Clairfield partners in Finland, Norway and Sweden join forces to form the pan-Nordic Nordhaven

_MXP1605Clairfield International firms in Helsinki, Oslo, and Stockholm are combining their more than 20 years of transaction experience to work together under the brand name Nordhaven. The firms will continue to provide top-notch financial advisory services including M&A advisory, and debt and equity capital advisory as well as advice on equity-based management incentive schemes.

The new firm Nordhaven Corporate Finance is the leading independent financial advisor in the Nordic markets. The combined firms were ranked #3 in Nordic mid-market transactions for the first half of 2017 by Thomson Reuters. The firms have advised on more than 50 M&A and debt/equity capital transactions over the past two years and have provided advice on equity-based incentive programs to over 30 companies. Nordhaven offers in-depth sector knowledge and agile advisory services in sectors such as business services, consumer, healthcare, industrials, and TMT with the support of their international colleagues.

“The teams have a long history of working together through Clairfield International and it is a natural step to formally join forces to cover the whole Nordic market as one team, bringing tangible benefits to our clients,” says Jarle Mørk, partner at Nordhaven Norway.

“We bring unique value to our clients by combining both local and Nordic level business relations, ideas, and problem-solving experience. We also continue to be partners in Clairfield, offering access to local representation in all major markets and more than 20 countries around the world,” said Ari Leppänen, partner at Nordhaven Finland.

“Clairfield is pleased to have initiated the cooperation of these firms under one umbrella starting in 2012, when our colleagues in Finland joined the partnership,” says Albert Schander, Clairfield’s director of international expansion. “We selected the best independent firms in the Nordic region to join Clairfield and we are pleased to see that the relationship has culminated in the formation of a new firm under one name. All of our clients will benefit from having one truly pan-Nordic partner in this market, which has the highest level of crossborder deals worldwide.”

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