MCF advised Konecranes Plc on the sale of the German STAHL CraneSystems GmbH, a manufacturer of hoists and crane components, and the related foreign subsidiaries to the US crane manufacturer Columbus McKinnon Corporation.
The project team was led by Hans-Christoph Stadel, Ville Kivelä and Stefan Edlich.
MCF advised Vaaka Partners on the sale of Nesco Group, the leading rainwater and roof safety solutions provider in Finland, to Sentica Partners’ owned Hämeen Laaturemontti.
The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä.
MCF advised Vaaka Partners on the sale of Renewa Oy, a Finnish biofuel- and waste-fired heat and power plant technology provider, to KPA Unicon Group Oy.
The transaction team was led by Kalle Uljas.
MCF advised Uponor Corporation, on the acquisition of KaMo group of companies as well as Delta Systemtechnik, both active in centralised and decentralised fresh warm water and home stations.
The advisory team was led by Stefan Edlich.
Keystone MCF advised the owners of TM Progress, a leading Nordic producer and contractor of self-levelling floor screeds, on the sale to PEQ Private Equity.
The advisory team was led by Nils Petter Palmefors.
MCF advised the administrator of insolvent HVAC manufacturer Noske-Kaeser Group on the sale of the rail & vehicles business to Fedders Lloyd Engineering from India. The transaction comprises entities and assets from Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and the USA.
The advisory team was led by Dr Christoph Stoecker.
MCF advised MacGregor Hatlapa GmbH & Co. KG and its shareholder MacGregor Group in the sale of the production assets to the restructuring fund Navigator Capital.
The advisory team was led by Dr Christoph Stoecker and Jan-Christian Hashagen.
MCF advised Ponndorf Gerätetechnik GmbH, a family-owned producer of pumps and fluid control solutions, on the sale to Verder Group.
The advisory team was led by Stefan Mattern.
Keystone MCF advised Motala Verkstad Group AB on the sale of Motala Train AB, a provider of refurbishment-, heavy maintenance- and repair services for passenger trains, to Alstom.
MCF advised Örum Oy Ab, part of the Mercantile Group, on the divestment of its connected car business to Aplicom.
The advisory team was led by Kalle Uljas.
MCF advised JBT Corporation on the acquisition of Stork Food & Dairy Systems, a producer of integrated aseptic processing and filling systems to the beverage and food processing industries, from Nimbus.
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 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.
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.
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 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 the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners in the acquisition of the infrastructure construction company Kesälahden Maansiirto Oy.
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.
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 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 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.
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 on the sale of the family-owned precision injection moulded parts producer, Deutgen Kunststofftechnik GmbH, to Amphenol Corporation.
The advisory team was led by Christoph Stoecker.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 Sauer-Danfoss Inc. on the sale of its UK based hydraulic gear pump business to Dynamatic Technologies Ltd.
The advisory team was led by Ian Henderson.
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 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 the owners of X-Tec Oy, a Finnish hollow-core slab machinery manufacturer, on its sale to Sentica Partners.
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 TSK Prüfsysteme GmbH, which develops and produces testing equipment for the automotive supply industry, on its sale to BPE Private Equity.
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 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.
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.
MCF advised Capman and Nordea on the sale of Aurajoki Oy, a company specialised in metal surface treatments, to Primaca Partners Oy.
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.
Keystone MCF advised Nalka Invest, prior Alipes and Inter IKEA Investments, on the acquisition of Office Management, a leading Nordic full-service supplier within IT, communication and office services.
MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners on the acquisition of Telinekymppi, a provider of scaffolding and weather protection rental services.
The advisory team was led by Konsta Ruutu.
Keystone MCF advised Priveq Investment on the sale of Unisport, a leading distributor and installer within sports floors, artificial grass and arena seating, to Vaaka Partners.
The advisory team was led by Andreas Stenbäck.
MCF advised INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, a German provider of software and services for the shipping industry, on the issue and sale of shares to DPE, a German private equity company.
MCF advised IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of svt Group, a leading provider of passive fire protection systems and products as well as restoration management solutions, from capiton, SüdBG and the company’s management.
MCF advised Vaaka Partners, the Finnish mid-market buy-out fund, in the divestment of Malkit Oy to private investors.
The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen.
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.
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.
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.
MCF advised ARCUS Capital AG on the sale of von Oertzen GmbH, a specialist for high pressure cleaners and cleaning systems, to Lampe Privatinvest.
