Team

Result-driven fundraising professionals

Our team has more than 30 years of experience from international fundraising and creating tailor-made investment solutions. We are proud of our extensive knowledge of our key markets and maintain a network consisting of hundreds of GPs and even more LPs globally. We believe that healthy teams perform better, thus the majority of the team are eager runners or tennis players.

Mikael Salin Ermitage Partners

Jerome Bouix

Managing Partner

Jerome (born 1971) is the Managing Partner of Ermitage Partners, based in Stockholm. He has more than 20 years of private equity experience, mostly within CapMan Group where he served in multiple roles, among others as Deputy-CEO he led business development, finance, fundraising, legal and comms. Jerome has also served four years on the Board of European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (“Invest Europe” today) in Brussels. Prior to Ermitage, Jerome served as the Managing Partner of Scala Fund Advisory, a fundraising boutique that grew to be one of the leading private market advisory businesses in the Nordics. Jerome is a French-Finn and is passionate about wine, classical music, tennis and marathon running (around the world!). During his youth, he competed at national and international level in table tennis and petanque.

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Mikael Salin

Partner

Mikael is responsible for business development and the execution of tailor-made investment solutions. Prior to Ermitage, Mikael ran a firm advising clients in the private equity field. Mikael has also worked as a finance, capital markets and M&A lawyer at Borenius Attorneys. In addition to the above, Mikael has gained extensive experience from real estate investments and entrepreneurship by operating his own real estate investment firm. During his free time, Mikael enjoys long-distance runs, learning about wine and reading autobiographies.

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Martin Kim

Partner

Martin is heading the South Korean, Asian and UK markets and brings over 12 years of experience in private equity, financial markets and business development. Prior to Ermitage, Martin was a partner at Scala Fund Advisory, a fundraising boutique that grew to be one of the leading private market advisory businesses in the Nordics. He has previously worked at several investment companies in London and the Nordics, focusing on fundraising and business development. Martin is passionate about wine and when not traveling, he trains dressage & polo(crosse).

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Antti Vallila

Partner, CFO

Antti's responsibilities include project management, market research and conducting fund due diligence. Prior to joining Ermitage, Antti was a co-founder of Scala Fund Advisory, a fundraising boutique that grew to be one of the leading private market advisory businesses in the Nordics. He has been managing several successful fundraising projects across different private market strategies. In his spare time, Antti enjoys spending time with family and friends, and playing various ball games. During his youth he represented the national team in tennis and he has won more than ten Finnish championships.

Henri Kaskimo Ermitage Partners

Henri Kaskimo

Partner, Head of Business Development

Henri has over 10 years of extensive experience in finance and M&A. Prior to Ermitage, Henri was a partner at Waselius & Wist, where he headed the firm’s real estate practice. His other former employers include the European Investment Bank, the European Central Bank and Roschier Attorneys. In addition, Henri is a start-up and real estate investor. During his pastime, Henri enjoys sports in many different forms, and after a hectic and successful closing process he likes to relax and trek in the nature.

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Anssi Rantala

Partner, Chief Economist

Anssi is an experienced finance professional, who has worked for over 20 years in macroeconomic analysis, banking and heading asset management, at Bank of Finland, OP Group and Aktia Bank among others. He is also the founder and CEO of Macro Insights Ltd, a macroeconomics and strategy boutique. At Ermitage, Anssi is responsible for the analysis and insights of global macroeconomic and financial market topics. In his spare time Anssi reads a lot, mostly fiction. After 40 years of practice, he is still passionate about tennis. Over 20 marathons and a knee operation under his belt, Anssi also enjoys peaceful walks with his king poodle.

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Johan Sund

Partner

Johan Sund has more than 15 years of experience within the Swedish Private Banking market targeting HNW and UNHW individuals. Prior to joining Ermitage, Johan has spent the last six years as Head of Sales & Marketing and part of the Swedish management team within the Private Banking division of Carnegie Investment Bank. Previous employers include SEB and Danske Bank. In addition, Johan is a co-founder of a Swedish logtech start-up. In his spare time, Johan enjoys hunting and fishing as well as spending time on the padel court. During his youth, Johan played national-level basketball.

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Freja Väyrynen

Partner

Prior to joining Ermitage, Freja worked as an associate at Borenius Attorneys Ltd where she advised private equity sponsors and institutional clients on fund formation and investment management. In her spare time Freja likes to spend time in the nature with her dogs and horses. She is passionate about wine and food and loves to travel. Before her career in the field of law, Freja competed with Icelandic horses and represented the Finnish national team several times.

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Daniel Harima

Principal

Daniel’s responsibilities include market intelligence, due diligence and documentation. Prior to Ermitage Daniel has worked in the start-up ecosystem in various positions. During his spare time, if you cannot find Daniel with a padel racket or a golf club in his hand, he is presumably playing piano and singing with other people. Daniel has played basketball on a national level, represented Finland’s youth national team, and won a Finnish junior championship.

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Nea Piha

Business Development Manager

Nea has a background in both economics and law. Prior to joining Ermitage, she gained experience at top-tier Nordic law firms and in the start-up ecosystem heading investor relations at Slush and working at a Nordic deep-tech VC fund.  In her spare time, Nea enjoys playing tennis and downhill skiing and she is a certified skiing instructor. She is also a very passionate cook and foodie. To balance out work, she enjoys spending time with her Jack Russell puppy and building a house in the Finnish archipelago.

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Laura Paalosmaa

Office Manager

Laura is a professional management assistant with broad experience in customer service. At Ermitage, Laura is responsible for overall office experience and events. Prior to Ermitage, she worked as an Assistant at Waselius & Wist for several years. Laura enjoys art in various forms, walks in the woods with her senior collie and a relaxing yoga class. 

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Aapo Rouvari

Project Administrator

Aapo’s main responsibility in the team is conducting due diligence. Prior to Ermitage Aapo has had experience in back-office functions and customer service in the financial sector. Aapo has a passion for classical and choral music, which started at a young age during his years in the Cantores Minores boys’ choir. Whenever Aapo is not working or studying, he is most certainly singing: either in a concert or just for fun!