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Medtronic’s Per Sköld joins CapMan Life Science


CapMan Press Release 17 March 2008 at 2.45 p.m.

Per Sköld, M.Sc. (Econ.), Head of Nordic operations of Medtronic, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, will transfer to CapMan Life Science team as Partner effective 1 April 2008. CapMan Life Science’s most recent investments have centred on healthcare services providers that complement the team’s portfolio of medtech companies.
Per Sköld will transfer to CapMan from one of the world’s leading medical technology company Medtronic, where he had headed Nordic operations. Previously Mr Sköld had held executive positions at General Electrics Medical Systems following GE’s acquisition of ProAct Medical AB, a medtech company founded by Mr Sköld and his partners, in 2001.
“It brings me great pleasure to announce that Per Sköld has decided to join our team. I highly value Per’s know-how as an entrepreneur and executive in multinational medtech company. Along with our current investment focus of medtech companies we will concentrate on healthcare service providers which, according to our experience, offer excellent investment opportunities in the prevailing market situation. The cornerstones for value creation in our investments continue to be the commercialisation of products or services, profitable growth and internationalisation and deep sector knowledge in partnership with entrepreneurs and company executives. The new CapMan Life Science IV fund enables us to make investments in several companies with strong growth potential,” says Senior Partner Jan Lundahl, Head of CapMan Life Science.
Lots of new investments and an experienced team
CapMan Life Science is one of the most experienced investment teams in Europe in the life science sector. Examples of the team’s most recent investments include Swedish private healthcare service provider Nacka Närsjukhus Proxima AB, Finnish healthcare ICT company Mawell Oy and Norwegian provider of medical imaging services Curato AS. The members of the team with for development of the current portfolio are Senior Partner Jan Lundahl, Partner Björn Nordenvall and Partner Johan Bennarsten, who both are doctors.
For further information, please contact:
Jan Lundahl, Head of CapMan Life Science, Senior Partner, tel. + 46 8 545 85 475 or +46 708 56 19 53
CapMan is one of the leading alternative asset managers in the Nordic countries and manages Nordic funds with approximately EUR 3.9 billion in total capital. CapMan has four investment areas (CapMan Buyout, CapMan Technology, CapMan Life Science and CapMan Real Estate), and each of them has a dedicated team and funds. Altogether CapMan employs 110 people in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo. CapMan was established in 1989 and its B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange since 2001.