Partner, Chairman (MB Equity Fund V) Managing Partner (MB Equity Fund IV)Read bio
Hannu joined MB Funds team in 1997. Prior to this he was involved in venture capital and private equity activities in the mid-1980s, setting up Finland's first venture capital fund, Suomen Riskirahasto Ky I. From 1981, Hannu spent 10 years at the Industrialization Fund of Finland Ltd as a finance officer, research manager, director and corporate president. Subsequently Hannu was a member of the board, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of SKOP-Bank.
Partner, Chairman (MB Equity Fund IV)Read bio
Juhani is the Chairman of MB Funds. He launched MB's private equity investment operations and has been responsible for their development and execution from the beginning. Before MB, Juhani worked at the Industrialization Fund of Finland Ltd between 1982-87, where he launched venture capital operations. Following this Juhani was Vice President of the Mortgage Bank of Finland Ltd and President of MB Corporate Bank, responsible for lending and M&A services.
Partner, Managing Partner (MB Equity Fund V)Read bio
Juha joined MB Funds in 2011 and is today Managing Partner of MB. Prior to that, he worked for A-Katsastus Group (a leading European vehicle inspection operator), being responsible for i.e. corporate strategy, business development, acquisitions, financial administration and international expansion and, during the past five years, as the Group CEO. He has a strong experience in leading service businesses and expanding them into the international markets. He has worked for both domestic and international private equity owned company and acted as fund investor as well. Juha holds an LL.M.
Aapo joined MB Funds in May 2016. Prior to that, he worked 12 years with various transaction and business development projects in steel industry and in investment banking. In his latest role, Aapo worked four years as a Director, Mergers & Acquisitions at Rautaruukki Corporation and SSAB (a global special steel company). Before that he worked as a Partner at Summa Capital. He has also worked at ICECAPITAL corporate finance. Aapo holds a Master of Science (Economics) and CEMS MIM degrees.
Vesa joined MB Funds in August 2016. Before that Vesa has worked more than 15 years in numerous international executive management positions - most recently as President of Building Technology division in Ensto Group (a leading European cleantech group). Prior to that he worked in Elcoteq Group in Finland and U.S. in several executive management roles i.e. as head of corporate development being responsible for group M&A and strategy, head of global sales and marketing and in several division head roles - and in U.K. as Managing Director of Regenersis Mobile. During his career Vesa has been responsible for numerous international M&A transactions as well as strategic renewals and international expansion of both manufacturing and service businesses. Vesa holds a Master of Science (Eng) degree.
Meri joined MB Funds in November 2021. Prior to joining MB, she worked over ten years in strategy consulting and transaction advisory services in Helsinki and Stockholm. In her latest role prior to joining MB team, Meri worked as a Director in KPMG’s Global Strategy Group where she was responsible for KPMG’s commercial due diligence and growth strategy services in Finland. Meri has experience from more than 200 projects including buy- and sell side due diligence projects, business and growth strategy projects, independent business reviews and IPO readiness analyses. Meri holds a Master of Science degree in Economics.
Matti has been involved in MB Funds' private equity investing almost from the very beginning. Prior to his current position, Matti was a director at MB Corporate Bank, in charge of buy-outs and related financial arrangements and advisory tasks. He has long experience in management consulting with Indevo Finland Oy and as president of an engineering office.
Eero joined MB Funds in 2003. Prior to this he spent 18 years in the investment banking and corporate finance sector. Among other achievements, Eero launched corporate finance operations at Carnegie in Helsinki in 1995. His career has also included positions as corporate analyst at Mortgage Bank of Finland Ltd and a period of nine years at Postipankki in different positions, including over three years at the bank's Tokyo representative office.
Marko joined MB Funds in September 2009. He previously worked in the Corporate Development department of Metso Corporation, with primary responsibilities in Group strategy and M&A. He has also held positions with Ernst & Young Financial Consulting, Ingersoll- Rand in the USA, Okobank and SVH Coopers & Lybrand in Finland. Marko has M.Sc.(Econ) from Helsinki School of Economics, and MBA from University of South Carolina.
Anne joined MB Funds in September 2019. Her primary responsibilities include investor relations and legal affairs. Anne has been working in private equity industry since 2000. Prior joining MB Funds she worked for eQ Asset Management where she was responsible for private equity investments in the UK market and eQ’s Private Credit strategy. Prior eQ she worked for ten years at Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment) serving e.g. as a member of the management group and heading the fund investments team. She has also worked for European Investment Fund (EIF) in Luxembourg and Eqvitec Partners’ mezzanine team. Anne has been a member of the board of the Finnish Venture Capital Association since 2012. Anne holds a Master of Science (Economics) and Master of Laws degrees.
Kari has been involved in MB Funds' private equity activities from the beginning, being responsible primarily for contracts and legal affairs. He has participated in establishing all of MB's funds and is in charge of their management. Kari previously worked in international capital market operations at Mortgage Bank of Finland Ltd and subsequently at MB Corporate Bank, where his area of responsibility extended to the legal aspects of M&A and structured finance.
Jussi joined MB Funds in April 2020. Prior to joining MB, he worked for a long time in executive management positions, and most recently as the CEO of Silmäasema. Before that, Jussi worked several years for Telia, being responsible for i.e. Finland’s consumer business segment, B2B business segment as well as marketing. In addition to operative profit responsibilities, he took care of several M&A processes to accelerate the business growth as well as worked in international roles. Jussi holds a Master of Science (Eng) degree.
Kimmo joined MB Funds in September 2015. Prior to that, he worked 11 years in transaction advisory businesses in EY and KPMG. In his latest role prior to joining MB team, he worked as a Director in EY’s Transaction Advisory Services where he was responsible for Commercial and Strategic Advisory Services in Finland. Kimmo has experience of over 200 transaction processes in different roles. Kimmo holds a Master of Science (Economics) and Master of Laws degrees.
Sustainability and communications managerRead bio
Minna joined MB Funds in August 2018. Minna’s primary responsibilities include communications and sustainability (ESG) related tasks and development. In addition, Minna takes care of investor and regulatory reporting.
Minna joined MB Funds from Deloitte Finland, where she worked as senior consultant on sustainability and risk management. In Deloitte she gained broad experience in sustainability and corporate responsibility related topics, risk management and risk-based internal audit. In addition, Minna had special focus on ESG Due Diligence projects, sustainable finance topics as well as development of sustainability strategies and reporting. Minna holds a Master of Science (Economics) degree.
Olli-Pekka joined MB Funds in August 2020. Olli-Pekka’s responsibilities include supporting investment team in new investment cases’ identification and analysis. He also participates in M&A and due diligence processes, various tasks that support the current portfolio companies’ management and development as well as development of tools and systems that support portfolio management. Before joining MB, Olli-Pekka worked at Deloitte in M&A transaction advisory services, where he focused on financial due diligence and financial modelling engagements. Olli-Pekka holds a Master of Science (Economics) degree.
Sirpa has been with MB Funds since 1999. Sirpa takes care of day-to-day assistance and support at our office.