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Our team works from Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Stockholm and Oslo. We combine a deep understanding of our local markets with growth experience gained from more than 100 investments in our sectors since 2003.

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Jenny af Petersens PA and IR Assistant

Jenny af Petersens PA and IR Assistant

Stockholm Business services

Jenny provides administrative and executive support to Verdane’s partner group, investor relations and communications functions. She has 20 years of experience in executive support and joined Verdane in 2018 from the listed investment firm Ratos, where she assisted the board, CEO and investment team with practical and administrative matters. Before Ratos, Jenny worked for 15 years as a media planner and project coordinator at the Stockholm office of the Executive Search company Alumni Global.

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Jenny provides administrative and executive support to Verdane’s partner group, investor relations and communications functions. She has 20 years of experience in executive support and joined Verdane in 2018 from the listed investment firm Ratos, where she assisted the board, CEO and investment team with practical and administrative matters. Before Ratos, Jenny worked for 15 years as a media planner and project coordinator at the Stockholm office of the Executive Search company Alumni Global.

Daniel Ahlstrand Principal

Daniel Ahlstrand Principal

Stockholm Investment professionals

Daniel joined Verdane in 2011 from McKinsey & Company where he focused on operations and M&A cases, primarily working with clients in heavy industry and in private equity. He also has experience from the online social networking industry where he co-founded his own company and from Skype where he worked with sales and marketing.

Daniel focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Daniel holds an MSc in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and has also attended the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA program.

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Daniel joined Verdane in 2011 from McKinsey & Company where he focused on operations and M&A cases, primarily working with clients in heavy industry and in private equity. He also has experience from the online social networking industry where he co-founded his own company and from Skype where he worked with sales and marketing.

Daniel focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Daniel holds an MSc in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and has also attended the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA program.

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Erling Amble Associate

Erling Amble Associate

Oslo Investment professionals
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Henrik Aspén Partner

Henrik Aspén Partner

Stockholm Investment professionals Partners

Henrik joined Verdane Stockholm office after the 2005 portfolio acquisition from Skandia Liv. Henrik served as an investment manager at Prosper Capital/Skandia Liv and has experience in finance and management consulting. At Verdane Henrik has been active in the acquisition of several new portfolios of direct investments and he works closely with companies primarily active in the software sector and in internet retail. He is also responsible for Verdane’s activities in Finland.

Education: Henrik holds an MSc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and a CEMS Master from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). He is a graduate of the Swedish Naval Academy.

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Henrik joined Verdane Stockholm office after the 2005 portfolio acquisition from Skandia Liv. Henrik served as an investment manager at Prosper Capital/Skandia Liv and has experience in finance and management consulting. At Verdane Henrik has been active in the acquisition of several new portfolios of direct investments and he works closely with companies primarily active in the software sector and in internet retail. He is also responsible for Verdane’s activities in Finland.

Education: Henrik holds an MSc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and a CEMS Master from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). He is a graduate of the Swedish Naval Academy.

Björn Beckman Director

Björn Beckman Director

Stockholm Investment professionals

Björn joined Verdane in 2013. Björn has previous experience from the Swedish Armed Forces, Securities Finance at SEB, Investor AB and family office HMP Family.

Björn focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software and e-commerce sectors.

Education: Björn graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics, and an M.Sc. in Finance.

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Björn joined Verdane in 2013. Björn has previous experience from the Swedish Armed Forces, Securities Finance at SEB, Investor AB and family office HMP Family.

Björn focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software and e-commerce sectors.

Education: Björn graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics, and an M.Sc. in Finance.

Parham Benisi Director

Parham Benisi Director

Stockholm Investment professionals

Parham joined Verdane in 2017, having previously worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in London and at Rothschild & Co in Stockholm. At Morgan Stanley he worked as an analyst covering companies within the media and telecom sectors, and at Rothschild & Co he worked as an associate covering the Nordic region, primarily working with clients in healthcare and in private equity.

Parham focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Parham holds a BSc in Finance and an MSc in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. He also holds a CEMS Master’s in International Management obtained at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Stockholm School of Economics.

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Parham joined Verdane in 2017, having previously worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in London and at Rothschild & Co in Stockholm. At Morgan Stanley he worked as an analyst covering companies within the media and telecom sectors, and at Rothschild & Co he worked as an associate covering the Nordic region, primarily working with clients in healthcare and in private equity.

Parham focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Parham holds a BSc in Finance and an MSc in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. He also holds a CEMS Master’s in International Management obtained at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Stockholm School of Economics.

Simon Betzler Associate

Simon Betzler Associate

Berlin Investment professionals

Simon joined Verdane’s Berlin office in 2019, having previously worked at Deloitte Digital Ventures and founded his own company in Munich and Berlin. At Deloitte he worked as a Consultant, helping clients ideate and build new digital business models mainly within e-commerce and consumer internet. Prior to Deloitte he started his own company, an online shop for various products such as crafting and household supplies.

Simon focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in German companies within the e-commerce and software sectors.

Education: Simon holds a BSc in Management and Technology from the Technical University of Munich and an MSc in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. He also holds a CEMS Master’s in International Management obtained at Copenhagen Business School and the Stockholm School of Economics.

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Simon joined Verdane’s Berlin office in 2019, having previously worked at Deloitte Digital Ventures and founded his own company in Munich and Berlin. At Deloitte he worked as a Consultant, helping clients ideate and build new digital business models mainly within e-commerce and consumer internet. Prior to Deloitte he started his own company, an online shop for various products such as crafting and household supplies.

Simon focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in German companies within the e-commerce and software sectors.

Education: Simon holds a BSc in Management and Technology from the Technical University of Munich and an MSc in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. He also holds a CEMS Master’s in International Management obtained at Copenhagen Business School and the Stockholm School of Economics.

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Jonathan Bui Communications Manager

Jonathan Bui Communications Manager

Stockholm Business services

Jonathan joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2018 from the award-winning PR agency Prime. At Prime, Jonathan led the agency’s marketing and recruitment functions for two years following which he worked on client assignments as an associate across the real estate, F&B and telecoms sectors for another two years before joining Verdane.

