Kivelä, Ville
Ville Kivelä
Kivelä, Ville

Ville Kivelä

Partner located 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.

Kivelä, Ville
Valmet Automotive Fundraising
2010
Valmet Automotive Fundraising

Valmet Automotive Fundraising

2010 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Metso Corporation on the successful fundraising for its subsidiary, Valmet Automotive Inc., a provider of engineering, manufacturing and business services to the automotive industry. The new investors were Pontos Oy and Finnish Investment Ltd. 


The advisory team was led by Kalle Uljas. 

Konecranes / Morris Material Handling
2004
Konecranes / Morris Material Handling
Gold&Green Foods / Paulig Group
2016
Gold&Green Foods / Paulig Group

Gold&Green Foods / Paulig Group

2016 (
  • Others
  • Finland
)

MCF advised the owners of Gold&Green Foods, a developer of innovative, ecological and healthy foods from oats and beans, on the sale of a majority ownership stake to Paulig Group, a Finland-based international food company.

The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä.
 

Landow, Philipp
Philipp Landow
Landow, Philipp

Philipp Landow

Analyst located 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.
 

Landow, Philipp
Mattern, Stefan
Stefan Mattern
Mattern, Stefan

Stefan Mattern

Partner located 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. 

Mattern, Stefan
Enercity / Danpower
2006
Enercity / Danpower
Junttan / Primaca
2005
Junttan / Primaca

Junttan / Primaca

2005 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Capman and on the sale of its stake in Junttan Oy, a European specialist in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hydraulic piling machines for the construction industry, to Primaca Partners Oy. 


The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä. 

TSK Prüfsysteme / BPE
2005
TSK Prüfsysteme / BPE
Recover Nordic / Anticimex dehumidification business
2015
Recover Nordic / Anticimex dehumidification business
Aurajoki / Primaca
2005
Aurajoki / Primaca
Intera Partners / Ins.tsto Seppo Rantala
2014
Intera Partners / Ins.tsto Seppo Rantala

Intera Partners / Ins.tsto Seppo Rantala

2014 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
)

MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners in the acquisition of Insinööritoimisto Seppo Rantala Oy. The company is one of the leading providers of demanding bridge construction services in Finland and represents the third acquisition made by Intera’s infrastructure construction portfolio company, Infrak Group.

The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen and Konsta Ruutu. 

Enercity / EKT
2007
Enercity / EKT

Enercity / EKT

2007 (
  • Energy & Renewables
  • Germany
)

MCF advised Stadtwerke Hannover AG, Hannover's local energy supplier, on its acquisition of EKT GmbH from RWE AG.


The advisory team was led by Stefan Wittek. 

Bogfelts / Accent Equity
2016
Bogfelts / Accent Equity
E.R.N. / Aurubis
2011
E.R.N. / Aurubis
Mercantile alloy wheel business / Alcar
2015
Mercantile alloy wheel business / Alcar
Wikström, Tobias
Tobias Wikström
Hamilton, Carl-Diedric
Carl-Diedric Hamilton
Unisport Scandinavia / Vaaka Partners
2015
Unisport Scandinavia / Vaaka Partners
MacGregor / Navigator Capital
2016
MacGregor / Navigator Capital
Malkit / Appliances business
2012
Malkit / Appliances business
goldgas / BluO
2012
goldgas / BluO
Stenbäck, Andreas
Andreas Stenbäck
Stenbäck, Andreas

Andreas Stenbäck

Partner located 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.
 

Stenbäck, Andreas
PSS / WPD Saar
2015
PSS / WPD Saar
Ahlinder, Ludvig
Ludvig Ahlinder
Ahlinder, Ludvig

Ludvig Ahlinder

Associate located 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.
 

Ahlinder, Ludvig
Sunstroom / Foresight
2011
Sunstroom / Foresight
Krahn Chemie / ICH
2013
Krahn Chemie / ICH

Krahn Chemie / ICH

2013 (
  • Materials
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
)

MCF advised KRAHN CHEMIE GmbH on the acquisition of the chemical distributor, ICH Benelux B.V. 


The advisory team was led by Stefan Edlich. 

Nab Labs / Group of Investors
2010
Nab Labs / Group of Investors
Kaempfe, Hasso
Dr Hasso Kaempfe
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG / Egon Senger
2014
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG / Egon Senger
Paper Excellence / Schaeff Group & Radial Capital Partners
2016
Paper Excellence / Schaeff Group & Radial Capital Partners

Paper Excellence / Schaeff Group & Radial Capital Partners

2016 (
  • Materials
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Canada
)

MCF advised Paper Excellence Group on the divestment of its German subsidiary Papierfabrik Scheufelen. The mill is a producer of premium and standard fine papers as well as packaging board primarily for luxury applications.

The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen and
Jan-Christian Hashagen.
 

