M&A advisory

Sisu Partners helps clients identify and pursue strategic alternatives and devise strategies to enhance shareholder value.


We advise on all aspects of buy-side and sell-side M&A – from domestic transactions to smaller complex deals as well as large cross-border transactions.

We have experience in helping potential buyers and sellers:

  • Develop and formulate M&A strategies
  • Think outside the box and conceiving creative solutions
  • Identify, screen, and initiate discussions with potential acquisition targets / investors
  • Understand and substantiate valuation and value
  • Structure and negotiate transactions
  • Arrange acquisition financing

We don’t shy away from complexity or challenging assignments. Whether it’s for inbound public takeovers, distressed M&A or cross-border deals, we are ready for the challenge.

Sisu’s team consists of some of the most seasoned M&A professionals in Finland. Based on the team’s wealth of experience, Sisu successfully engages across the full range of M&A advisory roles:

Sell-side advisory

Sisu advises clients contemplating the sale of their businesses, assets, or their entire company by evaluating and recommending financial and strategic alternatives with respect to the transaction at hand. The services include e.g. the development of the appropriate design for the sale process, advice on specific issues driving valuation, as well as the preparation of an information memorandum and other relevant process documentation. We also identify and contact potential buyers and assist in negotiating and closing the sale.

Leveraging our experience, independence and lack of conflicts, we have a strong track record in sell-side advisory roles. Acting for public or private companies, or selling shareholders, we can operate at the heart of any process, assist in negotiations and give conflict-free and objective advice on the bids received.

Global reach with Advior International

We are a member of Advior International, an international network of leading corporate finance advisory companies. Advior complements our cross-border transaction offering by bringing in additional international industry expertise and key relationships. Advior further helps sellers to identify potential strategic buyers or investors and to approach them in the appropriate manner in order to negotiate the transaction while taking into account the customs and regulations of the respective country.

Sisu has also developed a “Serial-Seller” product for corporate customers wishing to adjust their business portfolio to changes in company strategy by means of several consecutive disposals.

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

Buy-side advisory

Sisu also advises its clients in the acquisition of a company or business. In a typical buy side process, Sisu will evaluate potential acquisition targets, provide valuation analyses, and investigate and propose financial and strategic alternatives. In addition to this, we advise as to the timing, structure, financing, and pricing of a proposed acquisition, coordinate the due diligence and accompany our clients in negotiations until the deal is closed.

We have a strong track record of successful buy-side advisory assignments and are able to advise interested buyers on attractive targets globally with help of Advior International, the exclusive international corporate finance network. Advior helps our clients identify the right acquisition target and approach the target’s shareholders in the appropriate manner in order to negotiate the transaction, while taking into consideration local customs and regulations.

We have also developed a “Serial-Buyer” product for clients entering a period of significant inorganic growth. The product is particularly well suited for sectors experiencing a period of rapid consolidation resulting in several potential add-ons to be targeted consecutively. Our business model allows for flexible and cost-efficient market screening and deal-making.

Public company advisory takeover

Sisu’s partners have extensive experience of transacting corporate finance deals in the public markets on both the buy-side and the sell-side, some of which have been largest deals in Finnish corporate history.

Making the most of its independence and the experience of its partners, Sisu Partners is well positioned to provide an extremely thorough, well-considered, and unbiased perspective on third-party strategic transactions. A fairness opinion by Sisu can provide an objective standard against which directors, shareholders, and other interested partners may measure proposals and opportunities concerning their company.

We also advise on preventative and responsive measures to unsolicited activity such as hostile approaches or activist campaigns.

Sisu’s partner Juha Karttunen is a member of The Takeover Board, established by the Securities Market Association, which issues recommendations that provide direction for mergers and acquisitions.

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