Education: Jonathan holds a BSc in Business amd Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

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Jonathan joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2018 from the award-winning PR agency Prime. At Prime, Jonathan led the agency’s marketing and recruitment functions for two years following which he worked on client assignments as an associate across the real estate, F&B and telecoms sectors for another two years before joining Verdane.

Education: Jonathan holds a BSc in Business amd Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Max Carlsén Director

Max Carlsén Director

Stockholm Investment professionals

Max is based at Verdane’s Copenhagen office. He joined Verdane in 2016, having previously completed an internship at Verdane. He has prior experience from management consulting at A.T. Kearney and investment banking at Citigroup and Handelsbanken Capital Markets.

Max focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Max holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).

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Max is based at Verdane’s Copenhagen office. He joined Verdane in 2016, having previously completed an internship at Verdane. He has prior experience from management consulting at A.T. Kearney and investment banking at Citigroup and Handelsbanken Capital Markets.

Max focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Max holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).

Michaela Chebaro Office Support Manager

Michaela Chebaro Office Support Manager

Stockholm Business services

Michaela joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in February 2019, where she provides administrative support to the partner group and manages the office reception function. Michaela’s previous work experience includes consultant management at a staffing agency alongside reception, sales and administration roles at companies that include SEB and SPP.

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Michaela joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in February 2019, where she provides administrative support to the partner group and manages the office reception function. Michaela’s previous work experience includes consultant management at a staffing agency alongside reception, sales and administration roles at companies that include SEB and SPP.

Andreas Daae Head of Debt

Andreas Daae Head of Debt

Oslo Investment professionals

Andreas joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 from Nordea Investment Banking, where he worked for over 10 years with a focus on PE-backed leveraged buyouts both as an advisor and debt provider. He has significant experience across capital structure and is sector agnostic. Prior to his work at Nordea he was employed as a management consultant at EY.

Andreas is responsible for debt financing at Verdane and is the key point of contact for any debt related enquiries.

Education: Andreas holds a MSc in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics.

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Andreas joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 from Nordea Investment Banking, where he worked for over 10 years with a focus on PE-backed leveraged buyouts both as an advisor and debt provider. He has significant experience across capital structure and is sector agnostic. Prior to his work at Nordea he was employed as a management consultant at EY.

Andreas is responsible for debt financing at Verdane and is the key point of contact for any debt related enquiries.

Education: Andreas holds a MSc in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Frida Einarson Head of Investor Relations & Business Development

Frida Einarson Head of Investor Relations & Business Development

Stockholm Business services Investor relations

Frida joined Verdane in 2010 from Jefferies’ Fund Placement Group (formerly Helix Associates) in London, where she was a Vice President. While at Jefferies she project managed several private equity fundraisings and had sales coverage of  European investors. She also has experience from Investor Relations at Reuters Group and from roles in corporate communications and sales with Reuters in London and Luxembourg.

Frida holds an MSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and a CEMS Master in International Management from HEC Paris (France) and SSE. She is a CFA charterholder.

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Frida joined Verdane in 2010 from Jefferies’ Fund Placement Group (formerly Helix Associates) in London, where she was a Vice President. While at Jefferies she project managed several private equity fundraisings and had sales coverage of  European investors. She also has experience from Investor Relations at Reuters Group and from roles in corporate communications and sales with Reuters in London and Luxembourg.

Frida holds an MSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and a CEMS Master in International Management from HEC Paris (France) and SSE. She is a CFA charterholder.

Cecilie Ellila Weltz Associate

Cecilie Ellila Weltz Associate

Oslo Investment professionals

Cecilie joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2017 from Swedbank Structured Finance, where she focused on credit analysis and leveraged buy-outs. She has also worked in Swedbank’s Corporate Finance department where she gained knowledge of M&A and financial analysis. Prior experience includes internships within financial advisory with Deloitte and law firm Selmer.

Cecilie focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the advanced industrial and energy technology sectors.

Education: Cecilie holds an MSc in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Cecilie is currently on maternity leave.

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Cecilie joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2017 from Swedbank Structured Finance, where she focused on credit analysis and leveraged buy-outs. She has also worked in Swedbank’s Corporate Finance department where she gained knowledge of M&A and financial analysis. Prior experience includes internships within financial advisory with Deloitte and law firm Selmer.

Cecilie focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the advanced industrial and energy technology sectors.

Education: Cecilie holds an MSc in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Cecilie is currently on maternity leave.

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Peter Finden Bamrud Financial Controller

Peter Finden Bamrud Financial Controller

Oslo Business services

Peter works with Verdane’s controlling, budgeting, internal portfolio reporting and financial auditing. He joined Verdane in 2018.

Education: Peter holds a MSc. in Corporate Finance from the University of Reading, and distinguished himself in multiple business analysis award programmes during his time of study.

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Peter works with Verdane’s controlling, budgeting, internal portfolio reporting and financial auditing. He joined Verdane in 2018.

Education: Peter holds a MSc. in Corporate Finance from the University of Reading, and distinguished himself in multiple business analysis award programmes during his time of study.

Hampus Frisén Associate

Hampus Frisén Associate

Stockholm Investment professionals

Hampus joined Verdane in 2019, having previously worked at the Swedish private equity firm Litorina with small/mid-market Nordic buyouts. Prior to that, he was an investment banking associate at Rothschild & Co covering the Nordic region, working mainly with private equity clients. He has also previously worked at SEB Enskilda’s investment banking division.

Hampus focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the advanced industrial and software sectors.

Education: Hampus holds an MSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and participated in Fudan University’s (Shanghai) MBA program.

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Hampus joined Verdane in 2019, having previously worked at the Swedish private equity firm Litorina with small/mid-market Nordic buyouts. Prior to that, he was an investment banking associate at Rothschild & Co covering the Nordic region, working mainly with private equity clients. He has also previously worked at SEB Enskilda’s investment banking division.

