Nordic Capital AB today announced that it has appointed Henrik Johansson as its General Counsel, with responsibility for all legal and structure affairs. Henrik is currently a partner at leading Swedish law firm Mannheimer Swartling and will join Nordic Capital later in the year.
Klas Tikkanen, CFO at Nordic Capital AB, commented: “Henrik’s appointment forms part of our strategy to invest in our organisational structure and to develop, broaden and significantly upgrade our in-house legal capabilities. Our Funds have the privilege of working with the best and the brightest advisors, and we felt a need for a senior link into the heart of our commercial work. Mannheimer is a fantastic firm, with whom we have a close and longstanding relationship, and Henrik has personally worked with our team for many years. After an extensive search spanning Stockholm, London and Jersey, it felt very natural to ask him to come and join us in a more permanent capacity.”
Henrik Johansson commented: “Although I feel very fortunate to have spent eleven wonderful years at Mannheimer Swartling, I am at the same time hugely excited about joining Nordic Capital, where I will be able to work with an absolutely world-class team and contribute more fully than I could as a consultant.”
Henrik heads Mannheimer Swartling’s Transaction Structuring Practice, and is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisition, Corporate Taxation, and Private Equity practice groups. He specialises in deal structuring matters, management incentive programmes, co-investments, partner and non-partner structures, fund formation, and similar matters. He works with clients in a wide range of sectors and has a strong focus on private equity. Henrik is ranked as a leading lawyer in Private Equity by Chambers.
Nordic Capital’s team currently comprises 125 people based in Stockholm, London, Jersey, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Luxembourg and Oslo.
Katarina Janerud, Communications Manager
Advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds
Tel: +46 8 440 50 50
About Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor in the Nordic region with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a proven track record. Core sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services, Industrial Goods & Services and Consumer & Retail, and key regions are the Nordics, Northern Europe, and globally for Healthcare. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested EUR 12 billion through eight funds. The Nordic Capital Funds are based in Jersey and are advised by advisory companies, which are based in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit www.nordiccapital.com