Rebecka Axelsson Wadman

Principal

Education

Stockholm School of Economics and Tsinghua University
M.Sc. Economics and Business Administration

Past Experience

Handelsbanken Corporate Finance
M&A intern
Billström & Mucher
Corporate Finance intern

Rebecka is a Principal, based out of Arthur D. Little’s San Francisco office

Rebecka specializes in strategy and organization development with a special focus on growth strategy (including M&A and transaction support) , market entry, and business model innovation. 

She has deep industry expertise in Healthcare and Life Sciences, Telecom, as well as Private Equity and Financial Services.

Examples of her work include:

  • Commercial due diligence projects (both buy-side and sell-side)
  • Growth strategy development for PE portfolio companies
  • M&A and organization program management for a specialty pharma company
  • Growth strategy, target identification, and transaction support for a global Medtech company
  • Indication strategy for an early-stage life sciences firm
  • IoT market assessment and strategy development for European and US telcos

Rebecka is also an avid cyclist and skier, and a former Swedish national team rugby player

Recent Publications

When global megatrends run amok
Crises change our world. History tells a simple lesson — the deeper and more severe the crisis, the stronger the transformative effects on long-term societal development. Informative cases are abundant, ranging from the Black Death’s influence on reorganization of medieval agriculture to the ways the experiences of the combined tragedies of WWI and WWII transformed principles and mechanisms of managing the world economy. In retrospect, the long-term impact of these historical transformations has been associated with increasing growth and welfare.    
BYE-BYE COMFORT ZONE, WELCOME VUCA
NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO PUT GROWTH ON AGENDA As the global vaccination campaign continues, companies are preparing for the post-COVID-19 economic rebound to rebuild their financial strength and recover ground that they have lost during the COVID recession. Simultaneously, they must also respond to drivers and trends that the pandemic has either induced or significantly accelerated. They must balance the demand surge and digitalization tailwind against supply shortages.
Seizing the IoT opportunity in the 5G era
In light of accelerated industrial digitalization, there is a consensus that the IoT market has significant, yet untapped, potential. This potential seems more reachable with the arrival of 5G capabilities such as vastly improved speeds and reduced latency, all of which are poised to accelerate the adoption of IoT solutions across industry sectors. Over the next few months, Arthur D. Little will publish a series of viewpoints with insights on how to capture and scale this opportunity.
Realizing the potential of the Internet of Things with 5G
Despite the hype, the Internet of Things (IoT) has yet to deliver its promised benefits to industrial companies. The advent of 5G removes many of the technical barriers to its successful adoption, accelerating digitalization. However, as this article explains, realizing the potential of the IoT requires businesses to focus first on their needs and then on the available options to implement the best solutions for future success.

Rebecka is a Principal, based out of Arthur D. Little’s San Francisco office

Rebecka specializes in strategy and organization development with a special focus on growth strategy (including M&A and transaction support) , market entry, and business model innovation. 

She has deep industry expertise in Healthcare and Life Sciences, Telecom, as well as Private Equity and Financial Services.

Examples of her work include:

  • Commercial due diligence projects (both buy-side and sell-side)
  • Growth strategy development for PE portfolio companies
  • M&A and organization program management for a specialty pharma company
  • Growth strategy, target identification, and transaction support for a global Medtech company
  • Indication strategy for an early-stage life sciences firm
  • IoT market assessment and strategy development for European and US telcos

Rebecka is also an avid cyclist and skier, and a former Swedish national team rugby player

Recent Publications

When global megatrends run amok
Crises change our world. History tells a simple lesson — the deeper and more severe the crisis, the stronger the transformative effects on long-term societal development. Informative cases are abundant, ranging from the Black Death’s influence on reorganization of medieval agriculture to the ways the experiences of the combined tragedies of WWI and WWII transformed principles and mechanisms of managing the world economy. In retrospect, the long-term impact of these historical transformations has been associated with increasing growth and welfare.    
BYE-BYE COMFORT ZONE, WELCOME VUCA
NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO PUT GROWTH ON AGENDA As the global vaccination campaign continues, companies are preparing for the post-COVID-19 economic rebound to rebuild their financial strength and recover ground that they have lost during the COVID recession. Simultaneously, they must also respond to drivers and trends that the pandemic has either induced or significantly accelerated. They must balance the demand surge and digitalization tailwind against supply shortages.
Seizing the IoT opportunity in the 5G era
In light of accelerated industrial digitalization, there is a consensus that the IoT market has significant, yet untapped, potential. This potential seems more reachable with the arrival of 5G capabilities such as vastly improved speeds and reduced latency, all of which are poised to accelerate the adoption of IoT solutions across industry sectors. Over the next few months, Arthur D. Little will publish a series of viewpoints with insights on how to capture and scale this opportunity.
Realizing the potential of the Internet of Things with 5G
Despite the hype, the Internet of Things (IoT) has yet to deliver its promised benefits to industrial companies. The advent of 5G removes many of the technical barriers to its successful adoption, accelerating digitalization. However, as this article explains, realizing the potential of the IoT requires businesses to focus first on their needs and then on the available options to implement the best solutions for future success.

More About Rebecka
  • Stockholm School of Economics and Tsinghua University
    M.Sc. Economics and Business Administration
  • Handelsbanken Corporate Finance
    M&A intern
  • Billström & Mucher
    Corporate Finance intern