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Pumpenfabrik Wangen / Silverfleet Capital
2017
Hanseaticsoft / Lloyd’s Register
2015
Hikari Miso / Tideford Organic Foods
2013
ATG Deutschland / MBO
2008
Dekra / Polartest
2011
Cramo / Theisen Baumaschinen
2007
Capvis / De Sede
2014
Business Eurocard business / SEB Kort
2016
Borrkompaniet / Corvara Group
2016
Bogfelts / Accent Equity
2014
Berendsohn / Lynka
2012
Beer & Beverage Packaging / Graphic Packaging
2009
Beautywater / Hassia Mineralquellen
2017
Auris Kaasunjakelu / Gasum
2005
Aurajoki / Prim
2006
Aura Group / FSN Capital Partners
2015
ATCO / Nordzucker
2011
Are Industrial Services / Bilfinger Berger
2014
ARCUS / Lampe Privatinvest
2004
Amango / Burda Holding
2016
ALBIS Plastic GmbH / William Barnet & Son LLC
2016
ALBIS Plastic GmbH / Barnet Europe W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG
2010
Ahlstrom Altenkirchen / Interface Solutions
2014
Heating plant business / KPA Unicon Group and MBO
2012
goldgas / BluO
2016
Gold&Green Foods / Paulig Group
2013
Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. / M&W Americas
2005
Froh House Tech / FON Telescopic Systems
2009
Financial Advisory
2010
Ferratum / Debt Capital Fundraising
2012
Fastems / Pneumotec
2016
Evotec AG / Cyprotex Plc
2015
Evac Group / Deerberg-Systems
2014
Ergon Capital / Sausalitos
2011
EPURON Biogas / RES Projects
2007
Enercity / EKT
2006
Enercity / Danpower
2009
Emotion / MBO
2011
E.R.N. / Aurubis
2011
Dover PSG / Quattroflow
2014
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG / Egon Senger
2012
Deutgen / Amphenol
2005
Junttan / Primaca
2007
Keycast / Riverside
2013
Konecranes / Linde HT Business
2004
Konecranes / Morris Material Handling
2005
Konecranes / R.Stahl
2015
JBT Corporation / Stork Food & Dairy Systems
2015
INTERSCHALT maritime systems / DPE Deutsche Private Equity
2016
INTERSCHALT maritime systems / Cargotec
2016
Intera Partners / Telinekymppi
2014
Intera Partners / Rototec
2014
Intera Partners / Kesälahden Maansiirto
2014
Intera Partners / Ins.tsto Seppo Rantala
2014
Intera Partners / Fin-Seula
2015
IK Investment Partners / svt Group
2014
IK Investment Partners / Evac Group
2007
Hydraulic Gearpumps / Dynamatic Technologies
2017
Hikari Miso & Yeo Valley / Tideford Organic Foods
2016
Hikari Miso / R&R Tofu
2016
Hikari Miso / Dragonfly Foods
2015
Motala Train / Alstom
2010
Moventas Parkano / Takoma
2012
Modular Space Business / MB Funds
2008
Metso Foundries Karlstad / Primaca
2009
Metso / M&J
2006
Metsä Tissue / Tento
2015
Metsä Board / mutares
2008
Mercantile Fastener Business / Bufab
2015
Mercantile connected car business / Aplicom
2015
Mercantile alloy wheel business / Alcar
2016
Mercantile / Diagno Finland
2012
Malkit / Waschmaschinen- und Haushaltsgerätesparte
2014
Malkit / Private investors
2016
MacGregor / Navigator Capital
2016
Lagardère Sports / Ironman
2014
Krahn Chemie / Pietro Carini
2013
Krahn Chemie / ICH
2009
Körber / Weimer
2010
Körber / Seidenader Maschinenfabrik
2017
Konecranes / STAHL CraneSystems
2016
Paper Excellence / Schaeff Group & Radial Capital Partners
2006
Peine Gruppe / Steadfast
2014
Pfalzwerke / Projekt GmbH
2011
PKC Group / SEGU Gruppe
2015
Ponndorf / Verder Group
2015
PSS / WPD Saar
2005
Rautaruukki / Metalplast Oborniki
2014
Outokumpu / VDM
2012
Outokumpu / Inoxum
2013
Oras / Hansa
2014
Noske-Kaeser Container Service / MBO
2016
Noske-Kaeser / Fedders Lloyd Engineering
2005
Normet / Cantell Oy
2009
Neusser Pressehaus / Rheinische Post
2014
Nets prepaid business / Edenred
2017
Nets / OP Merchant Acquiring Business
2016
Nesco Group / Hämeen Laaturemontti
2016
Nalka Invest / Office Management
2010
Nab Labs / Group of Investors
2004
Mummert & Partner / Groupe Steria
2013
UPM Wind Power / Element Power
2015
UPM Tilhill Forestry / BSW Timber
2015
Unisport Scandinavia / Vaaka Partners
2005
TSK Prüfsysteme / BPE
2013
treorbis / Private investors
2016
TM Progress / PEQ Private Equity
2010
Thermotex / RheinEnergie
2016
TDF / IP-Only
2007
Svensk Pantbelåning / Preato
2011
Sunstroom / Foresight
2004
Stadtwerke Kiel / MVV Energie
2007
Sauer Danfoss (Berching) / Aurelius
2014
Satel / Alder
2007
Ruukki Betonstahl & Ruukki Welbond / Al-Tuwairqi
2016
Renewa / KPA Unicon Group
2015
Recover Nordic / Anticimex dehumidification business
2014
Reactive Technologies / RES Group
2016
Reactive Technologies / Octopus
2006
Rautaruukki Stahlservice / Knauf Interfer
2004
Rautaruukki / Velsa
2005
Rautaruukki / Syneco Industri
2011
ZVS / DSGF
2006
X-TEC / Sentica
2007
von Oertzen / Arcus
2009
Virtaco Personal Protection / Lindström
2010
Valmet Automotive Fundraising
2010
Valmet Automotive / Karmann
2012
Valmet Automotive / CAE Automotive
2007
Urbana Energietechnik / NEK
2008
Upsolut Sports / Lagadere Sports
2011
Uponor / Zent-Frenger
2016
Uponor / KaMo & Delta
2017
Volati / Akademibokhandeln
2017
Omegapoint / Priveq
2013
Fastems Machine Tool Import and Service / MBO
2017
Intellecta Group / H&H Group AB
2017
Property Information Exchange Ltd / PSG Connect Ltd
2017
MML Capital Partners LLP / Property Information Exchange Ltd
2017
ATG Deutschland / Duferco
Pending
Bridgepoint / Evac Group
2012
HSV Jubiläumsanleihe
2012
HSV Refinanzierungsberatung
2009
Euroclinicum / PPF Healthcare
2005
Evotec / ENS Holdings
2009
Evotec / Research Support International
2007
Evotec Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Development / Aptuit
2006
Evotec Technologies / Perkin Elmer
2015
HMO AG fundraising
2013
Partner Pharma / Penta Investments
2011
Pro Pharma / Penta
Pauline Blomqvist Holst

