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CVC names Ekman as partner and MD for Stockholm office

CVC Capital has hired Tomas Ekman as a partner in its Stockholm office. Previously, Ekman worked at 3i where he served as a partner and managing director in the Nordic region.

PRESS RELEASE

Stockholm, 18.11.14. CVC has further strengthened its Nordic team with the appointment of Tomas Ekman as a Partner in the Stockholm office.
Most recently a Partner and Managing Director of 3i in the Nordic region, Ekman has over 20 years of experience of private equity and senior operational executive roles.

Ekman joins CVC at a time when the Nordic team has been active with a number of successful transactions, notably the recent investments in Paroc, Synsam and Ahsell as well as the IPO of Matas.

Commenting on the appointment, Søren Vestergaard-Poulsen (Managing Partner, CVC) said: “We are delighted to welcome Tomas to CVC. Tomas joins us at an exciting time as we seek to capitalise on recent successes and make the most of the many investment opportunities opening up in the region.

Peter Törnquist (Chairman, CVC Nordic) added: “With his extensive investment experience, Tomas will play a significant role in helping to further develop our leading position in the Nordic region.”

Tomas Ekman said: “I am very pleased to be joining one of the most successful platforms in the private equity industry today and look forward to working with Søren, Peter and the team.”

About CVC
CVC Capital Partners (‘CVC’) is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of 21 offices and over 300 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the US. Currently, CVC manages funds on behalf of over 300 investors from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, amounting to over US$56 billion. CVC has during the last 30 years completed over 300 investments with an aggregate transaction value of over US$125 billion globally, of which 20 investments have been made in the Nordic region during the last 20 years. CVC has offices in Stockholm and Copenhagen.