Segulah Announces Promotions

Swedish private equity firm Segulah Advisor has recruited Lars Axelson as director of operations & control. The firm has also promoted both Erik Thornell, head of banking and Håkan Dahlin, CFO, to partner.


Lars is currently CFO of Segulah IV LP’s portfolio company Gunnebo Industries and has been CFO of three other Leveraged Buy-Outs; Scandic Hotels, Elfa and Dahl, as they were owned/co-owned by five other private equity owners. Prior to that Lars also worked for the SKF group for ten years in different financial positions.
At Segulah Advisor, Lars will assist the Segulah funds’ portfolio companies’ management teams and boards of directors in increasing the pace of change within i.a. business plan development, profitability analysis, management of capital employed and other efficiency projects.
Erik Thornell, Head of Banking, has been promoted to Partner. Erik joined Segulah Advisor in 2009 from SEB Acquisition Finance where he spent 8 years in LBO debt financing (senior and mezzanine). Prior to SEB, Erik spent 8 years with ABN AMRO Stockholm’s structured finance unit.
Håkan Dahlin, CFO, has been promoted to Partner. Håkan joined Segulah Advisor in 2006 from the listed dehumidification group Munters where he was Finance Director. Prior to Munters, Håkan was CFO of the listed investment company Skanditek and held positions as controller and financial manager within listed construction group Skanska.
Furthermore, a new Analyst is currently being recruited to the Segulah Advisor team.
For further information contact: Christian Sievert, Managing Partner, Segulah Advisor AB
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