Graduation for first-year Accent Academy students

Stockholm, 2 November 2016

The first class of the newly established Accent Academy have now graduated from an Executive Education program running over the course of the past eight months. The candidates were chosen by the Accent Equity Funds’ portfolio companies from a diversified group of talented managers. The class recently completed their program, containing everything from leadership and economics to negotiation techniques and rhetoric.

“In our role as advisors to the Accent Funds, we see management teams as key to building longterm sustainable businesses,” says Niklas Sloutski, CEO of Accent Equity Partners. “That is the reasoning behind Accent Academy, that each year will select a group of talented managers and take them through a tailor-made program at the Stockholm School of Economics.”

The education program is operated in partnership with the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) Executive Education and may be considered as a mini-MBA. The objective of the education program was in equal parts to develop the participants’ competencies and talents and also bring inspiration, networking and exchange with likeminded managers from other lines of business.

“Hats off to Accent for noticing and taking care of their funds’ portfolio companies’ talent,” says Robert Nobel, Program Director at SSE Executive Education. “We feel privileged for having the opportunity to contribute with our expertise in this education program. Accent’s initiative is in the forefront of the Nordic Private Equity community.”

The recruitment process for next year’s program has just started. 25 more candidates from Accent Fund portfolio companies will be invited after nominations from their respective portfolio companies.

For more information, please contact Niklas Sloutski at Accent Equity Partners AB,,+46 70 300 99 59 or Robert Nobel at SSE Executive Education,+46 70 583 58 08.