Johansson Joins Cogent Partners

Niklas Johansson has joined Cogent Partners has a senior advisor in Europe. He will assist with expanding Cogent’s relationships in the Nordic region. Johansson is the founder of NJ Capital Advisors AB.


Cogent Partners, the private equity-focused investment bank,

announced today that Niklas Johansson has joined the company in Europe as a Senior Advisor.

He will primarily assist Cogent with expanding the firm’s relationships in the Nordic region.

Mr. Johansson is the founder of NJ Capital Advisors AB, a Stockholm-based firm which focuses

on advising institutional clients in alternative asset management. In addition, he is the

Chairman of the Swedish state-owned pharmacy’s pension trust (“Apotekets Pensionsstiftelse”),

the Chairman of the (Swedish) trust of Telia Pensionsstiftelse, and a member of the Board of

Directors of Catella AB, a pan-European financial institution. He is also a Member of the

European Venture Capital Association’s Private Equity Risk Management Guidelines Working

Group. Mr. Johansson was formerly Head of External Management at Skandia Life Insurance

Company and Group CEO of Carnegie Investment Bank, among other positions.

“Niklas has had a distinguished career across the private and public sectors combining

organisational leadership and thought leadership,” said Brenlen Jinkens, Managing Director at

Cogent Partners. “We have enjoyed a long association, and are delighted to be renewing our

working relationship with Niklas as Cogent continues to grow its presence and activities in the

Nordics,” said Jinkens.

Mr. Johansson holds a BsC from the University of Linköping, an MBA from the University of

Uppsala and a CEFA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

About Cogent Partners

Cogent Partners is a leading private equity-focused investment bank that specialises in

secondary market transactions and private equity research engagements for institutional

investors. Recognised globally as the leader in private sell-side advisory services, Cogent

Partners has earned a reputation for successfully initiating, marketing, negotiating, structuring

and closing the sale of private equity assets. Since inception the company has advised on more

than $60 billion in private equity commitments. The firm’s Research group offers a range of

private equity monitoring, due diligence and valuation services. Cogent Partners is

headquartered in Dallas, with additional offices in New York, London, Tokyo, and Shanghai.