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Forsingdal leaving ATP Private Equity to join Allianz Capital Partners

Susanne Forsingdal, who has led U.S. fund investing for Danish fund-of-funds ATP Private Equity Partners for the past five years, is leaving the firm.

Torben Vangstrup, a managing partner at ATP PEP, confirmed Forsingdal’s decision, and said she will leave by year end. Jesper Voss Hansen, who has worked at ATP PEP for nine years and has been based in its New York office for the past seven, will take over the lead of the New York office, Vangstrup said.

[contextly_sidebar id=”xitVLxD9E0pfJykbTEgsAwwRjj30Ek5r”]Forsingdal, a partner, is joining Allianz Capital Partners, where she will be doing essentially the same job she had at ATP PEP, focusing on fund commitments and co-investments, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Forsingdal declined to comment.

Stefanie Rupp-Menedetter, a spokeswoman for Allianz Capital Partners, said Tuesday Forsingdal would join in January as a managing director on the fund investing team, leading the New York office. Allianz Capital Partners was set up in 1998 as financial services company Allianz Group’s in-house alternative investment platform, according to its website.

Forsingdal has worked at ATP PEP for 12 years. Previously, she worked for seven years in equity research at Nordea Bank, Codan Bank and Danske Bank. She sits on the advisory boards of Apollo Fund VI and VII, Atlas Capital Resources I and II, Bridgepoint III and IV, Cinven III and IV, Core Capital Partners II, Endeavour Capital VI, Lake Capital Partners and Wicks Communication & Media III and IV, according to the ATP PEP website.

ATP PEP was founded in 2001 and manages about 7.7 billion euros on behalf of Danish pension fund ATP. The fund-of-funds closed its fifth fund, ATP PEP V, on 800 million euros earlier this year. Fund V has so far committed to Altor Capital Partners IV, Charlesbank VIII, Hitec Vision VII, Sequoia Capital China Venture V and Spectrum Equity VII, according to ATP’s website.

Photo courtesy of ATP-PEP.