Sisu begins where determination ends

A Tailored approach, delivery and execution on the most complex transactions.

Sisu Partners is an independent corporate finance advisory firm founded by four well-known & experienced corporate financiers.

We provide advisory services in full range of transactions, including M&A, debt and equity financing and special situations for businesses, private investors, lenders, government agencies, private individuals and families.

Our Services

We are keen to work as your trusted partner

M&A advisory

We help clients identify and pursue strategic alternatives and devise strategies to enhance shareholder value.

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Debt and capital market access

We advise investors, borrowers and creditors on structuring and raising capital in a diverse range of circumstances.

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Debt advisory and financial restructuring

We provide independent and objective critical thinking in urgent, highly demanding situations.

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We don’t shy away from complexity or challenging assignments.

Our team

Experience counts

Our founding partners can draw from vast experience of more than 300 completed transactions, many of them cross-border deals. The size range has been from some tens of millions to the largest deals in the Finnish corporate history, some of which have been public takeovers.

Over the years, we have worked with nearly all listed Finnish companies. We also cover the largest privately owned companies and PE community and have advised many investors in inbound transactions.

Jukka
Järvelä

Partner

Jukka Järvelä

Partner

+358 50 553 8990
jukka.jarvela@sisupartners.com
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Jukka has over 20 years of experience in M&A, financing and private equity. Before co-founding Sisu Partners, he worked for 15 years in CapMan Buyout, of which 11 years as partner. In CapMan he executed a wide range of M&A transactions and was responsible for several investee companies, including implementation of their M&A strategy with series of add-on acquisitions. His previous positions include financing in Rautaruukki and credit analyses in Postipankki (currently Danske Bank).

He has extensive experience in M&A transactions and negotiations, transaction finance as well as in active strategy and board work as chairman and member of the boards of directors within wide range of different industries.

Jukka holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Aalto University School of Business.

Juha
Karttunen

Managing Partner

Juha Karttunen

Managing Partner

+358 40 555 4727
juha.karttunen@sisupartners.com
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Juha has over 25 years of investment banking and M&A experience. He started his career in Union Bank of Finland in 1989 and has worked at Mandatum & Co from its inception in 1992, during 1999-2003 as its CEO. Afterwards Juha acted as the Chairman and CEO of Aventum Partners Oy in 2003-2012.

His investment banking experience is one of the most extensive in Finland, having advised in over 100 M&A transactions for both international groups and small Finnish companies across various industries. Juha has also advised companies in capital market and financing transactions including IPO’s and Public Takeovers. Juha is a member in Helsinki Takeover Board and he has been a member of the working group drafting the current takeover recommendation.

Juha holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) degree and CEFA (EFFAS, Hanken).

Jussi
Majamaa

Partner

Jussi Majamaa

Partner

+358 40 842 4479
jussi.majamaa@sisupartners.com
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Jussi has worked in investment banking since 1996, with Nordic banks in Helsinki and London and a global investment bank in the London City. He has extensive experience in all types of M&A transactions, public share issues and private placements. Jussi has been originating and executing more than 70 transactions over the years, some of which with transaction values of several billions of euros. Many of Jussi’s transactions have had a strong cross border element.

Before co-founding Sisu Partners, Jussi has been e.g. a Partner with Pohjola Corporate Finance, and worked for Deloitte Corporate Finance, Carnegie Investment Bank, UBS Investment Bank and SEB Enskilda.

Jussi holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Aalto University School of Business.

Sami
Miettinen

Partner

Sami Miettinen

Partner

+358 400 735 835
sami.miettinen@sisupartners.com
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Sami has over 20 years of investment banking and financing experience. He has closed dozens of M&A, IPO, equity and syndicate and bond financing transactions for Finnish and international companies. His career from 1994 to 2012 includes both domestic (Merita, Pöyry Capital) and international financial institutions (RBS, SEB, Credit Suisse) with 13 years in London City. Since 2013, Sami has also represented Nordic Trustee in Finland.

Sami holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Aalto University School of Business (Finland), an MBA from Tulane University (United States) and has completed Level 3 CFA. He is the best-selling Finnish author on negotiations with Neuvotteluvalta (WSOY, 5th edition) and has co-authored two further books on economics.

Ville
Rissanen

Associate Director

Ville Rissanen

Associate Director

+358 40 5060 943
ville.rissanen@sisupartners.com
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At Sisu Partners since 2014. Before joining Sisu Partners, Ville worked at Pohjola Corporate Finance.

Ville holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Aalto University School of Business.

Jasmin
Dahlberg

Associate

Jasmin Dahlberg

Associate

+358 50 360 8733
jasmin.dahlberg@sisupartners.com
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At Sisu Partners since October 2016. Before joining Sisu Partners, Jasmin worked at Deloitte Transaction Services.

Jasmin holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from University of Vaasa.

Olli
Kaukonen

Analyst

Olli Kaukonen

Analyst

+358 50 544 6720
olli.kaukonen@sisupartners.com
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Before joining Sisu Partners in January 2016, Olli worked at Danske Bank Corporate Finance and Nordea Markets.

Olli holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Aalto University School of Business.

Joni
Hämäläinen

Analyst

Joni Hämäläinen

Analyst

+358 40 574 9421
joni.hamalainen@sisupartners.com
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Before joining Sisu Partners as a full-time analyst in January 2017, Joni has interned at Sisu Partners and Nordic Healthcare Group.

Joni holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Aalto University School of Business.

Our references

Over 300 transactions

Our founding partners can draw from vast experience of more than 300 completed transactions, many of them cross-border deals. The size range has been from some tens of millions to the largest deals in the Finnish corporate history, some of which have been public takeovers.

has sold all shares in


Financial adviser to Kesko


June 2017

has announced its intention to make a recommended cash tender offer of €347 million for


Financial adviser to Comptel


February 2017

has agreed to acquire the German automotive engineering business of

Financial advisers to Valmet Automotive
Sisu Partners and VRCF

February 2017

Machinery Group Oy has sold all shares in Machinery Oy


Financial adviser to Machinery Group

February 2017

Global network

Part of Midcap Alliance

Sisu Partners in the Midcap Alliance Finnish member. Midcap Alliance has twelve members: Wells Fargo Securities in the USA, Edelweiss Financial Services in India and ten European members.

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Careers

We are continually seeking to expand our base of talented professionals. We are particularly interested in candidates with entrepreneurial and initiative-taking attitude, a strong focus for results and a good sense of humor. In addition, we appreciate an excellent academic record which shows your commitment to distinction and high quality in your work.

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Contact Us

Jukka Järvelä
Partner
+358 50 553 8990
jukka.jarvela@sisupartners.com

Jussi Majamaa
Partner
+358 40 842 4479
jussi.majamaa@sisupartners.com

Juha Karttunen
Managing Partner
+358 40 555 4727
juha.karttunen@sisupartners.com

Sami Miettinen
Partner
+358 400 735 835
sami.miettinen@sisupartners.com

Mikonkatu 1 B, 5th floor, 00100 Helsinki, Finland. Tel. +358 10 231 4560