Polaris adds three to staff

Polaris has named Rune Lillie Gornitzka as associate partner, Simon Damkjær Wille as associate director and Joachim Satchwell as associate. Gornitzka joined Polaris in 2005, Wille came on board in 2010 and Satchwell joined in 2013.


Leading Nordic private equity company Polaris has announced three appointments as Rune Lillie Gornitzka is appointed Associate Partner, Simon Damkjær Wille is appointed Associate Director and Joachim Satchwell is appointed Associate.

Rune Lillie Gornitzka joined Polaris in 2005. Before that, he worked as Business Developer in TDC and as investment banker in Capitellum Corporate Finance. He holds a M.Sc., Economics and Business Administration, from Copenhagen Business School and he has attended studies at Harvard University, Boston.

Simon Damkjær Wille joined Polaris in 2010. Prior to joining Polaris, Simon was with A.P. Moller – Maersk from 2006-2010. He holds a M.Sc., Applied Economics and Finance, and an HD Finance degree from Copenhagen Business School.

Joachim Satchwell has been with Polaris since January 2013, and he holds a M.Sc., Finance and Accounting, and a B.Sc., International Business from Copenhagen Business School.

“Rune, Simon and Joachim are all extremely competent and skilled members of our team and their contribution to Polaris and the portfolio companies they are involved with is highly appreciated”, said Polaris Managing Partner Jan Johan Kühl.

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Polaris is a private equity company, which since 1999 has invested in well-established small and medium sized companies in Denmark and Sweden. Polaris typically invests in companies with revenue of EUR 25-200 million. Polaris’ focus is to invest in good companies with great potential and develop them in close partnership with management teams and boards. To date, Polaris has raised 4 funds with a total of EUR 1.2 billion in capital and has so far invested in 35 companies, completed 23 exits and made more than 64 add-on investments. For more information visit www.polarisequity.dk