Team

Team

Meet the team

Our extremely experienced team operates cross border and shares the same values. We are

Understanding towards the complexities our clients face,

Persistent in executing our mandates, and

Agile in our communication with clients and stakeholders.

 

Please select your preferred country and expertise below:

Einar Haugstad

Einar Haugstad

I am one of two founding partners of Nordhaven Norway. Over the years I have gained considerable industrial experience having been Executive Vice President and member of the board of Scala Inc. As part of my experience I have also served on a number of boards, amongst other at Mamut ASA previously listed at the Oslo Stock Exchange. For more than 20 years I have assisted our clients in a number of cross-border acquisitions, international trade-sales and equity issues.   I hold a Bsc. Hon. of Management Sciences from Manchester University.


Kalle Helander

Kalle Helander

I joined Nordhaven in 2017 and have vast experience in M&A transactions and debt & capital structuring across various sectors, especially Business Services, Industrial and Healthcare. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked for over 15 years in private equity and debt & capital advisory at 3i and KPMG. I have also worked actively in number of boards.


Mika Jalamo

Mika Jalamo

I joined Nordhaven in 1996. Over that past 20 years, I have led several M&A projects, share issues for publicly traded companies, as well as fundraising for growth companies in multiple sectors including Consumer, Industrials, Business services and Technology. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked at Investa Asset Management in 1993-1996 as well as for several years as an equity analyst at Kansallis-Osake-Pankki (now Nordea).


Timo Lappalainen

Timo Lappalainen

I joined Nordhaven in 1999 and have nearly 20 years’ experience in corporate finance. I have led numerous domestic and cross-border transactions for private companies, publicly traded companies and private equity companies across sectors, especially Consumer and Healthcare.


Timo Leino

Timo Leino

I joined Nordhaven in 2017 – a true homecoming for me after being one of Nordhaven Finland’s founding partners in 1992-1996. Over the past 35 years, I have actively operated as an investment banker at JPMorgan and UBS Warburg, in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group and Booz Allen Hamilton as well as in private equity at Triton Partners. Over the past ten years, my specialization has been in debt and capital advisory and corporate governance and I am also an active board professional.


Ari Leppänen

Ari Leppänen

I joined Nordhaven in 1996 and have been the Managing Partner of Nordhaven Finland since 2007. I have over twenty years’ experience in corporate finance and my broad experience covers M&A, financial structuring and fundraising projects in various sectors including Industrials, Consumer, Healthcare and Real estate. Prior to my investment banking career, I worked in various finance & accounting related roles.


Bjørgulv L. Moe

Bjørgulv L. Moe

I joined Nordhaven in 2002. Over the past 28 years, I have been Head of Corporate Finance at Alfred Berg Norway, Director Research & Corporate Finance at Sundal & Collier, Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co, and Director at Centragruppen Kapitalforvaltning. I have more than 20 years experience with national and international M&A transactions from a broad specter of industries and situations.


Jarle Mørk

Jarle Mørk

After having worked for a software startup for a few years, I was one of the founders of Nordhaven Norway in 1997. I have assisted our clients in a number of cross-border acquisitions and international trade-sales. Among my areas of focus are the TMT and Business Services sectors. I am particularly interested in software and technology enabled business services, and I am a keen observer of the influence of the former on the latter.


Juha Raunio

Juha Raunio

I joined Nordhaven in 1998. Over the past 20 years I have led numerous domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and fundraising projects across sectors, especially Business Services and TMT. I previously served as a board member at NetHawk (provider of network testing and measurement tools), Green Stream Network (emission allowances broker) and PCA Infocom Finance (IT investment firm). Prior to joining Nordhaven, I worked for IVO International (now ÅF).


Anders Strand

Anders Strand

I am a partner of Nordhaven. Previously, I was Head of Research and Senior Financial Analyst at HQ Technology / Haqströmer and Qviberg, covering technology. I also worked for Gemini Consulting focusing on strategy and technology, and as a system developer. At Q-Free ASA I worked as a programmer. I have extensive experience with transactions ranging from acquisitions, trade-sales and equity issues, both as deal analyst and project manager for nearly two decades. I hold a MSc. from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, and a Bsc.Hon. in Computer Science from UMIST.


Tapio Tolvanen

Tapio Tolvanen

I joined Nordhaven in 1997. Over the past 20 years I have led several equity capital markets and M&A projects in a variety of sectors. I am responsible for the equity-based incentive advisory business at Nordhaven and have advised several companies on designing and implementing equity-based incentive schemes. Before joining Nordhaven, I worked for the Finnish Central Securities Depository and was responsible for managing IPO, share issues and M&A transaction projects. I am a member of Directors’ Institute of Finland.


Tommi Walther

Tommi Walther

I joined Nordhaven in 2004. I have played a key role in a number of domestic and cross-border M&A and fundraising transactions for both publicly listed and private corporations across sectors, such as Industrials, TMT, Consumer and Business Services. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked as a top-rated analyst at the European investment banking arm of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in London.


