Team

 
Experienced, approachable people

Our highly experienced team operates cross-border while sharing common values and an understanding of the complexities our clients face.

Nordhaven professionals are persistent in executing our mandates, and agile in our communication with clients and stakeholders. Please select your preferred country and expertise below:

 
Juha Raunio

I joined Nordhaven in 1998 and have been Managing Partner of Nordhaven’s Helsinki office since December 2018. Over the past 20 years I have led numerous domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and projects across various sectors, with a particular emphasis on Business Services and Tech. I previously served as a board member of 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).

I hold an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree in finance from the Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki.

In my free time I enjoy all kinds of sports, particularly long-distance running and skiing. Additionally, I like to spend time in our summer cottage in the Finnish Archipelago.

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Anders Strand

I joined Nordhaven in 2000 and since 2018 have been the Managing Partner of the Oslo office. Over the past 20 years I have been fully dedicated to cross-border and domestic M&A dealmaking and led numerous deals,particularly in the technology and business services space. Previously, I was Head of Research and Senior Financial Analyst at HQ Technology / Haqströmer and Qviberg, covering the technology sector. I also worked as managing consultant for Gemini Consulting focusing on strategy and technology. At Q-Free ASA I worked as a software developer.

My higher education is Siviløkonomstudiet from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, and Sivilingeniør (Bsc.Hon) in Computer Science from UMIST.

I used to spend my free time doing competitive sailing – but now I’m desperately trying to improve my golf handicap, and dreaming about unfinished aspirations in climbing.

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Einar Haugstad

I am one of the two founding partners of Nordhaven Norway from back in 1997.  During the last 25 years I have assisted our clients in cross-border M&A transactions, international trade-sales, and equity issues within a number of different sectors.

During the earlier phase of my career I gained considerable industrial Tech experience by having been Executive Vice President and a member of the board of Scala Inc. As part of my experience, I have also served on a number of other growth boards.

I hold a B.Sc. Hon. of Management Sciences from Manchester University.

I spend much of my free time with close family and friends. My favourite activity is singlehanded solo-sailing.

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Mika Jalamo

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

I hold an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree in finance from the Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki.

 In my free time I enjoy sports, boating and spending time with the family.

 

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Timo Lappalainen

I joined Nordhaven in 1999 and have over 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 various sectors, especially Consumer and Healthcare.

I hold an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree in finance from the University of Vaasa and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Lapland.

In my free time I enjoy encouraging my daughters on the football pitch – as they develop their skills in sports and life, and taking long walks in the nearby national park with my wife and our dog.

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Ari Leppänen

I joined Nordhaven in 1996 and was the Managing Partner of Nordhaven Finland between 2007-2018. My broad experience covers M&A, financial structuring and fundraising projects in various sectors including Industrials, Consumer, Healthcare, and Construction related sectors. Prior to my investment banking career, I worked in various finance & accounting related roles.

I hold an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree in finance from the Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki and an MBA from the Moore School of Business, USA.

In my free time I enjoy various outdoor activities such as golfing, cross-country skiing and mushroom hunting.

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Bjørgulv L. Moe

I joined Nordhaven as a partner in 2002. Before this I was Head of Corporate Finance at Alfred Berg Norway, Director of Research & Corporate Finance at Sundal & Collier, Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co, and Director at Centragruppen Kapitalforvaltning. I have 30 years’ experience with national and international M&A transactions from a broad specter of industries and situations.

I hold an M.Sc. degree in Marine Technology from NTNU Norway and a BA degree in Business Administration from Norwegian Business School (BI).

In my free time, I enjoy family time, skiing (especially telemark), golf, sailing and boating.

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Kalle Helander

I joined Nordhaven in 2017 and have extensive 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 20 years in private equity and debt & capital advisory at 3i and KPMG. I have also served actively on a number of boards.  I’m responsible for debt and capital advisory at Nordhaven Finland.