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.
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 Profita Group and its holding Virtaco Oy on the sale of Virtaco’s personal protection equipment business to Lindström Oy.
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.
MCF advised Capvis Equity Partners on the acquisition of De Sede AG, a leading manufacturer of premium quality upholstery and seating furniture.
The advisory team was led by Christoph Stoecker.
MCF advised Paper Excellence Group on the divestment of its German subsidiary Papierfabrik Scheufelen. The mill is a producer of premium and standard fine papers as well as packaging board primarily for luxury applications.
The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen and Jan-Christian Hashagen.
MCF advised ALBIS Plastic GmbH on the foundation of a joint venture with William Barnet & Son, LLC in the USA. The joint venture will take over the recycled polymer acitivites of the companies in the USA.
The advisory team was led by Stefan Edlich.
MCF advised ALBIS Plastic GmbH on the acquisition of the European recycled polymer business of Barnet Europe W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG, a Germany-based subsidiary of William Barnet & Son, LLC.
MCF advised UPM-Kymmene Corporation on the sale of its 100% subsidiary Tilhill Forestry Ltd, the UK’s largest forestry and timber harvesting company, to the BSW Timber Group.
MCF advised Metsä Board Corporation on the sale of Metsä Board Zanders GmbH, a German paper mill focusing on label papers and other specialties.
MCF advised Outokumpu in the divestment of VDM and in other measures to strengthen the balance sheet.
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.
MCF advised KRAHN CHEMIE GmbH on the acquisition of the chemical distributor, ICH Benelux B.V.
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.
MCF advised Outokumpu Oyj on its acquisition of ThyssenKrupp AG’s stainless steel division, Inoxum Group.
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 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 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 Metsä Tissue Oyj, a leading European tissue paper products supplier, on its acquisition of Tento a.s., a leading tissue paper company in Slovakia.
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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.
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 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 Rautaruukki Oyj on the acquisition of Velsa Oy, a leading Nordic manufacturer of mobile cabs, from Kone Cargotec Oyj.
MCF advised Auris Kaasunjakelu and its owner, SL Capital Partners, on the acquisition of Heating Services and Gas Retail Sales businesses from Gasum. The Heating Services business provides natural gas based heating services to property heating and industrial customers, and the Gas Retail Sales business comprise sales of natural gas to close to 30,000 customers in Finland.
MCF advised Reactive Technologies Ltd, a demand side management technology company on the raising of equity finance from Octopus Energy Group Holdings.
MCF advised Reactive Technologies, a demand side management technology company, on the raising of equity finance from the RES Group.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 EPURON GmbH on the sale of its biogas project development unit, EPURON Bioenergie, to RES Projects GmbH, a Munich based peer.
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.
MCF advised Urbana Energietechnik AG & Co. KG on its acquisition of NEK B+ S KG.
MCF advised Stadtwerke Hannover AG, Hannover’s local energy supplier, on its acquisition of EKT GmbH from RWE AG.
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 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 Nets in the acquisition of the merchant acquiring business from OP Financial Group. Nets and OP are also entering into a 10-year strategic partnership agreement in connection with the transaction.
MCF advised Mercantile Group on the acquisition of Diagno Finland, a leading provider of car workshop equipment and related services in Finland.
MCF advised shareholders of INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, a German provider of software and services for the shipping industry, on the sale of 100% of the shares to Finnish Cargotec Oyj. Alongside, DPE Deutsche Private Equity also sold their shares acquired in summer 2015.
MCF advised Kuusakoski Group on the sale of Borrkompaniet Sverige AB, a Swedish demolition service provider, to Corvara Group owned by Accent Equity.
The advisory team was led by Mikael Ögård.
Keystone MCF advised the owners of Bogfelts Installation & Entreprenad AB, a leading Nordic installation company within street- and outdoor lighting, on the sale to Accent Equity.
MCF advised Recover Nordic, one of the leading Nordic providers of damage control services, on the acquisition of the dehumidification business of Anticimex Group in Finland.
The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen and Mikko Mäkelä.
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.
MCF advised Örum Oy Ab, part of the Mercantile Group, on the divestment of its alloy wheel business to Alcar.
The advisory team was led by Kalle Uljas.
MCF advised August Töpfer & Co. („ATCO“) on the sale of a minority share in its sugar trading business to Nordzucker.
