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Fredrik Dahlqvist

Senior PartnerStockholm

Coleads our Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice globally, advises private equity companies, government holding corporations, pension funds, insurance companies, and asset managers on ownership strategy, policy, and transactions

Fredrik coleads our Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice globally, is the leader for Europe and for Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Fredrik specializes in serving principal investors, such as private equity companies and government holding corporations, as well as government offices at large, on ownership strategy, policy, and transactions. In addition, Fredrik serves institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, and asset managers. Fredrik’s expertise covers several sectors, given the breadth of his clients, but he has a particular focus on financial services with both corporate and private equity clients across insurance, asset management, and banking.

His body of work includes helping with large transformation programs for portfolio companies and corporates, as well as leading transformational transaction-related work, such as carve-outs of non-core entities from corporate groups and readying them for exit. In addition, Fredrik is one of our most experienced post-merger-management leaders, including transactions across financial services, payments, and industrials across EMEA. On the transaction side, Fredrik has led numerous buy-side transaction processes as an advisor for private equity as well as corporates.

Fredrik also serves government ownership groups both in Northern Europe and across EMEA on topics such as restructuring, strategy, and transactions. Notably, Fredrik has served clients on several privatization processes, including in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, inspections, energy, and banking.

Published work

Investment: Taking the pulse of European competitiveness,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2024

Perspectives on a slower era in private markets,” McKinsey & Company, March 2024

McKinsey Global Private Markets Review 2024: Private markets in a slower era, McKinsey & Company, March 2024

Private markets: A slower era,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Ten considerations for private markets in 2024,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

The state of diversity in global private markets: 2023, McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Climate investing: Continuing breakout growth through uncertain times,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Playing offense to create Nordic sustainability champions,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Bold moves to forge Nordic champions,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Growing opportunities in the Internet of Things,” McKinsey & Company, July 2019

High stakes: How investors can manage risk in the new infrastructure environment,” McKinsey & Company, June 2018

Past experience

RBS Sempra Commodities (now JPMorgan Chase & Co.)


Norwegian School of Economics
MSc, finance

New York University
BS, international economics