Hampus focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the advanced industrial and software sectors.

Education: Hampus holds an MSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and participated in Fudan University’s (Shanghai) MBA program.

Maroje Guertl Principal

Maroje Guertl Principal

Berlin Investment professionals

Maroje joined Verdane’s Berlin office in 2019. He has previously held several leadership positions in technology companies, including those of CEO of Sourcery Technologies, a SaaS accounting solutions provider, and COO of Fyber, an advertising technology platform. Maroje’s prior experience includes management consulting at Bain & Company, hedge fund management at Credit Suisse Alternative Investments and investment banking at UBS Investment Bank.

Maroje is based in Berlin and is responsible for driving Verdane’s presence and activities in Germany across all investment sectors.

Education: Maroje holds an MBA from INSEAD and a MSc. in Finance and Economics from the University of Berne.

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Maroje joined Verdane’s Berlin office in 2019. He has previously held several leadership positions in technology companies, including those of CEO of Sourcery Technologies, a SaaS accounting solutions provider, and COO of Fyber, an advertising technology platform. Maroje’s prior experience includes management consulting at Bain & Company, hedge fund management at Credit Suisse Alternative Investments and investment banking at UBS Investment Bank.

Maroje is based in Berlin and is responsible for driving Verdane’s presence and activities in Germany across all investment sectors.

Education: Maroje holds an MBA from INSEAD and a MSc. in Finance and Economics from the University of Berne.

Arne Handeland Partner

Arne Handeland Partner

Oslo Investment professionals Partners

Arne joined Verdane’s Oslo office after the 2003 acquisition of SND Invest, where he was an investment manager. Arne has also served as CEO of Biotec Holding AS, and was a vice president at Christiana Bank, where he worked with bad banking and lending facilities for the shipping, offshore and fisheries industries, and was a member of the credit committee.

At Verdane, Arne is responsible for the active ownership programme and focuses on the advanced industrial sector and energy technology sector. He has been instrumental in building and taking public companies such as Westfish/Nordic Sea Holding (merged with Aker Seafood and then listed), AquaGen and Teamtec.

Education: Arne holds an MSc in Business and an MBA from BI-Norwegian School of Management.

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Arne joined Verdane’s Oslo office after the 2003 acquisition of SND Invest, where he was an investment manager. Arne has also served as CEO of Biotec Holding AS, and was a vice president at Christiana Bank, where he worked with bad banking and lending facilities for the shipping, offshore and fisheries industries, and was a member of the credit committee.

At Verdane, Arne is responsible for the active ownership programme and focuses on the advanced industrial sector and energy technology sector. He has been instrumental in building and taking public companies such as Westfish/Nordic Sea Holding (merged with Aker Seafood and then listed), AquaGen and Teamtec.

Education: Arne holds an MSc in Business and an MBA from BI-Norwegian School of Management.

Janne Holmia Principal

Janne Holmia Principal

Helsinki Investment professionals

Janne joined Verdane in 2008 from Standard & Poor’s, where he worked as an equity analyst covering companies within the consumer and media sectors. Prior to this, Janne has work experience from Synovus Investment Advisors in the USA. Janne was also previously a Finnish tennis champion.

Janne is based in Helsinki and is responsible for driving Verdane’s presence and activities in Finland across all investment sectors.

Education: Janne holds an MSc in Finance and BSc in Business Administration from University of Florida (USA).

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Janne joined Verdane in 2008 from Standard & Poor’s, where he worked as an equity analyst covering companies within the consumer and media sectors. Prior to this, Janne has work experience from Synovus Investment Advisors in the USA. Janne was also previously a Finnish tennis champion.

Janne is based in Helsinki and is responsible for driving Verdane’s presence and activities in Finland across all investment sectors.

Education: Janne holds an MSc in Finance and BSc in Business Administration from University of Florida (USA).

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Tron Ilaug Head of Fund Management and Investment Control

Tron Ilaug Head of Fund Management and Investment Control

Oslo Business services

Tron joined Verdane in 2015 from Formuesforvaltning Aktiv Forvaltning AS in Oslo, where he held the position of Financial controller, with a focus on cash management and structuring of private equity and real estate products. Prior to that, Tron worked for 10 years as a controller for two independent investors; Jan Haudemann-Andersen and Tore Aksel Voldberg. In 1998, Tron started his career as an Accountant at Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd, after completing his studies at the Norwegian Business School (BI) where he read  Accounting and Auditing.

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Tron joined Verdane in 2015 from Formuesforvaltning Aktiv Forvaltning AS in Oslo, where he held the position of Financial controller, with a focus on cash management and structuring of private equity and real estate products. Prior to that, Tron worked for 10 years as a controller for two independent investors; Jan Haudemann-Andersen and Tore Aksel Voldberg. In 1998, Tron started his career as an Accountant at Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd, after completing his studies at the Norwegian Business School (BI) where he read  Accounting and Auditing.

Christian Jebsen Partner

Christian Jebsen Partner

Oslo Investment professionals Partners

Christian joined Verdane’s Oslo office as a partner in 2018. He has experience from a number of executive management positions in both listed and unlisted companies that include those as CEO of Kebony AS, CEO of Vmetro ASA, CEO of Stavdal ASA and CFO/COO of Opera Software ASA, a former Verdane portfolio company. Christian’s previous experience further includes investment banking, and he has worked with Verdane in an advisory capacity since 2012.

Education: Christian holds a BSc in Economics and a BA from Copenhagen Business School.

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Christian joined Verdane’s Oslo office as a partner in 2018. He has experience from a number of executive management positions in both listed and unlisted companies that include those as CEO of Kebony AS, CEO of Vmetro ASA, CEO of Stavdal ASA and CFO/COO of Opera Software ASA, a former Verdane portfolio company. Christian’s previous experience further includes investment banking, and he has worked with Verdane in an advisory capacity since 2012.

Education: Christian holds a BSc in Economics and a BA from Copenhagen Business School.

