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
  • Sale of Herrmans Oy Ab to Sponsor Capital

PwC's Delivering Deal Value (6 months):

  • Confidential buy-side carve-out project

PwC's Deals Strategy (6 months)

  • Go-to market strategy support for an undisclosed client
  • Commercial Vendor Due Diligence for an undisclosed client
  • Independent Business Review for an undisclosed client
International trips:
  • Edge kick off in Madrid
  • Advisory University in Prague, Athens and Madrid

“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 (1 year)

  • Sale of the Oat based food company Kaslink to Fazer
  • Valuations within hospitality and infrastructure sectors

PwC's Transaction Services (1 year)

  • Financial advising to Epic Games on their acquisition of Kamu
  • Financial advising within diagnostics-, care home- and industrial sector
  • Several commercial due diligences within building sector
International trips
  • Edge kick off in Madrid & trainings in Prague, Athens and Gothenburg

"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 Deals Strategy (since September 2019)

  • Confidential strategy project for a Finnish client

PwC's Corporate Finance (1 year)

  • Sale of Hämeen Kirjapaino Oy to PunaMusta Media Oyj
  • Sale of Coreplast Laitila Oy to SP Group A/S

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 and four other financial due diligence projects
International trips:
  • Negotiation in Deals course in Madrid, 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 (5/2017–2/2018 and 3/2019–ongoing)

  • Ongoing sell-side M&A engagements for both private equity and entrepreneur clients
  • Sale of Lapuan Piristeel to Ruukki Construction (SSAB AB)
  • Sale of Roima Intelligence to Intera Partners
  • Sale of Domus Yhtiöt to a private investor
  • Valuation of a gaming company

PwC's Deals Strategy (3/2018–6/2018):

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

PwC's Financial Due Diligence (9/2018–2/2019):

  • 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
  • FDD for an industrial client, waste water treatment
International trips:
  • Edge kick off in Madrid
  • Deals Cycle and Financial Diligence Orientation courses in Athens
  • Hypothesis

“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.”

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

Selected examples of my latest completed projects:

  • Strategy & integration support for Glaston Oyj on the acquisition of Bystronic Glass
  • Sale of Europcar Finland and Norway to Europcar Mobility Group
  • Sale of Nordic Lights & Herrmans Bike Components to Sponsor Capital
  • Financial advising to CVC Capital Partners on the sale of Paroc Group to Owens Corning
  • Financial advising to Vaaka Partners on the acquisition of Framery
  • Financial advising to LähiTapiola on the investment in Sofigate
  • Financial advising to Recover Nordic Group on the acquisition of WD Kuivaus Oy
  • Financial advising to Esperi on the acquisitions of care homes Linnunpesä and Kyyhkylä

“I have learned more than I could had ever imagined”

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

Financial Due Diligence (2 months):

  • On-going financial due diligence project for a private equity client

Corporate Finance – M&A and Valuations (1 year):

  • Sell-side advisory on the majority sale of Siparila to Thermory
  • Sell-side advisory to Helen, Vantaan Energia and Lahti Energia on the sale of Suomen Energia-Urakointi to KSS
  • Sell-side advisory to a client in the heavy machinery industry
  • Financial modelling and validation of portfolio performance for an institutional investor
  • Financial modelling and validation for a forest fund

Other:

  • EDGE kick-off in Madrid
  • Deals cycle training in Gothenburg, and FDD training in Prague
  • Passed CFA Level I in 2019

“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

Commercial Due Diligence (8 months)

  • Strategy refinement for investment company on the energy sector
  • Strategy development for a multi-national heavy industry company
  • Strategy support for a large Finnish industrials player
  • Commercial Vendor Due Diligence for a Nordic PE client

Financial Due diligence (6 months)

  • Financial advising to a Nordic PE client in the acquisition of a multi-national industrials company
  • Financial advising to an international industrial buyer in acquisition of a multi-national industrials company

International trips:

  • EDGE kick-off in Madrid
  • Deals cycle training in Gothenburg
  • M&A integration and training in Prague
  • Project work in Germany, Norway and Sweden

“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 Deals Strategy (1 month)

  • Discussion papers on healthcare, real estate, IT and BPO market

PwC's Delivering Deal Value (6 months)

  • Vendor assistance and advisory of in a carve-out of a division in an industrial innovation provider company

PwC's Transaction Services (6 months)

  • Financial due diligence and vendor assistance on three companies (steel tubular, IT consulting and network infrastructure)
  • Financial due diligence for a proposed real estate asset deal
  • Financial due diligence on an earn-out dispute

International trips:

  • Edge kick-off in Madrid
  • Financial Diligence Orientation in Gothenburg Jan 19’
  • Hypothesis Driven Problem Solving & Storyboarding in Prague Sep 19’

 

“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 (joined PwC in spring 2018)

Johanna’s work highlights during her time at PwC

Deals Strategy (13 months)

  • Commercial vendor due diligence (CVDD) for a car aftermarket services company
  • CVDD for a manufacturing company
  • Market study on a business services company
  • CDD on a car aftermarket services company
  • Strategy process facilitation to a confidential PE portfolio company

Transaction Services (5 months)

  • Financial due diligence on four companies in various industries

Corporate Finance (on-going)

  • Valuation of an industrial company

International trips:

  • EDGE kick-off in Madrid
  • Trainings in Gothenburg and Prague

“You often need to work outside your comfort zone, especially when starting a new rotation. It can be very challenging, but experience from different Deals teams will pay off in the future.”

