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”My passion is to uncover the unique value in each transaction”
Sadjad is an Analyst at Gemstone Capital, and his day-to-day activities entail M&A and IPO project execution, conducting market research and preparation of investor material.
Prior to Sadjad joining Gemstone Capital, he worked as a Financial Analyst at PwC and Customer Agent at Nordea. Sadjad is currently finalizing his Maters’s degree in Finance & Accounting (FIR) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, both from Copenhagen Business School.
Besides studies and work Sadjad enjoys to play padel tennis and spending time with friends and family.
”I enjoy seeing our clients succeed and being a part of their journey – and advise them in small steps and big leaps.”
With experience working with equity capital markets, especially in the Nordics, Albert helps provide strategic guidance and conduct various analyses for clients in his position as Junior Analyst at Gemstone Capital.
Before becoming a part of the Gemstone team Albert worked as an Investment Analyst in a boutique investment bank specializing in capital raising in the Nordics. In that role, Albert’s main focus was raising equity capital for clients and providing strategic advisory.
While working with us Albert spends his time at Copenhagen Business School where he is pursuing a MSc. in Applied Economics and Finance.
When Albert is not busy with clients, he will be occupied playing golf, tennis, football – or having a good time in Copenhagen, if the weather allows it.
“I am very passionate about business development and co-operating with companies with the shared vision of being successful”
Patrick is an Analyst at Gemstone Capital. He has great interest in the disciplines of Economics and Finance and is currently studying Economics at the University of Copenhagen (stud. polit).
Patrick joined the Gemstone team in October 2020 and had previously completed two internships as a Financial Analyst: one for a Danish neurological start-up and one for an Australian management fund. Patrick’s primary roles as an Analyst are conducting market analysis, business development, preparing company material and investor relations.
Besides studying and working, Patrick enjoys playing golf and football. Patrick has lived and studied three years in Sydney, Australia and is currently located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Patrick is an out-going and cooperative individual who thrives while being a part of a tightly-knit team.
“I thrive on getting the absolute most out of every opportunity and not letting anything slip through the cracks. I love finding new and smarter ways to work and always feeling like I am on top of everything”
Alexander is a Junior Analyst at Gemstone Capital and a law student at Lund university, one of the top ranked law schools in Europe. Two years prior to his law studies, Alexander started working at Lindahl, one of the biggest lawfirms in Sweden focusing on both international and national transactions. When moving on from Lindahl last year, Alexander choose to further explore the world of private investing, especially in the Nordic small and microcap markets, starting already in his years in upper secondary school. Consequently, Alexander has an understanding of many different transactions from IPOs to M&A in both a private and corporate setting.
Growing up with Danish parents in the United States allowed Alexander to become bilingual from an early age. Alexander moved to Sweden some years ago and is now completely fluent in Swedish as well. Knowing the languages and understanding both private and business cultures in the regions makes the Nordic borders much easier to maneuver across.
Alexander Lives in Lund, a hotspot for tech startups and only a short commute from Copenhagen, Malmö and Helsingborg.
”My job is to challenge our clients, and help them uncover and communicate the true potential of their business. At Gemstone, we believe in long-term value, and manifest that through our close client relationships. I bring a structured and analytical mindset to the table, combined with a bold approach to corporate strategy and capital solutions.”
Kristoffer is an Associate Director with Gemstone Capital, combining years of project management and asset management experience with an ambitious approach to strategy and leadership, to provide best-in-class advisory to clients.
Prior to joining Gemstone, Kristoffer has spent 2,5 years working within asset management, with a pension fund managing DKK 35 billion. His focus was partly on operational excellence and partly on client management. Following this, he has worked in an internal consulting capacity, heading up a small project team focused on supporting C-suite management in uncovering, analyzing, and executing key strategic projects on a global scale.
Kristoffer has worked and/or studied in Australia, Canada, and the USA as he obtained his BSc. in Economics & Business Administration and his MSc. in Strategy, Organization & Leadership from Copenhagen Business School. He lives in Copenhagen and has family in Barcelona.
”I’ve done it thousands of time for almost 20 years but still I just love to meet young companies led by entrepreneurs and try to find the best way to assist and develop.”
Stefan is the Senior Advisor of Gemstone Capital. Being a project manager for about 80 IPOs and an additional 200 fund raisings, Stefan is probably the most experienced project manager for public microcap companies in the Nordics.
In 2003, Stefan cofounded the broker firm Sedermera Fondkommission and in 2009 Stefan was the cofounder of ATS Finans AB, the holding company of the stock exchange AktieTorget and the broker firm Sedermera Fondkommission. In 2014, Stefan moved on from Sedermera Fondkommission and in 2016 he sold his part of ATS Finans AB.
Stefan is often engaged as a lecturer and supervisor in the subject “listing and fund raising for small and medium sized entrepreneur led companies” (SME/Microcap) by investment firms, audit firms, banks, incubators and universities.
Stefan lives in Ängelholm, 30km north of Helsingborg and in Hamburg with his family.
“I am the corporate guy on the team. It is my passion to build businesses and I have enjoyed doing transactions and growing teams and tech-companies of all sizes.”
Peter is co-founder and CEO of Gemstone Capital. Peter has done business in 50+ countries, started subsidiaries in most of Europe and worked with transactions from 25mDKK and up to 13bnDKK.
For +20 years he has been working in many different roles: CEO, Chairman, investor, founder, advisor. This includes being a Senior Executive in companies like Microsoft, Apple. At 1CT, the entity that lead to Gemstone Capital, Peter was involved in transactions, etc. from 2009, both as CEO and as board member.
Peter has always focused upon development of technology companies and worked as CEO since 1990 in companies from 50-5.500 people. Peter has a Bachelor in Marketing and Management courses from Insead and Henley MBA institute.
Peter is married and lives outside Copenhagen with his family.
”I am an investor, international business developer, transaction specialist and executive with strong track record. As a person, I am a fighter and a teamplayer.
Søren is the founder and Managing Partner of Gemstone Capital. Søren is passionate about scaling and realizing value in technology companies.
For +20 years he has been dedicated to just that – working in many different roles: CEO, Chairman, Investor, Founder, Advisor, General Partner and Transaction Specialist. He has been involved in more than 50 companies in a dozen countries. At 1CT, the entity that he founded and lead before Gemstone Capital, Søren headed 40 transactions with more than 2bnDKK in combined transaction value. Before that, he was involved in more than 25 transactions as Chairman, Investor, Senior Advisor, etc.
Søren worked in New York and London and is now based outside Copenhagen with his family. He started his career in banking and transformed to become a corporate entrepreneur before he began focusing on investment in, development of and transactions in relation to technology companies.
On his way, Søren graduated with an Executive MBA from Scandinavian International Management Institute (now CBS).