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.