Nordic Capital talent once again recognised by top industry ranking

MAY 02 2019

  • Henrik Johansson (36), General Counsel and Principal at the Advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds, has been named as one of the Future Leaders of Private Equity.

The “PEI Future 40” list, compiled for the first time by Private Equity International magazine, includes 40 private equity professionals under the age of 40 with the potential of becoming future industry leaders and recognises Henrik as one of the “legal minds making waves across the industry”. Henrik joins a number of Nordic Capital team members who have recently been recognised as emerging private equity talent by industry rankings and awards.

Nominees were judged on three criteria: evidence of leadership and innovation; the calibre of the firms they have worked with and any deals they have generated; and whether they possess an “X factor” that marks them out as a future leader in private equity. Nominations were made globally across the private equity industry with Henrik as the only person based in the Nordic region to be included in the final list this year.

Henrik joined Nordic Capital in May 2018 as General Counsel with overall responsibility for Nordic Capital’s legal and tax affairs globally. He leads a team of eight people and has already spearheaded a number of initiatives to strengthen the Firm’s legal department and deal execution capabilities. Henrik has also been an integral part of the deal team on exits and investments, including Nordic Capital’s spectacular exit of European animal health leader AniCura to Mars Petcare in 2018, where he made a major contribution to the execution of the deal. Henrik was promoted to Principal in January 2019.

Prior to joining Nordic Capital, Henrik was a partner at leading Swedish law firm Mannheimer Swartling.

Kristoffer Melinder, Managing Partner at Nordic Capital, commented: “At Nordic Capital, we are focused on attracting and developing the best and brightest people and this industry recognition is a great endorsement of Henrik’s talent. Henrik’s appointment forms part of our constant drive to invest in our organisational structure and develop our in-house legal, tax and deal execution capabilities. He has already made a very significant impact, as is demonstrated by his inclusion in this ranking, and I would like to offer my congratulations on his well-deserved achievement.”

This ranking coincides with the anniversary of the close of Nordic Capital’s ninth Fund, which was oversubscribed at just over EUR 4.3 billion. Since then, the firm has been highly active, completing nine acquisitions; the most recent of which, digital identity pioneer Signicat, signed last month. During the last 12 months, Nordic Capital Funds have also successfully divested AniCura to Mars Petcare, and Unifeeder to DP World.

Nordic Capital’s team currently comprises 140 people based in Stockholm, London, Jersey, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Luxembourg and Oslo.

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About Nordic Capital

Nordic Capital is a leading 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 proven track record. Core sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services and in addition Industrial Goods & Services and Consumer. Key regions are the Nordics, Northern Europe and globally for Healthcare. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested EUR 14 billion in over 100 investments. The most recent fund is Nordic Capital Fund IX with EUR 4.3 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors such as pension funds. The Nordic Capital Funds and vehicles are based in Jersey and are advised by advisory entities, which are based in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit