Partners

Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen

Managing Partner

Copenhagen

Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen joined Axcel in 2015 and is now managing partner. Christian sits on the boards of Frontmatec, Delete Group and Axcel Management. Before joining Axcel, he served as CFO of Icopal and held positions at Chr. Hansen and Danske Bank Corporate Finance as well as Axcel itself from 1999 to 2005. Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen holds an MSc in Economics from Copenhagen Business School.

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Christian Frigast

Executive Chairman, Partner

Copenhagen

Christian Frigast helped found Axcel and was managing partner at Axcel from 1994 to 2016. He is now partner and executive chairman. Christian is chairman of Axcel Management, Danish Ship Finance Holding, EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, DVCA, and Board Leadership Society in Denmark, vice chairman of PANDORA, PostNord, and Axcel’s Advisory Board. He also sits on the board of Nissens. Christian co-founded and chairs Axcel’s think-tank, Axcelfuture, and is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School. Before joining Axcel, Christian worked for Incentive and Nordea. Christian holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

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Peter Nyegaard

Chief Financial Officer, Partner

Copenhagen

Peter Nyegaard joined Axcel in 2015 and is a partner and CFO at the Copenhagen office. He has overall responsibility for Axcel's finance functions, fund management and investor relations. Peter is a chairman of FIH and vice chairman of Danish Ship Finance, and also sits on the board of Orion Diagnostica. Before joining Axcel, he spent more than 25 years at Nordea, most recently as a member of the Group Executive Management. Peter holds an MSc in Economics from University of Copenhagen.

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Christian Bamberger Bro

Partner

Copenhagen

Christian Bamberger Bro joined Axcel in 2014 and is a partner at the Copenhagen office. Christian is vice chairman of Loopia Group and also sits on the board of Axcel Management. Before joining Axcel, he worked for Permira in London and Stockholm and for McKinsey & Co and Nordea Corporate Finance in Copenhagen. Christian Bamberger Bro holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus University.

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Lars Cordt

Partner

Copenhagen

Lars Cordt joined Axcel in 2006 and is a partner at the Copenhagen office. He also chairs Axcel's Operating Review Committee. Lars is vice chairman of Nissens and sits on the board of GUBI and Mountain Top Industries. Before joining Axcel, Lars worked at PwC. Lars Cordt holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

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Thomas Blomqvist

Partner

Stockholm

Thomas Blomqvist joined Axcel in 2016 and is a partner at the Stockholm office. Thomas is vice chairman of Orion Diagnostica and and ESB and board member of Loopia Group. He has extensive private equity experience, having previously been the partner responsible for the Nordic region at US private equity firm The Riverside Company since 2007. Prior to that, Thomas worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan in London. Thomas Blomqvist holds an MSc in Finance and International Business from Stockholm School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.

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Asbjørn Mosgaard Hyldgaard

Partner

Copenhagen

Asbjørn Mosgaard Hyldgaard joined Axcel in 2007 and is a partner in the Copenhagen office. Asbjørn is a vice chairman of GUBI. Before joining Axcel, he worked for Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen. He holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and has also studied at the University of Cape Town and Lehigh University in the US.

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Christoffer Arthur Müller

Partner

Copenhagen

Christoffer Arthur Müller joined Axcel in 2009 and is a partner at the Copenhagen office. Christoffer is vice chairman of Frontmatec as well as Mountain Top Industries. Before joining Axcel, he worked at A.T. Kearney and Nordea. He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and has also studied at the London School of Economics.

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Partners

Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen

Managing Partner

Copenhagen

Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen joined Axcel in 2015 and is now managing partner. Christian sits on the boards of Frontmatec, Delete Group and Axcel Management. Before joining Axcel, he served as CFO of Icopal and held positions at Chr. Hansen and Danske Bank Corporate Finance as well as Axcel itself from 1999 to 2005. Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen holds an MSc in Economics from Copenhagen Business School.

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Christian Frigast

Executive Chairman, Partner

Copenhagen

Christian Frigast helped found Axcel and was managing partner at Axcel from 1994 to 2016. He is now partner and executive chairman. Christian is chairman of Axcel Management, Danish Ship Finance Holding, EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, DVCA, and Board Leadership Society in Denmark, vice chairman of PANDORA, PostNord, and Axcel’s Advisory Board. He also sits on the board of Nissens. Christian co-founded and chairs Axcel’s think-tank, Axcelfuture, and is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School. Before joining Axcel, Christian worked for Incentive and Nordea. Christian holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

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Peter Nyegaard

Chief Financial Officer, Partner

Copenhagen

Peter Nyegaard joined Axcel in 2015 and is a partner and CFO at the Copenhagen office. He has overall responsibility for Axcel's finance functions, fund management and investor relations. Peter is a chairman of FIH and vice chairman of Danish Ship Finance, and also sits on the board of Orion Diagnostica. Before joining Axcel, he spent more than 25 years at Nordea, most recently as a member of the Group Executive Management. Peter holds an MSc in Economics from University of Copenhagen.

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Christian Bamberger Bro

Partner

Copenhagen

Christian Bamberger Bro joined Axcel in 2014 and is a partner at the Copenhagen office. Christian is vice chairman of Loopia Group and also sits on the board of Axcel Management. Before joining Axcel, he worked for Permira in London and Stockholm and for McKinsey & Co and Nordea Corporate Finance in Copenhagen. Christian Bamberger Bro holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus University.

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Lars Cordt

Partner

Copenhagen

Lars Cordt joined Axcel in 2006 and is a partner at the Copenhagen office. He also chairs Axcel's Operating Review Committee. Lars is vice chairman of Nissens and sits on the board of GUBI and Mountain Top Industries. Before joining Axcel, Lars worked at PwC. Lars Cordt holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

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Thomas Blomqvist

Partner

Stockholm

Thomas Blomqvist joined Axcel in 2016 and is a partner at the Stockholm office. Thomas is vice chairman of Orion Diagnostica and and ESB and board member of Loopia Group. He has extensive private equity experience, having previously been the partner responsible for the Nordic region at US private equity firm The Riverside Company since 2007. Prior to that, Thomas worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan in London. Thomas Blomqvist holds an MSc in Finance and International Business from Stockholm School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.

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Asbjørn Mosgaard Hyldgaard

Partner

Copenhagen

Asbjørn Mosgaard Hyldgaard joined Axcel in 2007 and is a partner in the Copenhagen office. Asbjørn is a vice chairman of GUBI. Before joining Axcel, he worked for Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen. He holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and has also studied at the University of Cape Town and Lehigh University in the US.

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Christoffer Arthur Müller

Partner

Copenhagen

Christoffer Arthur Müller joined Axcel in 2009 and is a partner at the Copenhagen office. Christoffer is vice chairman of Frontmatec as well as Mountain Top Industries. Before joining Axcel, he worked at A.T. Kearney and Nordea. He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and has also studied at the London School of Economics.

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