Conni Jonsson

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(businessman)
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Born15 July 1960
NationalitySwedish
Alma materLinköping University
Member ofWallenberg 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[1], 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.[1]

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."[1]

"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."[1]


 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/20169 June 201612 June 2016Germany
Dresden
The 2016 Bilderberg meeting took place in Dresden, Germany.
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