By Dominic Chopping
STOCKHOLM--Swedish private-equity firm EQT AB said Monday that Marc Brown has joined as partner and head of the firm's investment strategy.
Mr. Brown, formerly Microsoft's corporate vice president of corporate development, will head EQT Growth, the company's new dedicated investment strategy focused on partnering with founders and management teams through growth investments in a range of technology, technology-enabled, and scalable businesses.
"Having overseen Microsoft's M&A and strategic investment activities, leading more than 185 acquisitions (including LinkedIn, GitHub and Minecraft) and 80 strategic equity investments (including Flipkart, Databricks and Graphcore), Marc's experience across the technology industry landscape makes him perfectly suited to lead the EQT Growth strategy," EQT said in a statement.
EQT said its Growth team will explore thematic growth opportunities between venture capital and private equity that are aligned with its key investment areas such as B2B technology, healthcare technology, impact technology and consumer/prosumer technology.
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