Welcome to Access partners

OFFICES IN STOCKHOLM AND HELSINKI WITH AN INTERNATIONAL REACH THROUGH PREFERRED PARTNERS

Access Partners, founded in 2006, is an independent financial advisory firm dedicated to clients and businesses in the Nordic region. Our independence enables us to give completely objective advice. The team brings extensive investment banking and strategic advisory experience both from international and Nordic firms, in combination with a very strong contact network.

Access Partners offers its clients a broad range of M&A and Capital Markets advisory services based on high integrity and professional business judgement. In addition, Debt Access delivers value by providing corporates advice on and access to alternative debt financing while providing investors access to attractive debt assets. Access Partners is a Certified Advisor on Nasdaq OMX.

Our aim is to be the leading independent advisory firm in the Nordic region and the partner of choice for our clients. Today we have offices in Stockholm and Helsinki and an international reach through preferred partners in the United States and South America.

ACCESS PARTNERS IS AN INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISORY FIRM DEDICATED TO CLIENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE NORDIC REGION

Services

Access Partners offers sound business judgment, an extensive contact network and long experience from the Nordic financial markets

M&A ADVISORY

SELL-SIDE. Making the most of its independence and the experience of its partners, Access Partners provides its clients with sell-side advisory and process skills in connection with divestiture of whole companies or divisions. Whether acting for target companies or for selling shareholders, Access Partners leads negotiations and gives objective advice about the merits of bids received.

BUY-SIDE. Buy-side advisory services in relation to acquisitions/buy-outs of both private and public target companies.

MERGERS. Experienced advisor in complex domestic and cross-border transactions.

DEMERGERS/SPIN-OFFS. Advisor in relation to demergers/spin-offs (Lex Asea) of subsidiaries/operations.

 

DEBT ADVISORY

Access Partners’ provides independent advice to borrowers, owners and sponsors on raising, refinancing and restructuring of debt. Based on our close contacts to wide variety of debt providers and understanding of their credit processes, we help our clients to improve their financing structure to secure achieving strategic targets.

GROWTH FINANCING. Advice on arranging financing for investments and acquisitions as well as for management and leveraged buyouts.

REFINANCING. Refinancing of existing debt, including solutions by alternative/non-bank lenders. Typical goals are to improve commercial terms, extend maturity profile or to increase financial flexibility through e.g. covenant or collateral rearrangements.

CHANGES IN CAPITAL STRUCTURE. Advice on changes in capital structure and recapitalizations, including funding through structured products or mix of traditional debt and structured products.

FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING. Advice on distressed and default situations as well as turnaround financing, including e.g. lender negotiations, covenant resetting, amortization rescheduling and recapitalizations.

The transactions are supported by our Independent Capital Structure Review (ICR) analysis.

CAPITAL MARKETS ADVISORY

EQUITY FINANCING. Advice on equity financing for public as well as private companies including advice related to private placements.

STRATEGIC REVIEWS. Reviews for companies, boards and owners in order to evaluate future strategic alternatives.

VALUATION OPINIONS. Independent valuation opinions in connection with acquisitions, divestitures or mergers.

IPO ADVISORY. Independent advice to companies, boards and owners on process, valuation and timing.

SALE OF SHARES. Experience from advice related to public sale of shares.

International Network

NORDIC COVERAGE FROM OFFICES IN STOCKHOLM AND HELSINKI WITH INTERNATIONAL REACH THROUGH PREFERRED PARTNERS

North America

A high profile provider of financial advisory services and a leading global alternative asset manager. The firm is based in New York with coverage across the US.

Brazil and South America

A leading advisory firm based in São Paolo with a strong practice in mergers & acquisitions and restructuring services. The firm is also active in the management of private equity, real estate and hedge funds.

