Apax Partners has announced the formal opening of its Nordic office and the appointment of Lars Johansson, a senior partner of IT Provider, as director and head of Apax Partners’ Nordic operations. Lars will be supported by Simon Lindfors, who was previously a partner at IT Provider. Andrew Barrett, director of Apax Partners, currently based in Sweden, will support the integration of the new team into the Apax Partners global firm.
Johansson was a senior partner of IT Provider, a Swedish venture capital management company. Previously, he was vice president for corporate
finance at Svenska Handelsbanken Markets. Prior to this he was president and founder of Provestor AB, an investment advisory company, vice president for Corporate Finance at Citibank (Sweden) and a management consultant with McKinsey & Co.
Simon Lindfors was a partner at IT Provider, where he was responsible for key later stage investments and a supporting partner in the company’s fund raising activities. Previously, he was a director of corporate finance at Maizels, Westerberg & Co (London.). Prior to this he was a co-founder of Fondex International, the first Swedish independent on-line mutual fund market, and a senior manager of corporate finance at Svenska Handelsbanken Markets.