Christian is a Founding Partner of Infranode. He has over 15 years of infrastructure sector experience and a total of 18 years international experience in credit structuring, corporate finance and business development across a variety of European jurisdictions.
Christian co-leads Infranode’s activity, chairs its Board of Directors and is a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to launching Infranode, Christian was a Senior Advisor to SEK (Svenskt Export Kredit) Advisory Services, evaluating the setup of an export dedicated infrastructure fund, the Swedish Export and Infrastructure Fund and Head of Corporate Development and Legal at IBS, the Swedish international software company.
He graduated from the Universitá Bocconi in Milan with a degree in Financial Markets and Institutions. He later studied at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and the London Business School. He is a native Italian speaker, he is fluent in English and Slovene and has a good knowledge of Swedish and French.
Partner Christian P. N. Fenner's principal area of expertise is M&A, focusing on the private equity and venture capital communities. He has considerable experience in leading complex cross-border transactions, frequently representing both global and national buy-out funds and industrial clients.
Christian has more than 12 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. He is well-known for his dedication and commercial approach to any process he is involved in.
Catherine Ford is a consultant editor to event programmes, and engaged in the development of timely editorial content for global corporate finance, M&A and capital markets related conferences and events. She routinely moderates discussion panels at conferences across the region. She has worked for Acuris since early 2002, holding a number of senior editorial roles in the company’s European, US and Asia-Pacific head offices.
Ragnar Hellenius is responsible for the Nordic Team at PAI. He is the chairman for Atos Medical and is on the board of ADB Safegate Group and Perstorp.
He has extensive experience in management consulting having worked for Accenture, McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to joining PAI, he worked as CFO and deputy CEO for Unibet Plc, a European on-line gaming company.
Peter Ihrfelt works mainly with M&A and private equity. Peter has extensive experience of both domestic and cross-border transactions and he has acted in relation to investments within a large number of sectors. He also regularly serves as legal and strategic advisor to entrepreneurial businesses.
Peter is also very experienced in advising on investments in wind power and other types of renewable energy sources.
Peter heads DLA Piper's Energy sector in Sweden.
Leif Lupp is Managing Director Nordics at Aurelius Equities, where he heads the Nordics investment office in Stockholm. Aurelius is listed on the German stock exchange and invests with a long-term investment horizon in companies with operational improvement potential. Leif started his career at Barclays Bank, where he advised large European corporate clients on Mergers & Acquisitions as well as Corporate Financing solutions. Subsequently, Leif was the Head of Corporate Finance at the Danish wind-turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems, where he was part of the management team that secured Vestas‘ turnaround back in 2012/2013. Prior to joining Aurelius, Leif was active as a private equity investor with IMCap Partners, an investment platform for small- to medium-sized companies, which he co-founded in Zürich, Switzerland.
Rasmus is a Partner at Adelis Equity Partners. Prior to joining Adelis, Rasmus worked at Permira as a member of the Healthcare and Nordic teams and at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Rasmus serves as the Chairman of the Board of Ropo Capital and Dayton Group as well as a member of the Board of SSI Diagnostica, Quattro Mikenti Group, Puuilo and Valtti. He has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Med Group and a member of the Board / deal team of e.g. NGI and Pharmaq.
Education: MBA, Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar), Boston and MSc, Helsinki University of Technology / Boston University
Ilkka represents fund and industrial clients in mergers and acquisitions, investment and capital markets transactions, as well as shareholder, contractual and corporate matters. He has spent a significant part of his career in a corporate, capital markets and private equity practice in New York and London. In addition to his practice under Finnish law, Ilkka regularly advises clients with respect to their investments in the United States and US law implications of their operations. Industries that Ilkka has recently served include private equity and venture capital, energy and infrastructure, gaming, media and entertainment, and technology. In addition to a Finnish law degree, Ilkka is also admitted to the New York State Bar.
Ingrid is a medical doctor and investment professional with background in healthcare, consumer goods and technology. She is founder and managing partner of Hadean Ventures, a European life science fund manager. Prior to starting Hadean Ventures, Ingrid served as a senior investment professional at London-based Inventages. As a medical doctor, Ingrid worked within general medicine and surgery, with exposure to both the public and private sector. Ingrid holds a medical degree from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover,Germany, and an MBA with Finance Concentration from London 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.
Tim Wright heads up the European Private Equity group and has been specialising in private equity for over 20 years. He acts for private equity sponsors, management teams and corporates on a variety of UK and cross-border private equity backed buyouts and corporate M&A.