Together we make exceptional deals happen.

Deals make companies grow and industries evolve. To be successful, transactions must take into account a number of intricate variables. We help our clients navigate beyond complexity to make exceptional deals happen.

Latest transaction — Merger of Neles and Valmet Latest debt case — Debt restructuring/Refinancing of Enedo Oyj Total transaction value since 2006 — EUR 28 billion Transactions closed since 2006 — 190 Average partner experience — 20 years

About us

Access Partners is an independent financial advisory firm dedicated to clients and businesses in the Nordic region

We are a “one firm” firm with offices in Stockholm and Helsinki committed to clients active in the Nordic region. Together, we have closed over 190 transactions for a combined value of over EUR 28 billion since inception in 2006, including several multi-billion landmark deals.

Our aspiration is to be known as the best advisory firm in the Nordics. We will continue to find new ways to develop our business to better serve our clients. This way, we remain a reputable and trusted financial advisor. As the longevity of our partners’ networks and relationships is what sets us apart, a constantly rejuvenated partnership is key to our customer value add.

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Transactions

Recent Transactions:

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Neles

EUR 7.4 billion

Merger of Neles and Valmet

Scanmast

SEK 245 million

Sale of Scanmast to Volati

Enevo Group

Value undisclosed

Sale of Enevo Group to REEN AS

NCC

Value undisclosed

Sale of NCC Road Services Denmark to Mutares

Metso Outotec

Value undisclosed

Licensing of Metso's Straight Grate Iron Ore Pelletizing business in India to Primetals Technologies

Enedo

EUR 8.6 million

Debt restructuring/Refinancing

Kavli

EUR 10.9 million

Sale of Verso Food to Raisio

Priveq Investment

Value undisclosed

Sale of Nordic Room Improvement to Profura Industri

Litorina

Value undisclosed

Refinancing

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Value undisclosed

Sale of Aberdeen Standard Investments’ Nordic direct real estate business to DEAS Group

Services

Financial advice with emphasis on close client relationships and sound business judgement

We were founded on the premise that we could deliver a more tailored client offering, including M&A and Debt Advisory. We solve imperfections and take pride in going above and beyond for our clients, who trust us to always be on their side.

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M&A Advisory

We provide our clients with advisory in connection with acquisitions or/and divestitures.

SELL-SIDE

Managing the process, leading negotiations and giving objective advice about the merits of the sale, and maximizing the value of the transaction, whether acting for target companies or for selling shareholders.

 

BUY-SIDE

Advisory services in relation to acquisitions of both private and public target companies.

 

MERGERS

Experienced advisor in complex domestic and cross-border mergers.

 

DEMERGERS/CARVE-OUTS

Advisor in relation to demergers/carve-outs of subsidiaries/operations.

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Debt Advisory

We provide independent advice and execution to corporations, private equity firms, family offices, entrepreneurs and lenders on raising, refinancing and restructuring of debt.

Based on our close contacts with a wide variety of Nordic and European debt providers and an understanding of their preferences and processes, we help our clients to improve their financing structure and achieve their strategic targets. Our dedicated debt advisory team has advised in more than 40 deals and in more than €1 billion in total financings since 2013.

We have expertise in various sectors and markets, including bank facilities, debt capital markets, private debt, leveraged finance, real estate finance, restructuring finance and credit risk analysis. We strive to provide clients with transparency and control over the financing process and confidence in the financing and terms via our robust process.

 

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.

 

FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING

Advice on distressed and default situations as well as turnaround financing, including e.g. lender negotiations, financial covenant resetting, and amortisation rescheduling. We can also pursue refinancing opportunities to resolve the situation and we work closely with our M&A team to evaluate disposals as part of the solution.

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Capital Markets Advisory

We provide reviews and advisory services to help our clients make better decisions to optimize their strategic equity market positioning.

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

Advice related to public sale of shares.

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Our clients trust us to always be on their side and to deliver a more tailored offering"
No matter tenure or seniority, we all strive to think business together

Team

We bring extensive experience in combination with a high-level contact network

We are a team of high-performing individuals and pride ourselves with working relentlessly, making exceptional deals happen for our clients. We are discreet by nature, valued for our integrity and navigate seamlessly as a tight-knitted team.

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Aki Norrgård

+358 50 592 02 52

aki.norrgard@accesspartners.com

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

Aidin Ahsant

+46 705 950 017

aidin.ahsant@accesspartners.com

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.

Axel Carlsson

+46 739 576 164

axel.carlsson@accesspartners.com

Joined Access Partners in 2020. Has previously worked with management consulting at Triathlon Group. Holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management and a M.Sc. in Finance from Linköpings University.

Benedict Airas

+358 50 560 42 14

ben.airas@accesspartners.com

Partner. 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. M.Sc. (For. Econ.) from Helsinki University.

Carl Ferm

+46 708 301 240

carl.ferm@accesspartners.com

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.