ZVS / DSGF
2011
ZVS / DSGF
Oldroyd, Graham
Graham Oldroyd
ALBIS Plastic GmbH / Barnet Europe W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG
2016
ALBIS Plastic GmbH / Barnet Europe W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG

ALBIS Plastic GmbH / Barnet Europe W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG

2016 (
  • Materials
  • Germany
  • Slovakia
)

MCF advised ALBIS Plastic GmbH on the acquisition of the European recycled polymer business of Barnet Europe W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG, a Germany-based subsidiary of William Barnet & Son, LLC.

The advisory team was led by Stefan Edlich. 

Satel / Alder
2014
Satel / Alder

Satel / Alder

2014 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
  • Sweden
)

MCF advised the owners of Satel Oy, a leading supplier of narrow band radio frequency data communication technology, on its sale to Alder, a Swedish investor focused on investments in sustainable industries.

The advisory team was led by Kalle Uljas.
 

PKC Group / SEGU Gruppe
2011
PKC Group / SEGU Gruppe
Ponndorf / Verder Group
2015
Ponndorf / Verder Group
Uponor / KaMo & Delta
2016
Uponor / KaMo & Delta

Uponor / KaMo & Delta

2016 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Germany
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Uponor Holding GmbH, a subsidiary of Uponor Corporation, on the acquisition of KaMo group of companies as well as Delta Systemtechnik, both active in centralised and decentralised fresh warm water and home stations.

The advisory team was led by Stefan Edlich. 

Claussen, Niklas
Niklas Claussen
Claussen, Niklas

Niklas Claussen

Analyst located 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.
 

Claussen, Niklas
ATCO / Nordzucker
2015
ATCO / Nordzucker
Galkin, Mika
Mika Galkin
Galkin, Mika

Mika Galkin

Partner located 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.

Galkin, Mika
Evotec / ENS Holdings
2005
Evotec / ENS Holdings
Glans, Gustav
Gustav Glans
Glans, Gustav

Gustav Glans

Analyst located 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.
 

Glans, Gustav
Beer & Beverage Packaging / Graphic Packaging
2012
Beer & Beverage Packaging / Graphic Packaging
Hikari Miso & Yeo Valley / Tideford Organic Foods
2017
Hikari Miso & Yeo Valley / Tideford Organic Foods
Nalka Invest / Office Management
2016
Nalka Invest / Office Management

Nalka Invest / Office Management

2016 (
  • Business Services
  • Private Equity
  • Sweden
)

Keystone MCF advised Nalka Invest, prior Alipes and Inter IKEA Investments, on the acquisition of Office Management, a leading Nordic full-service supplier within IT, communication and office services. 

EPURON Biogas / RES Projects
2011
EPURON Biogas / RES Projects
Virtaco Personal Protection / Lindström
2009
Virtaco Personal Protection / Lindström
Dekra / Polartest
2008
Dekra / Polartest

Dekra / Polartest

2008 (
  • Business Services
  • Germany
  • Finland
)

MCF advised DEKRA AG on the acquisition of Polartest Oy, an independent inspection company and notified body, from its owners, Fortum, TVO, Pöyry and management.


The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen and Hans-Christoph Stadel. 

Financial Advisory
2009
Financial Advisory
Outokumpu / Inoxum
2012
Outokumpu / Inoxum

Outokumpu / Inoxum

2012 (
  • Materials
  • Germany
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Outokumpu Oyj on its acquisition of ThyssenKrupp AG's stainless steel division, Inoxum Group.


The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä. 

Dover PSG / Quattroflow
2011
Dover PSG / Quattroflow
Evac Group / Deerberg-Systems
2015
Evac Group / Deerberg-Systems

Evac Group / Deerberg-Systems

2015 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • Germany
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Evac Group, a portfolio company of IK Investment Partners, in the acquisition of Deerberg-Systems GmbH, a Germany-based provider of dry and wet waste treatment systems for ships.

The advisory team was led by Konsta Ruutu and Ville Kivelä. 

Evans, Sam
Sam Evans
Evans, Sam

Sam Evans

Expertise:
Associate located 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. 

Evans, Sam
Ergon Capital / Sausalitos
2014
Ergon Capital / Sausalitos

Ergon Capital / Sausalitos

2014 (
  • Private Equity
  • Germany
  • Belgium
)

MCF advised Ergon Capital Partners III in the acquisition of Sausalitos Holding GmbH, a leading German leisure restaurant chain, from EQT and the Hirschberger family.

The advisory team was led by Hans-Christoph Stadel.  

Vuorinen, Jussi
Jussi Vuorinen
Vuorinen, Jussi

Jussi Vuorinen

Partner located 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.

Vuorinen, Jussi
Konecranes / Linde HT Business
2013
Konecranes / Linde HT Business

Konecranes / Linde HT Business

2013 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Germany
  • England
  • Finland
  • China
)

MCF advised Konecranes Plc on the acquisition of selected container handling assets located in the UK, China and Germany from Linde Material Handling. 


The advisory team was led by Ian Henderson and Jussi Vuorinen. 

Fastems / Pneumotec
2012
Fastems / Pneumotec
Nesco Group / Hämeen Laaturemontti
2016
Nesco Group / Hämeen Laaturemontti

Nesco Group / Hämeen Laaturemontti

2016 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Vaaka Partners on the sale of Nesco Group, the leading rainwater and roof safety solutions provider in Finland, to Sentica Partners’ owned Hämeen Laaturemontti.

