Krogerus Transactions Forum 2024 – Finland at the Dawn of New Beginnings

Join us for the Krogerus Transactions Forum 2024 to discuss the significant promise and potential of the Finnish economy.

Date & time:
Wednesday, 18 September 2024 from 12 noon till 6 pm 
Venue:
Little Finlandia, Karamzininranta 4, Helsinki

With Finland at the Dawn of New Beginnings as the theme of the event, the programme will be opened by our keynote speaker Frank Vang-Jensen, Nordea's President & Group CEO, who will provide a unique Nordic perspective on Finland's current standing and relevance within the region.

The forum will thereafter feature three insightful sessions:

  • A new beginning of the economic cycle
    Luca Ferrari
    , Chairman of Mergers and Acquisitions for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa at BofA Securities, will give us an overview of the international M&A trends with the message Yes, the future looks bright. This will be followed by a reflection board on the current economic climate featuring Luca Ferrari and Elizabeth Crain, Co-Founder of Moelis & Company and a member of the Board of Directors of the Nokia Corporation.
  • A new beginning of investments in Finland
    The session on investments in Finland will begin with a note by Peter Seligson, Chairman of the Board of A. Ahlström, on What is wrong, but could become right in Finland. The reflection board on the topic will include representatives for different kind of ownership, such as Anders Adlercreutz, Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering and Halvor Horten, Partner at Bain Capital.
  • Hat-trick Finland - a new beginning of transactions
    This session will showcase fantastic Finnish soonicorns or unicorns, presenting their vibrant mindset and optimistic ambition for global expansion.

The event is hosted by Managing Partner Mårten Knuts, Partners Marcus Möller (Head of M&A) and Johan Aalto, as well as other Krogerus’ practitioners.

The full programme will be released soon.

Meet our speakers

Frank Vang-Jensen
President and Group CEO
Nordea

Frank Vang-Jensen has led Nordea since 2019. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Nordic financial industry and over 15 years of experience in executive leadership positions.

Mr. Vang-Jensen holds degrees in Finance & Credit and Organisation & Leadership from Copenhagen Business School and Executive programmes from INSEAD and Harvard.
Luca Ferrari
Chairman of EMEA M&A
BofA Securities

In March 2021, Luca Ferrari became Chairman of Mergers and Acquisitions for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa at BofA Securities. Previously from July 2016-February 2021 Luca was Co-Head of EMEA M&A.

Prior to joining BofA Securities in July 2016, Luca developed his career at Greenhill, Goldman Sachs and UBS.

In the period 2012-2015 Luca was Co-CEO of Greenhill International. Prior to 2012 Luca spent over a decade working at Goldman Sachs where he was ultimately the partner responsible for the Northern Europe Advisory team and Northern European M&A. Luca moved to Goldman Sachs from UBS in 2000, having originally joined S.G.Warburg & Co in 1991.

Before his career in banking Luca obtained his accounting qualifications with Arthur Andersen & Co, and graduated from the London School of Economics after attending high school in Milan, Italy.

Luca has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry.
Elizabeth Crain
Co-Founder, Moelis & Company
Member of the Board of Directors, Nokia Corporation

Elizabeth Crain is a Co-Founder of Moelis & Company, a leading global independent investment bank, and served as the Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to October 2023. As COO, she led the Firm’s global strategy, infrastructure and business management functions. Elizabeth has been in the investment banking and private equity industries for almost 35 years as a banker, principal and operations executive. Prior to Moelis & Company, Elizabeth was a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank where she held senior management roles in the UBS Investment Banking Department. Before joining UBS, Elizabeth worked in the private equity industry and began her career in investment banking at Merrill Lynch. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors of the Nokia Corporation and is the Interim Chair of Exscientia Ltd. Previously she served as a Director of Moelis & Company. In 2022, Elizabeth was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance by Barron’s Magazine. Elizabeth holds a B.S. in Economics from Arizona State University and a M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Peter Seligson
Chairman of the Board of A. Ahlström Oy
Member of the Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Oyj, Finnforel Oy and Baltiska Handels AB

Peter is a seasoned professional with experience from a broad range of businesses from investment banking to the forest industry. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and combining strategic thinking with hands-on execution to drive success.

Peter has studied in the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland where he earned a diploma lic.oec., Accounting and Finance
Anders Adlercreutz
Minister of European Affairs and Ownership Steering

Anders Adlercreutz (b. 1970) graduated as an architect from Helsinki University of Technology in 1999. He has been Member of Parliament since 2015 and served as Chair of the Swedish Parliamentary Group from 2019 to 2023. Since June 2023, he has served as Minister of European Affairs and Ownership Steering in Prime Minister Orpo’s government. On June 16, 2024, he was elected President of the Swedish People's Party of Finland.
Halvor Horten
Partner
Bain Capital

Mr. Horten joined Bain Capital in 2010. He is a Partner in the Industrials Vertical and is a member of the European Private Equity team. Mr. Horten works in the London office, leads the activity in the Nordic region and focuses on investments in a variety of industrial sectors across Europe. He also plays a leading role in European recruiting efforts.

Prior to joining, Bain Capital, he was as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in their Oslo office, where he worked on corporate finance and strategy related projects across a broad range of industries.
Mårten Knuts
Managing Partner
Krogerus

Mårten represents a wide range of clients in cross-border and domestic corporate transactions. He regularly advises boards in listed companies on corporate governance matters and assists in strategic disputes pertaining to complex regulatory matters. Mårten is described as being very attentive, flexible and easy to get on with. Mårten also serves as the firm’s managing partner.
Johan Aalto
Partner
Krogerus

Johan Aalto is one of the most experienced M&A lawyers in Finland. He has been involved in many of the largest and most complex corporate transactions, both public and private. Johan advises regularly Board of Directors and the management on corporate governance issues and chairs the Annual General Meeting of several large and midsized public companies. In 2016 Johan was awarded the honorary title "Lagman" by the President of the Republic of Finland. He joined Krogerus in 2024.
Marcus Möller
Partner, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Krogerus

Marcus heads our Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He represents clients in Finnish and cross-border corporate transactional assignments and real estate matters. His clients include private equity and real estate investors, financial institutions and leading Nordic and international corporations. Marcus' areas of specialisation include advising clients on their acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, as well as on all types of private equity assignments, including fund formation and day-to-day operations of private investment funds.

Registration

Please note that the event is by invitation only.

Registration is open until Tuesday, 3 September or until the event is fully booked. As places at the event are limited, we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.

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Event venue

The forum will be held at Little Finlandia, a unique wooden event centre located in the heart of Helsinki.

Little Finlandia

Karamzininranta 4
00100 Helsinki

About Krogerus

Krogerus is one of the leading business law firms in Finland, advising Finnish and international clients in a broad spectrum of transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution matters. We are particularly apt at issues that pertain to the energy, finance, food and beverage, healthcare, real estate, technology and communications sectors. Krogerus is regularly retained in some of the most challenging and high-profile assignments in the market. Find out more about our expertise here.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Hanna Ulkuniemi
Event Marketing Specialist

Krogerus
hanna.ulkuniemi@krogerus.com

+358 40 123 9151

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