Head of M&A and Strategy, Finland

Job title : Head of M&A and Strategy, Finland
Location : Sweden
Contact : James Clow
Call : James
Email : email James
Reference : 2234407


Altus Partners are delighted to be partnering with a software provider backed by a highly reputable Private Equity fund who require a Head of M&A and Strategy. Working closely alongside the CEO and CFO this role will drive M&A strategy, identify acquisition opportunities, and execute transaction, thereby expanding their presence across Scandinavia, Benelux, the UK and the DACH regions. Based in Finland the Head of M&A and Strategy will play a key role in overseeing a range of high-priority strategic projects to act as a catalyst towards their growth objectives.



  • Execute the company's M&A strategy, focusing on identifying and evaluating acquisition targets to support revenue and EBITDA growth objectives.

  • Build and maintain a strong network of advisors and industry contacts to source potential acquisition opportunities in Europe, with a focus on DACH and Scandinavia.

  • Lead end-to-end transaction execution, including due diligence, negotiation, and integration planning, in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external partners.

  • Evaluate acquisition opportunities, with a primary focus on high-growth businesses that are already profitable or have a clear runway to profitability.

  • Identify targets that either widen product capability or expand market share, with transformational opportunities of lower priority.

  • Drive and coordinate strategic projects that support the company’s growth ambitions.

  • Serve as a point person between different departments, fostering collaboration and alignment on key initiatives.

  • Coordinate project execution, monitor progress, and address any issues or obstacles, to ensure timely delivery.

  • Support the implementation of company strategy, integrating acquired solutions and driving cross-selling initiatives to maximize value for customers.

  • Collaborate with the product team to identify opportunities for product expansion and develop strategies for selling to existing and new customer segments.



  • 10+ years’ experience preferred.

  • Experience required in one or more of M&A, corporate development, private equity, investment banking and strategy consulting.

  • A track record of independently sourcing and leading successful M&A transactions strongly preferred.

  • Network within and experience of the SaaS industry a bonus.

  • Cash & treasury management experience a plus.

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic project management, with the ability to prioritize initiatives and drive cross-functional collaboration.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

  • Fluent in English; proficiency in Finnish and / or German is a plus but not essential.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher

  • Willingness to travel