Edge - Deals Graduates

Get to know our current Edge - Deals Graduates:

Axel Andersson
Axel Andersson

Education: 
MSc. Accounting & Finance (Lund University)

Previous work experience: 
CapMan

Joined PwC EDGE:
Fall 2017

Axel’s work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Corporate Finance (1 year)

  • Sale of Roima Intelligence to Intera Partners
  • Confidential on-going M&A project
  • Pitches and valuation projects

PwC's Delivering Deal Value (3 months):

  • Confidential buy-side carve-out project
International trips:
  • Edge kick off in Madrid
  • Financial Modelling course in Prague
  • Deals cycle course in Athens

 

“PwC's Edge program is without doubt the most comprehensive M&A graduate program in the market. You will have the opportunity to experience the industry from every angle and work with the most skilled professionals.”

Casimir Berner
Casimir Berner

Education:
MSc. Finance (Hanken)

Previous work experience:
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group, Frosmo, Pohjola Asset Management

Joined PwC EDGE:
Fall 2017

Casimir’s work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Corporate Finance (3 months)

  • Valuation of a Finnish industrial company
  • Model review for an international client

PwC's Transaction Services (12 months)

  • Financial advising to Epic Games on their acquisition of Kamu
  • Financial advising within diagnostics-, care home- and industrial sector
  • Commercial due diligence for a Nordic PE client
  • Several commercial due diligences within energy efficiency sector
International trips
  • Edge kick off in Madrid
  • Trainings in Prague and Athens

 

"EDGE is the best place to learn about the whole M&A process."

Martin Kangasniemi
Martin Kangasniemi

Education:
MSc. Accounting, Economics & Business Law (ÅA)

Previous work experience:
Deloitte (Audit), Confidas Capital Advisors, Silja Line

Joined PwC EDGE:
Fall 2017

Martin’s work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Corporate Finance (3 months)

  • Sales mandate advisory for a Finnish print media company

PwC's Delivering Deal Value (6 months):

  • Integration of Expera with Ahlstöm-Munksjö
  • Operational due diligence (healthcare) for an International PE client
  • Carve-out project (healthcare) for a European PE client

PwC's Transaction Services (6 months):

  • Financial due diligence on Medix Biochemica for DevCo
  • Financial due diligence on Finnpos Systems for IK Investment & four other financial due diligence projects
International trips:
  • Financial Modelling course in Athens
  • Deals Cycle course in Prague
  • Edge kick-off in Madrid

 

“EDGE is the single best programme out there for anyone looking to learn about all aspects of the deal-making process.”

Outi Kreus
Outi Kreus

Education:
MSc. Corporate Communication, Aalto University, 2017, BSc. Accounting, Aalto University, 2015, Passed CFA Exam Level 1 2018

Previous work experience:
Solidium, SEB

Joined PwC EDGE:
Fall 2017, joined PwC in February 2017

Outi’s work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Corporate Finance (10 months)

  • Sale of Roima Intelligence to Intera Partners
  • Sale of Domus Yhtiöt to a private investor
  • Sale of a manufacturing company to an industrial buyer (ongoing)
  • Valuation of a gaming company

PwC's Deals Strategy (6 months):

  • Commercial due diligence project for a Finnish PE client, IT sector
  • CDD project for a Nordic PE client, Manufacturing
  • Strategy project for a PE portfolio company, energy
  • CDD project for a Finnish PE client

PwC's Financial Due Diligence (3 months, ongoing):

  • Financial due diligence for a PE portfolio company, IT sector
  • FDD for a PE portfolio company, environmental services
  • FDD for a Finnish PE client, energy & construction
International trips:
  • Edge kick off in Madrid
  • Deals Cycle and Financial Diligence Orientation in Athens

 

“EDGE provides an unparalleled opportunity to develop a strong technical toolkit needed in M&A. You will also start developing your own professional network immediately, also internationally.”

Miikka Lilja
Miikka Lilja

Education:
MSc. Accounting & Finance (CBS)

Previous work experience:
Haldor Topsoe (M&A team), Nordea

Part of PwC EDGE:
Fall 2017 - Fall 2019

Miikka’s work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Corporate Finance (1 year)

  • Sale of FC Energia Oy and FC Power Oy to Adven
  • Sale of Silta Oy to Administer
  • In addition, worked on 3 other M&A engagements in travel & leisure, industrial and FAS sectors

PwC's Deals Strategy (3 months):

  • Commercial due diligence project for a Nordic PE client
  • Commercial due diligence project for an industrial buyer
International trips:
  • Edge kick off in Madrid
  • Financial Modelling course in Prague
  • Deals cycle course in Athens

 

“Being part of the EDGE programme is an unique opportunity to maintain extremely steep learning curve during the first of your career and truly learn the M&A advisory business inside out.”

