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, IsaDora, 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, 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 boards of Nissens 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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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 Nissens and sits on the board of GUBI and Mountain Top Industries. Furthermore, Lars Cordt is Head of Axcel's Operating Review.

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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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Asbjørn Mosgaard Hyldgaard

Partner

Copenhagen

Asbjørn Mosgaard Hyldgaard 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. He joined Axcel in 2007 from Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen. Asbjørn sits on the board of Ball Group.

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Christoffer Arthur Müller

Partner

Copenhagen

Christoffer Arthur Müller holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and has also studied at the London School of Economics. He joined Axcel in 2009 after spells at A.T. Kearney and Nordea. Christoffer Arthur Müller is deputy chairman of Frontmatec as well as Mountain Top Industries and he is a board observer at EG.

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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, IsaDora, 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, 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 boards of Nissens 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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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 Nissens and sits on the board of GUBI and Mountain Top Industries. Furthermore, Lars Cordt is Head of Axcel's Operating Review.

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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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Asbjørn Mosgaard Hyldgaard

Partner

Copenhagen

Asbjørn Mosgaard Hyldgaard 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. He joined Axcel in 2007 from Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen. Asbjørn sits on the board of Ball Group.

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Christoffer Arthur Müller

Partner

Copenhagen

Christoffer Arthur Müller holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and has also studied at the London School of Economics. He joined Axcel in 2009 after spells at A.T. Kearney and Nordea. Christoffer Arthur Müller is deputy chairman of Frontmatec as well as Mountain Top Industries and he is a board observer at EG.

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