The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä. 

Bartholdson, Jonus
Jonus Bartholdson
INTERSCHALT maritime systems / Cargotec
2016
INTERSCHALT maritime systems / Cargotec

INTERSCHALT maritime systems / Cargotec

2016 (
  • Business Services
  • Germany
  • Finland
)

MCF advised shareholders of INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, a German provider of software and services for the shipping industry, on the sale of 100% of the shares to Finnish Cargotec Oyj. Alongside, DPE Deutsche Private Equity also sold their shares acquired in summer 2015.

The advisory team was led by Dr Christoph Stoecker. 

Intera Partners / Rototec
2014
Intera Partners / Rototec

Intera Partners / Rototec

2014 (
  • Business Services
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
  • Sweden
)

MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners in the acquisition of Rototec, the leading Nordic provider of geothermal drilling to ground source heat pump systems.

The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen and Konsta Ruutu. 

Pekonen, Piia
Piia Pekonen
Pekonen, Piia

Piia Pekonen

Associate located 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.

Pekonen, Piia
Malkit / Private investors
2014
Malkit / Private investors

Malkit / Private investors

2014 (
  • Private Equity
  • Business Services
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Vaaka Partners, the Finnish mid-market buy-out fund, in the divestment of Malkit Oy to private investors.

The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen. 

Körber / Seidenader Maschinenfabrik
2010
Körber / Seidenader Maschinenfabrik

Körber / Seidenader Maschinenfabrik

2010 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Germany
)

MCF advised Körber AG on the acquisition of Seidenader Maschinenbau GmbH, one of the leading manufacturers of inspection machinery for the global pharmaceutical industry.


The advisory team was led by Hans-Christoph Stadel. 

Turunen, Sari
Sari Turunen
Turunen, Sari

Sari Turunen

Accounting & Controlling located 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.

Turunen, Sari
Capvis / De Sede
2007
Capvis / De Sede
Evotec / Research Support International
2009
Evotec / Research Support International

Evotec / Research Support International

2009 (
  • Germany
  • England
  • India
)

MCF advised Evotec AG, a leader in the discovery of small molecule drugs, on its acquisition of Research Support International Private Limited, a provider of drug discovery and development services.


The advisory team was led by Ian Henderson. 

Clark-Lowes, William
William Clark-Lowes
Clark-Lowes, William

William Clark-Lowes

Associate located 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. 

Clark-Lowes, William
Ruukki Betonstahl & Ruukki Welbond / Al-Tuwairqi
2007
Ruukki Betonstahl & Ruukki Welbond / Al-Tuwairqi

Ruukki Betonstahl & Ruukki Welbond / Al-Tuwairqi

2007 (
  • Materials
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Netherlands
)

MCF advised Rautaruukki Oyj on the sale of Ruukki Betonstahl GmbH, a German market leader in reinforcing steel for the construction industry, and Ruukki Welbond BV, a Dutch based processor of reinforcing steel for the Benelux countries, to the Saudi-Arabia based Al-Tuwairqi Group.


The advisory team was led by Christoph Stoecker. 

ALBIS Plastic GmbH / William Barnet & Son LLC
2016
ALBIS Plastic GmbH / William Barnet & Son LLC

ALBIS Plastic GmbH / William Barnet & Son LLC

2016 (
  • Materials
  • Germany
  • USA
)

MCF advised ALBIS Plastic GmbH on the foundation of a joint venture with William Barnet & Son, LLC in the USA. The joint venture will take over the recycled polymer acitivites of the companies in the USA.

The advisory team was led by Stefan Edlich. 

Business Eurocard business / SEB Kort
2014
Business Eurocard business / SEB Kort

Business Eurocard business / SEB Kort

2014 (
  • Business Services
  • Finland
  • Sweden
)

MCF advised Nets Oy in the divestment of the Business Eurocard corporate payment card business to SEB Kort.


The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen.
 

Refinancing
2012
Refinancing
Beautywater / Hassia Mineralquellen
2009
Beautywater / Hassia Mineralquellen
Gustavson, Stig
Dr Stig Gustavson
Deutgen / Amphenol
2012
Deutgen / Amphenol
Großmann, Simon
Simon Großmann
Großmann, Simon

Simon Großmann

Associate Director located 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.
 

Großmann, Simon
Wittek, Stefan
Stefan Wittek
Wittek, Stefan

Stefan Wittek

Expertise:
Senior Adviser located 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.

Froh House Tech / FON Telescopic Systems
2005
Froh House Tech / FON Telescopic Systems
Hanseaticsoft / Lloyd’s Register
2017
Hanseaticsoft / Lloyd’s Register

Hanseaticsoft / Lloyd’s Register

2017 (
  • Others
  • Germany
  • England
)

MCF advised Hanseaticsoft GmbH on the sale of a minority share to Lloyd’s Register.

The advisory team was led by Dr Christoph Stoecker.

