Jyri Knaapinen

About Jyri

Jyri joined VALOR in 2019. He has since been engaged in several client assignments focusing on the ICT sector, but also including a wide range of other industries. Prior to joining VALOR, Jyri did his BSc at Aalto University’s School of Business, majoring in Finance. In the near future, he will acquire his MSc from the same school. Alongside his studies, Jyri gained expertise in the financial industry by working in a fund management company, but after doing his internship at VALOR and gaining a better insight into the company, he was happy to join the team himself.


Jyri has expertise especially but not limited to client assignments in the ICT sector. Being engaged in various types of client case, ranging from financial and commercial due diligence to corporate strategy, has helped him to better understand the various roles of advisory and recognize possibilities for creating value for clients. Jyri has also been able to take advantage of his existing skillset in finance, while supporting clients in crafting their business plans and making important strategic decisions.

Chosen examples of the cases:

  • Fiber roll-out strategy for a Finnish energy company
  • Entry strategy for a Nordic telecommunications company considering a new geographical market
  • Financial and commercial due diligence in acquisition for a medium-sized ICT firm
  • Sales material preparation for a Finnish SME company’s sales process
  • Advisory to a Finnish listed company on the acquisition of a SaaS company


Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Aalto University School of Business

Outside the Office

Outside the office, Jyri enjoys sports of all kinds, ranging from gym to badminton. Being outdoors, and especially combining nice weather with fishing or hunting, is something Jyri really enjoys. In addition to maintaining an active lifestyle and managing intensive work, Jyri places great value on relaxation and taking it easy with his family and friends.