Fit for purpose

Our services

We deliver impact through best fitting customer solutions. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all methods, instead our projects are tailored by our experienced team. Consequently our clients include executives and owners who appreciate insightful, relevant and pragmatic counsel from their advisors. Our client projects are related to the following topics in the company agenda, please click for details and examples.


Clear strategy is a must-have for any organization to succeed in reaching its goals. August Associates support their clients in identifying and evaluating strategic alternatives and choosing a strategic direction for execution. Often August clients appreciate the value of evaluating multiple scenarios and devising alternative plans instead of one single fixed plan. At times, the strategy process is purpose driven, without forgetting the fact-base for decision making.

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Please contact: Jani Ariluoto

See our latest Voice article on Strategy: Generative AI as part of strategy work

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Mergers, acquisitions and divestments are powerful means for companies and investors to accelerate or unlock value creation. August Associates works with both private equity investors and corporations to realize value from their transactions, across the investment lifecycle.

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Please contact: Tomi Ere

​See our latest Voice article on Transactions: Unlocking value with joint ventures

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Performance Improvement

Some companies face the challenge of prolonged poor performance, while others prepare in advance for market headwind or look to realize their full potential before major strategic or ownership changes. Regardless of the situation, addressing topline, cost, as well as capital levers are key in holistically improving a company’s performance. August supports its clients in performance improvement, ranging from potential analysis and target setting to managing turnaround programs and hands-on delivering the impact together with the client.

Interested in hearing more? Please contact: Mikko Pulkkinen

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Modern knowledge intensive work highlights the importance of organizational performance on individual, team and corporate levels. August Associates support their clients both in analyzing the bottle necks of performance and in transforming organizations towards higher performance. High performing organizations have not only a fit-for-purpose organizational design, but also well-tuned management processes which are aligned with the overall management model and culture. August was originally established as a consultancy to support companies to develop their management models to become more shareholder value driven. After two decades, high performing organization continues to be an even more important topic as all industries become more knowledge intensive.

Interested in hearing more?
Please contact: Tuomo Harju

See our latest Voice article on Organization: Do you really know what drives your team members?

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Financial Steering

Financial steering is about providing transparency to company’s financial performance (e.g. P&L, balance sheet, cash-flow) now, in the past, and in the future. Financial steering practices comprise target setting, planning & budgeting, forecasting, and continuous reporting. These steering practices should bring relevant ‘structure’ for the company to navigate ahead in the uncertain world and provide adequate agility to change the course, when needed. August Associates support their clients in developing financial steering practices and Finance’s overall business partnering capabilities holistically from concept design to testing and implementation.​

Interested in hearing more?Please contact: Markus Valoaho

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Customer value creation is at the heart of every business. Customer value can be delivered when company has adequate customer insights, purposeful offering, and an optimal way of working both internally and towards the customers. August Associates support their clients to deepen customer understanding, to develop offerings which deliver exceptional customer experience, to set profit maximizing prices and to measure the value creation both for the customers and the company itself.

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Please contact: Juha Martikainen

See our latest Voice article on Commercial: Learnings from combatting cost inflation

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Companies are continuously looking for opportunities to improve their operations. Increased amount of data is offering new opportunities, while evolving customer needs and competition set demands to continuously improve operational excellence. In addition, sustainability is a strong driver for companies to consume less resources and produce less waste. August Associates work with their clients to design and implement new operating models and to optimize processes – both in manufacturing and service industries.

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Please contact: Olli Lehtonen

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Climate change and loss of biodiversity, the two issues related to environmental sustainability, are today’s prominent challenges threatening humankind and the whole biosphere. Considerable changes to our lifestyle – including economic activity – are needed to maintain our planet as livable. And companies must also do their part. While sustainability appears differently in different industries and types of business, all companies have one thing in common: sustainability is nowadays high on the strategic agenda. August Associates help their clients practically integrate sustainability with other strategic questions in various contexts. These include, for example, strategy work that embodies the sustainability perspective, financial steering development to incorporate the cost of CO2 as a key performance measure, commercialization of attractive green offerings, and supply chain & sourcing development to reduce emissions from the supply base.

Interested in hearing more? Please contact: Juha Martikainen

See our latest Voice article on Sustainability: Implementing sustainability lens in business steering

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Most industries are in the midst of an unprecedented era of change driven by evolving technologies and digitalization. August Associates support their clients in assessing the emerging opportunities and threats for their businesses, as well as in devising strategies and executing initiatives in the rapidly changing environment. Digitalization cuts across most management topics introducing new business opportunities as well as a host of possibilities to improve customer experience, process efficiency and operational agility.

Interested in hearing more?
Please contact: Markus Valoaho

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