Business philosophy

Our business philosophy is based on the following pillars

Focus on high integrity advisory services founded on sound business judgment
Long term client relationships, rooted in trust and reliability
Excellence in execution through extensive transaction knowledge and customised solutions
Proactive idea generation stemming from an entrepreneurial spirit

Access Partners offers a broad range of M&A, Debt and Capital Markets advisory services based on high integrity and professional business judgement

Recent transactions

ACCESS PARTNERS IDENTIFIES, STRUCTURES AND EXECUTES DIVERSE AND INNOVATIVE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MARKET TRANSACTIONS

Asset and ownership restructuring of Bergvik Skog AB

SEK 50 billion Pending

Sale of Caverion project piping and tank business to Mimir

Value undisclosed Pending

Acquisition of AtoB@C

€30 million August 2018

Acquisition of Sataservice

Value undisclosed August 2018

Acquisition of Mehiläinen by CVC

Value undisclosed August 2018

Sale of Baltic non-life insurance business to Vienna Insurance Group

Value undisclosed August 2018

Sale of Walki to One Equity Partners

Value undisclosed July 2018

Sale of Swebus Express to FlixBus

€12.1 million May 2018

Acquisition of Roima

Value undisclosed May 2018

Sale of Driconeq to Mincon

€8 million March 2018

Sale of Global Batterier to J2L

SEK 36 million February 2018

Sale of Financial Performance Solutions and Banking businesses to Verdane

€35 million February 2018

Acquisition of Rapp Marine

€16 million February 2018

Sale of Stockmann Delicatessen business in Finland to S Group

€27 million December 2017

Merger of Etera and Ilmarinen

Pension assets of €44 billion December 2017

Sale of Ramudden to Triton

Details undisclosed December 2017

Financial advisor

April 2017 - November 2017

Refinancing Restructuring

Details undisclosed October 2017

Sale of Visedo to Danfoss

Valued undisclosed October 2017

Public tender offer for Affecto by CGI

€98 million October 2017

Sale of Nordic Paper to Anhui Shanying Paper

SEK 3.5 billion October 2017

Sale of Nebula to Telia

€165 million July 2017

Acquisition of Sveba Dahlen Group

Value undisclosed June 2017

Advisor to GWS in the sale of shares in DT and Glaston

€110 million June 2017

Transaction financing

Details undisclosed May 2017

Sale of Woodfield Systems to management

Value undisclosed April 2017

Merger of Munksjö and Ahlstrom

€1.2 billion April 2017

Growth financing/Refinancing

Details undisclosed April 2017

Bond Restructuring

€35 million January 2017

Sale of Ljung & Sjöberg to Priveq Investment

January 2017

Sale of Euromaint Rail to Orlando Management

SEK 650 million November 2016

Sale of Mediatalo ESA to Keskisuomalainen

€18 million September 2016

Sale of Lehtipiste to Tradeka

Value undisclosed September 2016

Acquisition of Corbel

Value undisclosed August 2016

Sale of Internatural to Midsona

SEK 810 million July 2016

Sale of Eniram to Wärtsilä

€43 million July 2016

Sale of Norstedts Förlagsgrupp to Storytel

SEK 152 million July 2016

Junior debt

Details undisclosed April 2016

Acquisition of Netel

Value undisclosed July 2016

Acquisition of Realia Group

Value undisclosed July 2016

Sale of Ahlstrom Glassfibre business to Owens Corning

EUR 73 million Discontinued

Refinancing

Details undisclosed December 2015

Independent Capital Structure Review

December 2015

Acquisition of Accountor

Value undisclosed December 2015

Junior debt

Details undisclosed November 2015

Acquisition of Alma360

Value undisclosed October 2015

Independent Capital Structure Review

September 2015

Sale of Transtech to Skoda Transportation

Value undisclosed August 2015

Sale of Semantix to Segulah

Value undisclosed August 2015

Acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group

SEK 4.7 billion July 2015

Sale of Produal to Investment AB Latour

Value undisclosed June 2015

Sale of Iris to Anthon B. Nilsen

Value undisclosed June 2015

Acquisition of MCI Press

Value undisclosed April 2015

Acquisition of Metso Process Automation Systems business

€340 million March 2015

Senior debt

