Linnea Advisors, the leading capital structuring and debt advisory specialist, merged with Nordhaven Finland

11 may 2017

The merger between Linnea Advisors and Nordhaven Finland creates a unique independent advisory company with specialized expertise in companies’ growth and value creation initiatives

Finland’s leading M&A advisor and designer of management incentives plans Nordhaven and the leading capital structuring and debt advisory expert Linnea Advisors are merging in the beginning of May 2017. The combined business will operate under the Nordhaven brand and in connection with the transaction Timo Leino and Kalle Helander will become Partners at Nordhaven. The merger creates a uniquely qualified independent advisory boutique, owned by its highly experienced professionals.
Our service portfolio will now include M&A, capital raisings, balance sheet optimization, and the design of management incentive plans. Our independent expertise is therefore further strengthened to offer genuinely holistic advice to our clients in financing, growth initiatives, value creation and compensation throughout the company lifecycle.

Optimisation of capital structure and the tendering of financing will bring a clear competitive advantage for our clients and for both organic growth and M&A based transactions. Through the expertise brought to Nordhaven by the Linnea Advisors team, we can now advise our clients in financing arrangements and active balance sheet optimization even more effectively than before” says Ari Leppänen, Nordhaven Finland.

Our client base mainly consists of mid-sized and large corporations, a large proportion of which are either already international or are in the process of internationalization. Through our global Clairfield International network we can provide our clients with opportunities and tools for efficient growth” says Kalle Helander, Managing Director of Linnea Advisors and now Partner at Nordhaven.

Measured by the volume of published M&A transactions, Nordhaven was the clear Finnish market leader in 2016 and has historically advised in more than 200 completed transactions. Merging with Linnea Advisors increases Nordhaven Finland’s turnover to approximately six million euros and the number of professionals employed to 20

Linnea Advisors is specialized in the design and execution of financing and capital optimization solutions for corporations. Linnea’s recent clients include e.g. Versowood, F-Secure, Ahlström Capital, Masino and Tana Corporation.

Linnea’s current Partners Timo Leino and Kalle Helander both have tens of years of international experience in private equity at 3i and Triton Partners, in investment banking at JPMorgan and UBS Warburg, and in management consulting at KPMG, BCG and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Further information:
Ari Leppänen, +358 40 525 9241,
Kalle Helander, +358 40 504 3462,

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