Casper Larsen, M&A Specialist – Finance and Valuation
Who am I
I have a degree in Economics and Business Administration in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School. I joined Grundfos Vietnam as a consultant in 2009 and have since then had different positions throughout the group.
It is a job that requires an effective and systematic management of internal and external stakeholders, not to mention the importance of being detail-oriented and to have a quick response time.
How I make a difference
Finding the right path can sometimes take time. After different positions within Finance, I am currently pursuing new challenges as a M&A Specialist in our fairly new M&A department in Corporate Affairs. We are a small team that assists with identifying possibilities in order to reach our strategic goals through e.g. acquisitions. It is a job that requires an effective and systematic management of internal and external stakeholders, not to mention the importance of being detail-oriented and to have a quick response time.
We decidely work closely with our group management members and the board of directors, as most considerations are of very strategic importance. We are a small team of four people, and we therefore rely a lot on internal stakeholders when evaluating possible acquisitions.
My career in Grundfos has covered several countries. With experience from Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, I can honestly say that I have gained valuable international insight into my profession as well as Grundfos. For me, this is extremely attractive and what made me choose Grundfos in the first place. However, the reason for me staying is different. During the first few years, I quickly discovered that Grundfos enables you to develop and grow professionally in line with your interests and career perspectives.
Being back in Denmark, my wife and three kids got the opportunity to move into one of the Grundfos houses that are located basically just across the street from my office. I really value that Grundfos is interested in helping me to both have a career but also to have a reasonable work-life balance. I usually say that Grundfos is almost like a big family. The company has a genuine ability to care for its employees, helping us through ups and downs.