DEAL
IN
FOCUS
2019
Assessio / Main Capital Partners
2018
Match IQ / Constantin Medien
2007
von Oertzen / Arcus
2007
Urbana Energietechnik / NEK
2018
The Financial Compliance Group / Bridgepoint
2007
Keycast / Riverside
2013
Ineko
2008
Nackademin
2007
Hydraulic Gearpumps / Dynamatic Technologies
2018
Uponor / Swegon
2007
Enercity / EKT
2014
Spectra
2006
Enercity / Danpower
2007
Proline
2007
Sauer Danfoss (Berching) / Aurelius
2004
Stadtwerke Kiel / MVV Energie
2017
Pumpenfabrik Wangen / Silverfleet Capital
2008
Metso Foundries Karlstad / Primaca
2017
Nets / OP Merchant Acquiring Business
2011
Solifer Polar
2017
Bridgepoint / Evac Group
2009
Körber / Weimer
2016
Mercantile / Diagno Finland
2019
Axel Johnson International / JokiLaakeri
2009
Metso / M&J
2017
ATG Deutschland / Duferco
2016
INTERSCHALT maritime systems / Cargotec
2010
Moventas Parkano / Takoma
2019
ELG Haniel / Mitsubishi Corporation
2017
Pumpenfabrik Wangen / Silverfleet Capital
2013
Team Olmed
2017
MML Capital Partners LLP / Property Information Exchange Ltd
2019
KFP / BKW Engineering
2017
Property Information Exchange Ltd / PSG Connect Ltd
2016
Borrkompaniet / Corvara Group
2011
Komet
2018
Lahti Precision Oy / Zippe Industrieanlagen GmbH
2017
Intellecta Group / H&H Group AB
2010
Körber / Seidenader Maschinenfabrik
2016
Bogfelts / Accent Equity
2017
Koskisen / Lahti Energia
2010
Tenson
2015
Recover Nordic / Anticimex dehumidification business
2010
Valmet Automotive Fundraising
2007
The technology works
2015
PSS / WPD Saar
2017
Omegapoint / Priveq
2010
Valmet Automotive / Karmann
2018
Evac Group / Cathelco Limited
2014
Textilia
2011
Dover PSG / Quattroflow
2015
Mercantile alloy wheel business / Alcar
2015
Ottoboni / Nordic Morning
2012
Östgöta camping
2011
PKC Group / SEGU Gruppe
2017
Volati / Akademibokhandeln
2015
ATCO / Nordzucker
2011
TSS
2004
Konecranes / Morris Material Handling
2008
Dekra / Polartest
2014
Noske-Kaeser Container Service / MBO
2014
Business Eurocard business / SEB Kort
2015
HMO AG fundraising
2016
Nalka Invest / Office Management
2018
Renta / Stål & Hyr Group
2018
Wärtsilä / Solix
2008
Wedins
2016
Hikari Miso / Dragonfly Foods
2014
Nets prepaid business / Edenred
2018
A-Katsastus Group / IK Investment Partners
2016
Intera Partners / Telinekymppi
2019
Columbus McKinnon / Turbo Investment BV
2011
Big Bag
2015
Unisport / Vaaka Partners
2004
Amango / Burda Holding
2014
Berendsohn / Lynka
2015
INTERSCHALT maritime systems / DPE Deutsche Private Equity
2013
Partner Pharma / Penta Investments
2018
Deutsche See / Parlevliet & van der Plas
2006
Peine Gruppe / Steadfast
2013
treorbis / Private investors
2012
Aditro Logistics
2018
Partnera / Uusioaines
2011
Pro Pharma / Penta
2013
Fastems Machine Tool Import and Service / MBO
2018
Ragn-Sells’ Polish operations / Remondis
2012
Malkit / Waschmaschinen- und Haushaltsgerätesparte
2008
Upsolut Sports / Lagadere Sports
2015
IK Investment Partners / svt Group
2009
Euroclinicum / PPF Healthcare
2009
Beautywater / Hassia Mineralquellen
2012
Modular Space Business / MB Funds
2010
Aspen/INR
2014
Malkit / Private investors
2009
Neusser Pressehaus / Rheinische Post
2018
Ragn-Sells / Ramboll Sweden
2019
Scandiflex / Schur Flexibles
2014
Intera Partners / Rototec
2009
Evotec / Research Support International
2014
Ergon Capital / Sausalitos
2011
Cramo / Theisen Baumaschinen
2011
Automaxi
2007
Evotec Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Development / Aptuit
2009
Emotion / MBO
2011
Are Industrial Services / Bilfinger Berger
2014
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG / Egon Senger
2006
Evotec Technologies / Perkin Elmer
2010
Ferratum / Debt Capital Fundraising
2007
Avitec
2019
Recover Nordic Group / L&T Korjausrakentaminen Oy
2018
Videodata / Teltec
2009
Financial Advisory
2019
Senger-Kraft Automobile GmbH / Autohaus Schade
2008
Mercantile Fastener Business / Bufab
2005
Evotec / ENS Holdings
2011
ZVS / DSGF
2014
ARCUS / Lampe Privatinvest
2019
Senger-Kraft GmbH und Co.KG / Max Schultz
2012
HSV Jubiläumsanleihe
2004
Mummert & Partner / Groupe Steria
2014
Brenderup Group
