PRUDENTUS CAPITAL IN BRIEF

We Provide Independent & High-Quality Advisory to Businesses and Their Owners

  • Prudentus Capital is an independent corporate finance boutique investment bank based in Helsinki, Finland. We are supervised by the Finnish Financial Supervision Authority (Finanssivalvonta).
  • The Company was founded in 2015 to advise clients on achieving their growth and value creation objectives through capital raising, M&A and other innovative solutions.
  • Prudentus Capital’s team has nearly 100 years of combined experience in investment banking. More importantly the team has jointly completed over €1 billion in various types of capital arrangements during their time together at E. Öhman J:or Securities Finland Ltd and Pareto Securities Oy.
  • We strive to build client relationships based on trust, experience and our vast network of connections especially in the Nordic region and the UK. We identify, structure and execute transactions for businesses and their owners, family offices, high net worth individuals, private equity and institutional investors.
  • Prudentus Capital is owned by Founding Partners Timo Mäkelä and Lauri Pietarinen as well as Mr. Claes Dinkelspiel (Largest shareholder of E. Öhman J:or AB, a 110-year old investment bank located in Stockholm) and Mr. Harri Walden (family office investor from Helsinki). Harri Walden is one of Finland’s most experienced, internationally orientated strategic investors.

OUR TEAM

Our experienced team specializes in various types of capital arrangements.

timo-makela

TIMO MÄKELÄ

Managing Director and Founding Partner
+358 500 504 915
timo.makela@prudentus.fi

BACKGROUND
  • 30 years of experience from diverse areas ranging from investment banking and corporate finance to asset management, real estate and private equity. Serviced clients ranging from large cap multinationals, family offices to Ultra High Net Worth Individuals
  • Previously CEO of Pareto Securities Oy (2012-2015) and CEO of E. Öhman J:or Securities Finland Oy (2004-2012) and Deputy CEO of Evli Bank Oy (1992-2003)
 
KEY EXPERIENCE
  • Prior to founding Prudentus Capital, Timo worked as CEO of Pareto Securities Oy. At Pareto Securities, he was responsible for client relations ranging from mid to small cap corporations relating primarily to capital raisings both in equity and HY debt. Timo also was in contact to various investors ranging from institutional to UHNWIs.
  • Timo has also served as CEO of E. Öhman J:or Securities Finland, Deputy CEO of Evli Bank, Deputy CEO and board member of Nordic Partners Inc in New York. He has also held board positions in various financial companies. His transactions and clients have ranged from all continents of the world.
  • MBA from Helsinki School of Economics and MA from Military Academy in Helsinki.
lauri-pietarinen

LAURI PIETARINEN

Chairman of the Board and Founding partner

BACKGROUND
  • CEO at Ajanta Oy, Family owned private investment company 2017-
  • Founding Partner at Prudentus Capital Oy 2015-2017
  • Investment Director at Hartwall Capital Oy Ab (2010 - 2015)
  • M.Sc. in Economics from Helsinki School of Economics
 
KEY EXPERIENCE
  • Prior to founding Prudentus Capital, Lauri worked as Hartwall Capital’s Investment Director. At HartwallCapital, Lauri oversaw an investment portfolio of ca. €800m, executed strategic transactions of various size with aggregate value in excess of €400m, held board and investment committee positions in several non-listed investments, and actively managed Hartwall Capital’s financial investments.
  • Before joining Hartwall Capital, Lauri was Partner and Analyst at E. Öhman J:or Securities Finland Ltd. In this role Lauri worked on a number of capital raisings as well as ECM and DCM transactions. Lauri has before also worked as Quantitative Developer for Italian Monte Paschi Asset Management SGR.
 
The Prudentus Team has over 70 years of combined experience in investment banking through Öhman, Pareto Securities, EVLI, United Bankers and Hartwall Capital. More importantly the team has completed over €1 billion million in various types of capital arrangements. The team’s aggregate executed transaction volume is in several billion euros.


Emilia Komulainen

EMILIA GRÖNQVIST

Partner
+358 40 776 0009
emilia.gronqvist@prudentus.fi

BACKGROUND
  • Emilia has over 10 years of experience from a diverse range of corporate finance services including DCM and ECM as well as M&A transactions.
  • Previously working in Fixed Income at Pareto Securities AB in Stockholm and Corporate Finance at Pareto Securities Oy in Helsinki.
  • M.Sc. in Finance and Investments from Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University.
 
