Lars Wikholm is the Managing Partner at ProMan Oy (IMAP Finland) which he established in 1988. Lars has been involved in more than 70 transactions across a broad range of industries, with special expertise in manufacturing, industrial and facility services, engineering, staffing and technical trade and wholesale. Most of these have been sell-side transactions and every fourth transaction has been cross-border. Prior to establishing the firm, Lars worked in sales and managerial positions in the international oil & gas industry in the US and Europe. This included Wärtsilä Marine and Valmet in the oil and gas industry, being in charge of the Great Britain and North American sales offices. He has a strong operative mid-market background, with experience as a turnaround manager in 13 companies and as a board member of numerous Finnish companies.
Practice Areas: M&A, Sell-Side Transactions.
Sector Expertise: Manufacturing, Industrial and Facility services, Engineering, Staffing and Technical Trade, and Wholesale.
Lars has an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Åbo Akademi, Finland and is a Certified Adviser (CA) for the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki First North Stock Exchange.
ProMan Oy (IMAP Finland) is one of the leading independent M&A advisories in Finland. The firm offers advisory services for owners, managers, Finnish companies, larger international groups and private equity companies. ProMan currently employs eight M&A professionals, all fluent in English, Finnish and Swedish with hands-on operative and managerial backgrounds. ProMan has completed more than 140 transactions since year 2000.