A successful Merger and Acquisition (M&A) requires the input of a mutli-disciplinary team of experts with in-depth understanding of the industries in question. We focus on ensuring that our clients base their investment decisions on the best information and knowledge available so that their M&As create synergies of productivity, profitability, and stewardship.
Indufor is a preferred partner in transactional support in the forest industries. We assist our clients in the global biomass and forest industry value chain with purchaser and vendor due diligence, valuations and merger assessments. We also prepare marketing memoranda, conduct investor searches, and help clients in negotiation processes.
Indufor has successfully assisted clients in acquiring, divesting or merging resources, plants and distribution operations.
Our project experience includes:
- Assessment of Forestry and Wood Supply Plan of Future Pulp Mill in Paraguay (2021).
- Review of Current Mill Status and Investment Strategy for a Oceania based LVL Producer (2021).
- Due Diligence of Forest Assets and Industrial Processing Opportunity in Brazil (2021).
- Technical Due Diligence of Plywood Mill in an Asian Country (2020)
Managing Director Asia Pacific (AU)
Andrew Morton, Managing Director of Indufor Asia Pacific (Australia), holds a Bachelor of Forestry Science (Hons) degree from the Australian National University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in forest and plantation activities in temperate and tropical environments and provides specialist advice in management structuring for forest and plantation managers, investors and owners, and in developing sustainable forest management systems.
Andrew has wide experience in policy and commercial assessment in the forests and wood products sector, advising governments, industrialists, investors and financiers. This includes expert roles in relation to legal proceedings in a range of jurisdictions and acting as arbitrator to forest sector disputes.
Head of Forest Industry & Bio Solutions
Marcel Vroege, Head of Forest Industry & Bio Solutions, Asia Pacific, holds an Executive MBA from Waikato University, New Zealand (2000) and a degree in Wood Science (B Sc Hons) from Bangor University, North Wales (1992).
Marcel specializes in the analysis of wood and bio-based products industries and markets in the Asia Pacific region. Areas of special interest and expertise include organizational development, business strategies, cost competitiveness assessments, location assessments and reputation assessments of both companies and products. He has been engaged in numerous assignments globally, assisting local industries, as well as international companies. He has managed a wide range of assignments ranging from company restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic market and business assessments to market reviews, business and delivery chain analysis, and feasibility and cost competitiveness studies. He has undertaken assignments throughout the Asia Pacific region, Africa, and North and South America.
Jarno Seppälä, Head of Forest Industry and Biosolutions Consulting, holds a master’s degree in forest products’ marketing (MSc For) from the University of Helsinki (2001). Mr. Seppälä completed his thesis at Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA, in 2000.
Jarno Seppälä has extensive international knowledge of the primary and secondary wood products as well as bioenergy industries in Europe, Russia and North America. He has been actively involved in and/or managed complete business plans and other strategy formulations, sector studies, raw material, supply chain and market analysis including detailed end-use segmentation and client identification. His responsibilities also include feasibility studies, investment analysis and evaluations as well as due diligence and M&A assessments. Mr. Seppälä has experience in both the private and public sectors – from small local operators to large multinational companies and organisations.
Mr Seppälä is fluent in Finnish and English.
Mr Rantanen holds a master’s degree in forest economics (MSc For) from the University of Helsinki (1999). He has extensive experience in the international wood industry and trade with a strong background in forestry and wood procurement operations. He has worked in demanding sales roles in the timber industry, including softwood lumber, further processed wood and plywood products, and thermally modified wood products, throughout his career of over 15 years. He has extensive international knowledge of primary and secondary wood products in global wood products markets. During his consulting career, he has worked in various international feasibility and market studies and analyses, as well as business development projects related to the wood products industry.
Janne Löytömäki, Senior Consultant - Wood Products, holds a master’s degree in wood technology (M.S. Tech.) from the Helsinki University of Technology (1992).
Mr Löytömäki is specialized in wood technology, sawmilling and wood-based panels industry, operational, financial and economic analyses, and valuations. His tasks in investment and other industrial studies have included process planning, financial analyses, operational and technological assessments, implementation planning; development of cost accounting, monitoring and reporting systems; carrying out forest asset appraisals, and participating in due diligence teams.
Löytömäki is fluent in Finnish and English.