Marcel Vogt
Marcel Vogt

Education:
MSc. Finance (Hanken School of Economics)

Previous work experience:
MCF Corporate Finance, KPMG-Restructuring, Valeo Terminal Bus

Joined EDGE: Fall 2019

 

Marcel's work highlights during EDGE

Marcel joined the team full time in September 2019

PwC's Deals Strategy (2 months):

  • Commercial Vendor Due Diligence for a Nordic PE client

International trips

  • Edge kick-off in Madrid

“The EDGE programme is most likely the best and most comprehensive graduate programme in the world. Thanks to the different rotations, you will get a 360-degree view on the world of deals, which prepares you perfectly for your future deals career.”

Iiro Heinonen

Iiro Heinonen

Education:
MSc. Finance (Aalto University)

Previous work experience:
BearingPoint, Capful, Investment Research Finland

Joined EDGE: Fall 2019

Iiro’s work highlights during his time at PwC

Iiro joined the team full time in April 2019

PwC's Deals Strategy (6 months):

  • Pre-process commercial DD on a care sector company for a Nordic PE firm
  • Focused commercial DD project for a Finnish investment company
  • Other smaller projects for real estate and financial services clients

International trips

  • Edge kick-off in Madrid

 

“EDGE gives you the opportunity to experience deals from different perspectives and to leverage your skills in a new setting.”

Mikael Sandberg
Mikael Sandberg

Education:
MSc. International Business (Turku School of Economics)

Previous work experience: 
Lowell, Nordea

Joined PwC EDGE: Summer 2019

Mikael’s work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Transaction services (2 months)

  • Financial due diligence for a technical wholesaler

PwC's DDV (1 month):

  • Confidential business plan support project
  • Various proposals and pitches

International trips:

  • Edge kick-off in Madrid
  • M&A integration course in Prague

“PwC Edge is the perfect program for me, the rotations create a constantly changing work environment which ensures great diversity in the workplace and a unique opportunity to become a comprehensive M&A professional. On top of that, the office is filled with great people to work with!”

Meri Taskinen
Meri Taskinen

Education:
MSc. Industrial Engineering and Management (Aalto School of Science)

Previous work experience:
Accenture Consulting, ABB (Q&Opex), StrategyCo Global

Joined PwC EDGE: Fall 2019

Meri’s work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Transaction Services FDD

  • Buy-side financial due diligence and revision of vendor due diligence report for an industrial company

International trips:

  • Edge kick off in Madrid

 

“EDGE provides an unique opportunity and well-designed path to become a M&A professional. The journey is a great combination of learning, networking, challenges and fun.”

Markus Lautsi
Markus Lautsi

Education:
MSc. Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto University, 2019

Previous work experience:
Danske Bank, Handelsbanken

Joined PwC EDGE: May 2019

Markus’ work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Corporate Finance (5 months)

  • Various proposals and pitches
  • Confidential on-going M&A projects

International trips:

  • Edge kick-off in Madrid

 

“In PwC EDGE program you will leverage your capabilities and understanding among deals. Working with different teams that touch upon the same deals process from various angles is definitely the best way to achieve edge in deals.”

Jenny Laurila
Jenny Laurila

Education:
MSc. Accounting (Hanken School of Economics)

Previous work experience:
PwC's Transaction Services, Roschier, Aktia Fund Management Company, Aktia Bank

Joined PwC EDGE: Fall 2019, joined PwC in May 2018

Jenny’s work highlights during her PwC career

Financial Due diligence (1.5 years)

  • Financial advising to an UK based PE client for their investment in a software company
  • Financial due diligence on a consumer products company
  • Financial due diligence on a start-up company within the food industry
  • Vendor due diligence to a multinational industrial company for their divestment of a business unit
  • Vendor assistance to a industrial company for their divestment of a business unit

International trips:

  • EDGE kick-off in Madrid
  • Financial due diligence training in Gothenburg

”The best part of working with M&A is that you’ll learn a lot about various industries as well as current global trends.”

Riina Kaukua
Riina Kaukua

Education:
MSc. Finance (Oulu Business School)

Previous work experience:
Nordea Markets, Health City Finland

Joined PwC EDGE: Fall 2019

Riina’s work highlights during EDGE

Riina joined the team full time in September 2019

PwC's Transaction Services FDD (2 months)

  • On-going Vendor due diligence

International trips:

  • Edge kick-off in Madrid

 

“EDGE programme provides the best means of challenging yourself, becoming a Deals professional with a broad understanding of different aspects of deals and meeting amazing people.”

Petriina Jokinen
Petriina Jokinen

Education:
MSc. Accounting (Aalto University)

Previous work experience:
Deloitte, Swedbank, PwC

Joined PwC EDGE: Fall 2019

Petriina’s work highlights during EDGE

PwC's Corporate Finance (2 months)

  • On-going sell-side financial M&A projects
  • Valuation project
  • Proposals and pitches

International trips:

  • Edge kick-off in Madrid

 

“EDGE provides a great opportunity of understanding the deals business from different perspectives in addition to getting to meet lots of new people.”

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Outi Kreus

Deals, PwC Finland

Tel: +358 (0)20 787 7617

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