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Silverfleet appoints Karl Eidem as Co-Head of Nordic Region

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Opalesque Industry Update - Silverfleet Capital has hired Karl Eidem as Co-Head of the Nordic Region. Karl will work closely with Gareth Whiley, Partner who currently heads the region to further develop the firm's capabilities and help to build on Silverfleet's successful track record in Scandinavia, where the firm has made three investments and achieved one exit since 2013.

Karl joins Silverfleet from Swedish national pension fund AP6, where he was an Investment Director overseeing the development of an international investment programme through mid to large cap private equity firms and co-investments. Prior to that, he was a Senior Principal at Doughty Hanson in Stockholm and London, responsible for origination of Nordic investments. Previously he was a Partner at Nordic investment bank ABG Sundal Collier and an Investment Banking Director in the Nordic and Industrial team at Lehman Brothers International. Karl began his career as a management consultant with Accenture in Stockholm.

Karl has an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University in the US. He graduated with an MSc in Psychology from the University of Stockholm.

Neil MacDougall, Managing Partner at Silverfleet Capital, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Karl to Silverfleet. He brings valuable experience to our team and will play an important role as we continue to build up our presence in the Nordic Region."

Commenting on his appointment, Karl said: "I have admired Silverfleet's success in executing its buy-to-build investment strategy for many years and am excited to be joining the firm. I look forward to working with Gareth and the team to build on the firm's first class reputation in the Nordic Region."

Since 2004, 23% of Silverfleet's new investments by capital have been in companies with headquarters in the Nordic region. In 2016 Silverfleet sold Cimbria, a Danish-headquartered manufacturer of equipment and processing lines for seed and grain, to AGCO Corporation for approximately €310 million. Existing Nordic investments include Copenhagen-headquartered Phase One, the leading provider of open-platform, high-end camera systems and solutions, and Masai, a Danish womenswear clothing brand.

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