Pauline Blomqvist Holst

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in Stockholm

Pauline Blomqvist Holst holds a BSc in Business & Finance from City School of Business, London. Prior to joining us in 2016 Pauline spent 15 yrs within international investment banking working for a number of the global Tier 1 firms as well as 3 years with Keystone Advisers. Pauline is currently CEO/Managing Director at a food & beverages firm in Sweden.

Personal note:  I am a passionate downhill skier. 


Matti Ruotsala

Matti Ruotsala

SENIOR ADVISER in Helsinki

Matti Ruotsala is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. He has hold several key positions of trust in Finnish listed and non-listed companies, currently such as Chairman of the board at PKC Group Oyj, Member of the Board at Halton Group Ltd and Vice Chairman of Teollisuuden Voima Oyj and previously as Chairman of Componenta Oyj and Kemijoki Oy. He has also served as the Deputy CEO and COO at Fortum Corporation, Vice President at AGCO Corporation/Managing Director at Valtra Ltd and Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO at Konecranes Plc. Matti Ruotsala holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at Helsinki University of Technology (Aalto University).

Personal note: I am a family man who also enjoys literature, hiking, horse riding and hunting.


Max Talbak

Max Talbak

ANALYST in Stockholm

Max Talbak holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He is also a karate instructor and previous competitor on a national level.

Personal note: Enjoys mountain climbing, golf and martial arts.


