Carl-Gustav Svanström

Carl-Gustav Svanström
Senior Executive Advisor


People profiles

Carl-Gustav Svanström

Professional Background

  • Birgma/Biltema (International sourcing and retailing), Switzerland, CEO of Birgma International and Group CFO. Led Birgma’s acquisition of Biltema
  • Tetra Laval (Packaging and food processing equipment multinational), Switzerland, senior finance roles, Global Head of Financial Services
  • Alfa Laval (Engineering multinational), Sweden, Head of Corporate Finance and part of the Business Area Finance Management Team, Managing Director of substantial subsidiaries
  • MSc Stockholm School of Economics, first prize for best essay, Veckans Affärer, Tax Consultant Diploma, High-Performance Leadership Diploma IMD, Executive MBA IMD, Harvard Business School, INSEAD, IMD and Swiss Board School
  • Based in Switzerland with experience working abroad and leading global teams

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Expert in large and small M&A integration and separation programs, across borders, languages, cultures, legal and regulatory jurisdictions
  • Led successful substantial sales growth initiative outpacing competition
  • Strengthened internal business structures, as well as developed the financial and corporate governance areas
  • Recruited a well balanced international Group Board of Directors and management team members to the Birgma/Biltema group
  • Set up a framework for a Family Office and private asset management and advised the owner family on various matters
  • Led successful group-wide capital rationalisa[on and cash management projects. Negotiated major funding programs

Project Highlights

  • Led Birgma’s acquisition of Biltema
  • Led successful major divestiture project in Russia with American and Swedish buyers
  • Played a pivotal role in several acquisitions and co-led the structuring and negotiation of one of Europe’s largest acquisition financing programs

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