Konecranes / R.Stahl
2005
Konecranes / R.Stahl

Konecranes / R.Stahl

2005 (
  • Capital Goods
  • England
  • Finland
)

MCF advised KCI Konecranes Plc., a world leading engineering group specialising in overhead lifting solutions and services, on the acquisition of R.Stahl AG’s material handling division, which produces custom made electric overhead travelling cranes, monorail and chain hoists as well as crane maintenance services. 


The advisory team was led by Hans-Christoph Stadel. 

Outokumpu / VDM
2014
Outokumpu / VDM
Ostmeier, Hanns
Dr Hanns Ostmeier
Sylwander, Victor
Victor Sylwander
Sylwander, Victor

Victor Sylwander

Analyst located 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.
 

Sylwander, Victor
treorbis / Private investors
2013
treorbis / Private investors
Ahlstrom Altenkirchen / Interface Solutions
2010
Ahlstrom Altenkirchen / Interface Solutions

Ahlstrom Altenkirchen / Interface Solutions

2010 (
  • Materials
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • USA
)

MCF advised Ahlstrom Corporation on the sale of Ahlstrom Altenkirchen GmbH, a producer of gasket and heat shield materials for the automotive industry and calender bowl materials for the paper industry, to its US-based competitor, Interface Solutions.


The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen and Stefan Wittek. 

Krahn Chemie / Pietro Carini
2014
Krahn Chemie / Pietro Carini

Krahn Chemie / Pietro Carini

2014 (
  • Materials
  • Germany
  • Italy
)

MCF advised KRAHN CHEMIE GmbH on the acquisition of a majority share in Pietro Carini S.p.A., a speciality chemical distributor headquartered in Milan.

The advisory team was led by Stefan Edlich.
 

Brown, Tweedie
Tweedie Brown
Brown, Tweedie

Tweedie Brown

Senior Adviser located 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.

ARCUS / Lampe Privatinvest
2014
ARCUS / Lampe Privatinvest
Valmet Automotive / Karmann
2010
Valmet Automotive / Karmann

Valmet Automotive / Karmann

2010 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Poland
)

MCF advised Valmet Automotive Inc. on the acquisition of Karmann GmbH's convertible car roof business in Germany and Poland.


The advisory team was led by Christoph Stoecker and Kalle Uljas. 

Henderson, Ian
Ian Henderson
Henderson, Ian

Ian Henderson

Partner located 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.

Henderson, Ian
Wegen, Gerhard
Prof Dr Gerhard Wegen
Hashagen, Jan-Christian
Jan-Christian Hashagen
Hashagen, Jan-Christian

Jan-Christian Hashagen

Associate Director located 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.

Hashagen, Jan-Christian
Rautaruukki / Syneco Industri
2005
Rautaruukki / Syneco Industri
Normet / Cantell Oy
2005
Normet / Cantell Oy
Volati / Akademibokhandeln
Pending
Volati / Akademibokhandeln

Volati / Akademibokhandeln

Pending (
  • Private Equity
  • Sweden
)

Keystone MCF advised Volati in the acquisition of Akademibokhandeln, Sweden’s market leading book reseller with 108 stores and a strong e-commerce position through subsidiary Bokus, from Accent Equity.

The advisory team was led by Andreas Stenbäck and Nils Petter Palmefors. 

Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. / M&W Americas
2013
Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. / M&W Americas
Reponen, Kalle
Kalle Reponen
Reponen, Kalle

Kalle Reponen

Senior Adviser located 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. 

Stadtwerke Kiel / MVV Energie
2004
Stadtwerke Kiel / MVV Energie
Konecranes / STAHL CraneSystems
2017
Konecranes / STAHL CraneSystems

Konecranes / STAHL CraneSystems

2017 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • USA
)

MCF advised Konecranes Plc on the sale of the German STAHL CraneSystems GmbH, a manufacturer of hoists and crane components, and the related foreign subsidiaries to the US crane manufacturer Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

The project team was led by Hans-Christoph Stadel, Ville Kivelä and Stefan Edlich.

Mercantile connected car business / Aplicom
2015
Mercantile connected car business / Aplicom
Nets / OP Merchant Acquiring Business
Pending
Nets / OP Merchant Acquiring Business
Heating plant business / KPA Unicon Group and MBO
2014
Heating plant business / KPA Unicon Group and MBO

Heating plant business / KPA Unicon Group and MBO

2014 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Russia
)

MCF has advised Valmet Oyj in the divestment of the small-scale heating plant business and related services operations in Finland, Sweden and Russia. The Finnish and Russian operations were sold to KPA Unicon Group Oy and the Swedish business was sold through an MBO.

The advisory team was led by Kalle Uljas. 

Salo, Anni
Anni Salo
Salo, Anni

Anni Salo

Team Assistant located 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.
 

Salo, Anni
Mercantile Fastener Business / Bufab
2008
Mercantile Fastener Business / Bufab
Urbana Energietechnik / NEK
2007
Urbana Energietechnik / NEK
Auris Kaasunjakelu / Gasum
2017
Auris Kaasunjakelu / Gasum
Körber / Weimer
2009
Körber / Weimer
Drewes, Carolin
Carolin Drewes
Drewes, Carolin

Carolin Drewes

Associate located 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.