February 2015

Sale of Medius Dynamics to EG

Value undisclosed February 2015

Sale of S:t Eriks to Accent Equity

Value undisclosed January 2015

Acquisition of ABB Full Service

Value undisclosed December 2014

Financial advisor

August-November 2014

Sale of San Sac to Accent Equity

Value undisclosed October 2014

Sale of Nordiska VA-teknik AB to SEB Private Equity and LK Finans

Value undisclosed October 2014

Sale of Samport Payment Services to Nordic Capital

Value undisclosed September 2014

Project financing

€42 million September 2014

Merger of Styrochem and Bewi Acquisition of DS Smith EPS businesses

Value undisclosed September 2014

Refinancing

Details undisclosed July 2014

Public offer for Rautaruukki

€1.9 billion July 2014

Refinancing

Details undisclosed June 2014

Sale of MP-Maustepalvelu to Barentz Group

Value undisclosed June 2014

First North IPO

€4 million June 2014

Independent Capital Structure Review

June 2014

Refinancing

Details undisclosed July 2014

Acquisition Lemminkäinen Technical Building Services

€60 million June 2014

Sale of Ramuddenbolagen to IK Investment Partners

Value undisclosed June 2014

Sale of 50% of Sokołów

€ 418 million June 2014

Acquisition of Synsam Nordic

Value undisclosed
June 2014

Independent Capital Structure Review

April 2014

Project financing framework agreement

€125 million January 2014

Sale of Hankasalmi sawmill to Versowood

Value undisclosed January 2014

Acquisition of Stokke

Value undisclosed January 2014

Sale of Hermods to AcadeMedia

Value undisclosed January 2014

Acquisition of Aker Solutions’ Mooring and Loading Systems business

€180 million January 2014

Merger of CPS Color’s colorant business with Chromaflo

Value undisclosed December 2013

ACCESS PARTNERS HAS SINCE INCEPTION IN 2006 BEEN INVOLVED IN MORE THAN 150 TRANSACTIONS WITH AN AGGREGATED VALUE EXCEEDING 15 BILLION EUROS

Team

Highly reputed team in the Nordic region with dedicated senior-level attention

  • Benedict Airas

    Benedict Airas

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    In Investment Banking since 1994, previously at Enskilda Securities in London and Helsinki. Head of Enskilda Securities in Finland 2005-2006. Previous experience from Forest and Healthcare Industries. Holds an M.Sc. (For. Econ.) from Helsinki University.
  • Aidin Ahsant

    Aidin Ahsant

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    Has previously worked at Handelsbanken in Stockholm. Holds an M.Sc in Applied Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. in Finance from Stockholm University.
  • Jonas Bergstrand

    Jonas Bergstrand

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    In Nordic Investment Banking since 1999, previously at Enskilda Securities in Stockholm and Oslo. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ) from The Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Peder Egnell

    Peder Egnell

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    In Investment Banking since 1997, previously at Goldman Sachs in London and Enskilda Securities in Stockholm. Holds an M.Sc. from The Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Douglas von Euler-Chelpin

    Douglas von Euler-Chelpin

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    Joined Access Partners in 2016. Has previously worked at J.P. Morgan in London and Qvartz in Copenhagen. Holds an M.Sc in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School.
  • Jani Gros

    Jani Gros

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    In Investment Banking since 2009, previously at Macquarie Capital and Houlihan Lokey in London. Holds an M.Sc. from The Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Fredrik Herslow

    Fredrik Herslow

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    Joined Access Partners in 2018. Has previous experience from SEB Investment Banking in Stockholm and London, and Catella Corporate Finance and Carnegie Investment Banking in Stockholm. Holds an M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from The Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Henri Jäntti

