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.
As part of its ongoing review of European acquisition opportunities, MCF advised the Pump Solutions Group of Dover Corporation on its acquisition of Quattroflow Fluid Systems GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of specialised biotech pumps for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
The advisory team was led by Stefan Mattern.
MCF advised UTA Pharma Beteiligung GmbH, one of Europe’s leading pharmaceutical wholesalers, on the sale of EUROCLINICUM a.s., a hospital and polyclinic chain in the Czech Republic, to PPF Healthcare a.s., a member of the PPF Group.
The advisory team was led by Christoph Stoecker.
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.
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.
MCF advised Shell Deutschland GmbH on the sale of Thermotex Gesellschaft für Fernwärme mbH, a full range energy contracting services provider, including planning, financing, operation and maintenance of heat and power stations, to RheinEnergie AG.
The advisory team was led by Stefan Wittek.
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.
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.
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 and Yvonne Melchers.
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.
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.
MCF advised Profita Group and its holding Virtaco Oy on the sale of Virtaco's personal protection equipment business to Lindström Oy.
The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen.
MCF advised Gesellschaft für Buchdruckerei AG on the sale of its print media and printing business, Neusser Pressehaus GmbH, to Rheinische Post Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.
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.
MCF advised Rautaruukki Oyj on the acquisition of Syneco Industri AB, a Swedish manufacturer of frames and other large steel components for the lifting, handling and transport industries, from AB Pehrson & Lindgren.
The advisory team was led by Kalle Uljas.
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. Mark 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.…
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.
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.
MCF advised Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V. on the successful restructuring of its finances.
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.
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.
MCF advised Capman and Nordea on the sale of Aurajoki Oy, a company specialised in metal surface treatments, to Primaca Partners Oy.
The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä.
Dr Stig Gustavson is the Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Konecranes Plc, Cramo Oyj, Handelsbanken Finland, Ahlström Capital and numerous others. He was previously President and CEO of Konecranes Plc.
MCF advised Ferratum Group on a successful debt capital fundraising.
MCF advised on the sale of Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation, the solar project developer, EPC contractor and service provider, to M+W Americas Inc, part of the M+W Group.
The advisory team was led by Christoph Stoecker and Stefan Wittek.
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.
Per Hornung Pedersen is 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.
MCF advised Mercantile Group Oy Ab on the sale of its industrial fasteners business to Bufab Group, a Swedish competitor owned by Nordic Capital.
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.
MCF advised the owners of TSK Prüfsysteme GmbH, which develops and produces testing equipment for the automotive supply industry, on its sale to BPE Private Equity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Graham Oldroyd is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. He is an experienced international private equity investor and multiple board Chairman / Non-Executive Director. 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.Personal note: I am a keen sailor, golfer and England rugby supporter.
As part of the change of their strategy MCF was mandated by Al Tuwairqi steel group to sell off their German operations for trading, processing and refining of steel products for the construction industry. The sales process was concluded successfully with a MBO by the current management.The advisory team was led by Christoph Stoecker.
Mikael Ögård holds a Master’s degree from the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki. He graduated in 2010 with a major in Finance and a minor in Accounting. Following his studies, Mikael joined our Helsinki office in 2010.
Personal note: During my free time, I am usually either fine-tuning my wooden sailing boat or running long distances.
MCF advised Uponor Corporation on the acquisition of Zent-Frenger Gesellschaft für Gebäudetechnik mbH, which develops, manufactures and markets heating and cooling as well as geothermal technology solutions, primarily for the public and commercial sectors in Germany.
The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä and Stefan Edlich.
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.
MCF advised the owners of goldgas GmbH and goldgas SL GmbH, the independent German gas supplier, on a structured sales process resulting in the sale to BLUO SICAV-SIF.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MCF advised on the sale of the family-owned precision injection moulded parts producer, Deutgen Kunststofftechnik GmbH, to Amphenol Corporation.
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.
MCF advised the owners of Sunstroom Energy Ltd on the sale of a 5 MW turnkey solar PV park in West England to Foresight Group.
The advisory team was led by Richard Maynard.
