BDO buys Finnish M&A advisory Consilium Corporate Finance

01 August 2016 2 min. read
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BDO Finland has acquired Consilium Corporate Finance for an undisclosed sum. The addition boosts the firm’s regional corporate finance and M&A capabilities, as well as providing it with a certified advisor to the region’s First North stock exchange.

Consilium Corporate Finance is a Helsinki-based corporate finance advisory firm. The firm was founded in 2005 and is a certified advisor for First North, the Nordics’ alternative stock exchange for smaller companies. The company is operated by Pekka Lindholm and Tuomo Alamäki. 

BDO Finland’s acquisition of Consilium Corporate Finance further expands the firm’s footprint in the country. More specifically, it will boost the firm’s M&A capability in a time of continued robust activity in the Nordics and across the globe. The acquisition, in addition, adds a certified advisor to First North to BDO’s capabilities.

Lindholm, who cofounded Consilium and previously worked for a range of companies, including Coopers & Lybrand Consulting as Managing Director and Nokia Data as a Product Manager and Management Consultant, takes on the role of Director Corporate Finance at BDO Finland. Alamäki, whose career prior to joining Consilium in 2009 as Senior Partner, includes more than 20 years at Nokia, working across supervising positions within the company, in areas such as finance, strategic planning and the development of new business operations.

BDO buys Finnish M&A advisory Consilium Corporate Finance

Hannu Riipi, Managing Partner of BDO Finland says the he would like to “warmly welcome” the former Consilium partners to BDO. He adds, “Their addition to our firm strengthens our mergers and acquisitions service offering, which is an essential element of our growth strategy in Finland. This expansion means that our firm is gaining leading investment banking experts with a strong reputation across the region for excellence”.

“Our clients will continue to receive the local, hands-on service they value, but will now have access to the wider expertise and resources provided by BDO’s global network,” Lindholm adds. “BDO is uniquely positioned in being able to provide exceptional client service to leading mid-market companies throughout Finland”.

Anders Heede, CEO EMEA at BDO, adds his congratulations to BDO Finland, “This step further cements BDO’s standing in a key marketplace and will build on the firm’s already impressive performance in recent years. It is a further testament to our commitment to growing our advisory services, and to the network’s credibility”.