Lars Kristian Solberg

Lars Kristian Solberg

I am a partner of Nordhaven and joined the company in 2011. Over the past decade, I have worked on a number of cross-border acquisitions and international trade-sales across sectors, such as TMT, Business Services and Industrials. Prior to joining Nordhaven, I worked with corporate strategy at Leif Höegh & Co. I hold a Master of Science from Cass Business School in London and a Bachelor of Science from Norwegian School of Management.


Alexander Blom

Alexander Blom

I joined Nordhaven in 2009. I have more than 10 years’ experience in investment banking. At Nordhaven I have worked on several domestic and cross-border M&A transactions across different sectors. Prior to joining Nordhaven I was an Associate at ACP Capital Limited, a London-based private equity firm. Previous experience also includes the Corporate Finance Graduate Program at Bear Stearns in London.


Antti Heikkilä

Antti Heikkilä

I joined Nordhaven in 2000. I have over 20 years’ experience in working on the legal aspects of M&A, the capital markets and equity-based incentive schemes. I have provided legal expertise in numerous client projects in M&A, share issues and other financing transactions as well as in equity based incentive scheme projects. Prior to joining Nordhaven, I worked as a lawyer at Roschier Attorneys Ltd and as Chief Legal Counsel of Vattenfall’s Finnish operations.


Elina Riutta

Elina Riutta

I joined Nordhaven in 2017 and work with Debt & Capital Advisory projects across sectors. I have 16 years’ experience from capital markets. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked as an equity analyst, strategist and in corporate finance at Evli Bank in 2000-2016. Prior to Evli, I gained experience in finance roles at Konecranes´ Eastern European subsidiaries and at Sisu Terminal Systems, currently part of Cargotec.


Marju Simpanen

Marju Simpanen

I am a returnee to Nordhaven: I have worked at Nordhaven in 2007-2011 and since 2016. I have participated in several M&A projects, mainly in Healthcare and Consumer sectors. I also specialize in management incentives. In 2011-2016, I gained experience at Rautaruukki (now SSAB) and at UPM.


Kimmo Voutilainen

Kimmo Voutilainen

I joined Nordhaven in 2012. I have 10 years’ experience in corporate finance and strategy. At Nordhaven, I have worked on several M&A transactions across sectors, such as Consumer, Industrials and TMT. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked as an analyst for Sanoma and Ernst & Young Corporate Finance, participating in various domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in 2007-2012.


Christian Walther

Christian Walther

I joined Nordhaven in 2015. My total work experience in corporate finance and strategy is 7 years. Before joining the team I worked as a Management Consultant for PwC, focused on strategy implementation, and prior to that as an Analyst for FSN Capital. I hold a Master of Science in Financial Economics from the Norwegian Business School (BI) and a Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School (CBS).


MALENE                               KROGH-FLADMARK

MALENE KROGH-FLADMARK

I joined Nordhaven in 2018. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked as an equity research analyst at AXIA Ventures Group in Greece and Cyprus. I hold a Master of Science in Investment Management from Cass Business School and a Bachelor in Economics and Business from BI Norwegian Business School. 


Nora Latvakangas

Nora Latvakangas

I joined Nordhaven in 2016 and have since then participated in M&A and Debt & Capital Advisory projects in various sectors. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked as a trainee at KPMG.


Niko Piiparinen

Niko Piiparinen

I joined Nordhaven in 2017 and have since then participated in M&A and Debt & Capital Advisory projects across sectors. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked in derivatives sales at Nordea Markets since 2014.


Jesse Saarela

Jesse Saarela

I joined Nordhaven in 2017. Previously, I worked as an analyst in corporate finance at Deutsche Bank in London in 2015-2017 after interning there in 2014. Prior to Deutsche Bank, I completed internships at Accenture and NAG.


Tord G. Brenden

Tord G. Brenden

I joined Nordhaven in 2018. Prior to Nordhaven I worked with financial audit at EY. Previous experience also includes an internship at SEB. I hold a Master of Science in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).


Nicklas Sivula

Nicklas Sivula

I joined Nordhaven in 2017. Previously, I worked as an analyst at Nokia in Finland, Germany and Taiwan, participating in M&A and strategy projects in 2016-2017. Before 2016, I gained experience through internships from Vaaka Partners, MCF Corporate Finance and BearingPoint.


Michelle S. Bogen

Michelle S. Bogen

I joined Nordhaven in 2017. I am responsible for the administrative functions at Nordhaven Norway. Prior to Nordhaven I worked for The Norwegian Oil & Gas Association and for Doorway to Norway.


Karoliina Myllykangas

Karoliina Myllykangas

I joined Nordhaven in 2014. I am responsible for the administrative functions at Nordhaven Finland. Previously, I worked at Ideakone, part of Fonecta Group.


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