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
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.