News & Press Releases - November 23, 2021

Axcel appoints new members of the Advisory Board and new CFO

Lars Rebien Sørensen, Chairman of the Axcel Advisory Board, said:

“We are in a process of rejuvenating the Advisory Board, and I am very pleased that Anna and Catharina are joining the board. With outstanding personal credentials and deep sector knowledge within the technology and consumer space, they are a strong complementary fit that will further develop Axcel’s position as a leading Nordic private equity firm. I would also very much like to thank the departing members of the Advisory Board who have made invaluable contributions over the last many years.”

Anna Mossberg, Swedish national, has over 20 years of in-depth digital knowledge combined with an extensive leadership experience from among others Google Sweden and Deutsche Telekom. Anna is member of the board of directors of Orkla, Swisscom, Swedbank, Schibsted and Byggfakta.

Catharina Stackelberg-Hammarén, Finnish national, has over 20 years of experience in the consumer goods industry from Marketing Clinic and the Coca-Cola company. Catharina is Executive Chairman at Marketing Clinic and member of the board of directors of Alma Media, Marimekko, Royal Unibrew and Kojamo.

The Axcel Advisory Board now consist of Lars Rebien Sørensen (Chairman), Christian Frigast (Deputy Chairman), Mads Nipper, Endre Rangnes, Catharina Stackelberg-Hammarén and Anna Mossberg.


Jesper Frydensberg Rasmussen appointed new CFO

Peter Nyegaard, CFO and partner at Axcel since 2015, has decided to step down to free up time to pursue other activities. Peter will continue in a role as Senior Advisor, focusing on Axcel’s investment in Danish Ship Finance, and also continue as board member of both Moment and Delete.

Jesper Frydensberg Rasmussen, who has served as Head of Finance since 2011, has taken over as new CFO.

Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen, Managing Partner of Axcel, said:

“I would like to thank Peter for his big contribution and dedication over the last six years, and I respect his decision and wish to step down as CFO and partner. I am, however, also very happy that we have a strong internal candidate who has the talent and capability to take over Peter’s responsibilities in the finance practice. “


A full overview of Axcel’s team and Axcel Advisory Board can be found here.


About Axcel

Founded in 1994, Axcel is a Nordic private equity firm focusing on mid-market companies, with a broad base of both Nordic and international investors. Axcel has raised six funds with total committed capital of EUR 2.8 billion. These funds have made 61 platform investments with well over 100 add-on investments, and 43 exits. Axcel currently owns 18 companies. Axcel Management A/S holds a license from the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority to operate as a management company. Axcel is therefore subject to supervision and inspection by the FSA in respect of the funds Axcel IV, Axcel V and Axcel VI.


Further information:

Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen, Managing Partner


Tel.: +45 21 78 36 97