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12 Feb 2020

Pöyry Capital and Ermgassen & Co Collaboration

Pöyry Capital and Ermgassen & Co have entered into a strategic partnership under which they will collaborate on Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance advisory services. 
 
Founded 20 years ago, Pöyry Capital is a sector-focused M&A advisory business, the investment banking arm of AFRY (previously ÅF Pöyry).  Reflecting the industry expertise of the AFRY Group, Pöyry Capital provides specialist advice in industrials (notably including pulp, paper & packaging) and energy & infrastructure. 
 
Founded in 1988, Ermgassen & Co is a leading independent European investment banking firm focused on cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance advisory services.  The firm has successfully completed more than 300 transactions to date.
 
Pöyry Capital and Ermgassen & Co are members of the IAIB – International Association of Investment Banks (www.iaib.org).
 
Sven Leissler is joining Pöyry Capital as Managing Director from Ermgassen & Co.  Sven has over 20 years’ experience in cross-border M&A including sell-sides, buy-sides and joint ventures for European blue-chip clients, German mid-cap clients and financial sponsors.  Before joining Ermgassen & Co, Sven worked for J.P. Morgan's European Industrials M&A team covering Automotive, Paper & Packaging, Steel and other industrial sectors.  Sven’s colleague at Ermgassen & Co, Lukas Vorderegger, is also joining Pöyry Capital as an Associate.
 
Dr. Olav Ermgassen, Managing Partner of Ermgassen & Co said: “I am delighted to be able to announce this business combination with Pöyry Capital, a firm I know well and whose partners I trust.  Our clients will undoubtedly benefit from our access to the resources of Pöyry Capital and Pöyry Capital's business should in turn be enhanced by the franchise, experience, market knowledge and contacts of Ermgassen & Co.”
 
Tom Blake, Managing Partner of Pöyry Capital, said: “We are also very pleased to have created this partnership with Ermgassen & Co, a company we know well as a fellow member of the IAIB. We particularly look forward to further co-operation with its founder Olav Ermgassen, one of the most distinguished investment bankers in Europe.  We are also delighted that Sven is joining us.  He has a formidable track record and expertise in industrials M&A.”