eQ’s private equity team is very experienced and widely known both in the international and domestic private equity markets. All investment directors in the team are members of numerous investment committees of both foreign and domestic funds. The combined private equity investment experience of the team exceeds 70 years.

Strong client relationships, experience and contacts enable access to the best private equity funds in the market. Manager selection is critical in achieving superior returns. The team searches continuously new investment opportunities and new manners of investing and proactively meets 150 to 200 managers per annum. The most attractive proposals lead to further due diligence and ultimately a handful commitments are made annually. We consider our active approach, constant dialogue with managers and our ability to estimate upcoming investment opportunities central parts of our strategy and proficiency. 

Staffan Jåfs 

Staffan Jåfs, Head of Private Equity, M.Sc. Econ

In private equity since 2000

Previous experience: Proventure

Focus areas: Nordics, North America, Asia, Africa, Credit

 

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Hannu Iiskola

Hannu Iiskola, Chief Investment Officer, B.Sc. Econ

In private equity since 1994

Previous experience: Mandatum Private Equity Funds, Sampo Plc, Union Bank of Finland

Focus areas: Germany, Switzerland, Benelux, UK, North America, Russia/CIS, CEE/SEE

 

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Peter Borg

Peter Borg, Investment Director, M.Sc. Econ

In private equity since 1995

Previous experience: Mandatum Private Equity Funds, FVCA, Sitra

Focus areas: Benelux, Nordics, France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia/CIS, South America

 

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Tomi Olin

Tomi Olin, Investment Manager, M.Sc. Econ

In private equity since 2012

Previous experience: eQ Asset Management, eQ Bank/Nordnet, Luottokunta

Focus areas: UK, France, Credit

 

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Mika Hakola

Mika Hakola, Investment Manager, M.Sc. Finance

In private equity since 2011

Previous experience: ICECAPITAL Securities, Access Capital Partners

Focus areas: Secondary transactions

 

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Emma Honkanen 

Emma Honkanen, Associate, M.Sc. Finance

In private equity since 2016

Previous experience: Nordea Markets, Translink Corporate Finance

Focus areas: Nordics, CEE/SEE, Spain, Italy

 

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TB 

Teemu Blomqvist, Associate, M.Sc. Econ

In private equity since 2018

Previous experience: BlackRock, Evli, Nordea

Focus areas: Secondary transactions

 

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