Emanuel Johnsson Partner

Emanuel Johnsson Partner

London Investment professionals Partners

Emanuel is a London-based Partner at Verdane primarily focusing on finding new investments in the UK, Germany and Benelux as well as building existing holdings in the software and e-commerce sectors. Emanuel started his career in the advertising industry before transitioning into finance after graduate school. Prior to joining Verdane in early 2014, he spent five years with Mooreland Partners in London and cross-border mergers and acquisitions within the broader enterprise software industry. Prior to Mooreland, he worked within equity capital markets at The Bank of New York Mellon in London and in New York.

Education: Emanuel holds an MSc in Investment Management from CASS Business School in London.

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Emanuel is a London-based Partner at Verdane primarily focusing on finding new investments in the UK, Germany and Benelux as well as building existing holdings in the software and e-commerce sectors. Emanuel started his career in the advertising industry before transitioning into finance after graduate school. Prior to joining Verdane in early 2014, he spent five years with Mooreland Partners in London and cross-border mergers and acquisitions within the broader enterprise software industry. Prior to Mooreland, he worked within equity capital markets at The Bank of New York Mellon in London and in New York.

Education: Emanuel holds an MSc in Investment Management from CASS Business School in London.

Bjarne K. Lie Managing Partner

Bjarne K. Lie Managing Partner

Oslo Investment professionals Partners

Bjarne serves as Verdane’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. In 2003, he launched what later became Verdane, by leading a spin-out from Verdane’s predecessor firm Four Seasons Venture.

At Verdane, he has been instrumental in building companies such as Banqsoft, Chipcon, ResLab, Resman, Reslink and Wireless Maingate. He currently serves on the boards of EasyPark and Polytech.

Bjarne had joined Four Seasons Venture’s Oslo office in 2001 from PaperX, a venture-backed B2B marketplace of which he was co-founder and COO. Bjarne also has entrepreneurial experience from the oil & gas sector with Fountain Oil. He was formerly a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London and a research associate at the European University Institute in Florence.

In addition to his role at the helm of Verdane, Bjarne is the Chairman of the Nordic Microfinance Initiative and a Board member of the Norwegian Venture Capital Association.

Education: Bjarne holds an MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School (USA) and an MA in European Integration from the University of Oslo (Norway)/European University Institute Florence (Italy).

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Bjarne serves as Verdane’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. In 2003, he launched what later became Verdane, by leading a spin-out from Verdane’s predecessor firm Four Seasons Venture.

At Verdane, he has been instrumental in building companies such as Banqsoft, Chipcon, ResLab, Resman, Reslink and Wireless Maingate. He currently serves on the boards of EasyPark and Polytech.

Bjarne had joined Four Seasons Venture’s Oslo office in 2001 from PaperX, a venture-backed B2B marketplace of which he was co-founder and COO. Bjarne also has entrepreneurial experience from the oil & gas sector with Fountain Oil. He was formerly a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London and a research associate at the European University Institute in Florence.

In addition to his role at the helm of Verdane, Bjarne is the Chairman of the Nordic Microfinance Initiative and a Board member of the Norwegian Venture Capital Association.

Education: Bjarne holds an MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School (USA) and an MA in European Integration from the University of Oslo (Norway)/European University Institute Florence (Italy).

Karin Kans Associate

Karin Kans Associate

Stockholm Investment professionals

Karin joined Verdane in 2019. Karin has previous experience from M&A and debt advisory from Access Partners as well as management consulting from EY and PwC.

Karin focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software and e-commerce sectors.

Education: Karin graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics, and an M.Sc. in Finance.

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Karin joined Verdane in 2019. Karin has previous experience from M&A and debt advisory from Access Partners as well as management consulting from EY and PwC.

Karin focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software and e-commerce sectors.

Education: Karin graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics, and an M.Sc. in Finance.

Laura Kirchhausen Communications and Operations Assistant

Laura Kirchhausen Communications and Operations Assistant

Berlin Business services

Laura joined Verdane’s Berlin Office in 2019. Her prior working experience includes several years of event planning on a freelance basis in parallell to her studies, as well as translation and copywriting work. Between her two degrees she worked in the marketing department of E.ON Germany in Munich.

Laura holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from University of Duisburg-Essen and a Master in International Marketing from Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden. Furthermore, Laura is a registered 200-hour yoga teacher certified by The American Yoga Alliance.

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Laura joined Verdane’s Berlin Office in 2019. Her prior working experience includes several years of event planning on a freelance basis in parallell to her studies, as well as translation and copywriting work. Between her two degrees she worked in the marketing department of E.ON Germany in Munich.

Laura holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from University of Duisburg-Essen and a Master in International Marketing from Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden. Furthermore, Laura is a registered 200-hour yoga teacher certified by The American Yoga Alliance.

Joakim Kjemperud Principal

Joakim Kjemperud Principal

Oslo Investment professionals

Joakim joined Verdane in June 2017 from Arctic Securities in Oslo where he worked on M&A transactions and capital raisings for Norwegian growth companies. Prior to Arctic, he worked for Rothschild in London, focusing on cross-border M&A advisory, mainly working on structured sales processes of European companies to Asian and US investors. Joakim also has experience from corporate strategy and M&A at Statkraft, and financial due diligence advisory at BDO.

Joakim focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Joakim holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from La Salle University in Barcelona, Spain.

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Joakim joined Verdane in June 2017 from Arctic Securities in Oslo where he worked on M&A transactions and capital raisings for Norwegian growth companies. Prior to Arctic, he worked for Rothschild in London, focusing on cross-border M&A advisory, mainly working on structured sales processes of European companies to Asian and US investors. Joakim also has experience from corporate strategy and M&A at Statkraft, and financial due diligence advisory at BDO.

Joakim focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Joakim holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from La Salle University in Barcelona, Spain.

Blenda Lagerkvist HR Strategy Advisor

Blenda Lagerkvist HR Strategy Advisor

Stockholm Business services

Blenda leads Verdane’s talent acquisition, onboarding and HR management functions. She supports Verdane’s investment strategy and management by assessing organizational capacity, forecasting future competence requirements and developing HR strategies to meet the demands of identified investment opportunities. Blenda’s 15 years of professional experience include strategic management and partner positions at the Nasdaq Sweden-listed investment company Ratos, Harvey Nash Group and Impact Executives.