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.
MCF advised Nets Oy in the divestment of the Business Eurocard corporate payment card business to SEB Kort.
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.
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.
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 has advised Fastems Oy Ab on the sale of the import and service business of the machine tool and injection molding machine.
The consultant team was headed by Mika Galkin.
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 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.
MCF advised Cramo Plc on the acquisition of Theisen Baumaschinen AG, a leading German rental services company owned by Arrex Beteiligungs-GmbH.
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 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 Mercantile Group Oy Ab on the sale of its industrial fasteners business to Bufab Group, a Swedish competitor owned by Nordic Capital.
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 Hikari Miso, the world’s third largest miso producer, and Yeo Valley, one of the UK’s largest producers of yoghurts, milk and other dairy products, on the recapitalisation of Tideford Organic Foods, a UK manufacturer of organic soups.
MCF advised Hanseaticsoft GmbH on the sale of a minority share to Lloyd’s Register.
MCF advised Lagardère Sports on the sale of its sports endurance division by way of a share and asset deal to Ironman. Both are active in operating mass sport events.
MCF advised Hikari Miso, the world’s 3rd largest miso producer, on its investment into R&R Tofu Ltd, a UK manufacturer of organic tofu.
MCF advised the owners of Gold&Green Foods, a developer of innovative, ecological and healthy foods from oats and beans, on the sale of a majority ownership stake to Paulig Group, a Finland-based international food company.
MCF advised Evotec AG on the public takeover of the AIM-listed Cyprotex Plc, the world’s largest contract research organisation specialising in pre-clinical ADME-Tox for pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic and governmental organisations. Cyprotex Plc has operations in Macclesfield, UK and Michigan/Massachusetts, US. The public takeover was effected via a scheme of arrangement under the UK Takeover Code.
Keystone MCF advised TDF Group (French Terrestrial Network Operator) on the divestment of the Nordic operations of Arkena (Arkena Nordics, previously Qbrick), a media streaming solutions company.
MCF advised Hikari Miso, the world’s third largest miso producer, on its investment into Tideford Organic Foods, a UK manufacturer of organic soups.
MCF unterstützte den Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V. erfolgreich bei der Refinanzierung der Passivseite.
Das Beraterteam wurde von Hans-Christoph Stadel geleitet.
Neben der Restrukturierung der Passivseite des Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V. begleitete MCF die erfolgreiche Platzierung der HSV Fan-Anleihe.
Stefan Mattern leitete das Beraterteam.
MCF provided financial advise to HASPA Finanzholding on the sale of ZVS Zahlungsverkehrs- und Transaktionsgesellschaft mbH, a payments processing service provider in Northern Germany, to DSGF Deutsche Servicegesellschaft für Finanzdienstleister mbH.
MCF advised Ferratum Group on a successful debt capital fundraising.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 Hikari Miso, the world’s 3rd largest miso producer, on its acquisition of Dragonfly Foods, a UK manufacturer of organic tofu.
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.
Keystone MCF advised Volati in the acquisition of Akademibokhandeln, Sweden’s market leading book reseller with 108 stores and a strong e-commerce position through subsidiary Bokus, from Accent Equity.
The advisory team was led by Andreas Stenbäck and Nils Petter Palmefors.
Keystone MCF advised Omegapoint’s owners in the sale to Priveq. Omegapoint is a leading consulting company in Sweden specialised in Secure Digital Transformation with c. 320 employees and offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
Keystone MCF advised Intellecta AB (publ.) in the sale of a group of companies within the Strategic Communications business area to H&H Group AB. The group includes five leading Swedish communications agencies within B2B and the public sector.
The project team was led by Andreas Stenbäck.
MCF advised Property Information Exchange Ltd on its merger with PSG Connect Ltd, a market leading provider of residential searches to conveyancing solicitors.
MCF advised Property Information Exchange Ltd on MML Capital Partners’ investment into the company to facilitate the merger with PSG Connect Ltd.
MCF advised on the sale of 75% of the shares in ATG Deutschland GmbH, a trader, processor and refiner of steel products for the construction industry, to Duferco International Trading Holding S.A.
The transaction team was led by Dr Christoph Stoecker.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
MCF advised the shareholders of Pumpenfabrik Wangen GmbH on the sale of their shares in the company to the mid-market private equity firm Silverfleet Capital. Pumpenfabrik Wangen is a leading manufacturer of progressing cavity and twin screw pumps in Europe for a variety of end markets, including e.g. food & beverages, wastewater treatment, biogas and agriculture.
