Midaxo drives M&A value creation by:
Midaxo offers a cloud-based platform for companies to systematize and run their M&A and other complex management processes. Easy-to-use and highly configurable, the Midaxo Platform enables M&A teams to manage their complex activities from deal sourcing and valuation through transaction and integration.
Geared to the buy-side M&A, the Midaxo Platform has earned praise from M&A professionals in $120 billion technology giants to challengers with $50 million in revenue. Midaxo has won several prestigious awards by M&A industry publications such as Acquisition International, M&A Today, and ACQ5.
Our team has extensive M&A knowledge and top software development know-how.
Our development team has a deep understanding of SaaS concepts and previous experience building commercially successful software solutions. Our management team has hands-on experience with M&A – success in multiple cross-border deals, contract negotiations and carrying out due diligence processes through to managing post-merger integration. With a background in global corporate management roles, our team is skilled in international sales, marketing and business development.
Ari J. Salonen – CEO
With senior management experience in four start-ups and a public software company in the Boston area, Ari drives Midaxo customers’ continued success in the US. He understands M&A professionals’ issues personally, having worked on all aspects of M&A and restructuring activity as a consultant with McKinsey & Company’s Boston office.
Kalle Kilpi – Founder, Products & BD
Kalle is a successful software entrepreneur. He is the founder of Aspida Ltd and co-founded the related company Suomen Tilaajavastuu Oy (which has over 20 000 customers). Kalle specializes in product management, customer experience management and developing associated services.
Jani Siivola – CTO
Jani is accomplished in agile software development methods and software architecture. He’s an experienced technical project manager and efficiently coordinates the design and implementation of all new Midaxo features with our development team. Jani has a keen interest in researching new technologies.
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Jennifer Linehan – VP Global Sales
Jennifer has over 10 years of sales and sales leadership experience for SaaS companies. She was a founding member of HubSpot's first international headquarters in Europe and spent many years training new sales reps and developing sales processes. Jennifer loves sales coaching and is a big believer in sales and marketing alignment.
Karim Elmorsi – VP Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Karim has a background in mergers & acquisitions, post-merger integration, joint ventures, IT and supply chain management. He has hands-on experience in the acquisition and post-merger integration of more than 25 M&A / JV deals since 2005 across Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
Maria Häggblom – Business Controller
Maria has a long experience in developing several companies’ Finance and HR departments, both from the employee and shareholder perspective. This experience allows Maria to contribute to Midaxo as responsible for Finance, HR and Administration.
Kaija Katariina Erkkilä – Founder & Chairperson
Kaija Katariina has 30 years of executive experience in global M&A, and is a recognized M&A and integration expert. Kaija Katariina has global business experience in sales, marketing, and general management. Her latest publication (with Anneli Valpola) is M&A Coach – Value from Integration.
Anders Brenner – Board Member
Anders is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of EOC Capital, an investment arm alongside EOC Partners LLP. Anders has some 20 years experience from the financial markets mainly working with Technology companies in roles as analyst, advisor, investor as well as entrepreneur. Prior to EOC Capital, Anders was a Co-founder and CEO of Redeye and he currently sits on the board of e-commerce company Designonline.
Markus Lankinen – Board Member
Markus is an established angel investor and startup coach. He’s founder of Forte Netservices (exited to DNA) and Langen, as well as Chairman of the Board for Milestone, Fountain Park and Midaxo. He’s currently managing partner at Langen and board member of several other companies and organizations.
Bob Suh – Board Member
Bob is the founder and chief executive officer of OnCorps and prior to that, he was Accenture’s global chief technologist. Bob also runs a venture fund seeded by Accenture management that focuses on early stage technology and cloud companies. He played a key role in founding and funding MariaDB and was an investor in several successfully acquired companies.