Akina promotes four executives to partner

Akina has promoted Natalia Sigrist, Dr Christian Böhler, Francesco Aldorisio and Viktor Speckinger to Partner.

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Akina promotes four senior members of the firm to Partner

Akina, a leading specialist advisor to European private equity vehicles, is pleased to announce the promotion of Natalia Sigrist, Dr Christian Böhler, Francesco Aldorisio and Viktor Speckinger to Partner.

The most recent promotions demonstrate the firm’s commitment to strengthening the team as it continues fundraising for the sixth generation of the Euro Choice programme, as well as its secondary investment programmes and its dedicated co-investment programmes.

The four new partners have made strong contributions to Akina’s track record and delivery of value to its investors, and have demonstrated investment acumen and leadership qualities.

Natalia Sigrist joined the firm in 2006. She is in charge of Akina’s Euro Choice programmes, in particular, the primary fund investment activity. Additionally, she is responsible for fund investments in the Central and Eastern European region (CEE) and the Nordics as well as the UK and Ireland.

Dr Christian Böhler joined the firm in 2005. He is in charge of Akina’s secondary programmes. In addition, he is responsible for fund investments in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Francesco Aldorisio joined the firm in 2007. He is in charge of Akina’s co-investment programmes. Moreover, he is responsible for fund investments in Italy.

Viktor Speckinger joined the firm in 2005. His is responsible for sourcing and executing direct investments in Europe. Moreover, he is in charge of fund investments on the Iberian Peninsula and France.

Christopher S. Bödtker, Managing Partner of Akina, comments: “These investment professionals are representatives of the best of Akina in all aspects and will play an integral role in delivering investment performance and in growing the business. The founding Partners of Akina congratulate each and every one of them and look forward to their continued contribution to the success of current and future investment programmes.”

The Akina Group offers European private equity funds focusing on investing into small and medium size businesses through its alternative investment manager, Akina (Luxembourg) S.A. and its adviser, Akina Ltd. Since 1999, the Euro Choice flagship programmes and mandates have attracted over EUR 2.3 billion (USD 2.6 billion) from well over 100 qualified investors around the globe. Recent successes of Akina include the interims closings of the Euro Choice VI and Euro Choice Direct as well as the initial closing of Euro Choice Secondary II in June 2016. Furthermore, the company has been awarded “Best SME European Private Equity Firm – Switzerland” by International Fund Awards 2016.