Drewes, Carolin
Amango / Burda Holding
2004
Amango / Burda Holding
Geber, Cornelius
Cornelius Geber
Geber, Cornelius

Cornelius Geber

Senior Adviser located 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

Neusser Pressehaus / Rheinische Post
2009
Neusser Pressehaus / Rheinische Post
UPM Wind Power / Element Power
2013
UPM Wind Power / Element Power

UPM Wind Power / Element Power

2013 (
  • Energy & Renewables
  • England
  • Finland
)

MCF performed a strategic review for UPM-Kymmene Corporation followed by a formal process to search for a wind development partner. This concluded in the formation of a JV with Element Power for the development of Finnish wind power projects on sites leased from UPM.


The advisory team was led by Ian Henderson. 

Noske-Kaeser Container Service / MBO
2014
Noske-Kaeser Container Service / MBO
Schmidt, Michaela
Michaela Schmidt
Schmidt, Michaela

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.

Schmidt, Michaela
TDF / IP-Only
2016
TDF / IP-Only

TDF / IP-Only

2016 (
  • Others
  • Sweden
  • France
)

Keystone MCF advised TDF Group (French Terrestrial Network Operator) on the divestment of the Nordic operations of Arkena (Arkena Nordics, previously Qbrick), a media streaming solutions company. 

Moventas Parkano / Takoma
2010
Moventas Parkano / Takoma

Moventas Parkano / Takoma

2010 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
)

MCF advised IK Investment Partners on the sale of a Moventas Parkano Oy, a manufacturer of large diameter, induction hardened mechanical power transmission components for the marine & offshore, mining & minerals, fibre & paper, and wind power generation industries. Moventas Parkano Oy was a division of Moventas Oy and was sold to Takoma Oyj, which is controlled by the listed investment company Panostaja Oyj.


The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä. 

Mummert & Partner / Groupe Steria
2004
Mummert & Partner / Groupe Steria
Emotion / MBO
2009
Emotion / MBO
Peine Gruppe / Steadfast
2006
Peine Gruppe / Steadfast

Peine Gruppe / Steadfast

2006 (
  • Others
  • Germany
)

MCF advised the family owner of Peine Group, a leading German producer of menswear in the mid-market segment, on its sale by way of a MBO backed by Steadfast Capital.


The advisory team was led by Hans Christoph Stadel. 

Upsolut Sports / Lagadere Sports
2008
Upsolut Sports / Lagadere Sports

Upsolut Sports / Lagadere Sports

2008 (
  • Others
  • Germany
  • France
)

MCF advised the owners of Upsolut Sports AG, Germany’s frontrunner in the hosting and organisation of endurance sports events, to Lagardère Sports, part of Lagardère SCA, a leading sports rights and sports marketing business.


The advisory team was led by Hans-Christoph Stadel. 

Peter, Oliver
Oliver Peter
Peter, Oliver

Oliver Peter

Senior Adviser located 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.

Stoecker, Christoph
Dr Christoph Stoecker
Stoecker, Christoph

Dr Christoph Stoecker

Partner located 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.

Stoecker, Christoph
Funke, Michael
Michael Funke
Funke, Michael

Michael Funke

Associate located in Hamburg

Michael Funke studied Business Administration and Law at the University of Mannheim (Dipl.-Kfm.), the University of Münster (LL.M.) and the Graduate School of Management in Sydney. Before joining MCF he was Manager and Authorised Signatory at EY in the Transaction Advisory Services and Restructuring practice. Among others, he gained experience at the M&A practice at Deutsche Bank and also BASF and PWC. Michael joined MCF in 2015.

Personal note: I love running and enjoy soccer and squash.

Funke, Michael
Ferratum / Debt Capital Fundraising
2010
Ferratum / Debt Capital Fundraising
von Oertzen / Arcus
2007
von Oertzen / Arcus
Aura Group / FSN Capital Partners
2006
Aura Group / FSN Capital Partners

Aura Group / FSN Capital Partners

2006 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • England
  • Norway
  • Sweden
)

MCF advised Bridgepoint Capital on the sale of Aura Group AB, a developer, manufacturer and seller of long life fluorescent lamps for industrial and commercial use, to FSN Capital Partners AS.


The advisory team was led by Ian Henderson. 

X-TEC / Sentica
2006
X-TEC / Sentica
Pro Pharma / Penta
2011
Pro Pharma / Penta
Rautaruukki Stahlservice / Knauf Interfer
2006
Rautaruukki Stahlservice / Knauf Interfer

Rautaruukki Stahlservice / Knauf Interfer

2006 (
  • Materials
  • Germany
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Rautaruukki Oyj on the sale of Ruukki Stahlservice GmbH, one of Germany's largest steel service centers, to Knauf Interfer AG. 


The advisory team was led by Christoph Stoecker and Ville Kivelä. 

