About Us

An investment company committed to solving your problems

Kapatens was founded in 2018. We make all our investments through our Swedish entity – Kapatens Partners AB – and our fund structure – Kapatens I L.P. – or any of their subsidiaries. We have well-established relationships with co-investment partners in the EU and the US.

Our team is based in Stockholm and Jersey.

What we believe in

We are committed to give you access to legal finance and/or overcome a special situation and to give our investors a return on their investment.

Access-to-justice

We are a strong advocate for access-to-justice. Today, it does require considerable time, commitment and money to safeguard your right against an opposite party with financial resources. This is something that large companies, authorities and governments take advantage of in order to escape liability. Most of our investments will create balance of power and thus level the playing field.

Being objective

Disputes and special situations often involve feelings of resentment among the parties involved. We look at each investment opportunity with a professional and analytic approach and will remain objective throughout the term of the investment. We will never fund a case without strong merits.

Being helpful and flexible

Sometimes an investment by us is not the best solution for you. If this is our conclusion after reviewing your case or special situation, we will guide you to what we think is a better alternative. We believe that being honest, flexible and helpful will benefit all parties involved in the long perspective.

Never give up on a good case

Our investors are committed in an evergreen structure. We will thus never discontinue the funding of a case just because we need to close any fund. Our investors understand that some of the cases will take time, a lot of time.

Why choose Kapatens?
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Expertise

Our team has vast experience of managing disputes and other special situations.

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Capital

Evergreen capital structure enabling a long-term commitment.

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Discretion & Transparency

Full discretion towards third parties (unless disclosure is required under applicable rules). Full transparency towards our partners.

Team
Gustaf Leijonhufvud

Partner

 

LL.M. (Stockholm University)

 

Gustaf Leijonhufvud is active within Kapatens’ all business areas. He was previously a law firm partner at Magnusson Advokatbyrå, specialized in M&A, investments, banking/finance, insolvency and turn-arounds and recognized by Legal500 and Chambers.

Johan Skog

Partner

 

LL.M. (Columbia Law School, New York)

PG Diploma, Int. Arb. (Queen Mary, London)

LL.M. (Stockholm University)

M.A. (Uppsala University)

 

Johan Skog focuses on Kapatens’ dispute finance solutions. He was previously a litigator in Mannheimer Swartling’s dispute resolution practice group, acting as counsel in high-value and complex commercial disputes before state courts and arbitral tribunals (ad hoc arbitrations as well as under various institutional rules such as the SCC and ICC). He started his career as an associate at White & Case and as a law clerk at the Stockholm District Court.

 

Member of the New York State Bar.

Leo Wetterblad

Associate

 

LL.M. (Örebro University)

Studies in Business and Economics (Örebro University)

 

Leo Wetterblad has an LLM from Örebro University, combined with further business studies. He assists with legal matters in all Kapatens’ business areas.

Elsa Preber

Assistent

Board Members
Kent Hansson

Chairman of the Board and of the Investment Committee

 

Kent Hansson is an entrepreneur and investor. He founded a Swiss investment firm in 2007 which focused on non-performing loans and made an IPO in 2014. Prior to that he held senior international roles at Europe’s largest debt collection company Intrum Justitia for 17 years, including Managing Director for several of the Group’s companies as well as head of M&A and the Group’s IPO. He also built up three investment firms for Intrum Justitia, two of which were joint ventures with Goldman Sachs and Calyon. Kent Hansson is also Chairman of the Board in Paynova AB, MAFI Group AB and Ulixxes Group AB and Board Member of Forward & Friends AB. MBA (Copenhagen Business School).

Member of the New York State Bar.

Mats Emthén

Member of the Board and of the Investment Committee

 

Mats Emthén is a well-known insolvency lawyer and entrepreneur with a long career from banks and law firms. He has more than 35 years of experience from acting as court-appointed administrator in bankruptcies, company reorganisations and solvent liquidations. He also has extensive experience in dispute resolution. He is often engaged in special situations, especially when investors, banks, other law firms and auditors need assistance in order to save financial values for their clients. Some of the well-known cases from recent years are Skyways and City Airlines (the second largest airline in Sweden), JB Education (one of the largest private schools in Sweden), and the successful reorganisation of the retail group RNB (with operations in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Estonia). After founding and running Carler Law Firm for 20 years, he now runs the law firm Emthén & Co since 2022.

Björn Sahlström

Member of the Board and of the Investment Committee

 

Björn Sahlström is an entrepreneur and investor who has founded companies in the US, UK and Sweden within investment management and energy. As an investor he is currently active in real estate, asset management and music tech. He has previously also been active in industrials and shipping. Björn Sahlström is Chairman of the Board in Linghem Bostad AB and Sunda Holding i Stockholm AB.

Gustaf Leijonhufvud

Member of the Board

 

LL.M. (Stockholm University)

 

Gustaf Leijonhufvud is active within Kapatens’ all business areas. He was previously a law firm partner at Magnusson Advokatbyrå, specialized in M&A, investments, banking/finance, insolvency and turn-arounds and recognized by Legal500 and Chambers.

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Gustaf Leijonhufvud
Partner
Johan Skog
Partner