MCF advised KCI Konecranes Plc., a world leading engineering group specialising in overhead lifting solutions and services, on the acquisition of Morris Material Handling Ltd, a UK crane and hoist manufacturer.
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.
MCF advised Outokumpu Oyj on its acquisition of ThyssenKrupp AG's stainless steel division, Inoxum Group.
MCF advised Landeshauptstadt Kiel during the sale of 51% of Stadtwerke Kiel AG, which provides electricity, gas, water and heating to the residents of the German city Kiel and its surrounding counties. Landeshauptstadt Kiel had previously privatised Stadtwerke Kiel AG and sold the 51% stake to TXU Europe Group plc which subsequently went into insolvency and its stake was sold by the insolvency administrator to MVV Energie AG.
MCF advised ARCUS Capital AG on the sale of von Oertzen GmbH, a specialist for high pressure cleaners and cleaning systems, to Lampe Privatinvest.
The advisory team was led by Yvonne Melchers.
Petra Korpi has studied marketing and communications at the University of Vaasa. Petra joined our Helsinki office in October 2014 and works in general administration and as a team assistant.
Personal note: I like to eat well and travel often.
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.
Carolin Drewes holds a Master’s degree 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.
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.
MCF was mandated by the insolvency administrator of Noske-Kaeser Group who had run the business for 5 years, to sell the various business lines of the group. The Container Services business is active in the pre-trip inspection, maintenance and repair of reefer containers. The sale of this business unit was concluded successfully with a MBO by the current management.
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.
Alexander Gosch holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance from Maastricht University including an exchange program at Nanyang Technological University. Prior to joining MCF’s office in Hamburg in 2014, he gathered work experience in corporate M&A at Bayer AG and in the M&A advisory team of Berenberg Bank.
Personal note: I am a passionate cook and am especially interested in Italian dishes. I also enjoy travelling as well as endurance sports.
MCF advised the owners of X-Tec Oy, a Finnish hollow-core slab machinery manufacturer, on its sale to Sentica Partners.
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.
MCF advised EPURON GmbH on the sale of its biogas project development unit, EPURON Bioenergie, to RES Projects GmbH, a Munich based peer.
MCF advised beautywater AG, a producer of functional and flavoured mineral water, in its successful fundraising with expansion capital invested from Hassia Mineralquellen Bad Vilbel GmbH & Co. KG, which is part of Hassia Group.
Stephan Schuster studied Economics and Finance at the Universities of Hamburg, Edinburgh, Bamberg and Groningen and holds a M.Sc. in Economics. During his studies, he worked at the Hamburg Institute for International Economics (HWWI) before joining us in 2011.
Personal note: I enjoy cross country cycling, hiking, snowboarding and football.
MCF advised KRAHN CHEMIE GmbH on the acquisition of the chemical distributor, ICH Benelux B.V.
The advisory team was led by Stefan Edlich.
MCF advised on the successful MBO and acquisition of the business of G+J EMOTION Verlag GmbH, the publisher of the women's magazine EMOTION, by Inspiring Network GmbH & Co KG.
In combination with advising on its financial restructuring, MCF advised Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V. on the successful issue of its fan-bond.
Having previously advised Körber AG in 2002 on the acquisitions of Klöckner Medipak GmbH and Klöckner Werke AG from Klöckner Werke AG, MCF advised Körber Medipak GmbH on its acquisition of the family owned Weimer Pharma GmbH, a contract manufacturer and packer for a range of pharmaceutical products.
Mika Galkin holds a Master’s degree from the Helsinki School of Economics. Before joining our Helsinki office in 2004, he ran his own fund raising and wealth management company. Mika has participated in numerous cross-border transactions and was based in our London office in 2006-2008.
Personal note: I am a keen sailor.
MCF advised Amango pure Entertainment GmbH & Co. KG, a Hamburg based online DVD rental business, on a placement of new shares with Burda Holding International GmbH.
MCF advised A&R Carton Group, owned by Ahlström Capital, on the sale of its beer and beverage packaging business to Graphic Packaging Holding Company.
The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen and Yvonne Melchers.
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.