UPM Tilhill Forestry / BSW Timber
2015
UPM Tilhill Forestry / BSW Timber
Mercantile / Diagno Finland
2016
Mercantile / Diagno Finland
Thermotex / RheinEnergie
2010
Thermotex / RheinEnergie
Metso Foundries Karlstad / Primaca
2008
Metso Foundries Karlstad / Primaca
Rauscher, Klaus
Prof Dr Klaus Rauscher
Münchmeyer, Hans Hermann
Hans Hermann Münchmeyer
Münchmeyer, Hans Hermann

Hans Hermann Münchmeyer

Senior Adviser located 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.

Keycast / Riverside
2007
Keycast / Riverside

Keycast / Riverside

2007 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
  • USA
  • Sweden
)

MCF advised OKO Venture Capital (now Vaaka Partners) on the sale of Keycast Oy, which comprises of four leading steel-making companies in Finland and Sweden, making up the most comprehensive steel foundry consortium in Northern Europe, to private equity fund Riverside.


The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä and Kalle Uljas. 

Boajé, Anders
Anders Boajé
Lagardère Sports / Ironman
2016
Lagardère Sports / Ironman

Lagardère Sports / Ironman

2016 (
  • Others
  • Germany
  • USA
)

MCF advised Lagardère Sports on the sale of its sports endurance division by way of a share and asset deal to Ironman. Both are active in operating mass sport events.

The advisory team was led by Hans-Christoph Stadel.
 

Stadel, Hans-Christoph
Hans-Christoph Stadel
Stadel, Hans-Christoph

Hans-Christoph Stadel

Partner located 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.

Stadel, Hans-Christoph
HMO AG fundraising
2015
HMO AG fundraising
Hikari Miso / Tideford Organic Foods
2015
Hikari Miso / Tideford Organic Foods
Witt, Nicolas
Nicolas Witt
Witt, Nicolas

Nicolas Witt

Associate located 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.
 

Witt, Nicolas
Noske-Kaeser / Fedders Lloyd Engineering
2016
Noske-Kaeser / Fedders Lloyd Engineering

Noske-Kaeser / Fedders Lloyd Engineering

2016 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Germany
  • India
  • New Zealand
)

MCF advised the administrator of insolvent HVAC manufacturer Noske-Kaeser Group on the sale of the rail & vehicles business to Fedders Lloyd Engineering from India. The transaction comprises entities and assets from Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and the USA.

The advisory team was led by Dr Christoph Stoecker.
 

Berendsohn / Lynka
2014
Berendsohn / Lynka

Berendsohn / Lynka

2014 (
  • Business Services
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
)

MCF advised Berendsohn AG, a supplier of promotional and branded products, in the acquisition of Lynka Sp. Z o.o. from Hanseatic Finance Finland Oy and Arco Capital Corporation, Puerto Rico.  Lynka is a leading Polish supplier and embroiderer of promotional apparel and branded clothing.

The advisory team was led by Dr Christoph Stoecker.  

Oras / Hansa
2013
Oras / Hansa

Oras / Hansa

2013 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Germany
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Oras Ltd on the acquisition of Hansa Metallwerke AG, one of Germany’s leading suppliers of sanitary fittings, from IK Investment Partners. 


The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä and Hans-Christoph Stadel.

Edlich, Stefan
Stefan Edlich
Edlich, Stefan

Stefan Edlich

Partner located 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.

Edlich, Stefan
Euroclinicum / PPF Healthcare
2009
Euroclinicum / PPF Healthcare
Evotec Technologies / Perkin Elmer
2006
Evotec Technologies / Perkin Elmer

Evotec Technologies / Perkin Elmer

2006 (
  • Germany
  • USA
)

MCF advised Evotec AG, a leader in the discovery of small molecule drugs, on the sale of Evotec Technologies GmbH, a worldwide leading provider of high-end cell handling, detection and screening devices and systems used for automated cell biology, to PerkinElmer Inc.


The advisory team was led by Christoph Stoecker. 

Uponor / Zent-Frenger
2011
Uponor / Zent-Frenger
Rautaruukki / Metalplast Oborniki
2005
Rautaruukki / Metalplast Oborniki
Nguyen, Phu
Phu Nguyen
Nguyen, Phu

Phu Nguyen

Analyst located 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.
 

Nguyen, Phu
Motala Train / Alstom
2015
Motala Train / Alstom
Reactive Technologies / Octopus
2016
Reactive Technologies / Octopus
IK Investment Partners / svt Group
2015
IK Investment Partners / svt Group

IK Investment Partners / svt Group

2015 (
  • Business Services
  • Private Equity
  • Germany
)

MCF advised IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of svt Group, a leading provider of passive fire protection systems and products as well as restoration management solutions, from capiton, SüdBG and the company’s management.

The advisory team was led by Stefan Edlich.
 

Hikari Miso / R&R Tofu
2016
Hikari Miso / R&R Tofu
INTERSCHALT maritime systems / DPE Deutsche Private Equity
2015
INTERSCHALT maritime systems / DPE Deutsche Private Equity

INTERSCHALT maritime systems / DPE Deutsche Private Equity

2015 (
  • Business Services
  • Private Equity
  • Germany
)

MCF advised INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, a German provider of software and services for the shipping industry, on the issue and sale of shares to DPE, a German private equity company.