2012
Beer & Beverage Packaging / Graphic Packaging
2017
Noske-Kaeser / ENGIE Axima
2010
Nab Labs / Group of Investors
2009
Virtaco Personal Protection / Lindström
2017
Hikari Miso & Yeo Valley / Tideford Organic Foods
2011
Finndomo
2016
Uponor / KaMo & Delta
2018
Recover Nordic / WD Kuivaus Oy
2007
Svensk Pantbelåning / Preato
2019
Forsen / Broviken
2017
Hanseaticsoft / Lloyd’s Register
2019
Rameder / Koukkupaja Oy and Felox Finland Oy
2018
Kemetyl / Univar
2016
Renewa / KPA Unicon Group
2018
Renta / Aros Hyresmaskiner i Västerås
2012
Gallerix
2007
Capvis / De Sede
2018
Overdick GmbH & Co. KG / Lahmeyer International GmbH
2016
Lagardère Sports / Ironman
2016
Nesco Group / Hämeen Laaturemontti
2017
Konecranes / STAHL CraneSystems
2016
Hikari Miso / R&R Tofu
2018
Axel Johnson International / SKS
2016
Paper Excellence / Schaeff Group & Radial Capital Partners
2016
Gold&Green Foods / Paulig Group
2014
Hööks
2019
Trafotek Group / AQ Group
2011
Uponor / Zent-Frenger
2016
ALBIS Plastic GmbH / William Barnet & Son LLC
2012
Deutgen / Amphenol
2016
Evotec AG / Cyprotex Plc
2013
Höörs Plåt
2018
StayAt / Forenom
2016
ALBIS Plastic GmbH / Barnet Europe W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG
2012
Fastems / Pneumotec
2015
UPM Tilhill Forestry / BSW Timber
2016
TDF / IP-Only
2012
Valmet Automotive / CAE Automotive
2015
Hikari Miso / Tideford Organic Foods
2015
Metsä Board / mutares
2012
HSV Refinanzierungsberatung
2010
ITS
2018
Powernet / Efore
2018
CruiseVision
2019
Nötudden Casting Group / Storskogen
2013
Konecranes / Linde HT Business
2014
Outokumpu / VDM
2014
Norco
2013
Oras / Hansa
2014
Krahn Chemie / Pietro Carini
2010
Norlandia Care
2013
Krahn Chemie / ICH
2014
IK Investment Partners / Evac Group
2013
ATG Deutschland / MBO
2013
Ateljé Margaretha
2012
Outokumpu / Inoxum
2014
Ramudden
2014
Intera Partners / Kesälahden Maansiirto
2018
Ragn-Sells’ Latvian operations / Local Managing Director
2018
Hansa Treuhand Finance
2014
Intera Partners / Ins.tsto Seppo Rantala
2017
Axel Johnson International / TMT. Malinen
2019
Robust / Novoferm
2010
Ahlstrom Altenkirchen / Interface Solutions
2014
Intera Partners / Fin-Seula
2008
Spotify
2014
Chrysal
2019
Jäger Health Group & Aposphäre / IQVIA Inc.
2007
Ruukki Betonstahl & Ruukki Welbond / Al-Tuwairqi
2014
Satel / Alder
2017
EUROGATE / LGI Logistics Group International
2006
Rautaruukki Stahlservice / Knauf Interfer
2014
CorpNordic
2007
Quesada
2019
FSN / Rameder
2006
Metsä Tissue / Tento
2014
Heating plant business / KPA Unicon Group and MBO
2019
Convini / My Minute Meal GmbH
2015
Evac Group / Deerberg-Systems
2005
Rautaruukki / Syneco Industri
2007
Episerver
2014
SSC Airborne Systems
2015
JBT Corporation / Stork Food & Dairy Systems
2005
Rautaruukki / Metalplast Oborniki
2005
Froh House Tech / FON Telescopic Systems
2015
Mercantile connected car business / Aplicom
2004
Rautaruukki / Velsa
2017
Auris Kaasunjakelu / Gasum
2011
Exotic Snacks
2010
Sveico
2015
Motala Train / Alstom
2017
MultiPet & Multiport / Veolia
2018
Kube & Kubenz
2016
Reactive Technologies / Octopus
2015
Ponndorf / Verder Group
2015
Gamersgate
2007
The search works/The technology works
2016
MacGregor / Navigator Capital
2014
Reactive Technologies / RES Group
2018
Sauter Federn GmbH / Pinova Capital Partners
2016
Noske-Kaeser / Fedders Lloyd Engineering
2010
Torda
2010
Gammadata
2016
TM Progress / PEQ Private Equity
2014
Pfalzwerke / Projekt GmbH
2013
UPM Wind Power / Element Power
2005
Aurajoki / Prim
2013
Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. / M&W Americas
2009
Universal Space Networks
2009
Granit
2005
Normet / Cantell Oy
2012
goldgas / BluO
2005
Junttan / Primaca
2005
Konecranes / R.Stahl
2007
Klippo
2011
E.R.N. / Aurubis
2005
TSK Prüfsysteme / BPE
2011
Sunstroom / Foresight
2019
Bridgepoint / A-Katsastus Group
2007
Lundhags
2006
Aura Group / FSN Capital Partners
2011
EPURON Biogas / RES Projects
2018
Deekeling Arndt Advisors / Havas Group
2010
Thermotex / RheinEnergie
2006
X-TEC / Sentica
2010
Aurora
2007
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Florian Orth