The project team was led by Stefan Mattern.
MCF advised Koskisen on the sale of two biomass energy plants to Lahti Energia, a Finnish energy company.
The project team was led by Kalle Uljas.
MCF advised European private equity firm Bridgepoint in the acquisition of Evac Group, a global market leader in the provision of environmentally friendly waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries.
The advisory team was led by Ville Kivelä and Konsta Ruutu
MCF advised the administrator of insolvent HVAC manufacturer Noske-Kaeser Group on the sale of the shipbuilding and offshore business to ENGIE Axima from France. The transaction comprises entities and assets from Germany, Turkey, India, Dubai, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
MCF advised Axel Johnson International in the acquisition of five companies with a combined turnover of EUR 40 million from the Finnish SKS Group. The companies located in Finland, Sweden and Estonia offer mechanical power transmission components, such as gears and motors, belts and linear motion components.
The advisory team was led by Mika Galkin.
Keystone MCF advised the shareholders of Ragn-Sells on the divestiture of its Latvian operations to the local Managing Director. The sale of the Latvian business contributes to Ragn-Sells new corporate strategy to focus on the conversion to a circular economy.
The project team was led by Andreas Heder and Andreas Stenbäck.
MCF advised Axel Johnson International in the acquisition of TMT. Malinen Oy, the region’s market leading manufacturer and distributor of aluminium, steel, and plastics components as well as systems for the body builder industry. The company has a market presence in Finland, Sweden and Baltics plus some exports.
MCF advised on the sale of EUROGATE Warehousing & Distribution Erfurt GmbH, a provider of warehousing and logistic service solutions, to LGI Logistics Group International.
MCF advised the shareholders of Deekeling Arndt Advisors in Communications GmbH on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Deekeling Arndt Advisors is the most renowned communications advisor in Germany.
The advisory team was led by Dr. Christoph Stoecker.
Keystone MCF advised the owners of The Financial Compliance Group (“FCG”) in the sale to Bridgepoint Development Capital. FCG is a market-leading provider of specialist risk and compliance services to the financial sector with offices in Stockholm, Malmö, Copenhagen and Oslo.
The adivsory team was led by Nils Petter Palmefors and Andreas Stenbäck.
Keystone MCF has advised Nordkom AB, the listed Sweden based company engaged in the provision of digital and traditional communication solutions, in their divestiture of Ottoboni AB. Ottoboni AB is a Swedish digital communication agency.
The project team was led by Andreas Stenbäck.
MCF advised the shareholders of Deutsche See Group, Germany’s leading provider of fish and seafood for the German retail and gastronomy sectors, on the sale to Parlevliet & van der Plas (P&P). Based in the Netherlands, P&P is an international fishing and seafood group that also operates in the German market.
The advisory team was led by Hans-Christoph Stadel and Stefan Edlich.
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Keystone MCF advised the owners of StayAt in the sale to Forenom, a Capman portfolio company. StayAt is a market-leading provider of long stay hotel-and serviced apartments in Stockholm, Malmö and Lund.
The advisory team was led by Nils Petter Palmefors and Andreas Stenbäck.
MCF advised Renta Group, majority owned by Intera Partners, in the cross-border platform acquisition of Stål & Hyr Group, a Swedish rental provider of machinery, tools and equipment, mainly to companies within the construction industry.
Keystone MCF advised the owners of CorpNordic, a provider of all services in connection with legal management and administration, on the sale to Intertrust.
The advisory team was led by Tobias Wikström.
Keystone MCF advised Volati on the sale of Team Olmed, Sweden’s leading orthopedic service provider, to ÖSSUR.
The advisory team was led by Tobias Wikström and Nils Petter Palmefors.
Keystone MCF advised FSN Capital on the sale of Norlandia Care, a quality leading personal assistance company, to Frösunda.
The advisory team was led by Anders Boaje and Nils Petter Palmefors.
Keystone MCF advised Volati on the sale of Sveico, a supplier of kitchen utensils to retailers in the Nordic region, to Orthex.
The advisory team was led by Tobias Wikström and Andreas Stenbäck.
Keystone MCF advised Norrwin Group on the sale of Tenson, a classic Swedish outdoor brand, to USG (Unlimited Sports Group).
