Nordic M&A Forum 2022

10 March, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Linklaters, One Silk St, London EC2Y 8HQ

The Nordic M&A Forum 2022 will be discussing the year ahead for Nordic cross-border M&A and financing, and brings together stakeholders from across the industry, from banks, asset managers, private equity and advisory firms, from both the City and the Nordics.

About the forum

The Nordic M&A Forum is a yearly gathering bringing together stakeholders from across the industry, from banks, asset managers, private equity and advisory firms, from both the City and the Nordics.

See photos from Nordic M&A Forum 2020

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SCC member price: £45
YP member price: £45
partner organisation price: £90
Non-member price: £135

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Bookings are non-refundable but at the discretion of the organiser, you can change the name of the person(s) attending. For this, please contact events@scc.org.uk. 

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Accessing the venue/event relating to Covid-19

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is continually monitoring government and health guidelines to protect our team and our guests. Along with the venue provider, we want to provide a safe environment. All guests must comply with government recommendations with regards to self-isolation and if you are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms, we kindly ask you to stay at home. All guests at this event must provide proof of Covid-19 status (per below) upon arrival at the event. To gain access to the event, you will need to demonstrate one of the following:

  • Proof of double vaccination
  • Proof of a negative PCR or Lateral Flow Test taken within 48hrs of arrival

Proof of status will only be accepted at point of entry, no pre-approval. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the SCC.

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Confirmed speakers 2022

Fredrik Bolander

Fredrik Bolander

Director, Lincoln International

Fredrik provides advisory services on mergers & acquisitions (M&A) in the Nordic region. He brings nearly two decades of experience working across industry groups with a particular focus on financial sponsors. Fredrik has originated and executed a large number of public and private M&A, equity capital market and financing transactions for Nordic and international financial sponsors. Prior to joining Lincoln, Fredrik was the Head of the Nordic Region for HNC Advisors AG. He also worked for Deutsche Bank in Stockholm and London as the Head of Nordic Financial Sponsors. Fredrik earned a Master of Science in business and economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Susanna Campbell

Susanna Campbell

Non-executive Director, Kinnevik AB

Sanna is an active early stage investor, advisor and board professional with a long background in private equity investing and she was appointed Sweden’s most influential business woman by VA in 2012. She was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Norrsken’s investment operations (Impact Tech focus), where she today is senior advisor. Sanna is also an Industrial advisor, Board member and an early investor in Northvolt, (one of Sweden’s latest unicorns) accelerating the move to a climate neutral transport sector through the manufacturing of the greenest batteries in the world. She is also chairman and co-owner of Babyshop Group, Röhnisch Sportswear and Ljung & Sjöberg, as well as a Board member of listed companies Kinnevik and Indutrade.

Shaun Grady

Shaun Grady

Senior Vice President, Business Development Operations, AstraZeneca

Shaun Grady has global responsibility for Business Development Operations at AstraZeneca, leading the company’s transaction execution, due diligence and Alliance and Integration Management function including licensing and partnering, M&A, externalisation and divestments. Shaun was appointed to his current role in 2013. Prior to this, he was Vice President, Strategic Partnering & Business Development (2010 - 13) and Vice President, Corporate Business Development (2006 - 10). Shaun originally joined ICI as an attorney and held positions in the pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, and legal departments. Following the demerger from ICI, he was appointed Assistant General Counsel, Corporate for Zeneca Group PLC. Shaun worked on the merger of Astra and Zeneca, the merger of Zeneca Agrochemicals with Novartis Agribusiness to form Syngenta, and the creation of Avecia. Shaun also worked on the acquisition of Cambridge Antibody Technology (CAT) and later MedImmune and led the acquisition of Amylin, and subsequent buy-out of Bristol-Myers’ Squibb’s interest in the AZ – BMS Diabetes Alliance. More recently Shaun led the transaction team for AZ’s global ADC collaborations with Daichi Sankyo for Enhertu and subsequently DS -1062. Shaun has led AZ’s recent Externalisation and divestment programme involving significant sell – side transactions with Pfizer, Aspen, Grunenthal, Cheplapharm, Atnahs, Juvise, Recordati and Covis. Shaun is a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge University Judge Business School and a Fellow Commoner of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Shaun is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cambridge United Football Club, and a member of the Board at Cambridge Arts Theatre, Healx and Prostate Cancer Research Centre. Based in Cambridge, Shaun enjoys rugby and soccer, and occasionally turns his hand to sports writing. 