Erik Pettersson

Erik Pettersson

ASSOCIATE in Stockholm

Erik Pettersson holds a Master’s degree in Business and Economics from the University of Lund. Before joining us in 2017, Erik worked 6 years at Nordea where he started as a Graduate and mainly worked at Nordea Corporate Advisory primarily focusing on leveraged finance and corporate debt transactions.

Personal note: I enjoy skiing, sports in general and travelling.


Stefan Wittek

Stefan Wittek

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

Stefan Wittek is Senior Adviser at MCF Corporate Finance. He has been with the company for 14 years, thereof 4 years as a Partner, leading the Energy & Renewable business activities. His focus lies on transactions related to the energy sector. Prior to joining MCF in July 2000, Stefan was Head of M&A at VASA Energy, a subsidiary of Vattenfall. He also spent several years in Budapest with an EBRD financed “Early stage equity fund” and started his career at German State Privatisation Holding (“Treuhandanstalt”) in Magdeburg.

Personal note: I love to play soccer with my kids.


Susanna James

Susanna James

OFFICE MANAGER in Stockholm

Susanna James holds a Bachelor of Media from Macquarie University as well as a Diploma in Marketing from the APM College in Sydney Australia. Before Susanna joined our Stockholm office in 2017 she gained work experience in advertising sales for media networks in Sydney and administrative assistant roles in Stockholm.   

Personal note: I love travelling and reading and spending quality time with family and friends.


Stefan Mattern

Stefan Mattern

PARTNER in Hamburg

Stefan Mattern holds a Diplom-Kaufmann degree from the University of Hamburg. Prior to joining us in January 2007, Stefan spent five years with Deutsche Bank, where he worked for the Private Banking Division and was Executive Assistant to the Board of Deutsche Bank SpA in Italy. Previously, Stefan was active in the M&A Advisory Team of Berenberg Bank.

Personal note: I’m a keen hockey player, snowboarder, golfer and enjoy DJing.


Stefan Edlich

Stefan Edlich

PARTNER in Hamburg

Stefan Edlich studied European Finance and Accounting in Bremen and Leeds, prior to working in the Investment Banking Division of DZ BANK for four years. Subsequently, he was responsible for the M&A activities and capital market communication of a listed company. Before he joined our Hamburg office in 2008, Stefan was in PwC’s Transaction Services division for three years. Stefan is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He became a Partner in 2012.

Personal note: I enjoy endurance sports.


Nils Petter Palmefors

Nils Petter Palmefors

PARTNER in Stockholm

Nils Petter Palmefors holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Royal Institute of Technology and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Lund University. Prior to joining us in 2016 Nils Petter was Director at Keystone Advisers in Stockholm.

Personal note: I enjoy several sports, including skiing, tennis, racquetball and running.


Andreas Heder

Andreas Heder

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in Stockholm

Andreas Heder holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. Andreas joined us in January 2017 and brings more than 20 years’ international experience from telecom business, corporate development and M&A. He was during 6 years Head of M&A at Ericsson, Segment Networks.

Personal note: I enjoy playing golf and cooking food.


Per Hornung Pederson

Per Hornung Pederson

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

Per Hornung Pedersen is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance and a member of the Boards of e3light A/S, Nenuphar SA and SeaTower AS. He was previously CEO of Pelamis Wave Power and REpower Systems AG / Suzlon Energy A/S after being CFO of NEG Micon and others.


Tor-Oskar Karlberg

Tor-Oskar Karlberg

ANALYST in London

Tor-Oskar holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Hanken School of Economics where he studied Finance and Accounting, and a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Mannheim. During his studies in Mannheim he also undertook an exchange semester at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta. Prior to joining us in 2016 Tor-Oskar gained work experience at Danske Bank. 

Personal note: I’m an enthusiastic traveller who enjoys outdoor life. I also like reading biographies and learning foreign languages.


Pyry-Pekka Kinos

Pyry-Pekka Kinos

ANALYST in Helsinki

Pyry-Pekka Kinos studied Finance and Economics at Aalto University School of Business and Mannheim Business School. Prior to joining our Helsinki office in 2016, Pyry gained work experience at Alexander Group Oy and DealDash.

Personal note: I enjoy good books, cooking and sports.


