CapMan to launch public equities vehicle

Jukka Ruuska, president of the OMX Nordic Exchanges and the Stockholm Stock Exchange, has been appointed by CapMan to head up the buyout firm’s business development project to establish an equity fund investing in publicly listed Nordic companies.

Ruuska has been president of the OMX Nordic Exchanges since 2003, when the Helsinki Stock Exchange (HEX) and the Stockholm Stock Exchange parent company OM were merged, and president of the Stockholm Stock Exchange since January 2005. As of February 2008 he was appointed executive vice president of transaction services Europe in the NASDAQ OMX Group merged in early March 2008 and reports to Bob Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ OMX.