Verdane promotes Daniel Ahlstrand to partner, makes three new hires in investment, IR teams


Northern European focused buyout house Verdane has promoted Daniel Ahlstrand, pictured, to partner and made three new hires across its investment and investor relations teams.

Ahlstrand joined Verdane in 2011 and led the investment team focusing on digitally native vertical brands. He was involved in the buyout of HYMA Skog & Trädgård, MATCHi and Royal Design Group.


The firm has also hired Anders Vinther-Antonsen and Fredrika Svanholm to join its investment team. Vinther-Antonsen joined Verdane from Silver Lake and Svanholm was analyst at Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division.

Hanna Skärblom joined Verdane’s IR team from EY.

Bjarne Kveim Lie, co-founder and managing partner at Verdane said,“With a ten year record of value creation excellence together with our digital consumer businesses, we are pleased to recognise Daniel’s significant contributions to the firm by welcoming him to Verdane’s partner group.  

“As our digital consumer team continues to specialise across digital native brands, sustainable consumption, and digital services, Daniel will play a key role in helping scale some of best and brightest businesses in Northern Europe. We are also delighted to welcome our new joiners, and look forward to the diversity of experience and perspective they will bring to our investment and IR teams.”

Verdane made 11 investments in the first half of the year including British lifestyle brand WoolOvers, Juice Burst and Firefly parent Purity Soft Drinks and Nordic natural skincare and beauty brand Lumene.

It appointed Erik Osmundsen as partner in April to bring in expertise as a chief executive and sustainability expert.

Verdane continues to invest from its €540m Edda II fund and SEK 6bn Verdane Capital X fund.

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