Florian Orth

ANALYST in Hamburg

Florian Orth holds a Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Prior to joining MCF in 2019, Florian worked at Jefferies, Deutsche Bank and the Retail Performance Company. He recently passed his CFA Level I as well.

Personal note: Besides my passion for playing football, I am interested in skiing and sailing as well as travelling the world.


Felix Forberich

Felix Forberich

OFFICE:

Felix Forberich holds a M.Sc in Management from the National University of Singapore (NUS Business School) and a B.Sc in Economics and Business Administration from Goethe University Frankfurt. Prior to joining MCF in 2019, Felix gathered  professional experience at Ardian, Lazard and Rheinmetall AG.

Personal note: Whenever possible I like to travel, preferably in combination with skiing or surfing. In my free time I try to keep fit and spend time with my friends.


Mario Polywka

Mario Polywka

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in London

Dr Mario Polywka is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. After a distinguished research career, Mario was a founding chemist of Oxford Asymmetry International and part of the executive team that took the company public in 1998.  He was CEO when the company was acquired by Evotec Biosystems in 2000 to form what is now Evotec SE. Apart from a spell in 2002-2004, when he helped spin out companies from Oxford University, he has been with Evotec ever since, retiring as CEO in 2018.  He now serves on the Supervisory Board of Evotec SE, and is a non executive director on the Boards of Exscientia Ltd and Orbit Discovery Ltd, Oxford UK, and Forge Therapeutics Inc. San Diego, USA.


Cathrin Papp

Cathrin Papp

OFFICE:

Cathrin Papp finished her apprenticeship in a secretary for foreign languages and gathered work experience in Spain and in the shipping sector, e.g. Nordcapital, König & Cie., and Ernst Russ AG. Prior to joining us in 2019, Cathrin supported the CEO of the Red Bull Media House in Salzburg, AT.

Personal note: In my spare time I love to travel and enjoy painting.

Otto Eklund

Otto Eklund

OFFICE:

Otto holds a Master’s degree from Hanken School of Economics, where he studied Finance and Economics. Prior to joining our Stockholm office in 2019, Otto gained work experience at Carnegie Investment Bank, KPMG’s Global Strategy Group and as an intern at our Helsinki office.

Personal note: I like keeping active and have long enjoyed music and choir singing. When I can, I enjoy learning new languages, in particular keeping my Spanish up to date.


Karin Woodhouse

Karin Woodhouse

OFFICE:

Karin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from North Park university. Prior to joining us in 2019, Karin worked with M&A at BDO Corporate Finance for over three years, as well as at Akoya Capital.

Personal note: I enjoy spending time sailing and skiing, as well as activities such as swimming and running.