The advisory team was led by Dr Christoph Stoecker.

Schilske, Ragna
Ragna Schilske
Schilske, Ragna

Ragna Schilske

Expertise:
Office : 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.

Schilske, Ragna
Intera Partners / Fin-Seula
2014
Intera Partners / Fin-Seula

Intera Partners / Fin-Seula

2014 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
)

MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners in the acquisition of the infrastructure construction company Fin-Seula Oy from its founders.

The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen and Konsta Ruutu.

Svensk Pantbelåning / Preato
2007
Svensk Pantbelåning / Preato

Svensk Pantbelåning / Preato

2007 (
  • Private Equity
  • Others
  • England
  • Finland
  • USA
  • Sweden
)

MCF advised Rutland Partners, Cash America and Barclays on the sale of Sweden's largest pawnbroker, Svensk Pantbelåning Holdings AB, to Preato Capital Ltd, the owner of Finland’s largest pawnbroker, Helsingin Pantti Oy. 


The advisory team was led by Ian Henderson. 

Modular Space Business / MB Funds
2012
Modular Space Business / MB Funds

Modular Space Business / MB Funds

2012 (
  • Business Services
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Cramo Plc on a structured sales process resulting in the sale of its modular space production and customised modular space rental business to MB Funds.


The advisory team was led by Kalle Uljas.

Evotec AG / Cyprotex Plc
2016
Evotec AG / Cyprotex Plc
TM Progress / PEQ Private Equity
2016
TM Progress / PEQ Private Equity
Lonsert, Michael
Dr Michael Lonsert
Lonsert, Michael

Dr Michael Lonsert

Expertise:
Senior Adviser located 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.
 

Sauer Danfoss (Berching) / Aurelius
2007
Sauer Danfoss (Berching) / Aurelius

Sauer Danfoss (Berching) / Aurelius

2007 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Germany
  • USA
)

MCF advised Sauer-Danfoss Inc. on the sale of Sauer-Danfoss (Berching) GmbH, the European market leader in the manufacturing of DC-based electronic drives solutions, to Aurelius AG.


The advisory team was led by Hans-Christoph Stadel. 

Uljas, Kalle
Kalle Uljas
Uljas, Kalle

Kalle Uljas

Partner located 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. 

Uljas, Kalle
Markus, Richard
Richard Markus
Markus, Richard

Richard Markus

Senior Adviser located in Hamburg

Richard Markus is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance and an active Board Member of Wasserkraft Oberland GmbH. Previously, he established and was the Managing Director in charge of both Hawkpoint Partners Ltd’s and Jefferies International Ltd’s operations in the German speaking regions. He primarily focuses on financial sponsor related transactions. Prior to these positions, Richard established KPMG’s German corporate finance practice.

Personal note: I am a very keen cook and enjoy travelling.

Cramo / Theisen Baumaschinen
2011
Cramo / Theisen Baumaschinen

Cramo / Theisen Baumaschinen

2011 (
  • Business Services
  • Germany
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Cramo Plc on the acquisition of Theisen Baumaschinen AG, a leading German rental services company owned by Arrex Beteiligungs-GmbH.


The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä and Hans-Christoph Stadel. 

ATG Deutschland / MBO
2013
ATG Deutschland / MBO
Metsä Board / mutares
2015
Metsä Board / mutares

Metsä Board / mutares

2015 (
  • Materials
  • Germany
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Metsä Board Corporation on the sale of Metsä Board Zanders GmbH, a German paper mill focusing on label papers and other specialties.

The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen. 

Pfirrmann, Christian
Christian Pfirrmann
Pfirrmann, Christian

Christian Pfirrmann

Senior Adviser located 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. 

Fans Bond Issue
2012
Fans Bond Issue
Metsä Tissue / Tento
2006
Metsä Tissue / Tento

Metsä Tissue / Tento

2006 (
  • Materials
  • Germany
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Metsä Tissue Oyj, a leading European tissue paper products supplier, on its acquisition of Tento a.s., a leading tissue paper company in Slovakia.


For further information please contact Jussi Vuorinen. 

Partner Pharma / Penta Investments
2013
Partner Pharma / Penta Investments
Hydraulic Gearpumps / Dynamatic Technologies
2007
Hydraulic Gearpumps / Dynamatic Technologies

Hydraulic Gearpumps / Dynamatic Technologies

2007 (
  • Capital Goods
  • England
  • USA
  • India
)

MCF advised Sauer-Danfoss Inc. on the sale of its UK based hydraulic gear pump business to Dynamatic Technologies Ltd.


The advisory team was led by Ian Henderson. 

Muir, Clare
Clare Muir
Muir, Clare

Clare Muir

Expertise:
Office : 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.

Muir, Clare
Florman, Mark
Mark Florman
Florman, Mark

Mark Florman

Senior Adviser located 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.…

Are Industrial Services / Bilfinger Berger
2011
Are Industrial Services / Bilfinger Berger

Are Industrial Services / Bilfinger Berger

2011 (
  • Business Services
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Norway
)

After helping Are Oy in evaluating its strategic options for its industrial services business, Are Industrial Services, MCF advised Are Oy, on its sale to Bilfinger Berger Industrial Services GmbH.


