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Nordic Capital Partner Promotions 2023

FEBRUARY 01 2024

2023 was an eventful year for Nordic Capital. It saw continued strong performance with seven platform acquisitions and three divestments. With its early decision to adapt a specialist mindset and sub-sector strategy, Nordic Capital continues to work with some of the world’s most exciting companies, as well as attracting and developing the industry’s best talent. It is a pleasure to announce four Partner promotions within the investment advisory team, reflecting the firm’s growth, as well as the depth and breadth of the leadership team at Nordic Capital Advisors.

Nordic Capital has continued to build upon its strong talent base, with 230 employees across its fund and advisory teams now working from ten offices in three continents.

In the wake of its ongoing growth and strong performance, Nordic Capital is pleased to welcome four new Investment Advisory Partners, all with a long history at the firm. All four individuals have been promoted within the organisation, in recognition of their contributions to its success, strategy, culture and values.

Joakim Andreasson is based in Stockholm and is part of the Industrial and Business Services team. Joakim joined Nordic Capital Advisors in 2008 and has played a significant role in developing a successful specialised approach within the Advanced Services sub-sector, with key expertise on circular business models and sustainable transformations.

Joel Davidkin is based in New York. He joined Nordic Capital Advisors in 2012 and is a key member of the Healthcare team. Joel has been critical to building Nordic Capital’s presence and expertise in the US market. He has led several significant investments focused on the fields of Medical Technology & Life Sciences.

Christopher Ekdahl is based in Stockholm and is a senior member of the Financial Services team. Since joining Nordic Capital Advisors in 2011, Christopher has played a significant role in developing Nordic Capital’s deep expertise in Financial Services, especially in Retail Lending and Property and Casualty Insurance sub-sectors.

David Samuelson is based in London. He joined Nordic Capital Advisors in 2010 and is a senior member of the Evolution Advisory team, where he specialises in Financial Services and Financial Markets Software in the mid-market segment. David has been vital in developing the mid-market strategy. The Evolution fund closed in record time in 2021 and has since made eight platform investments in Nordic Capital’s selected sectors.

Kristoffer Melinder, Managing Partner, Nordic Capital Advisors, commented: 

“At Nordic Capital, success is built on both personal dedication and a collaborative culture with strong team values. These promotions exemplify this, with each of the four new partners adding to the strength and experience of the firm and further building our organisation for the future. Each of the new partners has significantly contributed to Nordic Capital’s growth throughout the years - many congratulations for their well-deserved promotions.”

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About Nordic Capital

Nordic Capital is a leading sector-specialised private equity investor with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a long history. Focus sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services, and Industrial & Business Services. Key regions are Europe and globally for Healthcare and Technology & Payments investments. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested EUR 23 billion in 140 investments. The most recent entities are Nordic Capital XI with EUR 9.0 billion in committed capital and Nordic Capital Evolution with EUR 1.2 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors such as pension funds. Nordic Capital Advisors have local offices in Sweden, the UK, the US, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and South Korea. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit

“Nordic Capital” refers to, depending on the context, any, or all, Nordic Capital branded entities, vehicles, structures, and associated entities. The general partners and/or delegated portfolio managers of Nordic Capital’s entities and vehicles are advised by several non-discretionary sub-advisory entities, any or all of which are referred to as “Nordic Capital Advisors”.