IMAP Appoints New Head of M&A in UK to Scale the Business

Karri Vuori has been appointed as Managing Partner of its UK team in a move that aims to rapidly build the team and scale IMAP’s corporate finance business in the UK in response to client demand and market opportunity. IMAP globally has had a strong start to the year completing 92 transactions worth over $3 billion since January 2023 of which 8 involved the UK. IMAP UK focuses on M&A, debt advisory, independent IPO advisory and corporate finance related services across all sectors.

The majority of IMAP deals globally are sell-side advisory for primarily privately held companies and spin-offs from large groups. IMAP is a partner-driven, client-focused independent, cross-border M&A advisory with 450 M&A professionals globally with a specific focus on the mid-market targeting deal values between $20 - 500 million.  

IMAP Chairman, Jurgis V. Oniunas, commented:

“Karri’s appointment will complement the team’s unique understanding of the UK market and we are very happy to welcome him as part of our global team.  Karri is a true dealmaker and embodies the IMAP values of deep mid-market experience and excellence in execution combined with high levels of client commitment and personal trust. It is fitting that the IMAP organisation, in its 50th commemorative year, still embodies the original aims of uniting in the need to grow and help mid-market businesses and we wish the team every success on their own path to growth.”

Managing Partner of IMAP UK, Karri Vuori added:

“I’m really looking forward to working with the global IMAP team. The vast majority of global M&A transactions involve entrepreneurial businesses in the mid-market where there is a real demand for senior, partner-led advice built on a relationship of trust and integrity with genuine global reach. The IMAP team shares my personal values of always providing the right advice and doing the right thing by clients, staff and society. I’m delighted to be joining a firm that is consistently in the Top 10 mid-market advisories with over 200 deals annually while maintaining a culture of closeness and empathy to its mainly entrepreneurial clients by having 100% partner involvement at all stages of a deal.”


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