Simon Miremadi holds a MBA from Cal State East Bay, California and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from ESB Business School Reutlingen. Prior to joining our Hamburg office in May 2013, Simon had M&A work experience at Woodside Capital Partners in Palo Alto, focusing on the technology and life science sectors. He also previously interned at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and Daimler in Stuttgart.
Personal note: I’m a passionate traveller, diver and snowboarder. I also enjoy cooking, especially Persian cuisine.
David Bates holds an Economics degree from the University of Warwick. After graduating, he joined Deloitte in 2005, where he qualified as an ACA in the financial services audit department. David joined our London office in 2009. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Personal note: I’m a keen cricketer and member of the MCC. My other hobbies include cycling and tennis.
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.
MCF advised Stadtwerke Hannover AG, Hannover's local energy supplier, on its acquisition of EKT GmbH from RWE AG.
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.
MCF provided Aro-Yhtymä Oy, a Finnish family-owned group active in automotive import and retail, with financial advisory services related to its business expansion.
MCF advised PHOENIX Pharmahandel GmbH & Co KG on the sale of its Polish pharmacy chain, Partner Pharma Sp.z.o.o, to Penta Investments Ltd from the Czech Republic.
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.
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. Currently Jan-Christian works on a secondment at our Helsinki office.
Personal note: I enjoy sailing, cars and travelling.
Dr Hanns Ostmeier is the Executive Chairman of Halder Beteiligungsberatung GmbH. He was previously President of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and prior to that he had been Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and a Senior Partner at BC Partners.
Aurore Zani holds a Master of Science in Management from HEC Paris Business School. Prior to joining MCF in 2014, Aurore spent two years with Accuracy Corporate Finance in Paris where she worked as financial analyst, with a focus on valuation, and two years with Aon in Hamburg where she worked for the Financial, Planning and Analysis team.
Personal note: I love travelling and French cuisine
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.
MCF advised Pfalzwerke Projektbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, a 100% subsidiary of PFALZWERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, in the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Projekt Projektierungsgesellschaft für regenerative Energiesysteme mbH (“Projekt GmbH”) from Oldenburg. Projekt GmbH has a 20 year track record in successfully planning, implementing and financing onshore wind projects, as well as taking responsibility for operation and maintenance. The advisory team was led by Stefan Wittek.
MCF advised Rautaruukki Oyj on the sale of the vacuum cleaner tube division of its subsidiary, Froh House Tech GmbH & Co. KG, to FON Telescopic Systems GmbH.
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.
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.
MCF advised Outokumpu in the divestment of VDM and in other measures to strengthen the balance sheet.
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.
MCF advised Capman and Eqvitec Partners on the sale of Normet Oy, which engineers, manufactures, markets and maintains mobile construction machines and equipment for the underground mining and tunnelling industries worldwide. The buyers were Cantell Oy and management.
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.
MCF advised treorbis on the search for an investor for future growth of the company. The expansion capital has been financed by a group of private investors.
MCF advised Capvis Equity Partners on the acquisition of De Sede AG, a leading manufacturer of premium quality upholstery and seating furniture.
MCF advised the von Oertzen family on the sale of Arndt H. von Oertzen (GmbH & Co), a manufacturer of high pressure cleaners and high pressure fire extinguishing equipment, to Arcus GmbH.
MCF advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and one of its funds under management as well as the descendants of the founders on the sale of Dr. Vogler-Group, an authorised Mercedes Benz dealership, to Senger-Group.
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.
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.
Yvonne Melchers completed her apprenticeship and traineeship in Corporate Finance at WestLB in Münster, Düsseldorf and London. She then studied business administration at the universities St. Gallen, Toronto and New York. Subsequently, Yvonne spent over 5 years in Deutsche Bank’s Corporate and Investment Bank in London, advising European utilities in M&A and capital markets transactions. She is a visiting lecturer at ESCP Europe in Berlin. Yvonne joined MCF in 2012.
Personal note: I enjoy skiing, snowboarding, swimming, snorkelling and cooking (more or less successfully…)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MCF advised Fastems Oy Ab on the acquisition of Pneumotec GmbH & Co KG Automatisierungstechnik.