Sam Evans

Sam Evans

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE in London

Sam Evans studied English Literature and Language at Oxford University. He has previous work experience in Investment Management at Baillie Gifford and spent a year prior to university working at IBM. Sam joined our London office in December 2014.

Personal note: I enjoy cycling and the novels of William Faulkner.


Dr. Stig Gustavson

Dr. Stig Gustavson

Member of Advisory Council

Dr Stig Gustavson is the Vice Chairman of the Konecranes Board. He has been Board Member since 1994 and Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee since 2006. Furthermore, he is Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Cramo Oyj, Handelsbanken Finland, Ahlström Capital and numerous others.


Niklas Claussen

Niklas Claussen

ANALYST in Helsinki

Niklas holds a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from the Hanken School of Economics. He is originally from Hamburg, where he graduated as a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Prior to joining our Helsinki office in 2015, Niklas gained work experience as a Financial Controller at the international retail group Otto GmbH & Co KG.

Personal note: I enjoy travelling, cooking and I have a passion for boat and water sports.


Dr Hasso Kaempfe

Dr Hasso Kaempfe

Member of Advisory Council

Dr Hasso Kaempfe is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hero Group, Switzerland and has numerous supervisory/advisory board mandates. He was previously CEO of Mast-Jägermeister AG and was also a member of the Board of Tchibo-Frisch-Röst Kaffee GmbH.


Mika Galkin

Mika Galkin

PARTNER in Helsinki

Mika Galkin holds a Master’s degree from the Helsinki School of Economics. He joined our Helsinki office in 2004 and was based in the London office in 2006-2008. He became a Partner in 2017. Mika has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of Finnish SMEs.

Personal note: I enjoy sailing, skiing and travelling with my wife and two children.


Kalle Reponen

Kalle Reponen

SENIOR ADVISER in Helsinki

Kalle Reponen is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance and an active board member on numerous corporate organisations. He previously held positions as SVP and member of the executive board of the Metso Corporation, Partner at MCF Corporate Finance, Director at Nordea Corporate Finance and VP of the Metra (Wärtsilä) Corporation. Kalle holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics & Business Administration and is an alumnus of IMD’s executive development program.


Cornelius Geber

Cornelius Geber

SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

Cornelius Geber is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance and a leading logistics expert. With more than twenty years of logistics experience he held various top management positions. He was Chairman of the Executive Board of the Kuehne & Nagel Deutschland Group and a member of the company management at Kuehne & Nagel International AG, Switzerland. He held several supervisory board positions of global companies e.g. Grohe, Celanese (formerly listed on M-Dax) as well as Neopost and currently is the Chairman of the supervisory board of Hamburger Getreide-Lagerhaus AG. In his role as an industry adviser, amongst others for the board of directors of Deutsche Post, he also has a proven track record in PE-backed M&A transactions. Moreover Cornelius Geber is an active investor.

Personal note: Cornelius Geber is a passionate golf player and rower.


Philipp Landow

Philipp Landow

ANALYST in Hamburg

Philipp Landow holds an M.Sc. in Finance & Investments from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Prior to that, Philipp studied International Business with a specialisation in Finance at Maastricht University and the National University of Singapore. Before Philipp joined MCF in Hamburg in 2015, he gained work experience in different banking roles with Société Générale Group.

Personal note: I enjoy travelling and I am a passionate soccer player.


Nicolas Witt

Nicolas Witt

ASSOCIATE in Hamburg

Nicolas Witt holds an M.Sc. in Finance & Management from the Cranfield School of Management. Prior to that, he studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Before Nicolas joined MCF in 2016, Nicolas worked as an Analyst at the Frankfurt-based M&A boutique Doertenbach & Co. He started his career at the Unicredit Investment Banking Graduate Program with positions in Hamburg, Munich and Vienna.

Personal note: I am a passionate football fan and enjoy travelling and music.


Dr Hanns Ostmeier

Dr Hanns Ostmeier

Member of Advisory Council
BEIRATSVORSITZENDER in Hamburg

Dr Hanns Ostmeier is a Private Equity Investor. Previously he was President of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group, Senior Partner at BC Partners and Executive Chairman of Halder Beteiligungsberatung GmbH.


