Robert Ahldin joins the firm as Partner and Head of Asset Management, with broad experience as a tech investor and deal maker, having previously started venture capital firms Arctic Ventures and Rite Ventures as well as the investment bank Remium. Most recently Robert managed his own investment firm Edastra.
Ann Grevelius joins as Partner. Ann is an award-winning fund manager with almost 20 years of experience within Asset Management. She was previously CIO and Global Head of Investment Strategy at SEB and has managed several mutual funds successfully, ranging from stocks to asset allocation. She has also headed up Swedish and Nordic Equities at SEB and Svenska Handelsbanken, as well as managing Sweden´s largest multi-Family Office at SEB Wealth Management.
Joakim Dal joins as Investment Manager. For the last few years he has been working with venture capital at Edastra, private equity at EQT and M&A at Morgan Stanley.
Together, this new team brings to GP Bullhound an impressive expertise from VC stage asset management to late stage and public investment, and will work on managing and growing the size and the investments of GP Bullhound Sidecar. The team will be working from the firm’s Stockholm office and will focus on co-investing with the firm’s global network of VCs and growth funds that are passionate about European innovation.
GP Bullhound Sidecar is the independent investment arm of GP Bullhound and has been investing since 2008 in leading tech companies such as Avito, Spotify, Leovegas, Klarna, MyOptique, The Cloud (sold to BSkyBy) Fjord (sold to Accenture), 13th Lab (sold to Facebook). For more information please visit http://www.gpbullhound.com/investments/
“I speak for all the firm when I say that it is a proud moment to announce that three such high-profile investors as Robert, Ann and Joakim are joining GP Bullhound to expand our investment activities. At GP Bullhound, we are passionate about helping to build a vibrant European entrepreneurial climate and will continue to do so through our advisory services, research, events and co-investment activities.” said Per Roman, Managing Partner of GP Bullhound.
Robert Ahldin added: “This is the most innovative time in human history. Information Technology continues to advance exponentially. The velocity and magnitude of building billion dollar companies is ever increasing. It is my firm belief that information technology will be the best performing asset class in the long run.”
Ann Grevelius said: “I am delighted to be joining the GP Bullhound team with its entrepreneurial mindset, great network and successful history. Being part of growing the firm’s asset management business is a sheer delight and I really look forward to the challenges of creating value in an ever-changing exciting world.”
As dealmakers in technology, GP Bullhound provides independent strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions and private placements to entrepreneurs, companies and investors. By combining a true passion for innovation with great access to global buyers and capital across Europe, US and Asia, GP Bullhound has completed transactions with many category leaders including Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord, King.com, Pingdom, Pozitron and Spotify. The firm was founded in London in 1999 and today also has offices in San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin and Manchester.