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.

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

Sale of eCraft to FSN Capital

Value undisclosed Pending

Public tender offer for Pihlajalinna by Mehiläinen

EUR 571 million Pending

Sale of Ouman Group to Ernströmgruppen

Value undisclosed September 2019

Sale of Nordic paving and mineral aggregates businesses to Peab

EUR 280 million Pending

Sale of shares in Neo4j

Value undisclosed July 2019

Refinancing

Value undisclosed June 2019

Acquisition of Logent

Value undisclosed June 2019

Acquisition of Proff

EUR 11 million July 2019

Sale of shares in Neo4j

Value undisclosed May 2019

Sale of KGC Verktyg & Maskiner to Bergman & Beving

Value undisclosed May 2019

Asset and ownership restructuring of Bergvik Skog AB

Value undisclosed May 2019

ACCESS PARTNERS HAS SINCE INCEPTION IN 2006 BEEN INVOLVED IN MORE THAN 160 TRANSACTIONS WITH AN AGGREGATED VALUE EXCEEDING 20 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.
  • Carl Ferm

    Carl Ferm

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    Joined Access Partners in 2019. Has previously worked at Carnegie Investment Bank and FSN Capital. Holds a B.Sc. from the Stockholm School of Economics.
  • 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.
  • Walter Hildén

    Walter Hildén

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    In Investment Banking since 2017, previously at Carnegie Investment Bank in Stockholm and Helsinki. Previous experience from Marine Industry. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ) from Hanken School of Economics.
  • Pertti Kallioniemi

    Pertti Kallioniemi

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    In investment banking since 2013. Previous experience from IMAP and Danske Bank. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ) from Aalto University School of Business.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Johanna Sundholm

    Johanna Sundholm

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    Senior Executive Assistant, previously with Roschier and McKinsey & Company.
  • 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. Holds an M.Soc.Sc (Econ) from Helsinki University.
  • Juuso Turtiainen

    Juuso Turtiainen

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

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