September 23, 2017 12:52 PM ET

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Company Overview of Nordstjernan AB

Company Overview

Nordstjernan AB is a private equity and venture capital investment arm of Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation specializing in investments in mature, buyouts, and add-on acquisitions i.e. industry consolidations. It is a family-controlled investment company. It seeks to invest in invest in divestitures, small, mid- sized companies, and ownership successions during mature and turnaround stages. The firm focuses on publicly traded and privately held companies and developing listed and unlisted companies by contributing capital and expertise. It prefers to invest in all the sectors. The firm prefers to invest in the Nordic region consisting of Denmark, Sweden, Greenland, Norway and Icela...

Stureplan 3

Stockholm,  103 75


Founded in 1890


46 87 88 50 00

Key Executives for Nordstjernan AB

President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 55
Executive Vice President
Age: 52
Senior Investment Manager
Age: 47
Senior Investment Manager
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Nordstjernan AB Key Developments

Nordstjernan AB Announces Management Changes

At the AGM of Nordstjernan AB on May 5, 2017 announced that Hans Eckerström and Christoph Vitzthum were elected as new Board members. Hans Eckerström was a partner at NC Advisory, where he served as advisor to Nordic Capital's funds, from 2001 to 2015. Hans is currently a Board member of Thule Group AB. Christoph Vitzthum has been CEO of the Fazer Group since 2013 and is Chairman of the Board of Konecranes Oyj. Christoph worked at Wärtsilä Oyj from 1999 to 2013, and served as a Board member of NCC AB from 2010 to 2017. The company also announced Per Lindberg and Bo Risberg declined re-election.

Nordstjernan Appoints Johnny Alvarsson as Chairman

Nordstjernan has appointed Johnny Alvarsson as the new Chairman. Johnny Alvarsson was CEO of Indutrade from 2004-2017, during which time the company's sales increased from SEK 3.5 billion to SEK 13 billion.

Nordstjernan Seeks To Sell Bygghemma

Nordstjernan AB is planning to sell Bygghemma Sverige AB. The estimated price will be SEK 2 billion. Nordstjernan Chief Executive Officer Tomas Billing has announced that Bygghemma will either be sold or listed at the stock market. He has not commented on the time plan or possible interested parties

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