We continue to strengthen our footprint in the TMT sector
Oaklins Merasco continues strengthening its footprint in the TMT sector and is happy to announce that Gearshift Group’s M&A practice was acquired to become part of our business. Partners of Gearshift Group join Oaklins’ team in Finland and bring to the table an unparalleled experience in the tech sector M&A.
Back in 2002, Jussi Autere and Jukka Kotovirta co-founded the corporate finance and strategic advisory boutique Gearshift Group to serve exclusively TMT clients both in the Nordics and globally. Since then the team helped numerous companies to accelerate their growth and build successful businesses. Among clients, they have served, are such names as Fujitsu, Idean, Nordcloud, Rovio, Sanoma, Visma, Yandex NV and many others.
We are delighted to welcome Gearshift’s partners Jussi, Jukka and Jyrki to Oaklins. Through this expansion we continue to deepen our technology sector knowledge and have the opportunity to serve both existing and new clients with an even wider range of expertise.Samuli Siljamäki, Partner, Oaklins Merasco
With over 15 years of hands-on experience in helping technology companies, entrepreneurs and private equity firms in buy- and sell-side M&A transactions, Jussi Autere has considerable expertise and competence in guiding clients through the next chapter of their business. In addition to mergers & acquisitions, his projects have covered growth strategy and post-transaction integration.
Jukka Kotovirta has worked for over 35 years in the TMT sector, in various managerial positions in sales, product management, strategy and M&A at companies such as Telia, Cisco Systems and F-Secure, before co-founding Gearshift Group. Having completed a large number of strategy assignments and M&A transactions for both growing and mature technology companies, Jukka brings a strategic edge to transactions.
Jyrki Laune, who started his career in M&A as a managing partner in Enabla in 2000, which was later merged with Gearshift Group, brings his hands-on approach and ample expertise to every transaction. As a trusted advisor for over 20 years, Jyrki has been helping technology companies, entrepreneurs and private equity firms in buy- and sell-side M&A transactions.
Together we are able to bring deep technology and strategy understanding especially in the TMT sector, and provide more comprehensive corporate finance services. Now as part of Oaklins, we can offer our clients access to potential buyers and sellers globally and are able to close the best and most suitable deals for each client.Jukka Kotovirta, Co-founder, Gearshift Group
This announcement comes shortly after Tapio Volanen joined Oaklins Merasco as a senior advisor, signaling a period of strong and sustained growth particularly in the technology sector.