Jussi Vuorinen

Jussi Vuorinen

PARTNER in Helsinki

Jussi Vuorinen graduated from the Helsinki School of Economics in 2000 majoring in Finance. He was also an exchange student at the London School of Economics. During and after his studies, Jussi spent four years at Nordea Corporate Finance, based in Helsinki and London. He then worked at the local management consulting company August Associates in Helsinki, before joining us in 2005. Jussi became a Partner in 2012.

Personal note: In addition to sports, I enjoy spending time with my wife, three children, two dogs and a cat.


Victor Sylwander

Victor Sylwander

ANALYST in Stockholm

Victor Sylwander holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics. Previous to joining us in 2016, Victor was Analyst at Keystone Advisers in Stockholm. Until 2014 Victor played tennis at a professional level and ranked top 650 in the world as a junior.

Personal note: I enjoy skiing, tennis and cooking.


Gustav Glans

Gustav Glans

ANALYST in Stockholm

Gustav Glans holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology. Previous to joining us in 2016, Gustav was Analyst at Keystone Advisers. During his high school years Gustav played Hockey at the highest junior level in the Nordics.

Personal note: I enjoy skiing and travelling.


Kalle Uljas

Kalle Uljas

PARTNER in Helsinki

Kalle Uljas studied at the Helsinki School of Economics and has a Master’s degree in Finance. He started his career with Process Vision, a Finnish software company providing solutions for the deregulated energy markets. He then moved to Handelsbanken Markets, where he was responsible for equity research on the listed Finnish capital goods companies. Kalle joined us in 2003 and became a Partner in 2011.

Personal Note: I’m a keen sportsman and ever-improving guitarist.


Graham Oldroyd

Graham Oldroyd

Member of Advisory Council

Graham Oldroyd is Chairman of Ideal Standard and an experienced international private equity investor. Until June 2013 he was a Partner at private equity fund manager Bridgepoint, completing 23 years at the firm and holding a series of senior positions, including Head of the Nordic Region, Head of Manufacturing & Industrials, and Geschäftsführer for Bridgepoint GmbH. Graham has extensive cross-border M&A experience from Europe, the USA and China, and has served on Boards in the UK, all Nordic Countries, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, covering a wide variety of sectors spanning the automotive industry, consumer products, engineering consulting, healthcare, IT, manufacturing and industrials, and support services. Appointed a Church of England Commissioner with effect from 1 April 2014, in this role he is also a member of the Assets Committee responsible for investment of the c. £5 billion Church Commissioners’ Fund. He is a visiting lecturer at INSEAD and Durham University Business Schools. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. Graham has an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.


Jonus Bartholdson

Jonus Bartholdson

SENIOR ADVISER in Stockholm

Jonus Bartholdson holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law. Prior to joining us in 2016 Jonus co-founded Keystone Advisers in 2000. Jonus has additional previous experience from the Management Team at Pulsen AB, a Swedish IT services company, and as an active investor in several companies on the Swedish market.

Personal note: I enjoy golf, soccer as well as art and wines.


Carl-Diedric Hamilton

Carl-Diedric Hamilton

Member of Advisory Council
CHAIRMAN OF KEYSTONE MCF CORPORATE FINANCE AB in Stockholm

Carl-Diedric Hamilton is Chairman of Keystone MCF Corporate Finance AB and was a founding partner and CEO of Enskilda, later ran Alfred Berg and ABN Amro’s Global Equity business. He was partner and CEO of Lancelot Asset Management AB and lately Senior Adviser to Erik Penser Bank, member of the Advisory Board Of Vistra Group and Chair of its Audit and Compliance Committee.


Hans Hermann Münchmeyer

Hans Hermann Münchmeyer

SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

Hans Hermann Münchmeyer is the co-founder and Senior Adviser of MCF Corporate Finance. He worked abroad for several years in various international banks and then spent more than 15 years as a Managing Partner of the private bank Schröder, Münchmeyer, Hengst & Co. After holding several chief executive positions, he founded Münchmeyer Advisory Services in 1987, which has evolved to become MCF Corporate Finance.

Personal note: I am a family man and extremely interested in ecology.