Christian Magnuson

+46 703 137 341

christian.magnuson@accesspartners.com

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

Dan Karlsson

+358 50 597 80 12

dan.karlsson@accesspartners.com

Partner. 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.

Douglas von Euler-Chelpin

+46 705 940 722

douglas.von.euler@accesspartners.com

Partner. In Investment Banking since 2013. Has previously worked at J.P. Morgan in London and Qvartz/Bain in Copenhagen. Holds an M.Sc in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School.

Fredrik Herslow

+46 705 940 063

fredrik.herslow@accesspartners.com

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.

Fritjof Kjell

+46 705 940 680

fritjof.kjell@accesspartners.com

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

Heidi Lindström

+358 40 772 5322

heidi.lindstrom@accesspartners.com

Chief Administrative Officer, previously with Accenture

Jari Wallasvaara

+358 50 339 09 66

jari.wallasvaara@accesspartners.com

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.

Jarkko Sipilä

+358 50 597 80 40

jarkko.sipila@accesspartners.com

Partner. 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.

Johanna Löfstrand

+46 703 302 664

johanna.lofstrand@accesspartners.com

Senior Executive Assistant, previously with BCG, Altor, Nasdaq and Egon Zehnder

Johanna Sundholm

+46 708 495 828

johanna.sundholm@accesspartners.com

Senior Executive Assistant, previously with Roschier and McKinsey & Company.

Jonas Bergstrand

+46 761 005 663

jonas.bergstrand@accesspartners.com

Partner. 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.

Jonas Sjöborg

+46 761 005 664

jonas.sjoborg@accesspartners.com

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

Juuso Turtiainen

+358 40 773 61 46

juuso.turtiainen@accesspartners.com

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

Kim Lindroos

+358 41 461 53 59

kim.lindroos@accesspartners.com

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

Mårten Jonsson

+46 738 060 253

marten.jonsson@accesspartners.com

Joined Access Partners in 2019, previously at Fahrenheit Capital Partners in Richmond. Holds an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business.

Patrik Nelson

+46 709 130 333

patrik.nelson@accesspartners.com

Joined Access Partners in 2021. In Investment Banking since 1994, previously at UBS Investment Bank, Evercore Partners, and TAP Advisors in New York. Head of Nordic for TAP Advisors since 2019 in Stockholm. Holds a B.S. in Finance from Babson College in Boston.

Petri Sandell

+46 708 395 339

petri.sandell@accesspartners.com

Partner. 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.

Richard Farneman

+358 40 197 93 20

richard.farneman@accesspartners.com

Joined Accesss Partners in 2019. Has previously worked at Danske Bank and Handelsbanken in Helsinki. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ) from Hanken School of Economics.

Rickard Rehnberg

+46 722 481 116

rickard.rehnberg@accesspartners.com

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.

Tommi Nykänen

+358 44 298 1500

tommi.nykanen@accesspartners.com

At Access Partners since 2020. Previous experience from management consultancy. Holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Aalto University School of Business.

Walter Hildén

+358 40 503 02 60

walter.hilden@accesspartners.com

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.

Careers

The best place to learn the craft

We seek entrepreneurial people who will rise to the challenge of becoming partner and are driven by building something greater, people that can independently manoeuvre themselves around all types of assignments.

We work with the most sophisticated clients in the Nordic market, both financial sponsors and industrials, that demand the highest possible quality in our advise. We therefore strive for intellectual excellence and variation in our organisation that can advise the introvert, the extrovert, the analytical, the “shooting-from-the-hip”, the leader, the follower, the structured, the messy and the “loose cannon”… Luckily the world is not a perfect place, the existence of corporate issues, problems and challenges is what justifies our existence.

 

We provide unparalleled transaction exposure and a steep learning curve. All our people should eventually master our craft and thrive on being a trusted advisor building long-term personal relationships. Our ambition is to offer our people a rewarding and flexible workplace. We believe in steep learning curves and that individual development comes from client exposure and responsibility.

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Internship Stockholm

We offer full-time off-cycle internships in the spring and fall every year.

The fall internship starts in late August and ends around Christmas, while the Spring internship begins in mid-January and ends at Midsummer. The application process for our 2022 spring internship will commence in in the fall of 2021.

Internship Helsinki

We are offering 3-5 months internship programmes starting flexibly during the year.

Applications for the following calendar years internships will be in the previous year’s autumn.

Professionals

 

We are always on the look-out for talented and ambitious people to join our team no matter tenure.

If you believe you can be an asset for Access Partners, please reach out to career@accesspartners.com.

 

 

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Stockholm Office

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Strandvägen 7a, 6th floor
114 56 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 5280 7800

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Helsinki Office

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Eteläesplanadi 2A, 3rd floor
P.O.Box 191 FI 00131 Helsinki
Tel: +358 9 6829 500

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