EO Nordic launches

Following its acquisition of EPO.com see EVCJ February, p21 , EO, the online share distribution platform for retail investors has launched EO Nordic, complete with a senior management team. EO Nordic is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EO plc.

Lars Nord will head the division as chief executive. He has 18 years experience of international investment banking as Nordic head of Paribas and as financial advisor to leading international investment groups.

Jakob Kinde, a managing director and co-founder of EO, will be chairman of the board of EO Nordic. He has over 18 years of corporate finance experience as director and head of Nordic Corporate Finance at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and also at Samuel Montagu. Kinde was also a director of NewMedia Investors and a co-founder of NewMedia SPARK.

Bjrn Frling will become a non-executive director and an advisor to EO Nordic. He was most recently partner at Lazard. Prior to that, he was a partner and co-founder of Brummer & Partners and global head of corporate finance at Alfred Berg.

Other EO Nordic board members are Ola Lauritzson, Michael Carpenter, Simon North, Jan Sipek and Frank Dullaghan as deputy board member.

EO Nordic will work with investment banks and stockbrokers in the Nordic region to make Nordic IPO’s and private placements available to retail investors across Europe. The new team will build on epo.com’s established presence in the region to offer its existing partners unrivalled access to Nordic retail investors.