Education: Blenda holds a CEMS Master’s degree in International Management and a MSc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and Bocconi University.

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Blenda leads Verdane’s talent acquisition, onboarding and HR management functions. She supports Verdane’s investment strategy and management by assessing organizational capacity, forecasting future competence requirements and developing HR strategies to meet the demands of identified investment opportunities. Blenda’s 15 years of professional experience include strategic management and partner positions at the Nasdaq Sweden-listed investment company Ratos, Harvey Nash Group and Impact Executives.

Education: Blenda holds a CEMS Master’s degree in International Management and a MSc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and Bocconi University.

Boyang Li Associate

Boyang Li Associate

Stockholm Investment professionals

Boyang joined Verdane’s Stockholm team in July 2019. She has six plus years of private equity experience, having previously worked at Credit Suisse Principal Investments and The Carlyle Group. She has gained extensive tech sector knowledge, growth equity and buyout investment expertise, having worked in Europe, Hong Kong and USA.

At Verdane, Boyang primarily focuses on identifying investment opportunities in the Nordics and Benelux, as well as building portfolio companies in the software sector.

Boyang holds a Bachelor from University College Utrecht, Utrecht University with one-year MBA program at University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Finance from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

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Boyang joined Verdane’s Stockholm team in July 2019. She has six plus years of private equity experience, having previously worked at Credit Suisse Principal Investments and The Carlyle Group. She has gained extensive tech sector knowledge, growth equity and buyout investment expertise, having worked in Europe, Hong Kong and USA.

At Verdane, Boyang primarily focuses on identifying investment opportunities in the Nordics and Benelux, as well as building portfolio companies in the software sector.

Boyang holds a Bachelor from University College Utrecht, Utrecht University with one-year MBA program at University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Finance from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Pål Malmros Partner

Pål Malmros Partner

Stockholm Investment professionals Partners

Pål joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2007 from hitta.se, where he was the marketing and business development manager. Pål began at hitta.se in its early start-up phase and helped the company become Sweden’s most widely used online directory. Prior to hitta.se, Pål worked in other Schibsted subsidiaries, such as Aftonbladet and SvD, and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Stockholm.

At Verdane, Pål has worked closely with companies such as Bythjul, C3 Technologies and Newscycle. He is currently head of the business to business software vertical.

Education: Pål holds an MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics and participated in ITESM’s (Mexico) MBA program.

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Pål joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2007 from hitta.se, where he was the marketing and business development manager. Pål began at hitta.se in its early start-up phase and helped the company become Sweden’s most widely used online directory. Prior to hitta.se, Pål worked in other Schibsted subsidiaries, such as Aftonbladet and SvD, and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Stockholm.

At Verdane, Pål has worked closely with companies such as Bythjul, C3 Technologies and Newscycle. He is currently head of the business to business software vertical.

Education: Pål holds an MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics and participated in ITESM’s (Mexico) MBA program.

Christian Melgaard Group Controller

Christian Melgaard Group Controller

Oslo Business services

Christian joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 as Internal Control & Project Manager from BDO, where he was a manager in risk advisory with specific focus on internal control, internal audit, IT risk advisory and governance, risk and compliance. Prior to BDO, Christian worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young.

Education: Christian holds a BSc in Business and Economics and a MSc in Business from BI Norwegian Business.

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Christian joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 as Internal Control & Project Manager from BDO, where he was a manager in risk advisory with specific focus on internal control, internal audit, IT risk advisory and governance, risk and compliance. Prior to BDO, Christian worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young.

Education: Christian holds a BSc in Business and Economics and a MSc in Business from BI Norwegian Business.

Iikka Moilanen Director

Iikka Moilanen Director

Helsinki Investment professionals

Iikka joined Verdane’s Helsinki office in 2014 from Intera Partners, where he worked as part of the investment team in Helsinki for three years focusing on sourcing, execution and management of investments in Finnish and Scandinavian industrial and service companies. Iikka has prior experience from management consulting at Bain & Company’s Helsinki and Stockholm offices.

Iikka focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the advanced industrial, energy technology and software sectors.

Education: Iikka holds an MSc in Finance from Aalto University School of Business (formerly Helsinki School of Economics).

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Iikka joined Verdane’s Helsinki office in 2014 from Intera Partners, where he worked as part of the investment team in Helsinki for three years focusing on sourcing, execution and management of investments in Finnish and Scandinavian industrial and service companies. Iikka has prior experience from management consulting at Bain & Company’s Helsinki and Stockholm offices.

Iikka focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the advanced industrial, energy technology and software sectors.

Education: Iikka holds an MSc in Finance from Aalto University School of Business (formerly Helsinki School of Economics).

Staffan Mörndal Partner

Staffan Mörndal Partner

Berlin Investment professionals Partners

Staffan joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2006, after leaving Enkatsu Solutions, of which he was co-founder and CEO. At Enkatsu Solutions, he acquired venture capital in three rounds and set up a sales organisation with exports to 15 countries.

At Verdane, Staffan focuses on the software and e-commerce sectors. He has been active in the acquisition of a number of portfolios and currently holds positions on the boards of serveral e-commerce holdings.

As of August 2019, Staffan has relocated to Berlin, where he is setting up Verdane’s German operations together with Verdane’s Berlin team.

Education: Staffan holds an MBA from the University of Linköping (Sweden). He has studied computer programming at the Linköping Institute of Technology, business at the University PMF (France) and has completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

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Staffan joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2006, after leaving Enkatsu Solutions, of which he was co-founder and CEO. At Enkatsu Solutions, he acquired venture capital in three rounds and set up a sales organisation with exports to 15 countries.

At Verdane, Staffan focuses on the software and e-commerce sectors. He has been active in the acquisition of a number of portfolios and currently holds positions on the boards of serveral e-commerce holdings.