Robert Plechinger

Robert Plechinger

Expertise:
OFFICE:

Robert Plechinger holds a M.A. in Banking and Finance and a B.A. in Business Administration from University of St. Gallen (HSG). Prior to joining MCF in 2019, Robert worked for Stephens and for Canaccord Genuity in Frankfurt where he advised mostly mid-market clients on M&A projects. Previously, he gained experience in M&A, Equity Capital Markets and Transaction Services.

Personal note: I like travelling to new places and I am an avid skier and hiker.


Nicolas Witt

Nicolas Witt

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR 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.


Julia Jakobsson

Julia Jakobsson

OFFICE:

Julia holds a master’s degree in Strategic Human Resource Management and Labor Relations and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from University of Gothenburg. Prior to joining us in 2019, Julia was part of the HR department at Nordea Bank S.A. Luxembourg (Private Banking International & Investment Funds), most recently as their HR Business Partner.

Personal note: In my spare time I enjoy staying active doing yoga and I was previously a figure skating coach at Göteborgs Konståkningsklubb.


Andria Monteiro

Andria Monteiro

TEAM ASSISTANT in

Andria holds a bachelor’s degree in Business & Marketing Management from the University of Westminster. Prior to joining us in 2019, Andria worked in customer service and administration at The Shard, London.

Personal note: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and going out to eat.


Louise Thysell

Louise Thysell

OFFICE MANAGER in

Louise Thysell is Office Manager at the Stockholm office. Prior to joining us in 2019, Louise was administrative assistant at S&P Global rating and office manager at European Investment Bank, EIB.

Personal note: As a personal trainer I enjoy staying active, including running, yoga and tennis.


Marvin Berns

Marvin Berns

ANALYST in

Marvin holds a masters degree in Finance from Goethe University Frankfurt. Prior to joining MCF in 2019, he worked for KPMG, Berenberg and Deutsche Bundesliga.

Personal Note: Besides my passion for traveling and discovering new places around the world, I like to play squash and football.


Brandon Bartholomew

Brandon Bartholomew

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in

Brandon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wake Forest University, as well as a Master’s degree in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics. Prior to joining us in 2018, Brandon has worked nearly five years in financial due diligence, most recently at BDO. Brandon also has worked in Group Corporate analysis at Vattenfall. During his studies in the US and Sweden, Brandon competed at a high level in long distance running (5 km to half marathons).

Personal note: I enjoy running, watching sports and traveling with my family.


Christian Lorenzen

Christian Lorenzen

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in

Christian Lorenzen is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. Christian is the former Head of Consumer and Retail Business of Capvis Equity Partners and has worked on supervisory/advisory board mandates for various companies in the food & consumer products industry. He is also a founding Partner of Langholm Capital, the private equity arm of Unilever, where he has worked with the successful development of Langholm’s portfolio companies such as Dorset Cereals and Tyrells English Crisps.


Aarne Lares

Aarne Lares

ANALYST in

Aarne holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Aalto University School of Business. He has also studied at Vienna University of Economics and Business in an exchange program. Before joining MCF in 2019, Aarne worked as an intern at the Helsinki office in Spring 2018. He has also gained work experience at CountOn Corporate Finance.

Personal note: In my spare time, I am an enthusiastic floorball player. Also, I enjoy going to the gym and reading novels.


Anna Brogren

Anna Brogren

ANALYST in

Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Uppsala University with additional study experience from Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna. Prior to joining MCF in 2019, Anna has completed an internship with MCF at the Stockholm office. Anna holds a vocational dance training and has been working as a dance instructor as well as competing regionally.

Personal note: I enjoy staying active, preferably by dancing or by running.


Gero von der Wense

Gero von der Wense

SENIOR ADVISER in

Gero von der Wense is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. Gero has more than 15 years of professional experience as CEO / Managing Director within the global pump industry, for ITT Bornemann, Dover’s Pump Solution Group and international brands like Blackmer, Mouvex or Wilden. His core competencies include the development and implementation of growth strategies as well as the acquisition and integration of targetted companies.


Bernd Wahler

Bernd Wahler

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in

Bernd Wahler is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. Bernd is Managing Partner at Sportsgeist and holds various advisory board positions, such as for HYPE Foundation and Blackroll. Previously, Bernd was the President of the German football club VFB Stuttgart (2013-2016). Additionally, he was CMO for adidas, Managing Director for Nike and CEO of Bally. Former advisory mandates include adidas and Porsche Design. Bernd studied at the University of Tübingen Sports Science and Biology and received his MBA at the University of Reutlingen.


