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 ACCESS

REFINANCING. Advisory related to refinancing of existing debt through alternative solutions.

CHANGES IN CAPITAL STRUCTURE. Advice on changes in capital structure to e.g. improve maturity profile, working capital/term loan mix or senior/junior mix. Supporting analysis through Independent Capital Structure Review (ICR).

GROWTH FINANCING. Advice on arranging funding for investments or acquisitions to promote growth.

MANAGEMENT & LEVERAGED BUYOUT. Advice on arranging debt financing for MBOs and LBOs.

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BONDS. Advice on issuance of public or private debt instruments.

STRUCTURED PRODUCTS. Advice on funding through structured products or mix of traditional debt and structured products.

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 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

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 Pending

Acquisition of Realia Group

Value undisclosed Pending

Sale of Ahlstrom Glassfibre business to Owens Corning

EUR 73 million Pending

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 100 TRANSACTIONS WITH AN AGGREGATED VALUE EXCEEDING 10 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.
  • 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.
  • Malin Granli

    Malin Granli

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    Chief Administrative Officer, previously with Mercedes-Benz.
  • 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.
  • Joseph Hellmark

    Joseph Hellmark

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    In Nordic Investment Banking since 2011. Previous work experience from Handelsbanken Capital Markets in Stockholm. Holds an M.Sc. from The Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Kim Henriksson

    Kim Henriksson

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    Nordic M&A since 1994, primarily with Morgan Stanley in London and Stockholm as well as Nordea in Helsinki. Five years as CFO of Munksjö, a listed paper company.
  • Andreas Hultin

    Andreas Hultin

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    Joined Access Partners in 2015. Holds an M.Sc in Finance and a B.Sc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, London. Previous work experience from Carnegie Investment Bank and SEB Corporate Finance.
  • 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.
  • Samuli Kytö

    Samuli Kytö

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    In Nordic Investment Banking since 2014. Previous working experience from SEB Corporate Finance. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Aalto University School of Business.
  • Antti Leppinen

    Antti Leppinen

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    In Nordic Investment Banking since 2006. Previous work experience from FIM Securities and Sifter Funds. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ) from Helsinki School of Economics.
  • 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.
  • Assi Koivisto

    Assi Koivisto

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    Chief Administrative Officer, previously 12 years at Enskilda Securities and 11 years with Wärtsilä.
  • Fanny Nachemson

    Fanny Nachemson

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    Joined Access Partners in 2015. Holds a Bachelor in Science of Business and Economics from Lund's University. Previously work experience from Danske Bank and SEB Corporate Finance.
  • 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.
  • Wilhelm Rosenlew

    Wilhelm Rosenlew

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    Specialist advisor. In the professional services field since 1995, mainly M&A, business development, strategic planning and legal services at Access Partners, Enskilda Securities, Pöyry and Dittmar & Indrenius. Holds an LL.M. from Helsinki University and a MBA (Finance) from Helsinki School of Economics.
  • 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.
  • Hampus Sellmann

    Hampus Sellmann

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    Joined Access Partners in 2016. In Nordic Investment Banking since 2013, previously at HDR Partners Corporate Finance and Vator Securities. Holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Finance from Durham University (UK).
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Fax: +46 8 5280 7810

Helsinki

Eteläesplanadi 2A, 3rd floor

P.O.Box 191 FI 00131 Helsinki

Tel: +358 9 6829 500