About us

About Carner

Carner is a corporate finance advisory firm based in Helsinki with truly global coverage through 54 partner offices in 38 countries

Carner is one of Finland’s leading corporate finance houses. Whether advising entrepreneurs, corporates or investors, we have a great track record in deal origination, managing and over-delivering results to our clients.

Our proven track record of delivering excellent results and achieving objectives is why entrepreneurs, private equity investors, corporations and management teams choose us. Entrepreneurs especially value our honesty on valuation and process as well as our overall insight. Investors especially value our sector expertise, creativity, deal origination and deal execution skills. For corporations, our global coverage is the most appreciated value.

Carner Global

Worldwide Collaboration with Top Tier Partners

Carner together with its global partner organization IMAP have 54 offices in 38 countries executing over 250 transactions per year. IMAP ranks in top three mid-market advisor organizations in different regions

Carner has deal execution experience in 18 countries

Carner in numbers
64 Completed transactions in 7 years
55% International buyer in transactions
39% Private Equity involvement in transactions
65% Sale mandates
€800M Total transaction value
Place Company Transactions
#1 Carner 13
#2 PwC 12
#3 KPMG 11
#4 MCF Corporate Finance 9
#5 HLP Corporate Finance 9
#6 Oaklins 7
#7 Carnegie 6
#8 Access Partners 6
#9 Initia Corporate Finance 6
#10 Nordhaven Corporate Finance 6
#11 EY 5
#12 Advium Corporate Finance 5
Source: MergerMarket, 2018
Our Services

We are sector focused M&A experts. We provide outstanding results to our clients.

We have expertise in the following four industries and two main service areas:

Mikko is a Partner at Carner. He manages projects with a focus on ICT, Business Services and Retail & Trade sectors. Mikko joined Carner in 2004 and previously worked in various finance roles in the construction industry.

Mikko holds an Master’s Degree in Finance from the Helsinki School of Economics (Aalto University).
Partner Mikko Sistonen
+358 50 593 7303 mikko.sistonen@carner.com
Anssi is a Partner at Carner. He manages transactions with a focus on the TMT, Business Services and Industrials sectors. Anssi has over 15 years’ experience in investment banking and management consulting, having previously worked e.g. at Deloitte Strategy practice. Anssi also has an extensive knowledge in Private Equity sector deals in the Nordics.

Anssi holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from TUT.
Partner Anssi Sampo
+358 40 091 8710 anssi.sampo@carner.com
Harri is a Partner at Carner. He manages transactions with the focus on Industrials, Business Services and Retail & Trade. Harri has over 25 years’ experience in investment banking, industry and private equity in Finland and Europe. Prior Carner, Harri worked as CFO / Business Development Director in VAASAN Group, and before that as CFO in Cultor Group in London.

Harri holds an Master’s Degree in Finance from the Helsinki School of Economics (Aalto University).
Partner Harri Roos
+358 40 070 1061 harri.roos@carner.com
Joonas is an Associate Director at Carner. He has held a managerial role in M&A projects across a variety of sectors, especially Consumer, Business Services , ICT and Construction sectors. Prior to joining Carner in 2015, Joonas worked at Redgate Capital and Oriola.

Joonas holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Bradford University School of Management.
Associate Director Joonas Pohjonen
+358 40 129 9929 joonas.pohjonen@carner.com
Lennart is an Associate Director, having joined Carner in 2016. He has held a managerial role in a number of domestic and international M&A projects. Before joining Carner, Lennart worked as a Sales and Marketing Consultant within several industries in the Nordics.

Lennart holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Hanken School of Economics.
Associate Director Lennart Sjöblom
+358 50 568 8634 lennart.sjoblom@carner.com
Lars founded ProMan Oy, the forerunner of Carner, in 1988, and has managed over 70 M&A projects. Prior to founding the company, Lars held international sales and marketing positions for the oil and gas industry at Wärtsilä Marine and Valmet's Helsinki Shipyard.

Lars has an M.Sc. (Engineering) and has previously worked as a leasing executive in 13 companies and on the Board of dozens of SMEs.
Senior Advisor Lars Wikholm
+358 40 049 0744 lars.wikholm@carner.com
Timo is an Associate at Carner. He is responsible for information memorandums, financial modeling, company analysis, valuations, market research and due diligence process coordination. Timo joined Carner in 2017 and has previously worked in PwC's Corporate Finance team, as well as at Wärtsilä.

Timo is majoring in Finance (MSc) at the Aalto University School of Business.
Associate Timo Nuorla
+358 40 129 9669 timo.nuorla@carner.com
Robert is an M&A Analyst at Carner. He is responsible for information memorandums, financial modeling, company analysis, valuations, market research and due diligence process coordination. He joined Carner in 2018 and has previously worked at KPN’s venture capital investment fund and Zurich Insurance.

Robert holds a MSc Financial Economics degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Analyst Robert Räbinä
+358 50 564 7772 robert.rabina@carner.com
Ross is an M&A Analyst at Carner. He is responsible for information memorandums, financial modeling, company analysis, valuations, market research and due diligence process coordination. Ross joined Carner in 2019 and has previously worked in the Information Technology sector in the Nordics.

Ross is majoring in Finance (MSc in Economics and Business Administration) at the Hanken School of Economics.
Analyst Ross Rapeli
+358 40 029 4559 ross.rapeli@carner.com
Sonja is an Assistant at Carner. She provides administrative support to the team by conducting research and financial analysis, gathering and processing financial and commercial information. She is also responsible for office management and other practical tasks.

Sonja joined Carner in 2017. She has previously worked at the Finnish Ministry of Finance.
Assistant Sonja Forsström
+358 40 589 0246 sonja.forsstrom@carner.com