Edgar Rosenberger

Edgar Rosenberger

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in

Edgar Rosenberger is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. Edgar is former Managing Director at Hennes & Mauritz, responsible for the company’s German expansion. He is the founder of the lifestyle brand IPURI and previously CEO and Partner of Esprit Europe. Edgar has worked on supervisory/advisory mandates for various corporates, including Harrods, Bugatti, Nivea and Jack Wolfskin. Edgar has also held former supervisory board mandates i.a. for Escada, Ludwig Beck and Clas Ohlson.


Christoph Miller

Christoph Miller

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in

Christoph Miller is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. Christoph is a founding Partners of Oyster Bay Venture Capital, former Managing Partner and majority shareholder of Drinks & More. He is involved in various beverage ventures, such as the acquisition and turn-around of Mineralbrunnen Ãoeberkingen (2011), Ratsherrn (2007) and Columbus (2002). Christoph is also a Partner at Beverage Consulting Group.


Sir Kevin Leeson

Sir Kevin Leeson

SENIOR ADVISER in

Sir Kevin Leeson is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance. Previously, he served as Royal Air Force Air Marshal and Chief of Materiel (Air) in Defence Equipment and Support in the UK Ministry of Defence. Sir Kevin was also a chair of several International Defence Procurement Committees and served as a member of the British Airways Board Safety Review Committee.

Currently, Sir Kevin serves as a director of Military Affairs at Airbus UK, and senior advisor for Atkins and Newton Europe. Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the RAF Charitable Trust.


Per-Erik Atterwall

Per-Erik Atterwall

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in Stockholm

Per-Erik holds a MSc Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology and BSc Financial Economics from Gothenburg School of Business, Economics, and Law. He is a co-founder of Keystone Advisers and has managed a number of sell-side and acquisition processes, as well as financing projects at the firm. Per-Erik has previous Investment Banking transaction experience from UBS Warburg in London and New York, and Maizels, Westerberg & Co in London.


Xavier Hildebrand

Xavier Hildebrand

ANALYST in Stockholm

Xavier holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany, during which he completed an exchange at the Stockholm School of Economics. Before joining us in 2018, Xavier gained experience in the aviation, asset management and private equity industries in both Australia and Germany.

Personal note: I enjoy football and getting out of the city. I am also an avid follower of politics.


Ilkka Heikkilä

Ilkka Heikkilä

Expertise:
ANALYST in Helsinki

Ilkka holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Aalto University School of Business. He has also studied at the National University of Singapore in an exchange program. Before joining MCF in 2018, Ilkka worked as an intern at the Helsinki office in Autumn 2017 and he has also gained work experience at SEB and Evli Bank.

Personal note: I enjoy all kinds of sports, outdoor life and reading good books.


Franz Schranner

Franz Schranner

ASSOCIATE in Hamburg

Franz holds an M.Sc. in Finance & Management from the Cranfield School of Management. Prior to that, he studied Economics at the Hamburg University as well as at the Université Paris 1 Phantéon Sorbonne. Before Franz joined MCF in 2018, he worked as M&A Analyst at goetzpartners Corporate Finance GmbH in Frankfurt.

Personal note: I am a passionate football player and enjoy running and fitness. Whenever possible, I take the opportunity to travel the world.


Julian Söderström

Julian Söderström

ANALYST in Stockholm

Julian holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Hanken School of Economics, where he majored in financial economics. Prior to joining us in 2018, Julian gained work experience from the private equity industry as an intern at Evolver investment group as well as from controlling related tasks as a finance trainee at Dovre group plc.

Personal note: I have a keen interest in sports, especially ice hockey and golf. On top of that I enjoy travelling, music and boating in the archipelago.


Jiwan Puar

Jiwan Puar

Expertise:
ANALYST in London

Jiwan holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University College London (UCL) where he wrote his dissertation on carbon dioxide capture via metal-organic frameworks. Prior to joining us in 2018, Jiwan completed internships with both MCF and Barclays.

Personal note: I enjoy sport, especially tennis having played competitively as a junior. I am also involved with various charities.


Ville Sihto

Ville Sihto

Expertise:
PARTNER in Helsinki

Ville Sihto holds a MSc in Economics from University of Vaasa majoring in Finance. After graduation in 1998 he joined Aros Securities which became part of Nordea in 2000. Ville then spent 16 years at Nordea Corporate & Investment Banking, the last eight years as a director, originating and executing M&A and ECM transactions for both corporate and private equity clients across the Nordic countries. Prior to joining us in 2018, Ville worked as an entrepreneur focusing on M&A and strategic advisory for Consumer Goods companies.