As of August 2019, Staffan has relocated to Berlin, where he is setting up Verdane’s German operations together with Verdane’s Berlin team.

Education: Staffan holds an MBA from the University of Linköping (Sweden). He has studied computer programming at the Linköping Institute of Technology, business at the University PMF (France) and has completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

Maria Neuman Administrative Assistant

Maria Neuman Administrative Assistant

Stockholm Business services
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Bio to be updated.

David Nielsen Analyst

David Nielsen Analyst

Oslo Investment professionals

David joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2019, having previously completed a fulltime internship at Verdane, while finishing his Master’s degree. He has previous experience from Jyske Markets, where he focused on equity research for institutional investment clients.

David focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the Advanced Industrials and Software sectors.

Education: David holds an MSc in Finance and International Business from Aarhus University and a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus University.

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David joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2019, having previously completed a fulltime internship at Verdane, while finishing his Master’s degree. He has previous experience from Jyske Markets, where he focused on equity research for institutional investment clients.

David focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the Advanced Industrials and Software sectors.

Education: David holds an MSc in Finance and International Business from Aarhus University and a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus University.

Per Nordlander Partner

Per Nordlander Partner

Stockholm Investment professionals Partners

Per joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2007. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and as a manager in the financial services and technology sectors. Per was the founder and CEO of the two leading online brokerage houses in Scandinavia, Avanza and Nordnet, both listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. He also serves as a board member of Swedish insurance company Skandia since June 2014.

Per combines his entrepreneurial background with professional experience in corporate restructuring, management, and consulting from OMX, Accenture, and the investment bank Öhman Securities, where he was an analyst.  Additionally he has been active in building companies such as JHC Securities (U.K.), United Brokers and Fortissimo.

At Verdane, Per leads and co-ordinates the sourcing efforts and works with several of the funds’ advanced industrial holdings.

Education: Per holds an MSc in Engineering Physics and Computer Science from Uppsala University (Sweden) and University of Berlin (Germany), and was an attendee at the Stockholm School of Economics Advanced Management Program.

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Per joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2007. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and as a manager in the financial services and technology sectors. Per was the founder and CEO of the two leading online brokerage houses in Scandinavia, Avanza and Nordnet, both listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. He also serves as a board member of Swedish insurance company Skandia since June 2014.

Per combines his entrepreneurial background with professional experience in corporate restructuring, management, and consulting from OMX, Accenture, and the investment bank Öhman Securities, where he was an analyst.  Additionally he has been active in building companies such as JHC Securities (U.K.), United Brokers and Fortissimo.

At Verdane, Per leads and co-ordinates the sourcing efforts and works with several of the funds’ advanced industrial holdings.

Education: Per holds an MSc in Engineering Physics and Computer Science from Uppsala University (Sweden) and University of Berlin (Germany), and was an attendee at the Stockholm School of Economics Advanced Management Program.

Cecilia Nytorp Principal

Cecilia Nytorp Principal

Stockholm Investment professionals

Cecilia joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2017 from Uber Technologies, where she was responsible for leading the Swedish operations team with a focus on growth and establishing key business processes. Prior to that, she spent six years at the Boston Consulting Group where she advised companies on strategy, operations and commercial development, primarily within the Industrial Goods and Technology space.

Cecilia focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Cecilia holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, and she also spent a year at ETH in Zurich, studying Mechanical Engineering and Finance.

Cecilia is currently on maternity leave.

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Cecilia joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2017 from Uber Technologies, where she was responsible for leading the Swedish operations team with a focus on growth and establishing key business processes. Prior to that, she spent six years at the Boston Consulting Group where she advised companies on strategy, operations and commercial development, primarily within the Industrial Goods and Technology space.

Cecilia focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Cecilia holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, and she also spent a year at ETH in Zurich, studying Mechanical Engineering and Finance.

Cecilia is currently on maternity leave.

Hanne Ottar Finance Manager

Hanne Ottar Finance Manager

Oslo Business services

Hanne joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2014 after 7 years with BDT Viken Revisjon AS, where she was a registered public accountant. Hanne’s main working areas at BDT were financial audit and consulting in a broad range of companies and industries.

Education: Hanne is a registered public accountant and holds a BA from the Telemark University College.

Hanne is currently on maternity leave.

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Hanne joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2014 after 7 years with BDT Viken Revisjon AS, where she was a registered public accountant. Hanne’s main working areas at BDT were financial audit and consulting in a broad range of companies and industries.

Education: Hanne is a registered public accountant and holds a BA from the Telemark University College.

Hanne is currently on maternity leave.

Christopher Parmo Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Parmo Chief Operating Officer

Oslo Business services

Christopher joined Verdane as Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He has experience from a number of executive management positions, such as SVP at Linas Matkasse, Deputy CEO at Godtlevert as well as Finance Director at Software Innovation and Visma. Christopher’s previous experience further includes management consulting at Deloitte.

Education: Christopher holds a MSc of Civil Engineering in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an MBA in Finance from NHH Norwegian School of Economics.

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Christopher joined Verdane as Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He has experience from a number of executive management positions, such as SVP at Linas Matkasse, Deputy CEO at Godtlevert as well as Finance Director at Software Innovation and Visma. Christopher’s previous experience further includes management consulting at Deloitte.

Education: Christopher holds a MSc of Civil Engineering in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an MBA in Finance from NHH Norwegian School of Economics.

Miikka Patteri Associate

Miikka Patteri Associate

Helsinki Investment professionals
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Bio to be updated.

Daniel Rasmussen Associate

Daniel Rasmussen Associate

Copenhagen Investment professionals

Daniel joined Verdane in 2019, having previously worked in investment banking at Oaklins, where he provided M&A advisory services to private clients, corporations and private equity funds in the Nordic region. Daniel also has experience from asset management at Maj Invest, where he provided research for a global equity fund.

Daniel is based in Copenhagen, where he focuses on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Daniel holds an M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School and a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

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Daniel joined Verdane in 2019, having previously worked in investment banking at Oaklins, where he provided M&A advisory services to private clients, corporations and private equity funds in the Nordic region. Daniel also has experience from asset management at Maj Invest, where he provided research for a global equity fund.