The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen. 

Hornung Pedersen, Per
Per Hornung Pedersen
Hornung Pedersen, Per

Per Hornung Pedersen

Expertise:
Senior Adviser located 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.

Kinos, Pyry-Pekka
Pyry-Pekka Kinos
Kinos, Pyry-Pekka

Pyry-Pekka Kinos

Analyst located 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.
 

Kinos, Pyry-Pekka
Rautaruukki / Velsa
2004
Rautaruukki / Velsa
Metso / M&J
2009
Metso / M&J

Metso / M&J

2009 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Finland
  • Denmark
)

MCF advised Metso Corporation on the acquisition of M&J Industries A/S, a leading supplier of mobile and stationary shredders for the processing of solid waste and biomass.


The advisory team was led by Hans-Christoph Stadel and Kalle Uljas. 

Hikari Miso / Dragonfly Foods
2016
Hikari Miso / Dragonfly Foods
IK Investment Partners / Evac Group
2014
IK Investment Partners / Evac Group

IK Investment Partners / Evac Group

2014 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
  • Sweden
)

MCF advised the Pan-European private equity firm IK Investment Partners in the acquisition of Evac Group, a provider of waste and wastewater collection and treatment systems for the marine, offshore and building industries.

The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä.  

Intera Partners / Telinekymppi
2016
Intera Partners / Telinekymppi

Intera Partners / Telinekymppi

2016 (
  • Business Services
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
)

MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners on the acquisition of Telinekymppi, a provider of scaffolding and weather protection rental services.

The advisory team was led by Konsta Ruutu. 

Nets prepaid business / Edenred
2014
Nets prepaid business / Edenred

Nets prepaid business / Edenred

2014 (
  • Business Services
  • Finland
  • France
)

MCF advised Nets Oy in the divestment of the prepaid “Lounas” and “Virike” vouchers and cards business to Edenred SA, the France based global leader in prepaid corporate services.

The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen. 

Pfalzwerke / Projekt GmbH
2014
Pfalzwerke / Projekt GmbH
Intera Partners / Kesälahden Maansiirto
2014
Intera Partners / Kesälahden Maansiirto

Intera Partners / Kesälahden Maansiirto

2014 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
)

MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners in the acquisition of the infrastructure construction company Kesälahden Maansiirto Oy.

The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen and Konsta Ruutu. 

Ruutu, Konsta
Konsta Ruutu
Ruutu, Konsta

Konsta Ruutu

Director located 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.

Ruutu, Konsta
Reactive Technologies / RES Group
2014
Reactive Technologies / RES Group

Reactive Technologies / RES Group

2014 (
  • Energy & Renewables
  • England
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Reactive Technologies, a demand side management technology company, on the raising of equity finance from the RES Group.

The advisory team was led by Ian Henderson.

Borrkompaniet / Corvara Group
2016
Borrkompaniet / Corvara Group
Evotec Chemicals & Pharmaceutical  Development / Aptuit
2007
Evotec Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Development / Aptuit

Evotec Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Development / Aptuit

2007 (
  • Germany
  • England
  • USA
)

MCF advised Evotec AG, a leader in the discovery of small molecule drugs, on the sale of its chemical and pharmaceutical development business to Aptuit Inc.


The advisory team was led by Ian Henderson. 

Mäkelä, Mikko
Mikko Mäkelä
Mäkelä, Mikko

Mikko Mäkelä

Associate Director located in Helsinki

Mikko Mäkelä studied Finance and Accounting at the Aalto University School of Economics and joined our Helsinki office in 2011. He has previous work experience in accounting and financial statement analysis.

Personal note: I’m a keen fly fisher and a happy dog owner.

Mäkelä, Mikko
Renewa / KPA Unicon Group
2016
Renewa / KPA Unicon Group

Renewa / KPA Unicon Group

2016 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Private Equity
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Vaaka Partners on the sale of Renewa Oy, a Finnish biofuel- and waste-fired heat and power plant technology provider, to KPA Unicon Group Oy.

The transaction team was led by Kalle Uljas. 

Palmefors, Nils Petter
Nils Petter Palmefors
Palmefors, Nils Petter

Nils Petter Palmefors

Partner located 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.
 

Palmefors, Nils Petter
Saarelainen, Teemu
Teemu Saarelainen
Saarelainen, Teemu

Teemu Saarelainen

Analyst located 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.

Saarelainen, Teemu
Valmet Automotive / CAE Automotive
2012
Valmet Automotive / CAE Automotive

Valmet Automotive / CAE Automotive

2012 (
  • Capital Goods
  • Germany
  • Finland
)

MCF advised Valmet Automotive Inc. on the acquisition of the automotive engineering services business, CAE Automotive GmbH.


The advisory team was led by Kalle Uljas and Christoph Stoecker. 

JBT Corporation / Stork Food & Dairy Systems
2015
JBT Corporation / Stork Food & Dairy Systems

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