    Henri Jäntti

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    In Nordic Investment Banking since 2016. Previously M&A analyst at Gasum. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Aalto University School of Business.
  • Eva Kalström

    Eva Kalström

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    Chief Administrative Officer, previously with AP1 and Aberdeen Asset Management.
  • Karin Kans

    Karin Kans

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    Joined Access Partners in January 2018. Has previously worked at EY and PwC in Stockholm. Holds an M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from The Stockholm School of Economics
  • Dan Karlsson

    Dan Karlsson

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    In Investment Banking since 1994, previously at Morgan Stanley in London and Enskilda Securities in Helsinki. Previous experience from Marine Industry. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ) from Hanken School of Economics.
  • Fritjof Kjell

    Fritjof Kjell

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    Joined Access Partners in September 2017, previously at Shasta Partners LLC in Boston. Holds an M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis International Business School.
  • Kim Lindroos

    Kim Lindroos

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    In Nordic Investment Banking since 2005, previously at Enskilda Securities in Helsinki. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ) from Hanken School of Economics.
  • Christian Magnuson

    Christian Magnuson

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    Joined Access Partners in 2018. Has previously worked at Merrill Lynch, SEB and Proventus primarily within and acquisition finance and leveraged investments. Holds an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Aki Norrgård

    Aki Norrgård

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    In Nordic Investment Banking since 2009. Previous work experience from EFG Bank and Myllykoski. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ) from Hanken School of Economics.
  • Sanna Oivo

    Sanna Oivo

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    Chief Administrative Officer, previously with VR Group and Accenture.
  • Rickard Rehnberg

    Rickard Rehnberg

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    Joined Access Partners in August 2018. Has previously worked at SEB, Danske Bank and Investor. Holds a dual B.Sc. in Finance and Economics from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.
  • Petri Sandell

    Petri Sandell

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    In Debt Finance and Debt Investments since late 1980's in the Nordic countries and in Asia, most recently at EQT Partners and at Nordea Bank. Holds a LL.M. from Helsinki University.
  • Jarkko Sipilä

    Jarkko Sipilä

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    In Investment Banking since 2001, previously at Morgan Stanley in London and Enskilda Securities in Helsinki. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ) from Helsinki School of Economics.
  • Jonas Sjöborg

    Jonas Sjöborg

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    In Nordic Investment Banking since 2002, previously at Enskilda Securities in Stockholm. Holds an M.Sc. from The Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Vilhelm Stern

    Vilhelm Stern

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    Joined Access Partners in September 2017. Has previously worked at Deloitte in Copenhagen. Holds an M.Sc in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School.
  • Casimir Stierncreutz

    Casimir Stierncreutz

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    In Investment Banking since 2017, previously at Deutsche Bank in London. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ) from Hanken School of Economics.
  • David Wahlberg

    David Wahlberg

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    In Nordic Investment Banking since 2013, previously at FSN Capital. Holds an M.Sc. from the Royal Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. from The Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Jari Wallasvaara

    Jari Wallasvaara

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    Debt and capital advisory. 20 years in Nordic investment banking with focus on equity markets, corporate finance and debt restructurings. Previously at Linnea Advisors and Handelsbanken
  • Juuso Turtiainen

    Juuso Turtiainen

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    Holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Aalto University School of Business. Worked previously at Aventum Partners, Deloitte Corporate Finance and Reddal.

THE TEAM BRINGS EXTENSIVE INVESTMENT BANKING AND STRATEGIC ADVISORY EXPERIENCE FROM INTERNATIONAL AND NORDIC FIRMS IN COMBINATION WITH A VERY STRONG CONTACT NETWORK

Contact

Offices in Stockholm and Helsinki with an international reach through preferred partners

Stockholm

Strandvägen 7a, 6tr

114 56 Stockholm

Tel: +46 8 5280 7800

Helsinki

Eteläesplanadi 2A, 3rd floor

P.O.Box 191 FI 00131 Helsinki

Tel: +358 9 6829 500