Konsta Ruutu

Konsta Ruutu

DIRECTOR in Helsinki

Konsta Ruutu holds a Master’s degree from the Helsinki School of Economics, where he studied Finance and Economics. Prior to joining our Helsinki office in 2009, Konsta worked at Danske Markets Corporate Finance.

Personal note: I enjoy sports and reading.


Anders Boajé

Anders Boajé

SENIOR ADVISER in Stockholm

Anders Boajé holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology and a Master’s degree in Investment Appraisal from Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law. Prior to joining us in 2016, Anders co-founded Keystone Advisers in 2000. Anders has additional previous Strategy Consulting experience from Bain & Co. in Stockholm and London.

Personal note: I enjoy bicycling and culture.


Simon Großmann

Simon Großmann

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in Hamburg

Simon Grossmann studied Foreign Trade and International Management in Hamburg and completed various internships, including positions with UniCredit Bank in New York and Munich. He started his professional career within the Investment Banking trainee program at UniCredit, both in London and Munich, and subsequently worked as an Analyst in the M&A department. Simon joined our Hamburg office in 2013.

Personal note: I am a passionate snowboarder and squash player.


Christian Pfirrmann

Christian Pfirrmann

SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

Since the end of 2014, Christian Pfirrmann is Senior Advisor at MCF Corporate Finance. He is the founder and CEO of Palatinum Capital GmbH and was previously Partner at Deutsche Beteiligungs AG. Earlier, he worked in the M&A department of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and at Deutz AG and Siemens AG. His deal focus is on transactions in the automotive, capital goods, industrial services and synthetic materials industry. Christian Pfirrmann holds an MBA from Yale School of Management.


Phu Nguyen

Phu Nguyen

ANALYST in Hamburg

Phu Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Science in General Management and a Master’s degree in Management from the EBS Business School including an exchange program at Sciences Po in Paris. Prior to joining MCF’s office in Hamburg in 2015, he gathered work experience in Management Consulting at zeb, Innovalue and Richard Consulting as well as in Private Banking at Berenberg.

Personal note: I enjoy playing the piano and running.


Anni Salo

Anni Salo

TEAM ASSISTANT in Helsinki

Anni Salo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. Before Anni joined our Helsinki office in 2016 she gained work experience at the Finnish Embassy in Copenhagen and at the Finnish Trade Center Finpro in Warsaw.

Personal note: I enjoy travelling and spending time with my friends.


Piia Pekonen

Piia Pekonen

ASSOCIATE in London

Piia Pekonen holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the Aalto University School of Business. She has also studied at the University of St. Gallen in an exchange program. Prior to joining our Helsinki office in spring 2013, Piia worked in different roles in banking.

Personal note: I’m interested in dogs and sports.


Jan-Christian Hashagen

Jan-Christian Hashagen

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in Hamburg

Jan-Christian Hashagen studied Business Administration (B.B.A.) and Finance (M.Sc.) in Groningen, Dortmund and Budapest. During his studies, he worked at Thyssen Krupp, nwk nordwest Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaft and BLG Logistics. Jan-Christian joined our Hamburg office in 2012 and was seconded to our Helsinki office in 2015.

Personal note: I enjoy sailing, cars and travelling.


Ragna Schilske

Ragna Schilske

Expertise:
ANALYST in Hamburg

Ragna Schilske finished her apprenticeship in an insurance company and studied English and German at the University of Hamburg. She joined our Hamburg office in 2001, working in general administration as a team assistant and as personal assistant to Dr Christoph Stoecker.

Personal note: I love horse riding, diving and reading.


Sari Turunen

Sari Turunen

ACCOUNTING & CONTROLLING in Hamburg

Sari Turunen holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from Turku School of Economics and a Master of Laws from Turku University. Prior to joining MCF’s office in Hamburg in 2016 Sari worked as Business Controller at Fortum, Finance Director at Wipak Walsrode and with EY audit in Hamburg.

Personal note: In my free time my children keep me on the run! Besides, I love to go to the gym and I’m interested in interior design.


Carolin Drewes

Carolin Drewes

ASSOCIATE in Hamburg

Carolin Drewes holds an M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from the Durham University Business School. Prior to that, Carolin studied at the Hamburg School of Business Administration and the University of California, Berkeley. She gained work experience in Controlling at Hapag-Lloyd AG, in Corporate Finance at KPMG as well as in Investment Banking at Macquarie Capital. Carolin joined our Hamburg office in February 2015.

