is a founding Partner of Icon Capital since 2001. Mr. Bjørnstad was responsible for McKinsey & Company’s Nordic Corporate Finance and Strategy Group in the period from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Bjørnstad worked for Merrill Lynch International (1996 to 1997) and for Credit Suisse First Boston (1991-1996) in the respective investment banking divisions based in London. Mr Bjørnstad has extensive transaction experience in M&A and equity capital markets, including a number of transactions for private equity firms. In addition, Mr. Bjørnstad has a broad experience across industries in strategy, business development and performance improvement initiatives for companies in Europe. Mr. Bjørnstad received his BsBA from University of Denver and his MBA from the top ranked Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago/Evanston, USA.