PCA Corporate Finance is a partner-managed investment bank that offers independent financial advice on mergers and acquisitions, large real estate transactions and financial structuring transactions. We also arrange equity and debt financing and design management incentive plans.
Over the last decade, we have been involved in approximately 200 completed transactions across various industries. Our record of completed deals shows that we are one of Finland's most active financial advisors.
PCA is a member in the Clairfield International partnership and provides corporate finance advisory locally in 30 countries throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia and Asia. Clairfield has been ranked by Thomson Reuters as one of the top three independent M&A advisors both worldwide and in Europe.
Clairfield is a leading force in the Nordic region with strong partners in Sweden (Navigo Partners), Norway (Steinvender) and Denmark (Nordic M&A) besides PCA in Finland.
The cornerstones of our operations are: expertise gained through extensive experience, unyielding commitment to our clients’ objectives, as well as drive and determination to achieve the best possible result. Each transaction is different and therefore we guarantee all our clients a flexible and personalized service
We have one of the most experienced teams in the Finnish corporate finance advisory market. The majority of our key employees have been working together for over 15 years. Every member of our professional team will always do their utmost to achieve the best possible deal in relation to structure, price and other terms.
Our clients include domestic and foreign companies, their owners and private equity investors. We work as financial advisors to publicly traded companies as well as privately held and family businesses. We strive to build long-term client relationships and the role of our clients’ house advisor in M&A.
In recent years our clients have included e.g., 3i Group, A-lehdet, Alma Media, Atria, Avara, CapMan, Cencorp, Componenta, Edenred, Elisa, Enfo, Fazer, Finavia, Finnair, Fortum, Gasum, Genelec, Glaston, Governia, Halti, Hansastroi, Huhtamäki, Ingman, IVG Immobilien (Polar Real Estate), Kemira, Korona Invest, Logica, Mint Capital, Munksjö, Neste Oil, NetHawk, Okmetic, Outokumpu, Pankaboard, Paroc, Puuharyhmä, Raisio, Riverside Europe Fund, Rovio, Salcomp, Sanoma, Sentera, Silta, State of Finland, Sultrade, Suominen, Sweco, Talentum, Teracom, Tieto, Top-Sport, UPM, Uponor, Vaaka Partners, Varma and Viitapuu.
PCA Corporate Finance was founded and began its operations in 1992. As a partner-managed advisory firm, we have specialised in corporate finance advisory from the very beginning.
We were part of the German HSH Nordbank Group between 1999 and 2007. From 2004 to 2007 our name was first HSH Gudme Corporate Finance and then HSH Corporate Finance, being part of HSH's investment banking division which operated in eight countries: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia.
In 2007, we returned to a partnership mode and readopted our original name, PCA Corporate Finance.
PCA became a member of Clairfield International in 2012.
In 2017, PCA celebrates its 25-year anniversary and Linnea Advisors merged with us.
“From a strategy perspective, this pan-Nordic acquisition giving us a solid position in Finland as a new market was highly important for us. The support and value-add we received from PCA throughout this complex transaction was very substantial. We look forward to working with PCA also in our follow-up acquisitions.”Thomas Jessen, Investment Director, Kverva
“From a strategy execution point of view, the project was of very high importance and the support and value-add by PCA was substantial.”Janne-Olli Järvenpää, CEO, Mehiläinen Group
“We benefitted greatly from PCA’s experience and expertise during the acquisition. PCA’s team showed genuine commitment throughout the process and we are very satisfied with the results.”Rasmus Nerman, CEO, Humana
“PCA provided high value-added to the transaction process and we are extremely happy with the outcome.”Nina Kopola, CEO & President, Suominen Corporation
“We benefitted greatly from PCA’s experience and tactical knowhow in all phases of the professionally managed M&A process.”Patrik Puskala, Managing Director, Autoklinikka-yhtiöt Oy
“PCA provided us with high quality advice and team understood the special features of this technology transaction.”Hannu Huttunen, President, Elektrobit Wireless
“In this complex transaction PCA’s innovative approach and deal experience played a big role. We are extremely happy with the outcome.”Matti Hyytiäinen, President & CEO, PKC Group
“We greatly benefitted from PCA’s previous experience in advising technology companies in transacting with large US and other international corporations.”Pentti Hurmerinta, Chairman, Clothing+
“PCA’s sell-side advisory services supported significantly the seller in achieving its set objectives.”Pasi Lehtinen, partner, Korona Invest
“PCA played an important role in the transaction by helping to secure a good end result for the owner.”Timo Kankuri, Managing Director, Governia Oy
“PCA’s team executed the sale process of Silta Oy with strong professionalism.”Kari Partanen, Managing Director, Silta Oy
“The financial advisor teams in Helsinki and Prague worked very well together and showed strong professionalism and commitment from the beginning of the acquisition process.”Vincent Poujardieu, VP Business Development, Raisio Oyj
“PCA arranged a highly successful international auction process for NetHawk.”Seppo Matikainen, Chairman of the Board, NetHawk Oyj
“PCA’s team demonstrated excellent tactical skills in the sale of our subsidiary.”Pekka Ekstam, Vice President, M&A, Elisa Oyj
“PCA’s broad experience in M&A and financing transactions contributed significantly to this complex and multiform project in its different phases.”Matti Hietanen, Government Counsellor at Ministry of Employment
“PCA was actively involved from the beginning of the process and brought A-lehdet significant value added in this strategically important transaction.”Juha Blomster, Managing Director, A-lehdet Oy
“PCA’s team showed significant commitment to accomplishing our goals in this complex transaction.”Martti Uusitalo, Managing Director, Halti Oy
“PCA managed the selling process excellently and was very committed and understood the special characteristics of a transaction involving family business.”Ulf Forsström, Managing Director, Oy Sultrade Ltd
“Great job. Sentera was sold at a price of 30% above its stock exchange valuation.”Timo Tiihonen, Chairman of the Board, Sentera Oyj
“The PCA team has shown full commitment in helping us achieve our objectives.”Lasse Rosengren, General Counsel, Talentum Oyj
“PCA did outstanding work in the sale of our Engineering Services division.”Kari Harsunen, CEO, SWECO Industry Oy
“The end result exceeded our expectations. Puuharyhmä was sold at a 46% premium.”Erkki Mattila, Managing Director and founding partner
“PCA has come up with a number of acquisition ideas for us in the Finnish market.”Lars Eriksson, Regional Director for Origination, Riverside
“PCA contributed in a significant way to sort out the challenging situation of the company.”Ville Parpola, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Cencorp Oyj
“We have been very pleased with the ongoing cooperation between our two companies since 2004.”Arto Herranen, Managing Director, Enfo Oyj
“PCA generated distinctive value added to us at all stages of the Reima acquisition.”Reijo Grönholm, Partner, Vaaka Partners
“The sale process involved tough negotiations from start to finish. PCA's support was the key to our success.”Ahti Paananen, Managing Director and major shareholder, Viitapuu
“The sale of 30 years´ lifework cannot be entrusted to incapable hands.”Pekka Eräjää, Managing Director and key shareholder, Top-Sport O
“Acquiring a EUR 20 million financing package for Hansastroi was not a routine project. PCA did an outstanding job.”Eero Makkonen, Chairman of the Board, Hansastroi Oy
“PCA enjoys excellent and extensive relationships with the Finnish investor community.”Fredrik Ekman, Managing Director, Mint Capital
“PCA handled the sale of our business professionally and achieved outstanding results.”Olli-Pekka Kulmala and Tapio Venäläinen, owners of K&K Active Oy
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