Unquote Nordic Private Equity Forum 2016 | Exploring Private Equity Opportunities in the Nordic Regi

Meet Nordic LPs and GPs at the private equity conference where Nordic private equity investors meet for strategic discussion, hosted by unquote".

unquote" Nordic Private Equity Forum

18 May 2016, The Grand Hotel, Stockholm


On 18 May 2016, unquote"s Nordic Private Equity Forum took place at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm. Attendees debated the strategic direction of the asset class with a senior audience of private equity professionals and investors.

2016 Highlights:

  • Thomas von Koch, CEO and Managing Partner of EQT Partners offered a fascinating perspective from 20+ years in the Nordic market.
  • The day opened with a new survey into what Nordic private equity funds expect from deal activity and fundraising in the year ahead.
  • Panel of LPs and GPs were asked to discuss the demand from investors for flexible investment opportunities and what strategy makes for a balanced approach.
  • EQT and PwC presented on why private equity is best-placed to lead companies through digital change. Watch the interview with these speakers below.
  • Banks and direct lenders talked through the debt financing options for private equity sponsors in the Nordics.
  • In an on-stage interview, ATP was asked why they choose to co-invest with their GPs.
  • Altor, IK Investment, Nordic Capital, BC Partners and Verdane Capital participated in the Private Equity Leaders Debate.
  • Venture capital investors were asked about their evolving relationship with private equity.
  • We heard about the strategies for using M&A insurance in a deal scenario.
  • Altor offered a detailed view on their investment and exit of Piab.
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Watch the following sessions:

- Fundraising trends for Nordic-focussed strategies - Why are international investors investing in the Nordics? - Oversubscribed funds and early closes - is fundraising more imbalanced than ever for Nordic GPs? - Why has it been difficult to recruit young talent in Private Equity? - What does this mean for the future of Private Equity?
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    Alireza Etemad Partner, IK Investment Partners
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    Klas Johansson Partner, Altor
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    Henrik Aspén Partner, Verdane Capital
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    Joachim Ogland Senior Partner, BC Partners
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    Mark Bulmer Partner, NC Advisory
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    Kasper Viio Senior Manager - Corporate Development, Mergermarket Group
- Are direct and co-investments only the reserve of the most sophisticated, well-resourced and largest LPs? - How are investors finding the right allocation between direct, secondary and fund commitments? - Investing through managed accounts
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    Natalia Sigrist Principal, Akina
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    Gustav Bard Co-Managing Partner, Adelis Equity
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    Tomas Therén Partner, Procuritas
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    Cato Haug Partner, Herkules Capital
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    Frode Strand-Nielsen Managing Partner, FSN Capital
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    Alice Murray Editor, unquote"