Team

team

PK Partners is based in Stockholm and comprises a team of experienced professionals with backgrounds in investment banking and management consulting. Please click on each name for further details.


Per Karlsson Chairman

Per founded PK Partners in 2002, after having worked as an independent advisor out of London and Stockholm since 1992.

Between 1986 and 1992, Per established and co-headed the M&A practice of Enskilda Securities in London. Per’s experiences also include The Boston Consulting Group in London (1979-1986) and IKEA Europe (1977-1978).

Per serves on the Board of Directors of IKANO S.A.

Per holds a degree from the Stockholm School of Economics.


Mats Palmblad Managing Partner

Mats joined PK Partners at the firm’s inception in 2002. Prior to that, Mats was a Partner and Director of The Boston Consulting Group in London and Stockholm where he co-founded its Nordic operations and lead the Nordic Healthcare Practice (1989-2002). Mats’ experiences also include Baxter International in Chicago and Brussels (1986-1989).

Mats holds an M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Lund University and an MBA from University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.


Peter Birke Senior Partner

Peter joined PK Partners from Macquarie where he was a Managing Director and head of Macquarie’s Nordic office. Prior to that, Peter was a Managing Director and the head of ABN Amro Corporate Finance (f. Alfred Berg) in Stockholm. Peter’s experiences also include Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications (1999-2000), Swedbank Corporate Finance (1996-1999) and Enskilda Securities (1991-1996).

Peter holds a degree from the Stockholm School of Economics.


Mattias Bjurling Director

Previous experiences include various internship positions, including Nordea Corporate Finance in Stockholm.

Mattias holds an M.Sc. (Business and Economics) with a major in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Markus Norlin Director

Previous experiences include positions in Macquarie Capital’s Nordic team, ABN Amro Corporate Finance, Alfred Berg Corporate Finance in Stockholm and most recently Skeberga Advisory.

Markus holds an M.Sc. with majors in Finance and Macro Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

 

Ludwig Wikström Senior Associate

Previous experiences include various part-time positions, including Valuation Europe in Stockholm.

Ludwig holds a B.Sc. (Business and Economics) from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Oscar Lidman Senior Associate

Previous experiences include various internship positions, including Downing LLP Investment Management in London.

Oscar holds a B.Sc. (Business Administration) from the University of Bath.

 

Emil Ekberg Associate

Previous experiences include various internship positions, including Pioneer Equity Partners in London.

Emil holds an M.Sc. in Finance and Management from the University of Glasgow – Adam Smith Business School.

Jacob Carlsson Associate

Previous experiences include various part-time positions, including Pareto Securities in Stockholm.

Jacob holds an M.Sc. in Accounting and Financial Management from the Stockholm School of Economics.

 

Rüya Merkit Office Manager

Prior to PK Partners, Rüya worked for Hotel Birger Jarl in Stockholm.

Rüya has studied Human Resource Management and Working Life (HRM) at Uppsala University.