Doing business in the Nordic region

In its latest issue Acquisition International, an international magazine specialized in corporate finance, published an interview with HPP’s Partner Andrew Cotton. In the interview Mr Cotton discussed the current outlook for M&A and investments in Finland.

According to Mr Cotton, the Finnish wind sector along with mobile and technology including biotechnology are among the greatest opportunities for investors at the moment. “The Finnish wind sector is currently booming as a result of a competitive regulatory environment, an attractive feed-in-tariff and a lack of local finance to build out the large number of projects currently under development,” he added.

Mr Cotton concluded with his predictions for the Nordic Region’s economy in 2013: “It is very difficult to make solid predictions in the current market but we expect further project-based investment into Finland in specific sectors. M&A will continue to remain relatively flat during the first half of 2013 but with more distressed transactions and consolidation. It is likely that there will be some private equity deals given the age of some of their portfolio investments.”

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