KEY EXPERIENCE
  • Prior to joining Prudentus Capital, Emilia worked within the Fixed Income team at Pareto Securities AB in Stockholm. She has worked on over 20 Nordic high yield bond transactions and actively worked on obtaining new mandates from issuers. Her responsibilities involved structuring of bonds, preparation of investor material and overseeing all necessary work-streams as well as roadshow presentations.
  • Before joining Pareto Securities AB, Emilia worked within the Corporate Finance team at Pareto Securities Oy in Helsinki. During this time, she worked on diverse range of transactions involving both ECM, DCM as well as M&A transactions for companies in various industries.
  • Emilia holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Investments from Rotterdam School of Management. She has an international background stemming from her studies in The Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Malaysia and New Zealand.


Juha Iso-Herttua

JUHA ISO-HERTTUA

Director
+358 50 524 5856
juha.iso-herttua@prudentus.fi

BACKGROUND
  • Juha has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and financial consulting.
  • During his career, Juha has been working as a Senior analyst at Nordea Markets (1999-2004), eQ Bank (2004-2006), ABN Amro Equities (2006-2008), SEB Markets in Finland (2008-2015) and as a Financial consultant (in 2016).
  • He holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Helsinki School of Economics.
 
KEY EXPERIENCE
  • Prior to joining Prudentus Capital, Juha has been a Senior Equity Analyst at SEB and a Financial Consultant at WNG in Finland.
  • As a highly ranked senior equity analyst, he has gained in-depth knowledge about companies operating within energy, engineering, construction and real estate, steel and consumer goods sectors amongst other fields.
  • Juha has also participated in several IPO, rights-issue, private placement as well as capital raising processes and has acted as a strategic financial advisor for many small to mid-size companies during his professional career.
 
Juha Iso-Herttua

ASSERI LEHTINIEMI

Associate Director
+358 44 536 1080
asseri.lehtiniemi@prudentus.fi

BACKGROUND
  • Asseri has almost 4 years of experience of capital markets through numerous equity, derivative, and bond transactions.
  • Prior to joining Prudentus Capital, he worked at United Bankers Securities Oy in Helsinki.
  • He holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from Turku School of Economics.
 
KEY EXPERIENCE
  • Before joining Prudentus Capital, Asseri worked within the Trading and Execution team at United Bankers. He is well experienced in serving and advising high net worth individuals as well as institutional clients and family offices. Asseri has been responsible for roadshow and other investor meetings having an extensive client network.
  • In addition, he has taken part in equity listings, IPO's, capital raisings, and private placements as well as derivative transactions.
 
Bernhard Keil

BERNHARD KEIL

Associate Director
+358 40 502 8373
bernhard.keil@prudentus.fi

OUR SERVICES

CAPITAL STRUCTURE ADVISORY & CAPITAL RAISING

  • Business plan evaluation
  • Financial modeling and analysis
  • Review of potential capital structures
  • Identification of proper capital sources
  • Preparation of Information Memorandums
  • Deal structuring, negotiation with capital providers and execution

SELL-SIDE M&A

  • Planning and preparation
  • Financial analysis
  • Identification of potential buyers
  • Divestment strategy
  • Preparation of Information Memorandum
  • Marketing the company
  • Co-ordination of due diligence
  • Negotiations and closing

BUY-SIDE M&A

  • Pre-acquisition planning
  • Identification and approaching of potential targets
  • Indicative valuation of targets
  • Co-ordination of due diligence
  • Deal structuring
  • Securing financing
  • Negotiations and closing

OTHER SERVICES

  • Valuations of companies, businesses and projects
  • Fairness opinions
  • Business reviews
  • Financial model construction and review
  • Independent advice to family offices

PRUDENTUS CAPITAL OY

  • +358 500 504 915 / Timo Mäkelä
  • +358 40 776 0009 / Emilia Grönqvist
  • +358 50 524 5856 / Juha Iso-Herttua
  • +358 44 536 1080 / Asseri Lehtiniemi
  • Eteläesplanadi 2, 2nd floor
  • FI-00130 Helsinki, Finland
  • Prudentus Capital Oy is a limited liability company incorporated in Finland and it is supervised by the Finnish Financial Supervision Authority (Finanssivalvonta).
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