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Kinly announces Magnus Ekerot as new CEO

Kinly – the leading visual collaboration specialist, resulting from the merger of VisionsConnected and Viju – today announced that Magnus Ekerot has been named as their new CEO. Kinly aims to be the leading visual collaboration specialist in providing physical and digital meeting solutions and services. The strategy is to deliver value to clients by being the number one industry player in making meetings work easier and more efficiently for users. As CEO, Magnus will help to strengthen the company’s strategy.

Magnus, previously CEO of TKH Security Vision Group, has an outstanding track record of growing technology companies through excellent customer relationships and market-driven solution development. His background in security, video and AI technology, together with the experience of leading growth companies in the USA, APAC and Europe, makes him the perfect candidate to join Kinly on the journey they have already started.

“It rarely happens that you are lucky enough to find a match where your professional and personal ambitions are completely aligned with a company’s legacy, vision, people, technology and market – this is one of those very rare moments,” said Magnus Ekerot. “I look forward to leading Kinly’s growth in the coming years.”

Commenting on the transition, Odd Sverre Østlie, former CEO of Kinly said: “Since joining forces, Kinly has become one of the largest visual collaboration specialists in the industry. I’m extremely proud of what we, as a team have achieved, and I’m now very pleased to hand over the reins to Magnus. He is a CEO with exactly the background Kinly will need going forward. And, I know he will join one of the best teams in the industry – a crew I personally feel privileged to have worked with over the last four years.”

Emily Jeffries-Boezeman, Investment Manager at Avedon Capital Partners, said, “Since the acquisition and merger of VisionsConnected and Viju six months ago, we have been proud to hear the responses from clients, employees, partners and the wider industry on the ambition of our new company - Kinly. The team has done a tremendous job in bringing the best of both worlds together aiming to set a new standard in this industry.” Emily continues, “We are very excited about the appointment of Magnus Ekerot. With Magnus, and the appointment of our new CFO, Freddy Dijkman, the Kinly team is perfectly positioned to support the international growth of the company. Magnus brings a wealth of experience growing and scaling technology companies. He is highly respected for his strategic direction setting, relentless focus on customer value, and his tremendous drive. We would also like to thank Odd Sverre for his dedication to making Kinly a success from the beginning. His many talents have been important in building Kinly so far and we wish him all the best in the future.”

About Kinly

Kinly provide secure and flexible visual collaboration solutions that makes it easier to work closer together.
At Kinly, we think working together is the most exciting thing in the world. Our vision is to engage people in a world of possibilities. Our brand promise is Working together. Everywhere. Our role is to provide a seamless and reliable experience that enables people to work together, in different spaces and places. Kinly’s solutions and services include video conferencing, audio visual integration and unified communications and collaboration. The company today serves corporate and public customers in over 120 countries from established office locations throughout EMEA, the USA and APAC.

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For further inquiries, please contact:
Magnus Ekerot Chief Executive Officer, Kinly,
+31 6 20 396511 (The Netherlands)

John Thorneycroft SVP Strategy & Transformation,
+44 781 200 1966 (United Kingdom)

Knut Bentzen Chief Marketing Officer,
+47 917 110 003 (Norway

Wieteke van de Kamp aangesteld als General Counsel

Amsterdam/Düsseldorf, januari 2018, Wieteke van de Kamp is in dienst getreden bij Avedon Capital Partners (“Avedon”) in de functie van General Counsel.

Wieteke komt over van RFS Holland Holding, het moederbedrijf van Wehkamp en Lacent, dat ook voormalig eigenaar is van bedrijven zoals fonQ en Create2fit. Bij RFS Holland Holding, dat in eigendom is van private equity bedrijf Apax Partners, stond Wieteke aan het hoofd van het Legal & Compliance team en was zij onderdeel van het management team. Wieteke was onder meer verantwoordelijk voor de verkoop van fonQ en Create2fit en speelde een belangrijke rol bij de verkoop van RFS Holland Holding aan Apax. Tevens was zij werkzaam als Corporate Secretary, in welke hoedanigheid zij op trad als vertrouwelijke tussenpersoon tussen het dagelijkse bestuur en de raad van commissarissen. Eerder werkte Wieteke als Senior Associate Lawyer in de Corporate/M&A/Private Equity sectie van Clifford Chance in Amsterdam en Londen.

Alfred Tulp, partner van Avedon Capital Partners is verheugd met de aanstelling van Wieteke van de Kamp als General Counsel: “Wieteke is een getalenteerde juriste die voldoet aan het profiel van mensen die wij zoeken om ons snelgroeiende team te versterken. Niet alleen bezit Wieteke hoogstaande juridische kennis, ook heeft ze ruime ervaring met het overnemen en herfinancieren van bedrijven en corporate governance, dat ons zal helpen om onze bestaande en toekomstige investeringen nog beter te leiden.”

Avedon Capital Partners is een onafhankelijke investeringsfirma bestaande uit twaalf investeringsprofessionals met kantoren in Amsterdam en Düsseldorf. Avedon investeert groeikapitaal en expertise in middelgrote bedrijven die marktleider zijn in hun sector. Door middel van sectoronderzoek zoekt Avedon bedrijven waarbij de focus ligt op de volgende sectoren: i) software & technologie, ii) hoogwaardige maakindustrie, iii) consumentengoederen en iv) zakelijke dienstverlening. Avedon werkt graag als partner met sterke managementteams of ondernemers die een onderscheidend en ambitieus groeiplan hebben. Sinds 2003 heeft Avedon 23 bedrijven ondersteund in het realiseren van hun ambities.

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