Personal note: I enjoy all kind of sports, cooking and spending time at my summer cottage


Suzan Karasar

Suzan Karasar

ANALYST in Helsinki

Suzan holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Aalto University School of Business. She has also studied at the University of Mannheim in an exchange program. Prior to joining MCF in 2018, Suzan has worked as an intern at the Helsinki office in spring and summer in 2017 and she has also gained work experience at KPMG.

Personal note: I enjoy the ordinary moments in life; spending time with my family and sharing everyday stories with friends. Besides this, I love to play tennis, badminton and travel.


Vladyslav Khandus

Vladyslav Khandus

ANALYST in Hamburg

Vladyslav holds a masters degree in Finance from the EBS University and from EDHEC Business School in France. Prior to joining MCF, he gathered professional experience at RBC Capital Markets and Evercore Partners as well as with small-cap private equity funds.

Personal note: In the free time I enjoy preparing (and enjoying) tasty food & drinks as well as hiking.


Jenni Rinkinen

Jenni Rinkinen

TEAM ASSISTANT in Helsinki

Jenni Rinkinen holds a Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration from Helsinki Business College, where she studied Customer Service and Marketing. Prior to joining MCF in 2018, Jenni worked as an Administration Assistant & Payroll Clerk in WSP Finland. She is also experienced in customer service for over 17 years.

Personal note: I enjoy travelling, cooking and outdoor activities with my family.


Victor von Essen

Victor von Essen

ANALYST in Helsinki

Victor holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration (Finance) from Hanken School of Economics. Prior to joining us in 2018, Victor was working in the Securities division for United Bankers plc assisting in various capital markets projects.

Personal note: In my spare time I am an enthusiastic golfer. I also enjoy spending time on the sea, playing tennis, and reading.


Stuart Smallwood

Stuart Smallwood

Expertise:
ANALYST in London

Stuart holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Cape Town and prior to joining us in 2018, Stuart worked at Deloitte London in the Analytics and Financial Modelling team.

Personal note: I enjoy sports, especially rugby.  I have swum the Midmar 1.6km swimming race and completed the 100+km 3-Cape Argus cycling race, South Africa.


Robert Bäckström

Robert Bäckström

Expertise:
PARTNER in Stockholm

Robert holds a MSc in Industrial Economics from the Royal Institute of Technology and a MSc in Finance and Business Administration from Stockholm University.

Robert has over fifteen years of experience working in the strategy and corporate finance field. Prior to joining us in 2018, Robert was one of the founding Partners of a local, well-renowned, mid-market M&A boutique in Stockholm, and he has also previous work experience as a management consultant for Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young, as well as a member of Swedish Match Group’s Finance team. He is also a guest lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University.

Personal note: I enjoy sports, hunting, cooking food on the barbecue and develop apps.


Niko Lakaniemi

Niko Lakaniemi

ANALYST in Helsinki

Niko Lakaniemi will soon graduate from Aalto University majoring in Finance. Prior joining us in 2018, Niko worked as an analyst trainee at EY and as a finance assistant at Academic work.

Personal note: I enjoy playing floorball and other sports as well as watching sports from TV.  I am originally from a small town of Iisalmi which probably explains my interest towards cars.

Nalin de Silva

Nalin de Silva

Expertise:
DIRECTOR in London

Nalin gained his ACA qualifications in the UK having studied at Lund School of Economics and Management. He holds a Master’s degree in International Finance and Bachelor’s degrees in Corporate Finance and Economics, both from Lund University. Nalin also spent time at Copenhagen Business School as part of his studies.

Prior to joining us in 2018, Nalin worked for 12 years at KPMG.  This included almost 3 years in Chicago and a few months in India to set up their M&A team.

Personal note: I enjoy football, basketball and charitable initiatives.


Susanna Sjödin

Susanna Sjödin

MANAGER CORPORATE MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION in Stockholm

Susanna holds a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Uppsala University. Prior to joining us in 2018, Susanna was Communications Officer at the Corporate Relations and Communications department at Investor AB for 7 years, working with IR-relations, internal and external communication, corporate branding and project management. Susanna also has prior work experience as Head of Communications and Marketing in the start-up sector, education industry and has also worked with non-profit initiatives for government and political fields to create platforms for priority areas in Swedish welfare. 

Personal note: I am a dedicated gamer, both video and board. I love to spend time with friends and family, as well as to dabble with my design projects and to stay up to date on my pop culture.


