Mercell engages Jacob Møller as interim Head of M&A

Jacob Møller (left) and Terje Wibe, CEO of Mercell, foto: Christian Lien

Jacob Møller has been engaged as interim Head of M&A at Mercell. He will take lead on accelerating Mercell’s European growth strategy by building a permanent M&A-function that can drive this agenda in the future. Jacob has 20 years of M&A experience, primarily from Schibsted Media Group where he headed the M&A function from 2008 to 2019. He has been involved in numerous transactions and investments covering everything from large transformational deals, corporate venture activity and capital markets transactions.

Jacob is the ideal candidate to take lead in Mercell’s offensive M&A agenda. He comes from Schibsted where M&A for years has been a crucial part of building Schibsted’s international portfolio of marketplace operations, and he has been involved in numerous successful international transactions, says CEO Terje Wibe

Mercell is the leading platform provider for public e-tendering and procurement in the Nordics and aims to become the leading player in Europe through organic growth and acquisitions. During the last two years Mercell has acquired six companies and will continue to look for profitable companies with solid market positions and good cultural fit in the European market.

Jacob Møller is today an independent consultant working with a few selected companies, and he will keep on working with selected projects outside Mercell. Møller also chairs the board of Porterbuddy AS and Konciv AS and is a board member of Lendo AS and Borgestad ASA. He graduated cand. jur. from University of Oslo and has a LLM postgraduate degree from University of Cambridge.

About Mercell

Mercell Group is a leading e-tendering platform provider in Europe.

Our solutions simplify the public procurement process in accordance with EU regulations and improve interaction between buyers and suppliers. About 40.000 suppliers and buyers across Northern Europe use our system on a daily basis. Our international growth has been supported by Viking Venture – a specialized B2B SaaS investor in the Nordic market. Subsequent to an equity raise of NOK 450 million in June, Mercell was listed on Merkur Market on Oslo Stock Exchange in July 2020.We are currently 275 enthusiastic employees represented in ten countries. Our head office is in Oslo, Norway.

Her kan du lese nyhetsartikkelen om Mercell i Finansavisen, 17.08.2020