Daniel is based in Copenhagen, where he focuses on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Daniel holds an M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School and a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

Johnny Rindahl Partner

Johnny Rindahl Partner

Oslo Investment professionals Partners

Johnny joined Verdane’s Oslo office as Partner in 2018. Johnny has over 30 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience from the software sector. Over the past 20 years, he has held senior management positions in the Nordic IT industry in companies such as EDB Business Partners, Banqsoft AS and Spring Consulting AS. Johnny has also been a board member and chairman of the board of a number of fast growing software companies including Banqsoft, eAccount, Exie AS, EDB Companies, Lingit, Mantacore and SPN.

Johnny has been working with Verdane since 2003, when Verdane Capital IV invested in Spring Consulting, of which he was founder and CEO, and he is a repeat Verdane CEO through his role at the helm of Verdane Capital IV portfolio company Banqsoft.

Education: Johnny holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Oslo Business School in Norway.

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Johnny joined Verdane’s Oslo office as Partner in 2018. Johnny has over 30 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience from the software sector. Over the past 20 years, he has held senior management positions in the Nordic IT industry in companies such as EDB Business Partners, Banqsoft AS and Spring Consulting AS. Johnny has also been a board member and chairman of the board of a number of fast growing software companies including Banqsoft, eAccount, Exie AS, EDB Companies, Lingit, Mantacore and SPN.

Johnny has been working with Verdane since 2003, when Verdane Capital IV invested in Spring Consulting, of which he was founder and CEO, and he is a repeat Verdane CEO through his role at the helm of Verdane Capital IV portfolio company Banqsoft.

Education: Johnny holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Oslo Business School in Norway.

Oscar Rydén General Counsel

Oscar Rydén General Counsel

Stockholm Business services

Oscar oversees the legal aspects of Verdane’s business and investments. He joined Verdane in 2019 from a senior manager position at the Swedish business law firm Vinge. At Vinge, he worked in the firm’s M&A department, advising primarily private equity and venture capital funds in connection with acquisitions and divestments, restructurings and general corporate law matters.

Education: Oscar holds a Master of Laws from Lund University.

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Oscar oversees the legal aspects of Verdane’s business and investments. He joined Verdane in 2019 from a senior manager position at the Swedish business law firm Vinge. At Vinge, he worked in the firm’s M&A department, advising primarily private equity and venture capital funds in connection with acquisitions and divestments, restructurings and general corporate law matters.

Education: Oscar holds a Master of Laws from Lund University.

Øystein Sandnes Chief Digital Officer

Øystein Sandnes Chief Digital Officer

Oslo Business services

Øystein joined Verdane in 2017 from Bergans of Norway where he held the position of Chief Information Officer. During his 10 years at Bergans he worked with IT, people and processes to enable Bergan’s expansion into the US, Russia and Germany.

At Verdane, Øystein works closely with the business services, investment teams and with portfolio companies to ensure the continuous digital development and optimization of the business.

Education : Øystein holds a Masters in Informatics from University of Oslo, and an Executive MBA from Norwegian School of Management (BI).

 

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Øystein joined Verdane in 2017 from Bergans of Norway where he held the position of Chief Information Officer. During his 10 years at Bergans he worked with IT, people and processes to enable Bergan’s expansion into the US, Russia and Germany.

At Verdane, Øystein works closely with the business services, investment teams and with portfolio companies to ensure the continuous digital development and optimization of the business.

Education : Øystein holds a Masters in Informatics from University of Oslo, and an Executive MBA from Norwegian School of Management (BI).

 

Reed Snyder Associate

Reed Snyder Associate

Oslo Investment professionals

Reed joined Verdane’s team in Oslo in August 2019 with previous experience in private equity and growth equity in New York City. He focuses primarily on investments in the Energy- and Resource-Efficiency space. Immediately prior to joining Verdane, Reed was a growth equity investor with Activant Capital, focusing on technology companies digitalizing legacy industries such as logistics, manufacturing, agriculture, and construction. Prior to that, he worked as a private equity investment analyst with Goldman Sachs, gaining experience across a range of sectors, geographies, and growth cycle stages. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs full-time, he held two full-time internship positions with the company in private equity and investment management. Reed earned his Bachelor in Neuroscience from Harvard University.

 

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Reed joined Verdane’s team in Oslo in August 2019 with previous experience in private equity and growth equity in New York City. He focuses primarily on investments in the Energy- and Resource-Efficiency space. Immediately prior to joining Verdane, Reed was a growth equity investor with Activant Capital, focusing on technology companies digitalizing legacy industries such as logistics, manufacturing, agriculture, and construction. Prior to that, he worked as a private equity investment analyst with Goldman Sachs, gaining experience across a range of sectors, geographies, and growth cycle stages. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs full-time, he held two full-time internship positions with the company in private equity and investment management. Reed earned his Bachelor in Neuroscience from Harvard University.

 

Tove Söderberg HR Generalist

Tove Söderberg HR Generalist

Stockholm Business services

Tove joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2017. She has previously worked in a variety of roles including administration in the school and healthcare sector, app-development for Phoniro Care and as a competitive equestrian show jumper with Michaels and Beerbaum in Germany.

Tove is currently on maternity leave.

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Tove joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2017. She has previously worked in a variety of roles including administration in the school and healthcare sector, app-development for Phoniro Care and as a competitive equestrian show jumper with Michaels and Beerbaum in Germany.

Tove is currently on maternity leave.

Eline Stokstad Fjell Associate

Eline Stokstad Fjell Associate

Oslo Investment professionals
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Bio to be updated.

Jakob Tolleryd Partner

Jakob Tolleryd Partner

Stockholm Investment professionals Partners

Jakob joined Verdane’s Stockholm office as a partner in 2017. He has deep experience as a tech entrepreneur, having founded and built companies such as Domain Network, Carambole and Klikki as well as Compricer and Easyart. Jakob started his entrepreneurial career in 1996, and brings a strong entrepreneurial background and experience from building fast-growing and profitable businesses to Verdane. Jakob has also been an active tech investor for closer to a decade, and has been engaged as an advisor to both Schibsted Growth and Bonnier Growth Media.