I hold an M.Sc. (Eng.) degree in industrial management from the Aalto University.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, especially at the summer house. Additionally, I like a good book and I enjoy singing.

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Martti Purhonen

I joined Nordhaven in 2019 as a Partner with the Debt & Capital Advisory team. I have 20 years of versatile debt advisory experience. Previously, I worked as Head of Corporate Sales & Client Financing at Garantia, Managing Partner at Summa Capital Markets and Deputy Head of Corporate Banking Finland at Danske Bank, among other positions. I also have client-side experience from my time as Group Treasurer at Componenta Corporation.

I hold an M.Sc. (Eng.) degree in mechanical engineering from Aalto University.

In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities with my family. I’m a huge fan of hunting, downhill skiing, and windsurfing.

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Lars Kristian Solberg

I joined Nordhaven in 2011 and have been a partner in the Nordhaven Oslo office since September 2018. Over the past decade I have led numerous domestic and cross-border transactions for private companies and private equity firms across various sectors, in particular Tech and Business Services. Prior to joining Nordhaven, I worked with corporate strategy at Leif Höegh & Co.

I hold an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree in finance from Bayes (Cass) Business School in London.

In my free time I enjoy learning new things – and because of this I take up a new sport once a year.  I also spend time doing more traditional activities such as hunting, boating, and cross-country skiing.

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Kimmo Voutilainen

I joined Nordhaven in 2012. I have over 15 years’ experience in corporate finance and strategy. At Nordhaven, I have worked on several M&A transactions across sectors, such as Industrials, Software, tech & digital, and Consumer. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked for Sanoma’s strategy and M&A department, and for Ernst & Young Corporate Finance.

I hold an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree in finance from the Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki.

In my free time I enjoy all kinds of racket sports, and you can call me a beer connoisseur as well.

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Niklas Lönnberg

I have nearly 15 years of experience in M&A and corporate finance. I first worked at Nordhaven between 2010-2016, and returned after two years at UPM where I gained experience in global M&A projects within the Industrial sector. I work in various M&A and fundraising projects across sectors such as Healthcare, Business Services, and Consumer.

I hold an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree in finance from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki.

In my free time I wind down by spending time with my family and enjoying all kinds of racket sports – especially floorball, where I coach an own team.

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Timo Brandstack

I have ten years’ experience in M&A and corporate finance. Before joining Nordhaven in early 2019 I promoted the Finnish business for Nordhaven’s cooperation partner Capillar Advisory. I have extensive experience in a number of sectors, having done many transactions within Tech and the Business Services sectors. Prior to Capillar Advisory, I worked for several years at HLP Corporate Finance and at Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company.

I hold an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree in Finance from the Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki.

In my free time I enjoy sports, reading, and online chess.

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Niko Piiparinen

I joined Nordhaven in 2017 and have since this time participated in M&A, incentive and debt & capital advisory projects in various sectors, especially within Software, tech & digital, Business services, and Consumer. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked in derivatives sales at Nordea Markets. 

I hold an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree in finance from the Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki.

In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and staying active through various sports on and off the field.

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Nicklas Sivula

I joined Nordhaven in 2017 and have since then participated in M&A and debt & capital advisory projects in various sectors, especially within Consumer and Industrials. Prior to Nordhaven, 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.

I hold an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree in finance from the University of Vaasa.

In my free time I enjoy hunting and techno.

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Nora Latvakangas

Since joining Nordhaven in 2016 I’ve participated in M&A, incentive, and debt & capital advisory projects in various sectors, especially Consumer, Industrials and Healthcare. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked as a trainee at KPMG.

I hold an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree in finance from the University of Vaasa. 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and doing various sports. More specifically, I’m an enthusiastic equestrian!

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Tord Gjørtz Brenden

I joined Nordhaven in 2018 and have substantial M&A experience from a broad spectrum of situations and across various sectors, especially within Tech and Business Services. Prior to joining Nordhaven I gained experience from EY and SEB.  

