Corporate Finance Growth is a separate unit within SEB's Corporate Finance business area. The unit was established in 2018 with an initial focus on offering advice to fast-growing software companies, which operate in development areas that are of interest to SEB's network of industrial customers.
Since then, the business has developed towards a broader base of companies and investors in more sectors. Corporate Finance Growth today has around 20 employees, a growing customer base and a profitable business. The target group has initially been Swedish growth companies, but Corporate Finance Growth has also completed its first transaction in Finland.
Simon Mannheimer will take over as head of Corporate Finance Growth in September. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Corporate Finance. Among other things, he has worked at Carnegie and ABG, before he joined SEB in June this year. Simon has a deep interest in growth companies and disruptive technologies and has spent several years with a focus on cleantech and renewables, advising early-stage companies. Simon has a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics. Simon replaces Victor Höglund, who is leaving SEB for a new role at a client company.
As head of Corporate Finance Growth, Simon Mannheimer will be part of the Corporate Finance management team and report to Carl Montalvo.
“I look forward to working with Simon in his new role as we now take the next step to gear up the business further, strengthen the team and also expand outside of Sweden”, says Carl Montalvo.
Simon Mannheimer is looking forward to the task and believes that SEB has exceptional conditions to successfully develop the business.
“SEB has a genuinely business-driven culture and can benefit from the bank's unique ecosystem of interesting corporate customers, entrepreneurs and investors. Software companies will continue to be a core of our business, but at the same time we will expand into more industries and niches where we have deep sector knowledge. The team is, for example, very active in advising companies that are facilitating the green transition, he says.