About Me

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

I have experience working in Finland, Sweden and Denmark and I am 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 that help to bring the transactions to a successful completion. My support does not stop at the closing of the deal, 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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Mårten 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

Mårten Willamo was very helpful for all post-closing matters of our transaction.

Legal 500 2023

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