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Hannes Snellman Recruits Experienced Private Equity Professional - Annika Schauman Joins the Firm as Senior Associate

19 December 2018

Hannes Snellman has recruited internationally experienced private equity and M&A professional Annika Schauman, who joined the firm’s private equity team as a senior associate. Annika has a unique background based on several years of experience in mid-cap private equity and investment banking in both Finland and Sweden, covering transactions, financing, strategy, and board work. 

Annika has transaction experience across various industries and geographies with main responsibilities including new deal sourcing, deal execution, and project management, leading legal, financial and commercial due diligence teams. Annika also has strong experience in portfolio company management ranging from group level and business unit strategy work to financial planning and valuation, structuring, and financing. Annika has served as an owner representative and deputy board member in several Finnish mid-sized companies, supporting companies to grow and succeed through hands-on strategy support within digitalisation, sales excellence, M&A transactions, and international expansion.

We are very excited to have Annika onboard. Her experience and unique commercial perspective in private equity transactions and portfolio company work makes her a perfect fit for us at a time of increasing demand from our clients. We are confident that our clients will come to appreciate Annika’s pragmatic and efficient way of working”, says Partner Sten Olsson, who heads Hannes Snellman’s private equity practice in Finland.

Having worked closely with Hannes Snellman previously on several deals, I have great respect for the know-how and experience of the firm and the team. I really look forward to joining the Hannes Snellman private equity team in creating superior value to our clients”, says Annika Schauman.

Hannes Snellman's private equity practice covers the full range of transactional work and fund formation encompassing all aspects of this rapidly changing field. The team has advised on some of the highest-profile and most complex buyouts and restructurings in the Nordic region.

For further information, please contact:

Sten Olsson, tel: +358 9 2288 4297

Annika Schauman, tel: +358 40 508 3567

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