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                                                 SELECTED REFERENCES


Strategic Analysis

  • Second opinion of a pulp strategy
  • Strategic overview of pulp market opportunities in fluff pulp
  • Dissolving wood pulp market entry opportunity for a potential producer
  • Site selection for a greenfield pulp mill in Eastern Europe
  • Second opinion on growth strategy for VSF manufacturer

Operations Improvement

  • Maximizing the production of a Western European pulp mill
  • Several studies & analyses for conversion from paper grade to dissolving grade
  • Maximizing the production of a Nordic pulp mill
  • Kraft-pulp mill conversion - planning and project evaluation in Europe

New Business Opportunities

  • Feasibility studies of different pulp mills in Europe and Latin America (BSKP, BEKP and DVP)
  • Evaluation of dissolving pulp business opportunity for a paper-grade pulp producer
  • Global unbleached kraft pulp market review
  • BCTMP market opportunity assessment
  • Impact of Chinese P&P restructuring on fibre demand
  • Global overview of fluff pulp markets with end use analysis

M&A Services

  • Acquisition of North American pulp company
  • Acquisition of North American specialty pulp company
  • Sales of innovative technology for VSF manufacturer

Strategic Analysis

  • Evaluation of packaging business growth opportunities for three North American producers
  • Assessment of global cartonboard markets and preparation entry strategies
  • Evaluation of selected niche cartonboard markets and an entry strategy
  • Strategic conversion opportunity to kraftliner for a European client
  • Market entry opportunities in virgin fiber-based liner business for a European client
  • Business analysis of a European kraft paper producer for a potential buyer
  • Business strategy for a global pulp and paper company

M&A Services

  • M&A-related transactions in MG and greaseproof papers
  • Technical, environmental, business and financial due diligence of a European P&P mill
  • Technical due diligence of a specialty paper company’s paper mills globally and selected European mills in relation to a successful merger
  • Several cartonboard-related transactions both unsuccessful buy-side mandates and on-going work
  • Business due diligence of a European packaging company
  • Technical and environmental due diligence of a European SC manufacturer for a potential buyer
  • Acquisition analysis for an American kraft paper producer

New Business Opportunities

  • Global analysis of the main end uses and underlying trends in liquid packaging board
  • Global cartonboard (SBS, FBB, CUK) and cost competitiveness, market and end use analysis incl. converter and brand owner interviews
  • FBB and specialty paperboard competitive environment analysis in Europe
  • Global kraftliner and semi-chemical fluting market overview and evaluation of business opportunities for a new BM integrated into pulp production
  • Feasibility of liner project for a European producer with raw material availability and price forecast
  • Market opportunities in kraft papers in Europe
  • Analysis of global sack paper and paper sack markets with trend and substitution analysis
  • Market and competitive environment overview of global kraftliner and semi-chemical fluting markets including trade flow analysis for a Russian client

Operations Improvement

  • Quick fix analysis with focus on low CAPEX investments for a European printing & writing paper mill
  • Evaluation of conversion opportunities for a European newsprint mill
  • Conversion potential of a European fine paper mill
  • Technical production support for a European paper mill
  • Cost-saving improvement for paper mill

M&A Services

  • Technical due diligence of a European tissue mill with converting plans
  • Business due diligence of a European tissue mill with converting plans
  • Acquisition and post-merger analysis of a European tissue producer
  • Due diligence of assets of a large North American tissue producer’s mills
  • Divestiture of a Latin American tissue company

New Business Opportunities

  • Global tissue market and value chain analyses
  • Overview of Latin American tissue markets
  • Tissue market analysis and raw material availability for a European producer
  • Feasibility study of tissue mill
  • Tissue business market entry strategy

Strategic Analysis

  • Development of an energy strategy for a global paper company
  • Evaluation of a potential power plant site in Europe
  • Evaluation of energy generating options for a European paper mill
  • Biogas strategy for production on an industrial scale
  • Second opinion on power plant investment
  • Preparation of an investment support application for the EU

Operations Improvement

  • Health check of power plants for a global pulp & paper company
  • Service portfolio and business models for energy efficiency services
  • Improvement potential of energy assets of a European paper company

New Business Opportunities

  • Analysis of biogas potential related to wastewater sludge from pulp and paper mills
  • Future European electricity markets scenarios
  • Renewable energy opportunities in Brazil, India and China
  • Analysis of global pellet markets and related business opportunities
  • Prospects for production and feasibility of Bio-SNG
  • Evaluation of new biogas business opportunities
  • Second opinion on bio coal as a future fuel
  • Evaluation of biodiesel and bioethanol businesses
  • Evaluation of green energy opportunities at a mill site in Europe

Strategic Analysis

  • Product strategy for biorefinery
  • Strategic analyses of biobased business opportunities
  • Strategic lignin business opportunities and end-use markets
  • Review of paper industry issues and their impact on a major European chemical company

Operations Improvement

  • Holistic concept of bio-product mill
  • Bioproduct utilization impact on operational efficiency
  • IPR - Inventions, patents and licensing for industrial clients
  • Due diligence and assessment of operations improvement for a chemical manufacturer based in South America
  • Assessment of all plants and design of an operations improvement program for a multinational chemicals and plastics company

New Business Opportunities

  • Business potential assessment for biorefinery products: methanol, lignin and tall oil derivatives
  • Evaluation of biorefinery business opportunities (e.g. lignin, tall oil, turpentine)
  • Development of a global CTO supply and demand balance
  • Business studies of lignosulfonates and kraft lignin markets
  • Feasibility study of biorefinery project

M&A Services

  • Evaluation of potential partners for biomass tolling

Strategic Analysis

  • Wood sourcing plan for a pulp mill in Northern Europe incl. mill gate price analysis
  • Impact assessment of a forestry strategy plan in Finland
  • Evaluation of forest development strategy in a Southeast Asian country
  • WACC analysis of Latin American forest assets

New Business Opportunities

  • Wood availability analysis for a pulp mill in Northern Europe
  • Wood availability analysis for a pulp & paper mill in Northern Europe
  • Wood cost calculation in Finland and Northern Europe
  • Evaluation of biomass availability and price in Finland

M&A Services

  • Evaluation of acquisition targets in Latin America (plywood/panelboard)
  • Transaction negotiations regarding a panelboard business in Uruguay
  • Transaction negotiations regarding a panelboard business in Ecuador
  • Transaction negotiations for a plywood and panelboard producer in Brazil
  • Acquisition analysis of a European panelboard producer
  • Acquisition analysis of a Nordic panelboard producer

New Business Opportunities

  • Plywood market overview and cost competitiveness
  • Market analysis of wood chips

Strategy Analysis

  • Sawmill acquisition operations in Baltics
  • Non-core wood processing business divestiture in Nordics
  • Forest company divesture of sawmilling business in Baltics