The demand for Scandinavian language skills have increased over the past couple of weeks. Several of the boutiques in London are currently looking for Swedish and Norwegian native speakers to help with relationship building in the M&A process.

It is a good opportunity to make the move from the banks into the investment boutiques. The Scandinavian market is still very vibrant and we see a lot of London based teams doing deals up there.

It appeals to many Nordic companies to work with a UK M&A house since it opens up a gateway into another market. Many of the companies already have plans to expand into the rest of Europe and can see it as a natural step to choose a London based corporate finance team for the job.

The strongest Nordic sectors at the moment are TMT, Energy and Industrials. Candidates with previous experience in it, together with Swedish/ Norwegian/ Danish language skills are very well sought after. Candidates can expect strong career progression as well as financial rewards