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 three 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. + Read more

Debt and capital market access

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

Debt advisory and financial restructuring

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

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 30 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 150 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).

Jori-Pekka
Rautalahti

Partner

Jori-Pekka Rautalahti

Partner

+358 50 382 9323
jori-pekka.rautalahti@sisupartners.com
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Jori-Pekka has over 9 years of banking experience, of which 6 in investment banking. Before joining Sisu in August 2019, he worked at Summa Capital, ALM Partners and Aktia Bank. Jori-Pekka holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Hanken School of Economics.

Miikka
Lilja

Associate Director

Miikka Lilja

Associate Director

+358 40 760 7565
miikka.lilja@sisupartners.com
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Before joining Sisu Partners in August 2019, Miikka worked in the Corporate Finance, Financial due diligence and Commercial due diligence teams at PwC Finland and in the Corporate M&A and Investments team at Haldor Topsoe A/S in Copenhagen, Denmark. Miikka holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Copenhagen Business School.

Emil
Salokangas

Associate

Emil Salokangas

Associate

+358 40 719 2208
emil.salokangas@sisupartners.com
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Before joining Sisu Partners as a full-time analyst in September 2018, Emil has interned at Sisu Partners and Avant Capital Partners. Emil holds a M.Sc. (Econ.) from Hanken School of Economics

Miika
Hagqvist

Associate

Miika Hagqvist

Associate

+358 40 173 1426
miika.hagqvist@sisupartners.com
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Joined Sisu Partners in December 2018, with previous experience from Commerzbank and Danske Bank. Miika holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Hanken School of Economics.

Kristian
Stenbacka

Analyst

Kristian Stenbacka

Analyst

+358 45 120 8577
kristian.stenbacka@sisupartners.com
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Kristian joined Sisu Partners as a full-time analyst in August 2021, and has previous working experience from TietoAkseli Corporate Finance and PwC. Kristian holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from University of Jyväskylä.

Casimir
Luhtanen

Analyst Intern

Casimir Luhtanen

Analyst Intern

+358 50 432 3524
casimir.luhtanen@sisupartners.com
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Casimir joined Sisu Partners as an analyst intern in August 2021.

Johannes
Alanne

Analyst Intern

Johannes Alanne

Analyst Intern

+358 50 577 2027
johannes.alanne@sisupartners.com
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Johannes joined Sisu Partners as an analyst intern in August 2021.

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.


Yara Suomi Oy has agreed to purchase the entire share capital of Ecolan Oy

Financial advisor to Korona Invest and the minority shareholders


July 2021

Intera joins Midagon as new growth partner and shareholder

Financial Adviser to the owners of Midagon Oy


May 2021

Stockmann pls's corporate restructuring





Financial Adviser to the Administrator of the corporate restructuring

December 2020

has decided to invest in a new production plant in Lahti, Finland. Investment is worth approximately 90 million euros





Sisu Partners advised Viking Malt Group in arranging the financing package

December 2020

Yleiselektroniikka has agreed to acquire Machinery Group Oy from Preato Capital AB

Sisu Partners provided Fairness Opinion of the terms of the transaction to Yleiselektroniikka

February 2020


has agreed to sell its Workplace Safety business to Lifco


Financial Adviser to Kiilto


January 2020



Dual listing of Faron Pharmaceuticals on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland


Certified Advisor


December 2019



Merger of IDEAL PLM, Summ Systems and Pro-STEP






Financial Adviser


November 2019

Global network

Part of Advior International

Sisu Partners is the Advior International Finnish member. Advior International has fourteen members: Wells Fargo Securities in the USA, Edelweiss Financial Services in India and twelve 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. + Career opportunities

Contact Us

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

Jori-Pekka Rautalahti Partner +358 50 382 9323 jori-pekka.rautalahti@sisupartners.com

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

Aleksanterinkatu 44, 4th floor, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.