Experience. Independence. Integrity.

Erneholm Haskel offers high level and independent corporate finance advisory services to companies, boards of directors and owners both in Sweden and internationally.

We started our business in the fall of 1999 to satisfy an increasing demand from professional clients for senior and independent advice based on long experience from capital markets, financial creativity and strong personal relationships.

Four questions to Erneholm and Haskel

Question 1: Back in 1999, what was it that made you take the step to start a Corporate Finance “boutique” in the Swedish market?

Stefan Erneholm: At that point we had 40 years of combined experience from Corporate Finance. As we both have a certain entrepreneurial flair, we felt it would be an exciting challenge to try to start our own business from scratch without relying on a large organisation with a strong brand in order to do business.

Stefan Haskel: In retrospect we can see that it has also given us a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship. It is definitely an advantage in our day to day activities, where we often give advice to owners, both private and institutional, or companies, public or private, on how to develop their businesses.

Stefan Erneholm: Our assignments can involve buying a business, but also to sell all or part of a company. Regardless of the type of transaction, we feel that our experience is very valuable as the similarities between different transaction processes often are bigger than the differences between industries. In some cases, an owner might only make one major transaction in his life, such as to sell his life’s work.

Question 2: But you must also have seen a need for a small firm in the market?

Stefan Haskel: Absolutely! We saw it then, and we still see it today. We were the first ones. Today there are a handful of firms of about the same size as ours, and they all have a role to fill in the marketplace.

Stefan Erneholm: What we wanted to test was whether we could build a business based solely on advisory services, without having a strong bank balance sheet behind us. This places high requirements on us, but it has also proven to be a concept which our clients appreciate as they can trust that we are completely independent of everyone else in the market. Integrity is our motto!

Question 3: So you mean that it is an advantage for your customers that you are a smaller organisation?

Stefan Haskel: The combined experience in the firm is extensive and one or more of our senior team members are always involved in the various transactions we work on. This means that we can be fast, flexible and maintain a high level of expertise at every stage of the transaction process. Bureaucracy in the firm is minimal!

Stefan Erneholm: In addition, given the size of the organisation only a very limited number of persons are aware of a deal at any given point in time, which implies a high degree of confidentiality.

Question 4: What’s your view of the market and your role going forward?

Stefan Haskel: The market is characterised by intense competition with many large firms. In our view this means that in the future there will continue to be room for independent, smaller players like us who can ’fly under the radar’ and assist our clients in various transactions without always being visible to the outside.

Stefan Erneholm: We base our business on a high degree of confidentiality, flexibility and strong relationships with our clients. This has been appreciated during our first 15 years as an independent advisory firm, and we confidently look forward to the next 15 years in that role. 

Advisory Services

Erneholm Haskel provides independent advice to management, boards of directors and shareholders in connection with changes in ownership, capital structure and financing issues. Our advisory services include analysis, documentation, project management, strategic issues and negotiation support.

The key principles which govern all our advisory services are Experience, 
Independence and Integrity.

We are able to act with a high degree of flexibility and confidentiality due to our small size.
Our combined network of contacts is extensive, both among owners and management. We are generalists with experience from a large number of transactions in various industries – with both industrial and financial counterparties. The size of our assignments vary depending on the situation and our role.

Transactions

Since the company’s foundation in 1999, Erneholm Haskel has acted as advisors in transactions with an aggregate value of approximately SEK 250 billion. Our advisory services cover both public and private transactions. Moreover, we provide extensive ongoing advisory in situations that are not intended to lead to a transaction.

Examples of individual transactions can be provided upon request.

Team

Our team has extensive experience from capital markets and business transactions.

    • Stefan Haskel
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    • Stefan Haskel

      Born 1957

      Current position

      • CEO and Founding Partner of Erneholm Haskel in 1999

      Past experiences

      • Deputy CEO and Head of Corporate Finance Öhman Fondkommission (1995-1999)
      • Various positions within Enskilda Securities (1985-1995)
        • Member of boards within Enskilda Securities’ international operations
        • Member of management 1992-1995
        • Head of Equities 1990-1992
      • Sven Hagströmer Fondkommission 1981-1985

      Education

      • Master’s degree in business administration from Stockholm School of Economics
    • Bertil Hult
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    • Bertil Hult

      Born 1956

      Current positions

      • Partner at Erneholm Haskel since 2012
      • Chairman Max Matthiessen AB and Asia Growth Capital Management AB
      • Board member Stiftelsen Ackordscentralen
      • Various assignments in non-profit organisations and charities

      Past experiences

      • CEO Skandia Insurance Co. and head of Nordic business (2007-2010)
      • CEO Vinge Law firm Stockholm (2005-2007)
      • Carnegie Investment Bank (1992-2004)
        • Head of Asset management & Private Banking division (1996-2004)
        • Chief Financial Officer (1993-1995)
        • Deputy Head of Investment Banking (1992-1993)

      Education

      • Bachelor of Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics
    • Johan Grabe
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    • Johan Grabe

      Born 1972

      Current position

      • Partner
      • Employed by Erneholm Haskel in 2014

      Past experiences

      • Senior analyst equities, Nordea Markets (2008-2014)
      • Senior analyst equities, Brummer & Partners (2005-2008)
      • Analyst equities, SEB Enskilda Securities (2000-2005)
      • Corporate Finance, Öhman Fondkommission (1998-2000)

      Sectors covered: Media (digital/traditional), Gaming, Services, Retail, Staples

      Education

      • Master’s degree in business administration from Stockholm School of Economics
    • Mattias Vikström
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    • Mattias Vikström

      Born 1974

      Current position

      • Partner at Erneholm Haskel since 2008
      • Employed by Erneholm Haskel since 2005

      Past experiences

      • HSBC Investment Banking and Markets, London
        • Manager, Global Industrials Group (2003-2005)
        • Associate, Nordic Corporate Finance Group (2001-2003)
      • Merrill Lynch Investment Banking Division, London
        • Associate and Analyst, Nordic IBD (2000-2001)
      • L.E.K. Consulting, London
        • Associate, Management Consulting (1998-2000)

      Education

      • MSc, Business Administration and Finance, Stockholm School of Economics
      • Selected courses, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
      • Selected courses, University of Stockholm
    • Jonas Stam
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    • Jonas Stam

      Born 1976

      Current position

      • Partner
      • Employed by Erneholm Haskel in 2003

      Past experiences

      • Carnegie Investment Banking (2000-2003)

      Education

      • Master’s degree in business administration from Lund University
    • Johan Wiklund
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    • Johan Wiklund

      Born 1988

      Current position

      • Associate Director
      • Employed by Erneholm Haskel in 2014

      Past experiences

      • Nordea Investment Banking (2013-2014)
      • Askus Consulting (2012-2013)

      Education

      • B.Sc in Business & Economics from Uppsala University, including studies at the NUS Business School. Studies in Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University
    • Emil Lundgren
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    • Jonathan Winberg
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    • Maria Wagenius
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