Aquila Capital opens office in Norway

Release: Aquila Capital, Oslo

Aquila Capital today announces the opening of an office in Oslo, demonstrating the firm’s ongoing commitment to the Norwegian and the Nordic market. Aquila Capital has appointed Joakim Johnsen to run the office, which was opened in January this year.

Johnsen, who will act as an investment manager within the hydropower team, will coordinate the transactions in the renewable energy sector and will be the contact for business partners and investors on-site.

He has more than 13 years’ experience in developing renewable energy projects and previously held a number of leading roles with Statkraft, where he was responsible for several large M&A transactions in the hydropower sector. Most recently, Johnson, who is a Norwegian, was the company’s country head for Brazil.

Along with his longstanding professional expertise, Johnsen has an extensive international network having worked on projects in Europe, Asia and South America. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester and an MBA from the Manchester Business School. He is fluent in Norwegian, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Roman Rosslenbroich, CEO and Co-Founder of Aquila Capital, said: “Joakim is a highly regarded investment professional and I’m confident in the level of expertise he will bring to the team. His wealth of experience will be invaluable as we continue our expansion in the renewable energy sector in the Nordic region. These constitute core markets in the fields of wind energy and hydropower in which we remain committed to pursuing investment opportunities.”

Joakim Johnsen, added: “Aquila Capital is stepping up its activities in the renewable energy sector in the Nordic countries and I’m looking forward to working with the team to continue the firm’s success in this space.”

The office in Oslo will coordinate investment and transaction management as well as operations in the hydropower sector and enable Aquila Capital to intensify deal sourcing. The office reflects Aquila Capital’s approach to addressing the growing importance of the Nordic region and meeting increasing demand.



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January 23, 2017