Pia Kåll

Pia Kåll

Managing Partner, CapMan Buyout

Pia joined CapMan Buyout in 2016 as a Partner and in June 2017 was elected Managing Partner. CapMan, established in 1989, is Nordic small and mid-market specialist. CapMan Buyout is currently investing from its 11th fund. Before joining CapMan Pia was a member of the Executive Board of Outotec and held the position of Senior Vice President Strategy, Marketing and Operational Excellence. Outotec is a listed company offering minerals and metals processing technology to the mining industry globally, with a revenue of 1,5-2 bn EUR and around 5000 employees. Prior to Outotec Pia was an Associate Principal at McKinsey&Company. She holds an M.Sc. In Engineering Physics and Mathematics.

Peter Lindell

Peter Lindell

Partner, Brunswick Group

Peter Lindell is a Partner at Brunswick Group and head of the Stockholm office. Peter advises on financial situations, corporate reputation and crisis. Peter is part of the FIG sector team and Brunswick’s M&A and investor engagement practices. Peter joined Brunswick in 2010 and has 20 years of experience advising boards, management and politicians on business critical issues. He spent three years at AMF Pension as head of corporate governance, prior to that he spent six years as a senior investment manager at the Ministry of Industry and has a background as journalist for Bloomberg news. Peter has recently worked on IPO:s of for example Nordnet and Hemnet, and advised on public to private transactions such as Nordax acquisition of Bank Norwegian, Nordic Capital’s acquisition of Innovalon, Triton’s acquisition of HiQ as well as for Veoneer in connection with the bid from SSW and Qualcomm.

Gabriel Mellqvist

Gabriel Mellqvist

Reporter, Dagens industri and Master of Ceremonies

Gabriel Mellqvist is a Swedish journalist working for Dagens industri. During his twelve year long career at the financial newspaper, he has for instance covered American business and politics as a New York correspondent, as well as worked as a UK Correspondent in London. He has previously anchored the TV-show Börslunch on Stockholm-based broadcaster EFN, Ekonomi- och Finansnyheterna. He has also worked for Reuters and has also co-authored the book United Stockholms of America.

Ola Nordquist

Ola Nordquist

Partner, Head of Nordics, Permira

Ola is Head of the Nordics at Permira, based in London. He has worked on a number of transactions including Grobest, Klarna, Pharmaq and TDC. 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. Ola has a Master’s in Economics from the Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law, Sweden, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, USA.

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.

Richard Sissons

Richard Sissons

Client Development, DealCloud

Richard Sissons serves as the Associate Director for Client Development at DealCloud, an Intapp company. He previously worked in KPMG’s Mobility 2030 team, and helped advise clients in the private and public sector on the future of mobility, particularly the mass adoption of electric and autonomous vehicles, the renewable energy transition, and the future of charging infrastructure. Sissons also previously worked in the Global Strategy Group at KPMG. Prior to that, he spent time in a private equity strategy team for MeDirect Group and as an analyst at UBS.

Hans Årstad

Hans Årstad

Private Equity Director, KKR

Hans Arstad joined KKR in 2014 and leads the European private equity activities across the Nordic region. Mr. Arstad has been involved in the investments in Sector Alarm, Söderberg & Partners, Välinge, iGas, Ambea, Mehilainen, Visma, Avida and Ocean Yield. Prior to joining KKR, he worked for McKinsey & Company. Mr. Arstad holds a M.Sc. in Finance and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Norwegian School of Economics.

Highlights from the Nordic M&A Forum 2021

The Nordic M&A Forum brings together stakeholders from across the industry, from banks, asset managers, private equity and advisory firms, from both the City and the Nordics, to discuss the year ahead for M&A activity in the Nordics.

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