Keystone MCF advised Inter IKEA Investments and a private investor on the sale of Torda, a manufacturer of printing inks for the packaging market, to Flint Group.
Keystone MCF advised the owners in the sale of the business area Wedins, a Nordic retailer of shoes and accessories, to Euro Sko.
Keystone MCF advised Spotify, an online music streaming application, in VC financing round with NZ Northzone Ventures and Creandum.
Keystone MCF advised the owners in the sale of Nackademin, a provider of job specific education, to Spinn Investment.
The advisory team was led by Anders Boajé and Andreas Stenbäck.
Keystone MCF advised EQT in the sale of Melka, a classic Swedish menswear brand, to BMB Group Limited.
Keystone MCF advised the owners in the sale of Episerver, a CMS platform provider, to Amadeus Capital Partners and NZ Northzone Ventures.
The advisory team was led by Anders Boajé.
Keystone MCF advised Norrwin Group on the buy of Lundhags, a Swedish outdoor clothing brand, from Lundhags.
Keystone MCF advised Quesada, a Swedish private banking company with approx. 300 clients, in the sale to EFG Bank.
The advisory team was led by Per-Erik Atterwall.
Keystone MCF advised Ragn-Sells in the divestment of its sustainability consultant company RSM&CO to Ramboll Sweden. RSM&CO is established as one of the leading specialists within sustainable business, process development and educational services in Sweden.
The advisory team was led by Andreas Heder.
MCF advised Recover Nordic in the acquisition of WD Kuivaus Oy. Owned by its management and employees, WD Kuivaus is a leading provider of water damage control and construction services in the Helsinki capital area.
MCF advised Kube & Kubenz, a logistics company focused on the transport of liquid hazardous goods and naturally harmless chemicals, in the acquisition of a majority stake of a company also focused on the transport of liquid hazardous goods.
MCF advised Lahti Precision Oy in the divestment of the Glass Technology business unit to the German company Zippe Industrieanlagen GmbH.
The deal team was led by Mika Galkin.
MCF advised A-Katsastus Group in the divestment of Carspect in Sweden, A-Ülevaatus in Estonia, 51% of SIA Scantest in Latvia and Autotest Polska in Poland, to IK Investment Partners.
The advisory team was led by Jussi Vuorinen and Nils Petter Palmefors.
Keystone MCF advised the shareholders of Ragn-Sells on the divestiture of its Polish operations to Remondis.
The project team was led by Andreas Heder.
Keystone MCF advised Duka on the sale of Granit, a Swedish retailer within storage and interior solutions, to Bergendahl & Son AB.
The advisory team was led by Andreas Stenbäck.
Keystone MCF advised Finndomo, a leading Swedish industrial small house manufacturer, on the sale to Pulsen.
The advisory team was led by Andreas Stenbäck and Nils Petter Palmefors.
Keystone MCF advised Tiimari on the sale of Gallerix, a major retail chain offering design, art and interior design products, to private investors.
Keystone MCF advised the owners of Östgöta camping, a leading Swedish retailer and importer of caravans, on the sale to Solifer Polar.
Keystone MCF advised the investment company owner on the sale of Solifer Polar, a leading manufacturer of caravans, to a syndicate of investors.
Keystone MCF advised Alipes on the buy of Hööks, a leading Nordic retail chain within equestrian sports products, from the owners Accent Equity Funds.
Keystone MCF advised Segulah on the sale of Exotic Snacks, Sweden’s largest supplier of natural snacks to the general dealer industry, to Credelity Capital.
The advisory team was led by Tobias Wikström.
MCF advised Uponor Corporation on the sale of Zent-Frenger GmbH, which produces radiant ceilings and develops and sells customised commercial heat pumps and concrete activation systems, to Swedish Swegon Group AB, a company within the Latour group.
MCF advised the shareholders of Match IQ, a sports consulting agency focusing on organising training camps and test matches for renowned German and top international soccer clubs, on the sale of a majority stake to Constantin Medien, a German media group.
MCF advised Wärtsilä, a Finland-based technology group and a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets in the divestment of its pumps business to Solix Group, a Scandinavian investment company.
MCF advised Partnera, a Finnish investment company based in Oulu, in the investment in Uusioaines, the leading Finnish glass recycling specialist with a special focus on foam glass production.
