| Conni Jonsson |
|Born||15 July 1960|
|Alma mater||Linköping University|
|Member of||Wallenberg Sphere|
Financier connected to the Wallenberg family.
Yngve Conni Jonsson is a Swedish financier connected to the Wallenberg family.
Jonsson studied business administration at Linköping University with a degree in 1984. He then worked at Robur funds and from 1987 at Investor AB, the Wallenberg family Holding Company, as Executive Vice President.
In 1994, he co-founded EQT Partners, 31 per cent-owned but not controlled by Investor AB, and was the CEO of this company until March 1, 2014, when he became its Chairman of the Board. From its origins as a Nordic buy-out group that solely acquired companies, Jonsson has expanded EQT geographically – into Germany and Eastern Europe – and widened its investment scope towards other assets such as growth capital, debt, distressed companies and infrastructure.
Since 1994, EQT has become one of Europe’s most successful private equity groups. "That success, combined with a management style so aligned to that of Investor AB’s, has meant that the latter’s chairman, Jacob Wallenberg, has never felt the need to shorten the arms-length relationship between the two groups."
"Where rival firms might brood extensively about ideal debt structures, Mr Jonsson will first and foremost seek to overhaul a company’s strategy and controls. Typically, a grey-haired industrialist will be installed as chairman of companies bought by EQT and at least two additional industrialists and EQT’s own partners will be brought on to the board."
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/2016||9 June 2016||12 June 2016||Germany|
|The 2016 Bilderberg meeting took place in Dresden, Germany.|