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Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen

Managing Partner

Copenhagen

Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen holds an MSc in Economics and joined Axcel in 2015. He was previously CFO of Icopal, and before that worked at Chr. Hansen and Danske Bank Corporate Finance. He also worked at Axcel from 1999 to 2005. Christian was made Managing Partner at Axcel in 2016. He sits on the boards of EG, Frontmatec, Delete Group, and Axcel Management.

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Christian Frigast

Executive Chairman, Partner

Copenhagen

Christian holds an MSc (Economics) and was Managing Partner at Axcel 1994-2016. Prior to that he was employed by Incentive A/S (1993-94) and Nordea (1976-93). He is Chairman of Axcel Management, Danish Ship Finance Holding and EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, and Vice Chairman of PANDORA, DVCA, PostNord, and Axcel’s Advisory Board. He also sits on the boards of Nordic Waterproofing, Nissens, the Denmark-America Foundation, the Board Leadership Society, and Danish Ship Finance. Furthermore, Christian Frigast co-founded and chairs Axcel’s think-tank, Axcelfuture, and is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School.

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Nikolaj Vejlsgaard

Partner

Copenhagen

Nikolaj Vejlsgaard holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration and joined Axcel in 1998. Prior to that he was employed by the Superfos group (1996-98). Nikolaj Vejlsgaard is Vice Chairman of IP Administration A/S and sits on the boards of Conscia, IsaDora, Mountain Top Industries, ERA BILER, Axcel Management, and Fondsmæglerselskabet Investering & Tryghed A/S .

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Vilhelm Sundström

Partner

Stockholm

Vilhelm Sundström holds an MSc in Economics and joined Axcel in 2006. He was formerly a director at Merrill Lynch International in London. Prior to that, he worked for such companies as Carnegie (2002-05), Morgan Stanley (1995- 97 and 1999-2002) and Nordic Capital (1997-99). Vilhelm heads Axcel's office in Stockholm and sits on the boards of Delete Group and IsaDora.

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Peter Nyegaard

Chief Financial Officer, Partner

Copenhagen

Peter Nyegaard holds an MSc in Economics and joined Axcel in 2015. He previously spent more than 25 years at Nordea, most recently as a member of the Group Executive Management. Peter has overall responsibility for Axcel's finance functions, fund management and investor relations. Furthermore, he chairs Danish bank FIH, is Vice Chairman of Danish Ship Finance, and sits on the board of Orion Diagnostica.

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Christian Bamberger Bro

Partner

Copenhagen

Christian Bamberger Bro holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus University and began at Axcel in 2014, having worked for Permira in London and Stockholm since 2006 and for McKinsey & Co and Nordea Corporate Finance in Copenhagen before that. He sits on the board of Axcel Management and is Vice Chairman of Conscia, Loopia, and EG.

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Lars Cordt

Partner

Copenhagen

Lars Cordt holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration and joined Axcel in 2006. He was previously employed at PwC (2002-06). Lars is Vice Chairman of Mita-Teknik and sits on the board of GUBI.

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Thomas Blomqvist

Partner

Stockholm

Thomas Blomqvist holds an MSc in Finance and International Business and an MBA from INSEAD and joined Axcel in 2016. He has extensive private equity experience, having previously been the partner responsible for the Nordic region at US firm The Riverside Company, whose funds include a European mid-market fund. Prior to that, he worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan in London. Thomas Blomqvist is Vice Chairman of Orion Diagnostica.

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Partners

Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen

Managing Partner

Copenhagen

Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen holds an MSc in Economics and joined Axcel in 2015. He was previously CFO of Icopal, and before that worked at Chr. Hansen and Danske Bank Corporate Finance. He also worked at Axcel from 1999 to 2005. Christian was made Managing Partner at Axcel in 2016. He sits on the boards of EG, Frontmatec, Delete Group, and Axcel Management.

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Christian Frigast

Executive Chairman, Partner

Copenhagen

Christian holds an MSc (Economics) and was Managing Partner at Axcel 1994-2016. Prior to that he was employed by Incentive A/S (1993-94) and Nordea (1976-93). He is Chairman of Axcel Management, Danish Ship Finance Holding and EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, and Vice Chairman of PANDORA, DVCA, PostNord, and Axcel’s Advisory Board. He also sits on the boards of Nordic Waterproofing, Nissens, the Denmark-America Foundation, the Board Leadership Society, and Danish Ship Finance. Furthermore, Christian Frigast co-founded and chairs Axcel’s think-tank, Axcelfuture, and is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School.

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Nikolaj Vejlsgaard

Partner

Copenhagen

Nikolaj Vejlsgaard holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration and joined Axcel in 1998. Prior to that he was employed by the Superfos group (1996-98). Nikolaj Vejlsgaard is Vice Chairman of IP Administration A/S and sits on the boards of Conscia, IsaDora, Mountain Top Industries, ERA BILER, Axcel Management, and Fondsmæglerselskabet Investering & Tryghed A/S .

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Vilhelm Sundström

Partner

Stockholm

Vilhelm Sundström holds an MSc in Economics and joined Axcel in 2006. He was formerly a director at Merrill Lynch International in London. Prior to that, he worked for such companies as Carnegie (2002-05), Morgan Stanley (1995- 97 and 1999-2002) and Nordic Capital (1997-99). Vilhelm heads Axcel's office in Stockholm and sits on the boards of Delete Group and IsaDora.

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Peter Nyegaard

Chief Financial Officer, Partner

Copenhagen

Peter Nyegaard holds an MSc in Economics and joined Axcel in 2015. He previously spent more than 25 years at Nordea, most recently as a member of the Group Executive Management. Peter has overall responsibility for Axcel's finance functions, fund management and investor relations. Furthermore, he chairs Danish bank FIH, is Vice Chairman of Danish Ship Finance, and sits on the board of Orion Diagnostica.

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Christian Bamberger Bro

Partner

Copenhagen

Christian Bamberger Bro holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus University and began at Axcel in 2014, having worked for Permira in London and Stockholm since 2006 and for McKinsey & Co and Nordea Corporate Finance in Copenhagen before that. He sits on the board of Axcel Management and is Vice Chairman of Conscia, Loopia, and EG.

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Lars Cordt

Partner

Copenhagen

Lars Cordt holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration and joined Axcel in 2006. He was previously employed at PwC (2002-06). Lars is Vice Chairman of Mita-Teknik and sits on the board of GUBI.

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Thomas Blomqvist

Partner

Stockholm

Thomas Blomqvist holds an MSc in Finance and International Business and an MBA from INSEAD and joined Axcel in 2016. He has extensive private equity experience, having previously been the partner responsible for the Nordic region at US firm The Riverside Company, whose funds include a European mid-market fund. Prior to that, he worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan in London. Thomas Blomqvist is Vice Chairman of Orion Diagnostica.

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