Nordic M&A Forum

4 March, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Virtual, London

Thank you for joining the Nordic M&A Forum on 4 March 2021. Over 200 guests joined us to listen to discussions on the year ahead for Nordic cross-border M&A and financing; on the future and the scale of opportunities in the Nordics, how disruptive technologies act as a driver for M&A and how we are connecting with the City – beyond Brexit.

We are happy to announce the new date for Nordic M&A Forum 2022 on 10 March, make sure to save the date now. More information about the agenda will be updated in due course.

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.

 

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Agenda 2021

Welcome

14:00

Peter Sandberg., Managing Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Gabriel Mellqvist, Reporter, Dagens industri

Keynote: The state of the Nordic markets

Jesper Hjälm, Private Equity Analyst, Bloomberg LP

Panel: Pandemic, Brexit and uncertainty – how to succeed in a volatile M&A market?

What are we to make of the pandemic, Britain’s new trading relationship with Europe, the financial crisis and the world post-pandemic? What does it mean for the M&A market in the Nordics?

Fredrik Bolander, Director, Lincoln International

Gun Nilsson, CEO, Melker Schörling AB

Jan Olsson., CEO of the Nordics, Deutsche Bank and Chairman, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Niclas Rosenlew, CFO and Senior Vice President, SKF Group

Gabriel Mellqvist, Reporter, Dagens industri

Panel: The future and scale of opportunities in the Nordics

A turbulent twelve months, what are we to make of the future opportunities in the Nordics? Looking at regions and sectors.

David Hess, Principal, Altor

Peter Wikström, Head of M&A and Vice President, A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S

Eirik Winter, CEO Nordic Region & Head of CIB Nordics, BNP Paribas

Martin Rames, Client Development, Nordic & UK, DealCloud

Keynote: The rise of HealthTech in M&A

Raj Shah, Partner and Head of Healthcare, Nordic Capital

Panel: Disruptive tech as a driver for M&A

The pandemic brought a transformational acceleration to the digitisation process across a number of sectors and industries. To what extent is tech a driver for M&A in the Nordics?

Susanna Campbell, Non-executive Director, Kinnevik AB

Ola Nordquist, Partner, Head of Nordic, Permira

Elisabet Lundgren, Partner, Linklaters

Keynote: The future of the City of London and its ties with Europe

John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister

Panel: Connecting with the City – beyond Brexit

So Brexit finally happened, but without much news for the financial services industry and the City of London. What are the future prospects of the City, and what does it mean for Nordic businesses?

Miles Celic, CEO, TheCityUK

Sir Roger Gifford., Senior Banker, SEB, and Chair, Green Finance Institute

Barbara Mangan, Global Audit & Compliance Manager​, Globalization Partners

Closing remarks

17:00

Speakers 2021

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.

Miles Celic

Miles Celic

CEO, TheCityUK

Miles Celic is Chief Executive Officer of TheCityUK. He is also a member of the Department for International Trade Advisory Groups on Financial Services and Professional Advisory Services, a board member of UK Finance and a board member of the Financial Services Skills Commission. Prior to joining TheCityUK in 2016, Miles was Director of Group Strategic Communications at Prudential 2009-2013, and Director of Group Public Affairs & Policy 2009-2013. Before this, Miles was part of HSBC’s policy function, leading political engagement and working as part of the team that led the bank’s response to the global banking crisis.

Sir Roger Gifford.

Sir Roger Gifford.

Senior Banker, SEB, and Chair, Green Finance Institute

Sir Roger Gifford is the Chair of the Green Finance Institute and a Senior Banker at SEB in London. He read Chemistry at Oxford University and began his career in the financial sector at S.G. Warburg & Co, joining SEB in 1982. Prior to his appointment as UK Country Head (2000 – 2016) Roger headed the bank's operations in Japan for six years. He has worked in and around the primary debt and equity capital markets most of his career. Roger is Vice Chair and past Chair of the Association of Foreign Banks (AFB) in London and Chair of the Advisory Board of the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE). He was Chair of the London Green Finance Initiative launched in 2016 to further the contribution of the financial sector to the G20 climate agenda and chaired the UK Government’s Green Finance Taskforce in 2018. Roger is also Chair of the Green Finance Institute, launched in 2019, which has the economics, risk and commercial opportunity of meeting the challenge of climate change as its main focus.

John Glen

John Glen

Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister

John Glen MP was first elected to Parliament as the Conservative MP for Salisbury in 2010. John Glen was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister on 9 January 2018. He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport from 14 June 2017 to 8 January 2018. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Philip Hammond from July 2016 until June 2017. He previously worked for the Eric Pickles and Sajid Javid as a Parliamentary Private Secretary.

David Hess

David Hess

Principal, Altor

David Hess joined Altor Equity Partners in 2008, having previously been with Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in London. David is further a board member of Haarslev Industries A/S and Navico AS and has previously been a part of the Wrist Ship Supply, Sonion and Meyn deal teams. Davis Hess holds an MSc in Finance and Accounting and a BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.

Jesper Hjälm

Jesper Hjälm

Private Equity Analyst, Bloomberg LP

Jesper Hjälm joined Bloomberg’s Private Equity team in New York in 2017, he later moved to London where he has been a leading member of the EMEA Private Equity Global Data team and amongst other things, has worked with portfolio managers on the Private Equity Risk Factor model to quantify their risk by PE-specific factors. Mr. Hjälm received a double Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business Management from Manhattanville College in New York, where he graduated magna cum laude with honours. 

