Valuation is a versatile tool for decision-makers
Valuation is typically considered an exercise required only in M&A processes. In reality, valuations can serve various purposes in situations including large investments and development projects, financial arrangements, strategy formulation, changes of generation, portfolio analyses, incentive schemes, mergers and demergers, stock issue pricing and minority redemptions. (more…)
Tackling the corona crisis requires strong expertise
CAG provides your company with assistance in solving problems inflicted by the coronavirus. We have strong experience in operating under exceptionally challenging economic conditions and in helping companies to cope with crisis situations.
In addition to extensive experience and competence, we have effective tools for a quick analysis of the situation and human resources for implementing the necessary measures. We operate flexibly and tailor our services to the needs of the company.
CAG has the longest experience in financing and restructuring of companies during the crisis period in Finland
Visma Consulting acquired Avaintec’s digital signature and digital archive solutions
CAG acted as the advisor to Avaintec Oy in the divestment of the company’s digital signature and digital archive business. Avaintec is the market leader in Finland in these solutions, particularly in the financial and public sectors. The acquirer, Visma Consulting Oy, already has strong expertise in these areas, and through the acquisition will become the market leader in these solutions. The transaction became effective on 2 September 2019. (more…)
Algador Holdings Ltd acquires Helsinki Shipyard Oy
CAG acted as the advisor in the transaction between Algador Holdings Ltd (“Algador Holdings”) and Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy (“Arctech”) regarding 100 % of shares of Helsinki Shipyard Oy. The acquisition became effective on 20 May 2019.
In preparation for the acquisition Arctech established a new company, Helsinki Shipyard Oy, where it transferred its shipbuilding operations in Helsinki earlier this month. The acquisition structure ensured that the shipyard, under its new owners, could get a fresh start while going back to the name Helsinki Shipyard that it is best known and often referred to.
Tuomas Kouki Joined CAG as Analyst
Mr. Tuomas Kouki has joined CAG as Analyst starting 02.01.2018. Tuomas holds a M.Sc. (Econ.) in Accounting from Aalto University. Prior to joining CAG, Tuomas worked with EY as a Senior Audit Associate and various other positions in accounting and corporate finance. We are excited to welcome Tuomas to CAG to further strengthen our team particularly regarding financial analysis and arrangements.
Skaala Group Acquired by IFN Group
Austrian IFN-Holding AG has on 24 October 2017 signed and agreement to acquire 80% of Finnish window manufacturer Skaala Group. CAG acted as an advisor to Skaala Group regarding the transaction. Skaala was established in 1956 and owned by the Hautanen family. In 2016, Skaala Group had a turnover of EUR 96 million in 2016 and approximately 400 employees.
With the acquisition, Skaala becomes a part of the IFN/Internorm Group which is one of the largest manufacturer of windows, doors, facades and sunscreens and is represented in 22 European countries. The group was established in 1931 and is owned by the Klinger family. In 2016, the group generated net sales of EUR 500 million and had over 3,000 employees. “With IFN Group we are getting a strategically strong partner for the successful development of our company and further market expansion,” explain co-owners Markku and Hannu Hautanen.
Our Story in a Nutshell
We are one of the oldest financial and strategic advisory firms in Finland. CAG was founded in 1995 and has been a pioneer in corporate finance now for a quarter of a century.
The origins of CAG can be traced back to 1992 when Kera Plc (current Finnvera) incorporated its advisory operations into Kera Advisor Group Ltd with the objective of commercializing credit analysis in Finland. Three years later, CAG was established through a management buy-out. Ever since 1995, CAG has been an independent advisory firm fully owned and operated by its employees.
Our journey has been filled with many memorable moments reflecting the overall trends of the Finnish economy and the changing needs of our clientele. Despite the broad range of client needs served, we can notice that different topics have been particularly relevant at different times as illustrated here.
The key concerns of our clients
- Corporate analysis
- Credit analysis systems
- Shareholder value management
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Business portfolio optimization
- Corporate governance
- Incentive schemes
- Public sector incorporations
- Financial arrangements
- Strategic planning / analysis
- Start-up and growth companies
- Mergers and acquisitions