About Me

With more than 20 years within the M&A industry, I have worked with a broad range of industries helping both private equity and industrial players carrying out successful purchases and sales.

With working experience from Finland, Sweden and Denmark and being fluent in all of the Nordic languages, the Nordics is my true home market. I work extensively in M&A helping private equity investors and industrial companies across the entire region, both in cross-border and national transactions and in complex restructurings of large industrial companies. Clients find me solution oriented and appreciate my negotiation and project management skills helping to bring the transactions to a successfull completion. My support does not stop at closing, but continues for the entire life of the investment.

Before joining Bird & Bird, I worked for a leading Nordic law firm in Helsinki before relocating to Stockholm in 2006. I've also spent time on secondment in Copenhagen, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.
  • Assisting Tempur Sealy on the purchase of Estonian based bed manufacturer Bed Factory.
  • Assisting Kavli Group in the purchase of Finnish plant-based foods innovator Verso Food.
  • Assisting a consortium led by Terra Firma, one of Europe's leading private equity firms, in the purchase of Parmaco Group, a fast-growing Finnish company which specialises in building and renting high quality buildings for schools, day care providers and nursing homes.
  • Assisting Swedish agricultural cooperative Lantmännen in the purchase of Finnish Raisio Group's cattle feed business, including two feed factories and sales of inputs for plant cultivation.
  • Assisting Tempur Sealy in its purchase of SOVA retail stores and entering as majority shareholder in a joint venture with the former shareholders of SOVA.


  • University of Helsinki (1998)


  • Admitted to the Finnish Bar Association in 2002
  • Registered as EU-attorney with the Swedish Bar Association as of 2006
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MÃ¥rten Willamo has vast experience of handling cross-border transactional work between Sweden and Finland. He represents both Finnish and Swedish clients in public M&A and private equity deals.

Chambers Global 2016

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