More service, more synergies, one Group: Aalto Capital and Harrier Capital merge and open an office in New York

Finnish-German Aalto Capital and British Harrier Capital have merged their businesses to create a firm that provides totally independent investment banking advice to entrepreneurs and growing companies across Europe and in the United States. Alongside the merger, the new firm will open an office in New York. The emerging company will continue under the name Aalto Capital.

As the needs of companies become more global than ever, there is an increasing requirement to provide integrated financial advice across Europe and in the United States to assist them in achieving their ambitions.

Aalto Capital advises on Equity and Debt Fundraising, Mergers and Acquisitions, IPOs and Investor Relations. With complementary services and an international presence, the newly formed Aalto Capital will provide a seamless service to its clients in multiple jurisdictions. Furthermore, the opening of the new office in New York will strengthen the global network, further improve competitiveness and accelerate the expansion activities of the Group. Aalto Capital clients will benefit from a wide spectrum of very competitive, tailor made finance and M&A related advisory services on a truly international basis.

‘This business combination makes great strategic and operational sense. Our clients need more integrated financial services across global financial markets and our teams in different countries have complementary strengths. With our joint resources we are able to better serve not only our current customers, but also larger clients across Europe. Furthermore, our independence ensures that we can always provide the best services for our clients,’ says Manfred Steinbeisser from Aalto Capital.

Aalto Capital brings together a group of individuals who have known each other and worked together for many years in the investment banking business.

‘This business is all about people and relationships. We see, through the merger, that our co-operation and services between different offices will be genuinely more integrated than they would be through a loose business network. We are already in contact almost daily, so combining our businesses is a natural step for us. In the future, we will pursue further expansion options,’ states Harrier Capital’s Michael Hough.

‘After ten years of operational history in Finland this is a logical step for us. We are delighted with our two year experience of the merger with the Munich business and we have a positive experience of our co-operation with Harrier that stretches back over many years. We are keen to serve the needs of our clients better than ever and provide corporate finance services over a wider geographic area’ says Iiro Aalto-Setälä from Aalto Capital.

Aalto Capital is owned by its partners and operates from its offices in London, Munich, Helsinki and New York.

About Aalto Capital

Aalto Capital is a trusted advisor for all Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and M&Atransactions. Aalto Capital offers a wide spectrum of finance, M&A and investor relations related advisory services for privately owned & publicly listed companies and private equity funds enabling them to prosper in the long-term. The cornerstones of Aalto Capital’s business philosophy are longevity in client relationships and thorough understanding on each client’s unique needs combined with unquestioned trust in every occasion. The wide range of financing options offered on the market might appear indistinct and inscrutable – with a long-standing expertise and experience Aalto Capital helps its clients in finding the right solution that satisfies their individual needs. Aalto Capital offices are located in Helsinki, London, Munich and New York. In addition, the geographical reach and partner network covers the whole of Europe, Russia, Asia, Middle-East and the US.

For further information, please contact:

London
John McRoberts
john.mcroberts@aaltocapital.com
+44 7775 703779

Munich
Helmut Stichlmair
helmut.stichlmair@aaltocapital.com
+49 89 89867770

Helsinki
Pekka Halonen
pekka.halonen@aaltocapital.com
+358 405877000

New York
Raul Vidal
raul.vidal@aaltocapital.com
+1 917 753 6661

For Investor Relations, please contact:
Munich
Susan Hoffmeister
susan.hoffmeister@aaltocapital.com
+49 89 89867770