jan is also Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in London, a Board member of the Swedish Bankers’ Association, and Chairman of the Foreign Bankers’ Association in Stockholm.
Jan received an MBA from Wharton, a MA from the University of Pennsylvania where he also attended the Lauder Institute, a BA from Pomona College and a Graduate Diploma from the London School of Economics.
Magnus is Head of Nordic ECM at BAML and has more the 15 year’s experience in the Equity Capital Markets and the market for private placements, with previous roles at SEB and Sixth National Pension Fund
Thomas Blomqvist has been in Nordic private equity for over eleven years, since 2016 with Axcel and before that with Riverside. Prior to that, Thomas worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan in London. Thomas holds an MSc in Finance and International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.
Anders Borg leads KKR’s activities in the Nordic region and has been involved in the investments of Ambea, Aleris, Solhaga Gruppen, Mehilainen, Mediverkko, Mainio Vire, Valinge Innovation, Visma, Economics, and Bluegarden. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Borg was a partner at TDR Capital, a European Private Equity firm. Before TDR Capital, Mr. Borg worked for Bain & Company in Stockholm and New York, and Nestle in Switzerland. Mr. Borg is a Swedish national and holds an M.Sc in Physics from ETH Zurich and Chalmers University of Technology.
Rasmus is a Partner at Adelis Equity Partners. Prior to joining Adelis, Rasmus worked as an Investment Executive at Permira where he worked as a member of the Healthcare and Nordic teams. Prior to Permira, Rasmus worked at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) serving healthcare clients globally and Nordic clients within several sectors. Rasmus is the Chairman of the Board of Dayton Group as well as a member of the Board of SSI Diagnostica, Quattro Mikenti Group, Puuilo and Datacenter Finland. He has previously been Chairman of the Board of Med Group and a member of the Board / deal team of e.g. NGI and Pharmaq.
MBA, Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar), Boston and MSc, Helsinki University of Technology / Boston University
Mr. Johansen (born 1970, Danish nationality) has been CFO of Netcompany since June 2017 when he was hired to head the IPO of the company. Mr Johansen was prior to joining Netcompany the CFO and a member of the executive management in Simcorp A/S where he served in that role for 6 years. He has vast experience in the topics of financial management and reporting as well as extensive equity capital market knowledge and Investor Relations experience from his numerous meetings with investors and potential shareholders in both Netcompany and Simcorp. Mr Johansen began his carrreer at Arthur Andersen as an accountant and had subsequently various leadership roles within the finance and controlling areas in Novo Nordisk, Danske Bank, SAS Institute and Ikano (in Sweden). He holds a MSc in auditing and accounting from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and a MBA in general management from Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands.
Malin Carlström is Senior Vice President at ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Malin covers Northern Europe and scouts for investment opportunities in companies that are relevant to all of ABB’s industry segments, targeting e.g. Industry 4.0, robotics, drones, industrial IoT, AI/machine learning, cybersecurity, electrical vehicles and autonomy applications. Before joining ATV, Malin spent thirteen consecutive years as an investor in the Nordic Venture Capital market within a wide array of sectors, including cleantech, fintech, legaltech, marketplaces and edtech. Additionally, Malin is an active advisor and board member of a handful startups in the Stockholm region.
Malin holds degrees from Chalmers University of Technology (MSc Mechanical Engineering – Energy Technology) and University of Kent (Master of Business Administration) and has completed an executive education in Corporate Finance at Stockholm School of Economics.
Anders is leading the Digital Practice. He joined from Ericsson, where he was Senior Vice President and CIO and Chairman of the LatAm Region. As former Senior Partner and Director of McKinsey & Company, he led the global High Tech and Mobile Telecom Practice and the European Private Equity Practice. Anders has a strong track record in implementing business excellence in industrial, service and tech companies and extensive experience in driving large transformation programs including digitalization. Anders holds a Master in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics, including MBA studies at the Western University, Ivey Business School, Canada.
Timo is a Co-Founder & Partner of Inventure. His areas of interest lie within enterprise software, future connectivity, cybersecurity and gaming. At Inventure, Timo focuses on the investment strategy and portfolio value creation. Timo is actively involved in crafting product and partnership strategies of our portfolio companies. He works closely with AImotive, Detectify, Now Interact, Glimr, Merus Power, and Spectral Engines. Previously, Timo acted as a private investor with Innocap Oy. Having started his career in the telecom sector with Nokia and Sonera, Timo has over 21 years of experience in coaching, managing and internationalizing early-stage companies.
Mr Olof Hernell joined EQT in june 2015 as Chief Digital Officer (CDO).
Olof Hernell heads the digital team at EQT, which besides working with digital business development of the EQT portfolio companies, also looks after teams for internal IT, Engineering and EQT:s AI Platform Motherbain.
Coming from a Google background, he was Head of Android and Chrome Hardware for Google Nordics until June 2015 and prior to that Head of Enterprise, Google Sweden. Olof started his career developing algorithms for computational fluid dynamics and have throughout his career been on the barricades evangelizing cloud technology, AI and consumerization of IT.
Olof holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Chemical Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Øystein Sandnes (Chief Digital Officer) joined Verdane Advisors in 2017 from Bergans of Norway where he held the position of Chief Information Officer. During his 10 years at Bergans he worked with IT, people and processes to enable Bergan’s growth and expansion into the US, Russia and Germany.
At Verdane, Øystein works closely with the business services, investment teams and with portfolio companies to ensure the continuous digital development and optimization of the businesses.
Education : Øystein holds a Masters in Informatics from University of Oslo, and an Executive MBA from Norwegian School of Management (BI).