Jakob and Verdane have a long-standing and successful history of building fast-growing companies together. In 2005, Jakob founded consumer finance comparison company, Compricer, which became part of Verdane Capital VII K/S’s (Verdane) portfolio in 2011, and was sold to Schibsted Media Group in 2013. The list of companies where Verdane and Jakob have joined forces also include companies such as MatHem, EasyArt and Desenio.

Jakob is the author of Corporate Valuation: An Easy Guide to Measuring Value (2003) and The Financial Times Guide to Corporate Valuation (2009), both published by Financial Times Prentice hall.

Jakob holds an MSc in Finance from the Stockhom School of Economics.

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Jakob joined Verdane’s Stockholm office as a partner in 2017. He has deep experience as a tech entrepreneur, having founded and built companies such as Domain Network, Carambole and Klikki as well as Compricer and Easyart. Jakob started his entrepreneurial career in 1996, and brings a strong entrepreneurial background and experience from building fast-growing and profitable businesses to Verdane. Jakob has also been an active tech investor for closer to a decade, and has been engaged as an advisor to both Schibsted Growth and Bonnier Growth Media.

Jakob and Verdane have a long-standing and successful history of building fast-growing companies together. In 2005, Jakob founded consumer finance comparison company, Compricer, which became part of Verdane Capital VII K/S’s (Verdane) portfolio in 2011, and was sold to Schibsted Media Group in 2013. The list of companies where Verdane and Jakob have joined forces also include companies such as MatHem, EasyArt and Desenio.

Jakob is the author of Corporate Valuation: An Easy Guide to Measuring Value (2003) and The Financial Times Guide to Corporate Valuation (2009), both published by Financial Times Prentice hall.

Jakob holds an MSc in Finance from the Stockhom School of Economics.

Anette Waaler Executive Assistant

Anette Waaler Executive Assistant

Oslo Business services

Anette joined Verdane in Oslo in 2010. In addition to her role as Executive Assistant she is also responsible for a number of administrative functions, including mid-office and IR support. Anette has previously held positions in customer service and with a real estate agent.

Education: Anette holds a BA in real estate management from Handelshøyskolen BI Oslo.

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Anette joined Verdane in Oslo in 2010. In addition to her role as Executive Assistant she is also responsible for a number of administrative functions, including mid-office and IR support. Anette has previously held positions in customer service and with a real estate agent.

Education: Anette holds a BA in real estate management from Handelshøyskolen BI Oslo.

Martin Welna Principal

Martin Welna Principal

Copenhagen Investment professionals

Martin joined Verdane in June 2017 from DONG Wind Power, a global leader in offshore wind, where he held various commercial and operational leadership positions. Prior to DONG Wind Power, he spent four years with Polaris Private Equity as Investment Manager and a member of the executive team. Earlier in his career, he held the position of Vice President with Handelsbanken Capital Markets Corporate Finance.

Martin is based in Copenhagen and is responsible for driving Verdane’s presence and activities in Denmark across all investment sectors.

Education: Martin holds an M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School and a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. Further, he has participated in the Management Acceleration Programme at INSEAD (Singapore & Fontainebleau).

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Martin joined Verdane in June 2017 from DONG Wind Power, a global leader in offshore wind, where he held various commercial and operational leadership positions. Prior to DONG Wind Power, he spent four years with Polaris Private Equity as Investment Manager and a member of the executive team. Earlier in his career, he held the position of Vice President with Handelsbanken Capital Markets Corporate Finance.

Martin is based in Copenhagen and is responsible for driving Verdane’s presence and activities in Denmark across all investment sectors.

Education: Martin holds an M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School and a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. Further, he has participated in the Management Acceleration Programme at INSEAD (Singapore & Fontainebleau).

Hendrik Wildhagen Director

Hendrik Wildhagen Director

Berlin Investment professionals

Bio to be updated. Hendrik is set to join Verdane’s Berlin team in November 2019.

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Bio to be updated. Hendrik is set to join Verdane’s Berlin team in November 2019.

Maggie Yang IR & Business Development Associate

Maggie Yang IR & Business Development Associate

Oslo Business services Investor relations

Maggie joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 following her completion of a 2.5-year internship at Verdane alongside her Master’s degree. Prior to her Master’s, she was an associate at a fintech startup focused on hedge fund investor services. Maggie also has experience from international banking at two of Australia’s largest commercial banks (ANZ and CBA), and has been part of an Australian youth delegation to the OECD Forum.

Education: Maggie holds an MSc in Business, majoring in finance, from BI Norwegian Business School and a BCom in Finance and Accounting from University of Melbourne.

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Maggie joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 following her completion of a 2.5-year internship at Verdane alongside her Master’s degree. Prior to her Master’s, she was an associate at a fintech startup focused on hedge fund investor services. Maggie also has experience from international banking at two of Australia’s largest commercial banks (ANZ and CBA), and has been part of an Australian youth delegation to the OECD Forum.

Education: Maggie holds an MSc in Business, majoring in finance, from BI Norwegian Business School and a BCom in Finance and Accounting from University of Melbourne.

Anna Zetterlund Finance Manager

Anna Zetterlund Finance Manager

Stockholm Business services

Anna joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2018 with over 15 years of experience from the financial sector in positions that have included Financial Controller and Financial Manager at Fouriertransform, Nalka and Catella. Her work has mainly focused on reporting, financial controlling and valuation of portfolio companies.

Education: Anna holds a BA in Business and Economics from Stockholm University.

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Anna joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2018 with over 15 years of experience from the financial sector in positions that have included Financial Controller and Financial Manager at Fouriertransform, Nalka and Catella. Her work has mainly focused on reporting, financial controlling and valuation of portfolio companies.

Education: Anna holds a BA in Business and Economics from Stockholm University.