Verdane announces Emanuel Johnsson as new Partner, team promotions and ten new hires
October 23, 2019 – Verdane announces its promotion of Emanuel Johnsson from Principal to Partner, in recognition of his contribution to Verdane’s growth and performance since joining in 2014. The firm further announces 3 new Principals, 2 new Investment Directors and welcomes eight Associate hires and one Analyst to the team.
Based in London, Emanuel Johnsson has played a key role in Verdane’s recent expansion to Germany, by sourcing new investments such as HornetSecurity, smava and Searchmetrics. Besides from establishing a Verdane track-record in Germany, Emanuel has sourced and actively supported management in Nordic based portfolio companies such as Eniram (exit 2016), Hive Streaming, inRiver, JSB (exit 2019), LiveArena, Polytech and Jupiter Group (merged with BACH industries 2017).
“Emanuel’s strong international network, deep domain expertise and drive has benefited Verdane and not least our portfolio companies,” says Bjarne Kveim Lie, Managing Partner at Verdane. “As Verdane continues to grow it is great to promote from within our own ranks. We are pleased to acknowledge Emanuel’s contribution with this promotion to Partner.”
Prior to joining Verdane in 2014, Emanuel spent five years in investment banking, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions within the broader enterprise software and consumer internet industries.
“Our uniquely flexible investment mandate it allows us to structure transactions that align founders, management teams and other investors, and our sector focus makes us better able to add value as an active owner. We continue to see great opportunities in Northern Europe, and I am very glad to work with this team” says Emanuel Johnsson, Partner.
Internal promotions include those of Cecilia Nytorp and Joakim Kjemperud to Principals; and Max Carlsén and Parham Benisi to Investment Directors. Maroje Guertl joined Verdane as a Principal in 2019.
Verdane has helped growth-stage companies accelerate and scale their businesses internationally since 2003, with funds close to EUR 1.8 billion in total committed capital. Fast-growing software, consumer internet, energy or high-technology industry businesses benefit from Verdane’s active ownership in both majority and minority investments through individual companies and portfolios. With 50 employees and offices in Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo, and Stockholm, Verdane aims to be the preferred growth partner to tech-enabled businesses in Northern Europe. www.verdane.com