New head of Bonnier Capital

Carl Backman takes office on 1 June 2024 as CEO of Bonnier Capital, Bonnier Group's investment company.

Bonnier Capital has an investment focus on Nordic growth companies in areas with structural growth where Bonnier can be a long-term partner to entrepreneurs and company management.

Carl Backman was most recently CEO of JCE Group AB, a family-owned international investment company based in Gothenburg. The investment focus is, among other things, in digitization and automation. In 2022, JCE had reported assets of SEK 4.2 billion and approximately 5,000 employees within the group.

Carl has extensive experience in investment activities and worked for 12 years in various roles within Bure Equity, both as Investment Manager and CEO. 2010–2018, Carl also worked as Investment Director for Fouriertransform, a venture company owned by the Swedish state. The investment mandate was within the Swedish manufacturing industry with investments in, among other things, the automotive industry and medical technology. Carl has a Master of Science from KTH and Chalmers and an MBA from the Gothenburg School of Economics.

“Carl has an impressive and very long experience from investments and business development within small and medium-sized companies”, says Jakob Tolleryd, Chairman of the Board of Bonnier Capital. “His competences cover all the needs we have to continue building a successful Bonnier Capital.”

“I am really looking forward to working for Bonnier”, says Carl Backman. “I have experience with family-owned companies, an ownership model which has many advantages that appeal to me. Bonnier owns and runs companies with a long-term perspective and a strong value base.”

“The ambition within Bonnier Capital is to, together with the employees, focus and establish Bonnier in focus areas with good growth.”

“I am confident that Carl, together with chairman of the board Jakob Tolleryd and the investment team, will carry out many exciting and interesting investments in the future”, says Erik Haegerstrand CEO of Bonnier Group.

Bonnier Capital’s total investment portfolio, including funds and non-active investments, were valued to SEK 2.6 billion at the end of the 2023. Bonnier Group’s available net cash, excluding Bonnier Fastigheter, is 5.2 billion SEK.

Inquiries and contact: Magnus Janson, +46 70 844 0656,