Nordic M&A Forum 2024

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

The Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DQ

The Nordic M&A Forum 2024 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.

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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.

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This years agenda at the Nordic M&A Forum gives an extensive insight into the landscape of mergers and acquisitions in 2024 and what we can expect moving forward.   

Welcome & Introduction


Fredrik Warneryd, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Keynote: The State of Nordic M&A

Alex Murray, Preqin

Market Trends and Outlook

Per-Olov Bergström, Rothschild & Co

Nuala Higgins, Carnegie Investment Bank

Sofie Nordgren, Vinge

Jan Olsson, Deutsche Bank

Fredrik Wranéus, Jefferies

Triple A in M&A, the Strategic Buyer's Perspective

Łukasz Adamczyk, ASSA ABLOY, Opening Solutions EMEIA

Geert Follens, The Atlas Copco Group

Shaun Grady, AstraZeneca

Rasmus Kindlund, Linklaters

Financing M&A Deals

Narjiss Iguider, J.P. Morgan

Ivan Levingston, Financial Times

Tove Lindberg, Nordea

Fred Odlind, Lincoln International

Driving Sustainable Transformation through M&A

Nicholas Allen, Vattenfall Heat UK

Kristine Boe, Equinor

Arnaud Bouillé, Standard Chartered Bank

Rasmus Kindlund, Linklaters

Closing Remarks

Daniel Stillit, Adjunct Value Partners

Fredrik Warneryd, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Drinks Reception


Confirmed Speakers

Łukasz Adamczyk

Łukasz Adamczyk

Director M&A and Corporate Development

ASSA ABLOY, Opening Solutions EMEIA

Łukasz Adamczyk is responsible for origination, negotiation and execution of transactions for the EMEIA division of ASSA ABLOY Group. Since joining ASSA ABLOY in 2017, he completed over 30 transactions across the region, including several divestments such as the carve-out and sale of Certego to Nalka. Prior to joining ASSA ABLOY he was part of Rothschild & Co’s Global Financial Advisory team based in London and focusing on telecom, media and technology clients.

Nicholas Allen

Nicholas Allen

Head of Investment

Vattenfall Heat UK

Nick is a district heating funding and financing specialist. Within Vattenfall Heat UK he leads on M&A and Funding.

He has been at the forefront of funding, structuring and M&A for district heating in the UK since 2015. He has worked in low carbon and renewable energy since 2006.

Nicholas has a unique background having worked in Investment Banking, Central Government and now an Energy Company over the past 25 years and has led large multinational, multidisciplinary teams to deliver complex international infrastructure projects.

He has deep financial, energy and carbon markets expertise. He is a London Business School alumni.

Per-Olov Bergström

Per-Olov Bergström

Head of Nordic Region

Rothschild & Co

Per-Olov Bergström is Rothschild & Co's Head of Nordic Region based in the Stockholm office.
Per-Olov has more than 35 years experience in the Nordic M&A, Equity and Debt capital markets 
having provided advice across a wide range of industries.

Kristine Boe

Kristine Boe

Head of Renewable M&A Origination


Kristine heads up renewable M&A origination at Equinor, an international energy company committed to long-term value creation in a low-carbon future. Prior to joining Equinor in 2019, Kristine was at Morgan Stanley within the Energy Investment Banking Division. She holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Arnaud Bouillé

Arnaud Bouillé

Managing Director, Regional Head Europe & Africa, Clean Technology

Standard Chartered Bank

Arnaud is a Managing Director at Standard Chartered Bank, based in London, where he heads the Cleantech business across Europe and Africa since 2019, with a particular focus on M&A advisory. Arnaud is a corporate finance professional with ~20 years of banking and advisory experience in the Energy Transition sector, previously with KPMG and EY. 

Geert Follens

Geert Follens

President Vacuum Technique Business Area

The Atlas Copco Group

Geert Follens became President Vacuum Technique Business Area for the Atlas Copco Group in January 2017.   Prior to this he was the President of the Edwards Vacuum Solutions Division in January 2014 following the successful acquisition into the Atlas Copco Group.  He has a proven record in running dynamic businesses with different challenges.

Geert joined Atlas Copco in 1995 as purchasing manager in the Industrial Air division.  His responsibilities were later extended to include production in the capacity of supply chain manager.  In 2000 he became general manager of the customer centre Atlas Copco Compressors Ltd., UK.  In 2004 he was appointed division president for the Portable Energy division and in 2012 he became division president for the Industrial Air division.  He is currently based in Edwards UK Head Office. 

Geert has been a board member for SKF since 2019.

Geert holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Power Generation from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Shaun Grady

Shaun Grady

Senior Vice President, Business Development Operations


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. 

Nuala Higgins

Nuala Higgins

Head of Private Equity

Carnegie Investment Bank

Nuala Higgins is Head of Private Equity at Carnegie Investment Bank. Nuala joined Carnegie's Stockholm office in 2011 and has more than 20 years' of banking experience. Before joining Carnegie, she have had experiences from both Danske Bank and AC Advisory. Nuala has been involved with M&A transactions such as Lift Systems, Doggy, Dellner, Evondos, EG, Greenfood, Happy Socks and many more. Nuala has also been involved with, amongst others the following IPO transactions: Hemnet, Actic, Bygghemma, Inwido, Karnov and Nordax Bank.

