Utilizing Nordic relations

UB Capital

By combining almost 30 years of brokerage and asset management experience with unique local investment banking knowledge, UB Capital has the ambition to be one of the leading investment banks in the Nordics.

UB Capital specializes in providing tailored advisory services in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financing arrangements, and capital raisings, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions. The advisory business covers a broad range of industry sectors, including Business Services, Consumer Goods & Retail, mature TMT, and the Industrial sector.

We serve our clients in publicly listed and privately held companies from our offices in Helsinki and Stockholm, and internationally through our preferred partners.

UB Capital is part of United Bankers Group, listed on Nasdaq Helsinki First North.

Services

Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise our clients on a wide range of transactions, including buy-side, sell-side, mergers, and other special situations with a focus on cross-border transactions

UB Capital’s team of highly experienced and engaged professionals deliver tailored M&A processes according to client’s specific needs. Our M&A team combines extensive industry experience and vast network, maximizing value for our customers

  • Sell-side

    Acting for target companies or selling shareholders, UB Capital provides its clients with sell-side advisory combining in-depth industry knowledge and invaluable insights from our professionals. We offer full-spectrum sell-side advisory services, including structured sales, divestments, and spin-offs.

  • Buy-side

    We have a strong track record of successful buy-side advisory assignments in relation to acquisitions and buy-outs. Our extensive network enables us to identify the best-suited parties to a transaction.

  • Mergers

    Given the extensive experience of its professionals, UB Capital is a trusted partner for merger transactions. We offer strategic merger advisory services to our clients in both privately held and publicly listed companies.

  • Cross-border

    We offer our clients innovative, tailor-made solutions for complex transactional needs, including cross-border M&A. UB Capital’s extensive network and international presence allows us to offer clients comprehensive cross-border advisory with a global reach.

  • Carve-outs

    Having the right resources at hand is essential for a successful carve-out. Our experienced professionals offer strategic advice and tactical know-how for companies in relation to divestitures and sales of business units and/or divisions.

  • Special situations

    As a trusted adviser, our role involves not only advising clients on conventional transactions, but also on a wide array of special situations, where unconflicted advice is required. We help companies, boards of directors and special committees fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities by providing unbiased opinions on the financial fairness of transactions. UB Capital is renowned for its experience, positioning us well for advisory assignments in the most complex situations.

Financing & Restructuring Advisory

UB Capital provides comprehensive advisory services to corporations and institutions on their most critical financing and restructuring decisions

UB Capital advises corporations, institutions and partnerships on a broad range of financing, restructuring, and capital structure decisions. We offer comprehensive, full-spectrum advisory services, helping our clients navigate in the increasingly complex, and rapidly changing capital markets environment

  • Financing Advisory

    UB Capital provides independent advice and key insights to corporations, institutions, and partnerships on most critical financing decisions, including public offerings of debt and equity securities, private placements, and other funding alternatives, as well as a broad spectrum of other financing related strategic decisions. UB Capital has a track record of developing and implementing innovative solutions in complex situations, and providing seamless advice to our clients.

  • IPO Advisory

    UB Capital combines engagement of its professionals with skills and the broad network that United Bankers Group has established during its almost 30 years of history, ensuring successful IPO processes for our clients.

  • Restructuring Advisory

    Leveraging our deep capital markets expertise, we offer strategic advice and financial restructuring services to companies, creditors, and investors, as well as other stakeholders. UB Capital is specialized in providing independent, critical advice on complex transformational issues, including advising buyers and sellers of distressed assets and/or companies. We offer a full spectrum of advisory services for both debtors and creditors, advising our clients throughout the entire process. We understand that every situation is unique, and strive to implement creative restructuring solutions that maximize value for our clients.

Capital Advisory

UB Capital’s dedicated professionals serve as independent and objective advisors in raising capital for financial sponsors, as well as in assisting owners and managers of private assets in secondary market transactions

UB Capital’s engaged and experienced Capital Advisory professionals assist clients in raising capital, as well as provide advisory services for owners and managers of private assets in secondary market transactions.

Given the in-depth industrial knowledge, and the long experience of its partners, UB Capital is well positioned to operate in processes involving a wide range of structures and underlying asset types. The extensive network, including close connections to business leaders, owners, financial advisers and entrepreneurs, enables access to an international and well-diversified investor base.

Our values

We strive to embody the highest standards of professionalism while maintaining an unwavering commitment to the following values

  • Experience

    We provide our clients with senior attention at all times, to secure independent and experienced advisory through the whole process

  • Excellence

    We provide our clients with exclusive arrangements through our extensive Nordic network

  • Entrepreneurship

    We act entrepreneurial and opportunistic to find undiscovered and unrealized business opportunities for our clients

  • Integrity

    We live by the highest standards of integrity in everything we do

Recent transactions

  • 2016

    UB Capital acted as advisor to Norrpartner AB and its shareholders in the divestment of the vending business to JOBmeal

  • 2016

    UB Capital advised Smiling Faces AB and its shareholders in the sale to Euronext Brussels listed Miko NV

  • 2016

    UB Capital advised Suomen Hoivatilat Oyj in the Initial Public Offering and listing of the Company’s shares on Nasdaq First North

  • 2016

    UB Capital acted as advisor to the JOBmeal group of companies (17 privately held companies) in the sale to Valedo Investment Fund II