Tom Gross

Tom Gross

ASSOCIATE in Stockholm

Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the Warwick Business School. Prior to joining us in 2018 Tom was Quality Manager at Aston Harald Composite, a manufacturer of advanced and precision crafted composite products. For several years Tom has been sailing at a professional level. 

Personal note: I enjoy most sports and like to spend time out at sea or in the mountains.


Jan Meerjanssen

Jan Meerjanssen

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE in Hamburg

Jan Meerjanssen holds a M.Sc. in Finance & Accounting and a Bachelor in Business Administration and Commercial Law from Copenhagen Business School. Prior to joining MCF in 2018, Jan worked in the M&A department of PwC in Frankfurt. Previously, he gathered experience within Leveraged Finance, M&A and Private Equity, i.a. in Zambia.

Personal note: I am passionate about football and squash and sometimes you might find me on a SUP-Board.


Johannes Brincks

Johannes Brincks

ASSOCIATE in Hamburg

Johannes Brincks studied Economics and Business in Cologne and Seoul and gained work experience through internships in Investment Banking and Management Consulting. Prior to joining MCF in 2017, he worked for Commerzbank in Frankfurt and London as part of the Equity Capital Markets division and with additional projects in Leveraged Finance and M&A.

Personal note: I enjoy travelling, reading and hiking.


Dr Joerg Schottek

Dr Joerg Schottek

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

Dr Joerg Schottek holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Münster. Prior to joining MCF as a Senior Adviser in 2017, Dr Joerg Schottek held various top-level management positions in the plastics industry, e.g. CEO of Hromatka Group as well as CEO of ALBIS Plastic and Krahn Chemie.

Personal note: I enjoy running and playing golf.


Fabio Kauermann

Fabio Kauermann

ANALYST in Hamburg

Fabio Kauermann holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Trinity College Dublin. Prior to that, Fabio studied Business Administration and Economics (B.Sc.) at the University of Passau. Before joining MCF in 2017, he gained work experience with Ernst & Young, Tesla Motors and EADS.

Personal note: I am a passionate soccer player and skier


Mikko Westerholm

Mikko Westerholm

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in Helsinki

Mikko Westerholm holds a Master’s degree from Aalto University School of Economics, where he studied Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining our Helsinki office in 2017, Mikko worked for over six years at KPMG Deal Advisory.

Personal note: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and I am also an enthusiastic basketball and tennis player.


Robert Sällström

Robert Sällström

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in Helsinki

Robert Sällström holds a Master’s degree from Hanken School of Economics, where he studied Finance and Economics. Prior to joining our Helsinki office in 2017, Robert worked at Aventum Partners.

Personal note: I enjoy tennis and skiing, as well as food and great wines


Matti Ruotsala

Matti Ruotsala

SENIOR ADVISER in Helsinki

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

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


Max Talbak

Max Talbak

ANALYST in Stockholm

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

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


Erik Pettersson

Erik Pettersson

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in Stockholm

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

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


Stefan Wittek

Stefan Wittek

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

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

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


Susanna James

Susanna James

OFFICE MANAGER in Stockholm

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

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


Stefan Mattern

Stefan Mattern

PARTNER in Hamburg

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

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


Stefan Edlich

Stefan Edlich

PARTNER in Hamburg

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

Personal note: I enjoy endurance sports.


Nils Petter Palmefors

Nils Petter Palmefors

PARTNER in Stockholm

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

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


Andreas Heder

Andreas Heder

Expertise:
PARTNER in Stockholm

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

Personal note: I enjoy playing golf and cooking food.


Per Hornung Pederson

Per Hornung Pederson

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

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


Tor-Oskar Karlberg

Tor-Oskar Karlberg

ASSOCIATE in London

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

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


Sam Evans

Sam Evans

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in

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.


Sam Evans

Sam Evans

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in London

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

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


Dr. Stig Gustavson

Dr. Stig Gustavson

Member of Advisory Council
OFFICE: Helsinki

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


Niklas Claussen

Niklas Claussen

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE in Helsinki

Niklas holds a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from the Hanken School of Economics. Prior to joining our Helsinki office in 2015, Niklas gained work experience as a Financial Controller at the international retail corporation Otto Group.

