IK Partners

IK Partners (“IK” or “the Firm”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Carl Jakobsson and Frederik Jacobs to Partner in the Mid Cap Investment teams in the Nordics and the Benelux respectively.

Carl joined the Stockholm office in 2013 and specialises in the Business Services sector. He has served on the Boards of numerous portfolio companies, including Aspia, Netel, Evac and Ramudden, since joining. Prior to IK, Carl worked within the Investment Banking department of SEB Enskilda. He holds an MSc and BSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Based in Amsterdam, Frederik joined IK in 2014. He has been involved in several notable transactions across the Benelux region and possesses specialist expertise in the Healthcare sector. Prior to joining IK, Frederik worked in Deutsche Bank’s Investment Banking Division focused on the Benelux region. He holds an MSc and BSc in Business Engineering from the University of Leuven.

Christopher Masek, CEO at IK, commented: “2023 was an exceptionally busy year for IK and we are incredibly proud of the contribution of our outstanding colleagues, especially Carl and Frederik whose hard work has been recognised with their promotions to the Partner Group. Both individuals have shown their ability to deliver results for investors and drive value creation across the portfolio, possessing the drive and level-headedness required in the current market.”

Carl Jakobsson, Partner at IK, added: “I feel privileged to have been given continuous opportunity to gain a wealth of experience over the past 11 years at IK. Since joining, I’ve worked locally in Sweden and across Europe with colleagues and portfolio companies to create growth opportunities.”

Frederik Jacobs, Partner at IK, commented: “I’m grateful to my colleagues for the support I’ve received over the past decade. This has enabled me to make significant progress within the Firm and I’ve had the good fortune of being involved in many interesting projects. I’ve worked alongside brilliant management teams to create excellent outcomes and value for all and I look forward to seeing what the future brings.”

For further questions, please contact:

IK Partners
Vidya Verlkumar
Phone: +44 (0) 7787 558 193

About IK Partners

IK Partners (“IK”) is a European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €14 billion of capital and invested in over 180 European companies. IK supports companies with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams and investors to create robust, well-positioned businesses with excellent long-term prospects. For more information, visit www.ikpartners.com

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