Elisabet Lundgren

Elisabet Lundgren

Partner, Linklaters

Elisabet is a global partner at Linklaters law firm. Elisabet is based in the firm’s Stockholm office within the M&A Corporate practice advising private equity and industrial clients on cross-border private M&A, carve-outs and joint ventures. Elisabet’s extensive transactional experience spans across the technology, financial, healthcare, industrial, automotive, energy and infrastructure sectors. She has a particular expertise in the technology and business services sector and in IP intensive transactions. In addition to this, Elisabet also chairs the board of the Swedish fintech company Lendify AB.

Barbara Mangan

Barbara Mangan

Global Audit & Compliance Manager​, Globalization Partners

Barbara Mangan is the Global Audit and Compliance Manager at Globalization Partners. Being an HR professional with a legal background, she has an ability to combine deep legal knowledge with a pragmatic commercial sense of HR best practice. During her seventeen-year HR career, Barbara has held strategic HR roles in large multinational companies including Volkswagen, Novartis and IQVIA. Barbara has also provided consultancy and HR advisory services to clients in the pharmaceutical, IT, online media, aviation, professional services, banking, and financial sectors. She is a Fellow of the Federation of International Employers, which was awarded in recognition of her standing in the fields of international human resource management, employment law, and practice.

Gabriel Mellqvist

Gabriel Mellqvist

Reporter, Dagens industri

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.

Gun Nilsson

Gun Nilsson

CEO, Melker Schörling AB

Gun Nilsson is Managing Director at Melker Schörling AB (MSAB) since 2017. MSAB is an investment company and was founded in 1999. In 2006 the company was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Large cap. In January 2018 MSAB was delisted and taken private. Gun has previously held senior positions in Duni, Gambro Holding, Nobia, Sanitec and IP-Only. She is presently chairman of Hexagon and board member in AAK, Hexpol, Bonnier Group and Einar Mattsson. She has previously served as board member in Dometic, Capio and Loomis. Gun has a Master of Science in business and economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Ola Nordquist

Ola Nordquist

Partner, Head of Nordic, Permira

Ola is Head of Permira’s Nordic office. 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.

Martin Rames

Martin Rames

Client Development, Nordic & UK, DealCloud

Martin Björn Rames leads DealCloud's expansion efforts in the Nordics. DealCloud is the leading provider of deal and relationship management solutions to the private capital markets, serving 1,000+ clients globally. Prior to DealCloud, Martin spent time on the data side, working within the Relationship and Sales team at Dealogic.

Niclas Rosenlew

Niclas Rosenlew

CFO and Senior Vice President, SKF Group

Niclas Rosenlew is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of SKF Group since 2019. His responsibilities at SKF include finance, M&A, IT, communication and marketing. He has previously held senior positions within Basware, Microsoft, Nokia and Deutsche Bank.

Peter Sandberg.

Peter Sandberg.

Managing Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Peter Sandberg is Managing Director at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce since 2018. He holds an MSc in Political Science and Economics from Lund University and has previously worked in press and communications roles at the Swedish Embassy and Chamber of Commerce in London respectively. He has worked at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York City as Director of Program and VP, and when returning to London, joined the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association where he was part of the management team in his role as Director of Commercial Development & Membership.
Raj Shah

Raj Shah

Partner and Head of Healthcare, Nordic Capital

Raj has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and been with Nordic Capital since 2015. He is Head of the Healthcare sector team and is the responsible advisor for Nordic Capital investments in the sector. Raj holds several non-executive positions including the boards of ERT, ArisGlobal, Alloheim and Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity. Prior to joining, Raj’s healthcare experience spans both working as a practitioner, having initially qualified and practised as a cardiac surgeon at Oxford, through to extensive transactional experience gained as Co-Head of Goldman Sachs healthcare investment banking practice where he advised private equity and corporate clients. Raj holds degrees in medicine and surgery from Imperial College, London as well as being Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and an MBA from London Business School.

Peter Wikström

Peter Wikström

Head of M&A and Vice President, A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S

Peter Wikström is a corporate finance professional with broad transaction experience from M&A and ECM as well as diverse geographical experience including Europe, Asia and the Americas. Currently holding the position as Head of M&A and Vice President at A.P. Møller — Mærsk, where his role is to drive the transformation of the company through M&A, Peter’s earlier experience includes advisory work at SEB Corporate Finance, China International Capital Corporation, and board work at Internationella Engelska Skolan in Sweden. Peter has a MSc in Business Administration from Lund University.

Eirik Winter

Eirik Winter

CEO Nordic Region & Head of CIB Nordics, BNP Paribas

Eirik Winter joined BNP Paribas in 2018 as CEO for BNP Paribas Group Nordic Region and Head of CIB Nordics. He is a member of the Global Banking EMEA Board and the EMEA Management Team. Prior to this Eirik Winter was the Chairman for the Nordic region as well as Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Citigroup. He located to Stockholm in 2012. Having spent over 20 years in London, he has held several senior positions within Capital markets during 2000-2012, including Head of Capital Markets, Syndicate and Fixed Income products for EMEA, located in London. Eirik has been involved in many of the largest capital markets, M&A and financing transactions in EMEA and the Nordic region. He has long-standing relationships among key decision makers in the region. Joined Citi through Salomon Brothers in 1996 having previously worked at J.P. Morgan Chase in Stockholm and London.

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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