Niko Nalli
Niko Nalli

Education:
MSc. Accounting & Finance, Aalto University, 2017

Previous work experience:
ABB (Finance & Business development), Viafin (Finance)

Joined PwC EDGE:
Fall 2017

Niko's work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Corporate Finance (8 months)

  • Lead advisor for a Finnish mid-cap industrial manufacturing company in an international auction process

PwC's Transaction Services (6 months):

  • Financial advising to CVC Capital Partners in the sale of Paroc Group to Owens Corning with EV ~€900m
  • Financial advising to Vaaka Partners in the acquisition of Framery Oy
  • Financial advising to LähiTapiola in the €50m investment in Sofigate
  • Financial advising to Recover Nordic Group in the acquisition of WD Kuivaus Oy and advising in eight (8) other FDD engagements
International trips:
  • Edge kick off in Madrid
  • Deals Cycle in Prague

 

“Through EDGE you will learn very unique skills and mind-set. You are able to share your expertise utilising the best practices from all the different teams involved in M&A process."

Jussi Inovaara
Jussi Inovaara

Education:
MSc. Accounting & Finance (Turku School of Economics)

Previous work experience:
OP Corporate Bank, Nordea Markets, Daimler

Joined PwC EDGE:
Fall 2018

Jussi’s work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Corporate Finance (3 months)

  • Sell-side M&A engagements for clients in different industry sectors
  • Discussion papers and client proposals
International trips:
  • Edge kick off in Madrid

 

“In EDGE you are engaging in meaningful client work at a very early stage, and get to network with Deals Advisory peers both in Finland and abroad.”

Emilia Lassas
Emilia Lassas

Education:
MSc. Economics (Hanken School of Economics)

Previous work experience:
PwC, Nordea Markets, Nordic Investment Bank, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Fortum

Joined PwC EDGE:
Fall 2018

Emilia’s work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Transaction Services (3 months)

  • Financial advising to a Nordic PE client in the acquisition of a multi-national industrials company
  • Financial advising to an international industrial buyer
International trips:
  • EDGE kick-off in Madrid

 

“EDGE provides a unique platform to launch your career in an international Deals environment. It is a mixture of rotations in different Deals business units, international development opportunities and continuous learning.”

Elise (Nga) Nguyen
Elise (Nga) Nguyen

Education:
MSc. Finance, Aalto University, 2018

Previous work experience:
PwC Vietnam; Aalto Finance faculty

Joined PwC EDGE:
Fall 2018

Elise’s work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Transaction Services (3 months)

  • Financial advising to an investment company in the acquisition of a foreign manufacturer company
  • Financial due diligence on an earn-out dispute
International trips:
  • Edge kick-off in Madrid

 

“EDGE is a unique program to launch your career in an international Deals environment with countless opportunities to develop relationships across global PwC Network. I was particularly inspired by our international kick-off week in Madrid, where all Edge participants across EMEA gather, connect and develop an unparalleled, professional community of belonging and growth.”

Johanna Pöyhönen
Johanna Pöyhönen

Education:
MSc. Finance (Aalto University)

Previous work experience:
NAG, Vaaka Partners, PwC, Bain & Company

Joined EDGE:
Fall 2018

Johanna’s work highlights during her time at PwC

Before joining EDGE, Johanna worked as an intern in the Deals Strategy team in 2017 and joined the team full time in April 2018.

PwC's Deals Strategy (8 months):

  • Commercial vendor due diligence project for a Finnish manufacturing company
  • Market study for a Finnish private equity firm
  • Strategy facilitation project for a portfolio company of a Finnish private equity firm
  • Commercial due diligence project for an industrial buyer

 

“In the EDGE programme you often work outside your comfort zone, especially when starting a new rotation. However, it’ll definitely pay off in the future as we get to experience Deals from various perspectives.”

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Outi Kreus

Deals, PwC Finland

Tel: +358 (0)20 787 7617

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