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Nordic Private Equity Conference

3 March 2022
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The DKUK is thrilled to present the Nordic Private Equity Conference 2022 in collaboration with King’s Private Equity Club, proudly sponsored by Gowling WLG.

3 March 2022
18:00 – 21:00
Gowling WLG
4 More London Riverside
United Kingdom
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Dress code
Business casual
Members - £10 SOLD OUT Non-members - £20 SOLD OUT
Cancellation Policy
See below

Thank very much to all speakers, attendees, Gowling for sponsoring their great London venue and not least the very engage Young Professional members of DKUK and the network at King’s Private Equity Society to pooling their strengths and ambitions to make this event possible.

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On the 3rd of March 2022, a range of speakers representing international Private Equity firms, who are active in the Scandinavian market, will join us at the Gowling WLG London offices for two panel discussions and networking sessions. Throughout the evening, we will gain insights into the field and its current trends from junior and senior professionals and discuss how and why Scandinavia is unique compared to other Private Equity markets.

The event is fully booked. Earlier announcements of extending participation via a virtual connection will not happen.

Attendees will join us from the three chambers and a range of societies at the top universities in the UK. The event will furthermore be broadcasted across the globe to members of the Cross Campus Network, such as societies and student’s clubs in the United States, Italy and Norway.

Via this event, we hope to create tighter bonds between Young Professionals and students interested in Private Equity and professionals from the industry in London.

The DKUK and King’s Private equity Club are excited to welcome members to this exclusive event, hosted by Gowling WLG.

  • Program
  • Speakers
  • Cancellation Policy
18:00-18:45 Arrival and networking
People will arrive at the London Gowling WLG offices in London. Networking in-person and online.
18:45-19:30Panel 1: The Emergence of the Scandinavian Private Equity Market
What forces have shaped the Nordic private equity market? This panel will delve into its structure, defining features and specific successful cases to provide insights into the characteristics that make this market stand out in the global arena.
19:30-19:45Break and networking
Networking in-person and online.
19:45-20:30Panel 2: The Trajectory of the Scandinavian Private Equity Market
As the world recovers from its most turbulent transformation in recent years, what is the outlook for the Nordic private equity market? How positive are investors? This panel will be forward-looking and highlight the effects of recent developments on the future of the industry, as well as discuss how novel technologies could reshape private equity.
People will leave the London Gowling WLG offices 21.00 GMT.
Online participants are welcomed to continue their networking session and discuss the panels of the evening/connect with relevant individuals.

Bjørn Ruwald, Managing Director, Co-Head KKR Capstone Europe

Bjorn Ruwald (London) joined KKR Capstone in 2010. He currently serves as Co-Head of KKR Capstone in Europe and is a member of KKR’s European Private Equity Portfolio Management Committee. Mr. Ruwald focuses on the Nordic region and the Health Care and TMT sector teams. Mr. Ruwald has been involved with Ambea, LGC, Trainline, and Sedgwick, and leads the European CIO, Innovation and Digital communities of interest. Between 2014 and 2015, Mr. Ruwald was based in KKR Capstone’s New York office. Prior to joining KKR Capstone, Mr. Ruwald was an engagement manager with McKinsey & Company’s Copenhagen office, where he focused on the advanced industrials, energy, and biotechnology sectors on a wide range of functional topics, including strategy, organization and R&D/product development. Previously, he was an entrepreneur. Mr. Ruwald holds an M.Sc. in finance and accounting from Copenhagen Business School and a B.Sc. in international business from Copenhagen Business School, part of which he took at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

Line Hjorth, Investment Analyst, FSN Capital

Line joined FSN Capital in 2021. Prior to joining FSN Capital, she worked in the Investment Banking Division at Barclays in London, covering the Industrials sector. Prior to this, she was a Summer Analyst in Barclays’ Nordic Capital Markets Division. Line holds an M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from Imperial College London and a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics with a major in Entrepreneurship from Copenhagen Business School.

Peter Henrik Balslev, Director EQT Group

Prior to joining EQT, Peter Balslev worked as an Investment Director at CVC Capital Partners as part of the CVC Nordic Team with focus on Scandinavia. Before that, Peter worked as a Senior Associate at FIH Partners focusing on M&A advisory. In addition, he worked a number of years at Polaris Private Equity during his studies.

Peter holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School. During his studies, he spent one semester at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as an exchange student.

Esben Stockmarr, Co-founder, Uruz Labs

Esben is an entrepreneur and executive with more than 10 years of experience across technology and finance. Esben is a co-founder of Uruz Labs, a Fintech and Web3 focused venture building lab. Uruz Labs built its own ventures and also partner with mid-market PE funds and SMEs to unlock and develop unrealised value. Further, Esben is a partner at Opes Investment Group, an international investment and advisory group, and an advisor to private equity funds JZI and Emerald Capital on technology and digital strategy.

Previously Esben was VP of Growth at MoneyFarm and worked as Venture Developer with Rocket Internet in Europe and Asia. Esben was also a venture capital analyst with Sunstone Capital. Esben holds a BSc in Marketing/Economics and an MSc degree in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. Esben is an alumnus of MIT’s Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.

Morten SiggardCinven

Morten is a member of the Financial Services sector team and the Nordic regional Investment team. He has been involved in a number of investments, including TK Elevator. Prior to joining Cinven, Morten was a Consultant at Boston Consulting Group, working in the Principal Investors and Private Equity Practice Area. Morten holds an MSc from London Business School and a BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School. He joined Cinven in 2019.

Nick BendtBain Capital

Mr. Bendt joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 2015. He is a Principal in the Industrial & Energy Vertical and a member of the European Private Equity team. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Bendt worked at McKinsey & Company in the London office, primarily on strategy and corporate finance engagements in a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, shipping and transportation, insurance and medical devices.

Neil HendronGowling WLG

Neil Hendron helps clients achieve their transactional objectives efficiently and effectively.

Neil works with companies at all stages of development and regularly advises on a wide range of corporate transactions – from advising established companies and investors on significant investments to working with spin-out and start-up companies on early stage fundraising. Neil regularly acts for international corporations and institutional investors on significant acquisitions and divestments and has particular experience in international private company M&A. Neil enjoys helping clients achieve goals which are important to their business. Corporate transactional work can often be complex and Neil sees one of his main roles as trying to manage this complexity. An important part of achieving this is working with clients and spending time getting an understanding of their business and what matters most to them.

Refund policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event