24 Jan 2024

Investec expands into Nordics with new hires

Appointments further strengthen European M&A offering.


Capitalmind Investec, a leading European M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce the appointments of Sture Stölen and Lars Carlson as Partners, based in Stockholm. These appointments in the Nordic region represent an important part of the firm’s strategy to broaden its European footprint.

Lars and Sture both have over 25 years’ experience in the market. Lars previously held roles at investment banks and M&A boutiques and also Skandia and NCC with a strong focus on M&A and equity capital markets advice. He has also held non-executive and other roles on company boards, predominantly in the TMT industry. Sture has advised corporates across the Nordics and has served on the board of Forex Bank. His capital markets experience includes large IPOs and M&A projects, as well as investor relations work.

The new team will seek growth opportunities in the region, building upon Capitalmind Investec’s reputation as a highly regarded pan-European M&A advisory business. Capitalmind Investec provides bespoke M&A advice to the mid-market spanning corporate, private equity and entrepreneurs to enable them to meet their strategic objectives.

The Investec Group’s global M&A advisory business includes over 300 professionals in Europe, US, Africa and Asia. In 2023, Investec* took a majority position in Capitalmind, which has offices in France, Germany, Benelux, the Nordics and Switzerland, increasing its economic interest to ca.60%.

Jan Willem, Managing Partner and Board Director at Capitalmind Investec, said: “Companies in several sectors across the Nordics are looking for opportunities outside the region. Lars and Sture have proven capabilities and relationship networks and we look forward to growing our M&A work with them while at the same time bringing our wider expertise to the Nordics, including leverage finance and fund solutions to private equity, such as GP financing, continuation funds, NAV facilities and the like.”

Sture Stölen and Lars Carlson, Partners – Nordics at Capitalmind Investec, added: “The Nordic region is a growing market, and we strongly believe that Capitalmind Investec, with its superior global coverage and know-how together with the full banking capabilities of the Investec Group, is well placed to join with us and capitalise on the opportunity.”

Charles Barlow, Head of Cross Border Corporate Finance at Investec Bank plc, added: “We pursue an ambitious growth strategy for our advisory business and the range of client solutions we offer globally. The Nordics has always been an important region within Europe for Investec and Capitalmind and we see tremendous growth opportunities in this market.”


* The transaction was announced on June 2023 between Investec Bank plc and Capitalmind Group. You can find the announcement here: Investec acquires majority interest in Capitalmind