Nordic Capital announces seven promotions including two partners

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- Promotions follow a strong year for Nordic Capital and reflects the skill and growth of Nordic Capital’s advisory organisation.

Nordic Capital today announced that several promotions have been made following a very successful year in 2021. These promotions further strengthen the Nordic Capital advisory team across functions and roles.

Chris Lodge, based in London, has been promoted to Partner and Peter Thorninger, based in Copenhagen, to Operating Partner and Head of Operations Advisory.

Chris Lodge joined in 2012 and has executed a multitude of innovative, market precedent setting debt financings to drive value for Nordic Capital. He has been able to achieve this due to his creative thinking, deep knowledge of all available financing technologies and strong relationships in the debt financing community.

Peter Thorninger joined in 2016 and has had a prominent role in developing the Nordic Capital operations advisory team and its strategy. Peter has been central in driving performance in several portfolio companies with a specific focus on the technology sector.

Five promotions to Principal have been made; Investment professionals Rickard Torell, Deal Leader for Payments, and Rolf Torsøe, Country Coverage Manager for Norway and Deal Leader for Applications Software, both in the Technology & Payments team; Elin Ljung who manages the Communications & Sustainability team; and Lena Ulrich, leading Investor Relations for the EMEA region, and Daniel Kanak, leading Investor Relations for North America, Latin America & Japan.

Strengthening the advisory team further increases Nordic Capital’s capacity and position within the key sectors and regions in which Nordic Capital invests, and with its investors across the globe. Nordic Capital has had a very strong year completing the close of Nordic Capital Evolution at EUR 1.2 bn as well as fourteen platform deals and making eight full or partial exits.

“Huge congratulations to these individuals for their well-deserved promotions, all of whom have made considerable contributions in their different roles. 2021 has been another landmark year for Nordic Capital, with a successful virtual fundraise, a high pace of investment and exit activity and an intense focus on active ownership across Nordic Capital’s portfolio of market-leading businesses. The success of Nordic Capital is testament to the strength and commitment of our team and these promotions reflect the personal achievement of these highly deserving individuals,” said Kristoffer Melinder, Managing Partner, Nordic Capital Advisors.

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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 long history. Focus sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services, and selectively, Industrial & Business Services. Key regions are Europe and globally for Healthcare and Technology & Payments investments. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested more than EUR 19 billion in over 120 investments. The most recent entities are Nordic Capital X with EUR 6.1 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