Nordic M&A Forum

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

Virtual, London

The Nordic M&A Forum 2021 will be discussing the year ahead for Nordic cross-border M&A and financing. We will be looking to 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. Bringing together stakeholders from across the industry, from banks, asset managers, private equity and advisory firms, from both the City and the Nordics, the forum is a great way to connect with the Nordic M&A ecosystem.

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.

Full agenda and speakers to be announced shortly.

See photos from Nordic M&A Forum 2020

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SCC member price: Free
YP member price: Free
Non-member price: £90

Member of a partnering organisation: £45
For this special rate, please contact events@scc.org.uk.

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Agenda

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?

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

Panel: The future and scale of opportunities in the Nordics

Pandemic, Brexit and recession, how will it all affect the M&A market, and where’s the future and scale of opportunities in the Nordics?

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

Keynote: The emergence 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?

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 is the future prospects of the City, and what does it mean for Nordic businesses?

Miles Celic, CEO, The City UK

Sir Roger Gifford., Chair, Green Finance Institute

Closing remarks

17:00

Speakers

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.

Miles Celic

Miles Celic

CEO, The City UK

Sir Roger Gifford.

Sir Roger Gifford.

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.

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.

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.

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

Joined in May 2015. Raj has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is Head of the Healthcare sector team and he 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 practiced 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

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.

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