  • 2016

    UB Capital advised SYSTRA SA in the acquisition of Dalco Elteknik AB

  • 2015

    UB Capital acted as advisor to Momentum Software AB and its shareholders on the sale to Bas Invest AB

  • 2015

    UB Capital advised Ixonos Oyj on a rights issue

  • 2015

    UB Capital acted as advisor to Suomen Hoivatilat Oy in connection with a private placement

  • 2015

    UB Capital advised Eltete Ltd on the issuance of a convertible bond through a private placement

  • 2015

    UB Capital advised Anläggning & Kabelentreprenad i Malmö AB and its shareholders on the sale to Priveq Investment Fund IV

  • 2015

    UB Capital acted as advisor to Bravida AB in the acquisition of Peko Group

  • 2015

    UB Capital advised Dovre Group Oyj in the acquisition of Norwegian Petroleum Consultants AS

  • 2015

    UB Capital acted as Certified Adviser to Piippo Oyj under the First North rules in the Initial Public Offering and listing of the Company's shares on Nasdaq Helsinki First North

  • 2015

    UB Capital advised Paulig Group in the acquisition of Risenta AB

  • 2015

    UB Capital supported Panasonic Avionics Corporation in connection with the acquisition of Tactel AB

  • InCap

    2015

    UB Capital rendered a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of InCap Oyj regarding Inission AB's public tender offer on InCap shares

  • 2014

    UB Capital acted as Certified Adviser to Nexstim Oyj under the First North rules in the Initial Public Offering and listing of the Company's shares on Nasdaq First North

  • 2014

    UB Capital advised Allra Sverige AB in the acquisition of Prognosia AB

  • 2014

    UB Capital was the Financial and Certified Adviser in the Initial Public Offering and listing of the Company's shares on Nasdaq Helsinki First North

  • 2014

    UB Capital acted as advisor to Hermo Pharma in the acquisition of Laurantis Pharma

  • ICYou

    2013

    UB Capital advised ICYou Ab in the capital raise for Powershot Challenge

  • InCap

    2013

    UB Capital acted as advisor to InCap Oyj in the directed share issue and restructuring of the Company's balance sheet

  • Norrbotten Exploration

    2013

    UB Capital advised Norbotten Exploration AB in a capital raising

  • 2013

    UB Capital advised the owners of Robust AB in the sale of the Robust Steeldoor division to Norvestor Equity

  • EcoStream

    2012

    UB Capital acted as advisor to EcoStream in the issue of a senior unsecured bond

  • 2012

    UB Capital advised Felix Abba / Orkla in the acquisition of Boy

  • E-Sports Group

    2012

    UB Capital acted as advisor to E-Sports Group regarding a private placement in the Company

  • 2012

    UB Capital advised Snellman Properties in a capital raising for a Finnish real estate project

  • 2011

    UB Capital acted as advisor to Symphony Technology Group in the public tender offer concerning Aldata

United Bankers is a company specializing in investment products and services. The Finnish investment group started its brokerage operations in 1986. Today, the group offers a wide selection of asset management products and services, fund management, investment banking and real assets investment solutions.

Team

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    Johan Nylén

    CEO, Partner

    +46 70 722 98 33 Stockholm, Helsinki

    Specialist in complex cross-border M&A projects, in particular within the Technology, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors. Previous international partner at Baker McKenzie and Head of Baker McKenzie Nordic’s TMT Desk, China Desk and Russian Desk. Former experience at Mannheimer Swartling, Vinge and Lindahl.

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    Tom Olsio

    COO, Partner

    +358 40 516 1400 Helsinki

    Over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Has led a number of financing, refinancing, M&A and capital raisings for both private and public companies. Previous work experience at Outokumpu, Arctos and Prudential Bache.

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    Johan Säll

    Partner

    +358 50 554 9157 Helsinki

    Holds more than 10 years of experience in Nordic cross-border transactions within TMT, Energy Services, Business Services and Retail. Previous work experience at Argo Securities, Telenor and Comsel System.

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    Tobias Andersson

    Director

    +46 72 230 87 10 Stockholm

    Before joining UB Capital Mr. Andersson worked 10 years at EY and KPMG, predominately focused on Transaction Services on behalf of both private equity and corporate clients. Holds an M.Sc. in Business Administration from Lund University, School of Economics and Management.

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    Korosh Sahami

    Director

    +46 72 246 19 77 Stockholm

    More than 10 years of experience gained in the financial markets and energy deals in particular. Previous experience from Vattenfall, KPMG and DNB. Holds an M.Sc. in Finance from University of Gothenburg.

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    Anders Barklöf

    Director

    +46 70 816 42 13 Stockholm

    Before joining UB Capital Mr. Barklöf worked at KPMG Corporate Finance. Holds education in Private Equity & Finance from Harvard Business School, Strategy from London School of Economics, Accounting from Haas School of Business UC Berkeley and a B.Sc. in Finance from Uppsala University.

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    Heidi Janoff

    Associate

    +358 40 778 2614 Helsinki

    Previous experience at UB Securities and OP-Pohjola. Holds an M.Sc. Econ. from Hanken School of Economics.

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    Tom Tryde

    Intern

    +46 72 246 90 90 Stockholm

    Finance student at Lund University and incoming Finance student at London School of Economics.

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