Erik Fällström

CHAIRMAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER

BIO

Erik co-founded Arkwright Capital with three colleagues from Bain and Company in 1985/6, evolving into European Digital Capital, an investment platform to take advantage of the growing opportunity to invest in technology-driven sectors benefitting from digital transformation.

 

Erik was also the co-founder and former 40% owner of Hoist Finance, a leading European acquirer of consumer non-performing debt. HOIST Finance was successfully listed in 2015 with a then market capitalization of approx. EUR 600m. Under Erik’s leadership more than EUR 10bn in non-performing consumer credits were acquired by Hoist Finance and successfully monetised.



EDUCATION
Stockholm School of Economics​

CREDENTIALS:
Director, DDM Holding AG (publ)

Director, Sivers IMA Holding AB (publ)

Director, Omnio London Ltd

Dr. Andreas Tuczka

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER

BIO

Prior to leading this effort, Andreas was a partner of Lone Star Europe for six years, most recently as Head of European Financial Institutions. He was involved in a number of large acquisitions, including AHBR (EUR 75bn assets German mortgage-lender) and IKB (SME-lender with EUR 53bn assets). Andreas has previously also served on the Board of Directors of Deutsche IKB AG and Düsseldorfer Hypo, as well as a Member of the Executive Committee of IKB AG.  

Andreas leads the strategy and financing on our loan portfolio and servicing operations having extensive experience in this regard from Lone Star and was the former CEO of DDM, one of our larger investment holdings



EDUCATION
University of Vienna

CREDENTIALS:
Director, Thea Artemis S.A.

Director, Omnio London Ltd

Scott Lanphere

MANAGING DIRECTOR 

BIO

Scott has been active in guiding and supporting business growth and managing change since he came to Europe in 1991.  He was a partner at Advent International having started out as an analyst in 1987.  Scott took a Partner role at Deutsche Bank (Morgan Grenfell) in late 1998 only to birth his own private equity operation 4 years later with the creation of Eaton Gate Limited, a private capital and advisory business which included JP Morgan, Newscorp, TDIC (UAE Sovereign), Exor, and the Saudi Arabian Pension Fund as clients.  Eaton Gate joined forces with AEDC in 2017.  Scott has held north of 35 Directorships (Boards of Directors) 


Taking all these experiences together as a whole, Scott has been responsible for investing EUR 1bn of equity capital in over 20 businesses and achieving a gross IRR of 59% (Source: KPMG). Scott has been particularly successful in growing investments via acquisition and through a transformative infusion of leading digital methodologies that take advantage of existing infrastructure to greatly impact the operating characteristics and growth of enterprises.  Scott leads the Financial Solutions Team at AEDC, and in that capacity is Chairman of Omnio, AEDC’s leading Fintech investment.  Scott also Chairs the creative network of TLNT (pronounced Talent)



EDUCATION
MBA, Harvard University

CREDENTIALS:
Chairman, OmniOne SA

Chairman, TLNT Holdings SA

Director, StepChange Data, Inc.

Trustee, The Listen Charity 

 

 

SELECTED PAST DIRECTORSHIPS
Vision Express, HMV Group PLC, Primacom (Nasdaq:PCAG), @Entertainment (Nasdaq:ATEN), Odeon Cinemas, Kabelmedia GmbH, Formula One Management Ltd., Jedi Inns Ltd., Evonik Speciality Organics Limited (Inspec), Go Mass Media SA (Giraudy), Skyrock SA, Poland Cable Communications Inc. (PTK)

 

 

Joachim Cato

Director of Fund Manager

Joachim is an experienced banker with close to 20 years of experience at business and private banking departments of Danske Bank in Sweden and Luxembourg. He was the former Regional Head of Private Banking for Danske Bank in Stockholm and Northern Sweden as well as the Head of International Clients in Luxembourg.

Suzanne Karger

Marketing & Inv. Relations

Suzy has many years of experience building and operating businesses as a new business and growth strategy leader.  Her experience is across a number of market sectors and geographies in fast-paced, high-profile entertainment, media, and fashion organizations. She has had high profile roles with Donna Karen and The Walt Disney Company, she has also been active with Omnio, MTV, BAT and WPP.   

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