Rasmus Kindlund

Rasmus Kindlund



Rasmus Kindlund is a Stockholm based corporate partner at Linklaters. He has extensive experience within mergers and acquisitions and private equity, with a particular focus on energy transition transactions. Recent mandates include advising the financial lead investor of Northvolt and the co-lead investors of H2 Green Steel. He is recognized as a Next Generation Partner in the Legal 500.

Ivan Levingston

Ivan Levingston

European Deals Reporter

Financial Times

Ivan Levingston reports on European deals for the Financial Times. He has previously covered technology and venture capital for Bloomberg News. 

Tove Lindberg

Tove Lindberg

Managing Director & Head of Leveraged Finance SE


Tove is Managing Director and Head of Leveraged Finance Sweden at Nordea. With 15+ years within Investment Banking in the Nordics, she has extensive transaction experience from covering the broad spectrum of Private Equity financings; small cap to large cap, full product palette, from origination of new deals to restructurings.  Before joining Nordea, she has experience from EY as well as the Swedish Export Credit Agency.

Alex Murray

Alex Murray

Vice President Research Insights


Alex is a built environment economist specialising in private financing of public infrastructure. Starting his career in KPMG, Corporate Finance, his research of operational infrastructure led to his PhD in whole life cost and value. As a researcher and lecturer at UCL’s Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, he produced the analysis for a 2013 government commission on supply chains finance in construction, published with the 2013 UK Government construction strategy. He was later a Senior Analyst at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority. Alex joined Preqin as Vice President in September 2020, where he specialises in coverage of real assets. 

Sofie Nordgren

Sofie Nordgren



Sofie Nordgren is an M&A partner at leading Swedish law firm Vinge. She has extensive cross-border experience in the full range of corporate matters, including private equity transactions, joint ventures, growth investments, restructurings and management equity plans, as well as related corporate advisory work. Sofie is dual qualified in both English and Swedish law and spent over 10 years in London working for UK and US law firms.

Narjiss Iguider

Narjiss Iguider

Senior VP Acquisition & Leveraged Finance

J.P. Morgan

Narjiss is a Senior Vice-President in Acquisition and Leveraged Finance at J.P. Morgan. With 9 years within the Investment Banking in EMEA. She advises corporates and financial sponsors on various financing solutions from both the debt capital markets and the direct lending market in the Nordics and France / Benelux regions. She has an extensive transaction experience from the origination to the execution of various financing transactions covering the broad spectrum of Private Equity and corporates financings in both mid cap and large cap space. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, she has spent several years at Goldman Sachs where she gained experience in Merger & Acquisitions and debt restructuring covering the broader EMEA region. Narjiss received her degree from ESCP European Business School.

Fred Odlind

Fred Odlind


Lincoln International

Fred advises financial sponsors and corporate clients on financing solutions from the debt markets to support acquisitions and growth. He also advises clients on refinancing and amendments to existing debt facilities.

Fred combines more than 16 years of experience arranging leveraged loans with deep technical capabilities to tailor optimum structures for our clients.

Before joining Lincoln, Fred worked for the Bank of Scotland where he arranged mid-market U.K. leverage finance transactions, and Mizuho Bank where he focused on the Nordic region’s leverage finance transactions. Previously, he worked for Lloyds Banking Group on leveraged finance origination and restructuring, and mid-market UK debt advisory for BDO LLP.

Fred received his degree from London School of Economics and is a certified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).

Jan Olsson

Jan Olsson

CEO of the Nordics

Deutsche Bank

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.

Daniel Stillit

Daniel Stillit

Managing Director & Co-Founder, Master of Ceremonies

Adjunct Value Partners

Dan Stillit is a founding director of Adjunct Value Partners, an advisory, investment research and education firm. He has a career background in mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions and investment research focusing on TMT, special situations and valuation and accounting. Previously an MD at UBS in London for 10 years, he has been involved both ‘upstream’ advising corporates all the way downstream to founding the Special Situations/Corporate Finance Research team at UBS, covering investment opportunities in connection with M&A, restructurings, spin-offs, activism and other corporate transactions. Dan was a core member of the team that advised Vodafone in its takeover of Mannesmann AG, the largest takeover to date. Other transaction experience includes IPOs and a block trade in Orange Plc, at the time the largest seen in the UK market.  Dan is also active in academic teaching and training. He has been a course leader for Advanced Company Valuation and Corporate Finance on the MSc and MBA programmes at Imperial College Business School. 

Fredrik Wranéus

Fredrik Wranéus

Head of Continental Europe and Nordic Investment Banking


Fredrik has over 25 years of investment banking experience. He has had a central role in building out Jefferies’ investment banking operations in Stockholm, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, and Madrid. Although covering clients and executing transactions on a European basis, his emphasis is on clients in the Nordic region. 

Prior to Jefferies held similar roles at Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Fredrik was also one of the co-founders of Cordet Capital, the alternative credit and direct lending fund. 

He graduated from Lund University, School of Economics and Management.

Highlights from the Nordic M&A Forum 2023

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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