The advisory team was led by Dr Christoph Stoecker and Mika Galkin
MCF advised Vaaka Partners, the Finnish mid-market buy-out fund, in the divestment of Malkit Oy to private investors.
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.
MCF advised Malkit Oy, owned by Vaaka Partners Oy, on the sale of its laundry machines and home appliances business to Hakonen Solutions Oy.
MCF advised Sauer-Danfoss Inc. on the sale of its UK based hydraulic gear pump business to Dynamatic Technologies Ltd.
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.
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
MCF advised Rautaruukki Oyj on the acquisition of Velsa Oy, a leading Nordic manufacturer of mobile cabs, from Kone Cargotec Oyj.
MCF advised PHOENIX Pharmahandel GmbH & Co KG on the sale of its Slovakian pharmacy chain, Pro Pharmacy a.s. to Penta Investments Ltd from the Czech Republic.
The advisory team was led by Stefan Edlich.
Natasha Sheel holds a Master of Earth Science degree from the University of Oxford. After graduating she worked as an industry analyst for the energy sector. Following this she worked for UK Trade & Investment as part of their Institutional Investment & Infrastructure team. She joined our London office in 2015.
Personal note: I’m a keen endurance and off-road runner competing regularly for Serpentine Running Club. My other hobbies include cycling and baking.
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.
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.
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.
MCF advised the iSL Automotive GmbH, a company in the iSL Group, Saarlouis, on the sale of PSS Personal Service Saarlouis GmbH, the temporary work agency of the iSL Group.
The advisory team was led by Dr Christoph Stoecker.
MCF advised Vattenfall Europe AG on the sale of its 30% stake in E.R.N. Elektro-Recycling NORD GmbH, a Hamburg based electronic scrap recycling business, to Aurubis AG.
MCF advised Evotec AG, a leader in the discovery of small molecule drugs, on the acquisition of the remaining 78% of ENS Holdings, Inc., which discovers and develops therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other Central Nervous System disorders with high unmet medical needs. The acquisition was financed by way of a PIPE transaction.
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.
MCF advised Urbana Energietechnik AG & Co. KG on its acquisition of NEK B+ S KG.
MCF advised Metso Corporation on the sale of Metso Foundries Karlstad AB, a Swedish foundry and manufacturer of large hand-moulded iron castings, to Primaca Group Oy.
MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners in the acquisition of the infrastructure construction company Kesälahden Maansiirto Oy.
MCF advised Health Management Online AG on the raising of equity finance. HMO is Germany’s leading provider of medical second opinions, offering patients access to independent and interdisciplinary tumor boards.
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.
MCF advised Mummert + Partner GmbH on the sale of Mummert Consulting AG, an IT consultancy company with a leading market position in Germany, to Groupe Steria SA.
MCF advised Vaaka Partners Oy and Inveni Capital Oy on the sale of Nab Labs Holding Oy ("Nab Labs") to a group of private investors. Nab Labs is a provider of analytics and testing services to industrial customers and the power generation and public sectors.
MCF advised PKC Group Oyj on the acquisition of SEGU Systemelektrik GmbH and its affiliated companies in Poland and the Ukraine, which manufacture and develop wiring harnesses for the automotive and construction equipment sectors.
The advisory team was led by Christoph Stoecker and Jussi Vuorinen.
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.
Richard Maynard studied Modern Languages at Bristol University and is fluent in German. Prior to joining us in 2005, he was at Deloitte in London for 4 years, where he qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA). Richard has worked on numerous sell- and buy-sides for multinationals and private equity across a wide range of sectors, including renewable energy and capital goods. He has strong expertise in the wind energy, bioenergy, solar and energy efficiency segments. Richard became a Partner in 2014.
Personal note: I enjoy running, playing tennis and golf.
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.
MCF advised Stadtwerke Hannover AG, Hannover's local energy supplier, on its acquisition of 74.9% of Danpower GmbH from Globos Energy AG.
MCF advised Rautaruukki Oyj on the acquisition of Metalplast-Oborniki Holding Sp. z.o.o., a Polish manufacturer of metal-based construction panels used in wall and roof structures in Eastern Europe, from local private equity funds and the Polish state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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