Personal note: I am keen on running and enjoy spending time with friends.


William Clark-Lowes

William Clark-Lowes

ASSOCIATE in London

William graduated from University College London with a BA in Politics. Prior to joining MCF he was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting where he worked for five years. At Deloitte he qualified as an accountant and focused on Corporate Finance with work in the Business Modelling and Transactions Services teams. Prior to Deloitte, William worked as an analyst for the energy advisory firm CEAG.

Personal Note: I enjoy cycling, tennis and travelling.


Tweedie Brown

Tweedie Brown

SENIOR ADVISER in London

Tweedie Brown is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance and is active on numerous boards and charities.

He is, amongst others, Joint Chairman of Caridon Property Services (a social housing developer), Chairman of Horseradish Media (an image licensing business), Board Member and Joint Founder of Cryostim (a medical instrument manufacturer) and Chairman of Artemis Partners (an outplacement service for ex-members of HM Forces).

Before leaving the Army in 2004 as a Brigadier, he held positions as CEO of Defence Postal and Courier Services and Commander of the Defence Logistics Training Group. He was awarded the OBE in 1993 and the CBE in 2003.


Tobias Wikström

Tobias Wikström

SENIOR ADVISER in Stockholm

Tobias Wikström holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law. Prior to joining us in 2016, Tobias co-founded Keystone Advisers in 2000. Tobias has additional previous Investment Banking experience from Goldman Sachs in London and Frankfurt.
Tobias is currently running the small investment company Attwik Invest.

Personal note: I enjoy staying active in general, and by playing Tennis in particular.


Prof Dr Klaus Rauscher

Prof Dr Klaus Rauscher

Member of Advisory Council

Professor Dr Klaus Rauscher is a member of the Supervisory Board of Draegerwerk AG and numerous others. Previously he was CEO of Vattenfall Europe AG and was a Management Board member of Bayerische Landesbank. He was also the Director General of the Bavarian State Chancellery.


Prof Dr Gerhard Wegen

Prof Dr Gerhard Wegen

Member of Advisory Council

Professor Dr Gerhard Wegen is a Senior Partner at the law firm Gleiss Lutz, in Stuttgart. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen and chairman of international arbitration tribunals.


Clare Muir

Clare Muir

Expertise:
ANALYST in London

Clare Muir studied Biochemistry at Lady Margret Hall, Oxford University, before joining Shell International to complete her Management Accountancy qualification (CIMA, now GCMA). After several years, Clare moved to Japan for 4 years, where she learnt Japanese for a year before joining the Jardine Group. On her return to London, Clare worked for Shell Gas and then in private practice before joining our London office in 2010.

Personal note: I love golfing with my family near St Andrews in Scotland.


Ludvig Ahlinder

Ludvig Ahlinder

ASSOCIATE in Stockholm

Ludvig Ahlinder holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology. Previous to joining us in 2016, Ludvig was Associate at Keystone Advisers. Ludvig also has prior work experience from risk reporting at UBS and Asset Management at Danske Capital.

Personal note: I enjoy skiing, travelling as well as reading.


Head of Stockholm:
Andreas Stenbäck

Head of Stockholm:
Andreas Stenbäck

PARTNER in Stockholm

Andreas Stenbäck holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Royal Institute of Technology and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Stockholm University. Before merging Keystone Advisers with MCF in 2016, Andreas was the Managing Partner of the firm. Andreas has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of Swedish mid-sized companies in various industries.

Personal note: I enjoy travelling with my family and staying active with skiing and running.


Head of London:
Ian Henderson

Head of London:
Ian Henderson

PARTNER in London

Ian Henderson holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Cambridge University. He spent 5 years in Arthur Andersen’s corporate tax advisory team, where he qualified as an ACA, followed by 6 years at Nordea Securities (previously Maizels, Westerberg), where he was a director and head of the private equity sector team. In 2003, Ian founded our UK subsidiary and has subsequently been a Partner and in charge of our London office.

Personal note: I enjoy golf and skiing, especially with my wife and 2 children who like to keep me active.


