Yönäkö® means “night vision” in Finnish.

Like the deep darkness of night forests in the wilderness of Finland, transactions of all kinds involve the unknown and unforeseen. Due diligence and good counsel are critical spotlights. But, how do investors and owners know if they have done enough to preserve the value of the target and acquirer, their investment fund, their family wealth?

The Yönäkö® approach changes the focus of valuation for transaction planning from a dark forest and a number with a blank stare to a collaborative process of exploration and quantitative sight-gaining.

And . . . before and after the transaction, we assist in shedding light, where needed, on the intangible assets and intellectual property in the darkest part of the forest.

Our goal? Stewardship of the value of precious, often-irreplaceable assets.


Value without innovation becomes incremental, non-differentiable value creation. Innovation without value tends to be technology-driven market pioneering . . . shooting beyond what buyers are ready to accept and pay for and laying eggs for other people to hatch. Value innovation occurs only when companies align innovation with utility, price, and cost positions.

W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

Decision Context:

  • Transaction advisory
    • Financial analysis and structuring
  • Regulatory reporting
    • Purchase price allocation
    • Goodwill and intangible asset impairment
    • Derivatives valuation and share-based compensation
  • Succession planning & wealth preservation
    • Estate and gift tax support
    • Succession and exit planning initiatives