MCF advised the shareholders of Overdick GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Lahmeyer International GmbH, an international engineering company and subsidiary of Tractebel Engie. Overdick is a renowned engineering firm providing design and engineering services for the maritime and offshore energy industry.
MCF advised Stål & Hyr Group, owned by the Finnish rental company Renta, in the acquisition of Aros Hyresmaskiner i Västerås, a Sweden-based rental equipment company with special focus on on-site modules, electricity, and heating solutions.
MCF advised the insolvency administrator of the private shareholder of the Hansa Treuhand Group, hww hermann wienberg wilhelm, on the sale of Hansa Treuhand Finance GmbH & Co. KG, a German fund initiator and manager of aircraft funds and fund of fund investments, to a private investor.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. He most recently worked at Mutares AG, a Munich-based holding company specialising in turnaround situations.
Personal note: I enjoy skiing and football. I am also a keen follower of politics.
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 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 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 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 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 will graduate in 2019 with 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
Tim Kühlke studied Foreign Trade/ International Management in Hamburg and Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island. Prior to joining MCF in 2017, he gathered work experience in regulatory and risk advisory positions with KPMG and Deloitte in Luxembourg and Hamburg.
Personal note: I enjoy playing the guitar and I am passionate about running and all ball sports.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Hanken School of Economics where he studied Finance and Accounting, and a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Mannheim. During his studies in Mannheim he also undertook an exchange semester at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta. Prior to joining us in 2016 Tor-Oskar gained work experience at Danske Bank.
Personal note: I’m an enthusiastic traveller who enjoys outdoor life. I also like reading biographies and learning foreign languages.
Pyry-Pekka Kinos studied Finance and Economics at Aalto University School of Business and Mannheim Business School. Prior to joining our Helsinki office in 2016, Pyry gained work experience at Alexander Group Oy and DealDash.
Personal note: I enjoy good books, cooking and sports.
Sam Evans 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Dr Hanns Ostmeier is a Private Equity Investor. Previously he was President of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group, Senior Partner at BC Partners and Executive Chairman of Halder Beteiligungsberatung GmbH.
Jussi Vuorinen 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 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 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 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 is Chairman of Ideal Standard and an experienced international private equity investor. Until June 2013 he was a Partner at private equity fund manager Bridgepoint, completing 23 years at the firm and holding a series of senior positions, including Head of the Nordic Region, Head of Manufacturing & Industrials, and Geschäftsführer for Bridgepoint GmbH. Graham has extensive cross-border M&A experience from Europe, the USA and China, and has served on Boards in the UK, all Nordic Countries, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, covering a wide variety of sectors spanning the automotive industry, consumer products, engineering consulting, healthcare, IT, manufacturing and industrials, and support services. Appointed a Church of England Commissioner with effect from 1 April 2014, in this role he is also a member of the Assets Committee responsible for investment of the c. £5 billion Church Commissioners’ Fund. He is a visiting lecturer at INSEAD and Durham University Business Schools. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. Graham has an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.
Jonus Bartholdson 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 is Chairman of Keystone MCF Corporate Finance AB and was a founding partner and CEO of Enskilda, later ran Alfred Berg and ABN Amro’s Global Equity business. He was partner and CEO of Lancelot Asset Management AB and lately Senior Adviser to Erik Penser Bank, member of the Advisory Board Of Vistra Group and Chair of its Audit and Compliance Committee.
Hans Hermann Münchmeyer 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 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.
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 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 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 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 is a Senior Adviser to MCF Corporate Finance and is active on numerous boards and charities.
He is, amongst others, Joint Chairman of Caridon Property Services (a social housing developer), Chairman of Horseradish Media (an image licensing business), Board Member and Joint Founder of Cryostim (a medical instrument manufacturer) and Chairman of Artemis Partners (an outplacement service for ex-members of HM Forces).
Before leaving the Army in 2004 as a Brigadier, he held positions as CEO of Defence Postal and Courier Services and Commander of the Defence Logistics Training Group. He was awarded the OBE in 1993 and the CBE in 2003.
Tobias Wikström 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.
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 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 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.
Andreas Stenbäck holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Royal Institute of Technology and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Stockholm University. Before merging Keystone Advisers with MCF in 2016, Andreas was the Managing Partner of the firm. Andreas has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of Swedish mid-sized companies in various industries.
Personal note: I enjoy travelling with my family and staying active with skiing and running.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.