Head of Helsinki:
Ville Kivelä

Head of Helsinki:
Ville Kivelä

PARTNER in Helsinki

Ville Kivelä holds a Master’s degree from the Helsinki School of Economics. He was a co-founder of our Helsinki office in 2003 and has been a Partner and heading up the office since 2006. Prior to joining us, Ville worked for Nordea Securities (previously Merita Securities) as a head of research.

Personal note: I enjoy outdoor life and spending time at our summer house, especially with my wife and four children. I also like good literature.


Head of Hamburg:
Dr Christoph Stoecker

Head of Hamburg:
Dr Christoph Stoecker

PARTNER in Hamburg

Christoph Stoecker studied Law at the universities of Cologne, Lausanne, Hamburg (Dr.iur) and Sydney (LL.M.) and was admitted to the German Bar in 1988. Prior to joining us in 1998, he was a partner at the Hamburg offices of a large German law firm having previously worked for law firms abroad. Since 2015 Christoph is also Of-Counsel at the international law firm DLA Piper. He specialises in corporate law and M&A. Christoph became a Partner and Managing Director of MCF in 2000.

Personal note: I’m a keen sportsman and value integrity, be-it at home, at work or on the gamesfield.


Managing Partner:
Hans-Christoph Stadel

Managing Partner:
Hans-Christoph Stadel

PARTNER in Hamburg

Hans-Christoph Stadel graduated with a MBA from the European School of Management Studies in Paris, Oxford and Berlin, having previously completed a two year apprenticeship at the Vereins- und Westbank, Hamburg. He then joined Enskilda Securities in London, where he was responsible for Finnish and German M&A transactions. In 1990, he moved to Hamburg to open Enskilda’s German office before conducting an MBO in 1994, together with Hans Hermann Münchmeyer, to found Münchmeyer GmbH Corporate Finance. Hans-Christoph is a founding Partner and Managing Director of MCF. In addition, Hans-Christoph is the Honorary Consul for Finland in Hamburg.

Personal note: I enjoy endurance sports, such as running the marathon, cycling and the triathlon, as well as skiing and I am also interested in Bordeaux wine.


Michaela Schmidt

Michaela Schmidt

Expertise:
OFFICE: Hamburg

Michaela Schmidt completed an apprenticeship in the hotel industry and worked as a receptionist. Furthermore, she graduated from the school of foreign languages in Hamburg and worked as a state-certified foreign language correspondent. She joined our Hamburg office in 1997 as personal assistant to Hans-Christoph Stadel.

Personal note: I enjoy teaching aerobic classes in my free time and I love reading.


Teemu Saarelainen

Teemu Saarelainen

ANALYST in Helsinki

Teemu Saarelainen holds a Master’s degree from Aalto University School of Business, where he studied Finance and Economics. Prior to joining our Helsinki office in 2016, Teemu gained work experience at SEB, EY, Handelsbanken and Danske Bank.

Personal note: I enjoy golfing, travelling and boating.


Dr Michael Lonsert

Dr Michael Lonsert

SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

Dr Michael Lonsert is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. He is an experienced international healthcare industry executive.
Michael received a Ph.D in Health Science from the University in Hamburg and is an active board member on several corporate, financial investor and universitiy organisations.
Previously he was a member of the Executive Board of Celesio AG and executive for other international pharmaceutical companies.


Oliver Peter

Oliver Peter

SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

Oliver Peter is Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. He holds a Diplom Kaufmann degree from the University of Hamburg and is a CFA charterholder. Oliver has been with MCF between 1999 and 2012 advising on transactions mainly in the energy & renewables, sports & entertainment as well as mechanical engineering sectors. Prior to joining the company again in 2016, Oliver was active in the football business as finance director of HSV Fußball AG.

Personal note: I enjoy competitive sailing.


Mark Florman

Mark Florman

SENIOR ADVISER in London

Mark Florman is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. He is an active board member on numerous corporate, advisory, political & regulatory and charitable organisations. Among others, Mark is the Chairman of LPEQ, the trade body for listed Private Equity companies. Moreover, he is currently Strategic Adviser and Industry Ambassador to the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and has previously held positions as the CEO of the BVCA, Managing Director at Doughty Hanson, Chairman of LM Glasfiber and was a founding Partner of Maizels Westerberg & Co.

Personal note: In addition to my political and charitable interests, I enjoy skiing with my family and shooting.