I hold an M.Sc. degree in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

In my free time I enjoy a balanced mix of spending time in the nature and eating great food  – both activities preferably shared with close friends and family.

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Andreas Loly

I joined Nordhaven in 2019, and I have more than seven years’ experience with M&A, transactions and advisory. At Nordhaven I have worked on several M&A transactions, sell-side and buy-side, for both public and private companies. Prior to Nordhaven I worked for five years at Deloitte, mainly focused on financial due diligence issues for transactions in the Nordic market.

I hold a Master of M.Sc. in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School.

In my free time I enjoy hunting, sports, and social time with family and friends.

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Ville Kangas

Since joining Nordhaven in 2020 I have participated in M&A and debt & capital advisory projects across various sectors. Prior to Nordhaven I worked with corporate debt transactions at Nordea and OP Corporate Bank.

I hold an M.Sc. (Finance and Investments) degree in finance from the Rotterdam School of Management.  

In my free time I enjoy a variety of sports such as gym, swimming and skiing. In addition, I’m a keen outdoorsman and enjoy especially fishing in Finnish Lapland.  

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Morten Bølset Volckmar

I joined Nordhaven in 2021 and have participated in multiple M&A transactions within various industries, especially within the Tech and Business Services. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked at BNP Paribas within their investment banking team, covering sell-side and buy-side transactions in the Nordic market.

I hold an M.Sc. degree in Business from Norwegian Business School (BI).

In my free time I enjoy various sports activities, including skiing, hiking, soccer, and boating.

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Bendik Bergsli

I joined Nordhaven as an analyst working out of the Oslo office in January 2022. Prior to Nordhaven I was part of Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), a venture capital team investing in European industrial start-ups on behalf of Saudi Aramco, the largest E&P company in the world. Prior to SAEV I was a management consultant in Rystad Energy doing strategic and transactional support predominantly within the E&P sector.

I hold an M.Sc. degree in petroleum technology from Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.

In my free time I enjoy long-distance running and baking cinnamon buns.

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Nicholas Sörensen

I joined Nordhaven in 2022. Prior to Nordhaven, I had about two years of corporate finance experience working with various financial advisors in Helsinki as well as with the investment firm Rettig Group.

 I hold a B.Sc. (Econ.) degree in finance from the Hanken School of Economics.

 In my free-time I enjoy cooking, combat sports and spending quality time with my family and friends.

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Marius Araldsen

I joined Nordhaven for an internship in 2022 after graduating with a bachelor's in Finance and Business Management from the University of Westminster. My thesis investigated valuations in the Nordic software M&A market. Prior to joining Nordhaven I gained experience through a Corporate Finance internship at Incepto. 

 

I will pursue a MSc in Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from 2022-2023 while working part-time at Nordhaven. 

 

In my free time I enjoy sports, especially skiing and playing football and tennis, in addition to spending time with friends and family. 

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Justus Rafols

I joined Nordhaven as an analyst intern in September 2022. Prior to Nordhaven, I worked as an analyst in bank regulatory reporting, first at Figure and then at ALM Partners when they acquired Figure's regulatory reporting business.

I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Finance at Aalto University.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my friends, traveling and playing hockey.

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Eero Kaikkonen

I joined Nordhaven as an analyst intern in September 2022. Prior to Nordhaven I worked with banking and finance-related transactions at Krogerus Attorneys and did an internship at BearingPoint focusing on Nordic banking.

I hold a Master's degree in finance from Aalto University and additionally I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki.

During my free time, I enjoy exploring the various restaurants that Helsinki has to offer, traveling, and spending quality time with my family and friends.

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Karoliina Myllykangas

I rejoined Nordhaven in 2020. I am responsible for the administrative functions at Nordhaven Finland. I previously worked at Nordhaven from 2014-2019 and returned after one year in London.

I hold a BBA from the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences.

In my free time I enjoy travelling, sports, and spending quality time with my friends and family.

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