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


Dr Hasso Kaempfe

Dr Hasso Kaempfe

Member of Advisory Council

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


Mika Galkin

Mika Galkin

PARTNER in Helsinki

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

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


Kalle Reponen

Kalle Reponen

SENIOR ADVISER in Helsinki

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


Cornelius Geber

Cornelius Geber

Expertise:
SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

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

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


Philipp Landow

Philipp Landow

ASSOCIATE in Hamburg

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

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


Nicolas Witt

Nicolas Witt

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in Hamburg

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

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


Dr Hanns Ostmeier

Dr Hanns Ostmeier

Member of Advisory Council
BEIRATSVORSITZENDER in Hamburg

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


Head of Helsinki:
Jussi Vuorinen

Head of Helsinki:
Jussi Vuorinen

Expertise:
PARTNER in Helsinki

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

Personal note: In my free-time, I enjoy sports, travelling and spending time with the family.


Victor Sylwander

Victor Sylwander

ASSOCIATE in

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.


Victor Sylwander

Victor Sylwander

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE in Stockholm

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

Personal note: I enjoy skiing, tennis and cooking.


Gustav Glans

Gustav Glans

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE in Stockholm

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

Personal note: I enjoy skiing and travelling.


Kalle Uljas

Kalle Uljas

PARTNER in Helsinki

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

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


Graham Oldroyd

Graham Oldroyd

Expertise:
Member of Advisory Council
OFFICE: London

Graham Oldroyd is Chairman of Ideal Standard and an experienced international private equity investor. Until June 2013 he was a Partner at private equity fund manager Bridgepoint, completing 23 years at the firm and holding a series of senior positions, including Head of the Nordic Region, Head of Manufacturing & Industrials, and Geschäftsführer for Bridgepoint GmbH. Graham has extensive cross-border M&A experience from Europe, the USA and China, and has served on Boards in the UK, all Nordic Countries, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, covering a wide variety of sectors spanning the automotive industry, consumer products, engineering consulting, healthcare, IT, manufacturing and industrials, and support services.

Appointed a Church of England Commissioner with effect from 1 April 2014, in this role he is also a member of the Assets Committee responsible for investment of the c. £8.2 billion Church Commissioners’ Fund. He is also Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust Plc (Premium Listed on London Stock Exchange) UK quoted Investment Trust managed by Janus Henderson.

Graham is a visiting lecturer at INSEAD and Durham University Business Schools. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. Graham has an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.


Jonus Bartholdson

Jonus Bartholdson

SENIOR ADVISER in Stockholm

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

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


Carl-Diedric Hamilton

Carl-Diedric Hamilton

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

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


Hans Hermann Münchmeyer

Hans Hermann Münchmeyer

SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

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

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


Anders Boajé

Anders Boajé

SENIOR ADVISER in Stockholm

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

Personal note: I enjoy bicycling and culture.


Christian Pfirrmann

Christian Pfirrmann

SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

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


Ragna Schilske

Ragna Schilske

Expertise:
TEAM ASSISTANT in Hamburg

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

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


Sari Turunen

Sari Turunen

ACCOUNTING & CONTROLLING in Hamburg

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

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


William Clark-Lowes

William Clark-Lowes

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in London

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

Personal Note: I enjoy cycling, tennis and travelling.


Tweedie Brown

Tweedie Brown

SENIOR ADVISER in London

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

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

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


Tobias Wikström

Tobias Wikström

SENIOR ADVISER in Stockholm

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

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


Prof Dr Gerhard Wegen

Prof Dr Gerhard Wegen

Member of Advisory Council

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


Clare Muir

Clare Muir

ACCOUNTS & COMPLIANCE in London

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

Personal note: Golfing and assisting with RAF cadets.


Ludvig Ahlinder

Ludvig Ahlinder

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in

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.


Ludvig Ahlinder

Ludvig Ahlinder

Expertise:
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR 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.


Ian Henderson

Ian Henderson

Expertise:
PARTNER in London

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

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


Ville Kivelä

Ville Kivelä

SENIOR ADVISER 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 since 2006. Ville was also the Head of the Helsinki office between 2006-2018. 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.


Dr. Christoph Stoecker

Dr. Christoph Stoecker

Expertise:
PARTNER in Hamburg

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

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


Hans-Christoph Stadel

Hans-Christoph Stadel

Expertise:
PARTNER in Hamburg

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

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


Michaela Schmidt

Michaela Schmidt

Expertise:
OFFICE: Hamburg

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

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


Teemu Saarelainen

Teemu Saarelainen

ASSOCIATE in Helsinki

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

Personal note: I enjoy golfing, travelling and boating.


Dr Michael Lonsert

Dr Michael Lonsert

SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

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


Oliver Peter

Oliver Peter

SENIOR ADVISER in Hamburg

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

Personal note: I enjoy competitive sailing.


Mark Florman

Mark Florman

SENIOR ADVISER in London

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

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