MBO / MBI – we help executives to become entrepreneurs

We advise CEO-s in Management Buy-Outs (MBO) when owners wish to exit from the company and management is motivated to acquire the ownership from the current owners.
In Mangement Buy-In (MBI) situations we bring together the CEO, the target company and capital.

Executive Search

Kaasik Karolin Partners focuses on recruiting C-level executives for small, medium and large companies.
Every year we place CEOs and CEO´s direct subordinates, Chairmen and Non-Executive Director into companies owned by entrepreneurs, private equity, venture capital funds, or family office shareholders.

About Us

About Us

Ott Karolin is a Partner at Kaasik Karolin Partners since October 2018. Ott has more than 25 years of management experience in different senior management boards and teams operating in highly dynamic environments. His focus has been on corporate governance, sales and marketing and human resources management. He has been driving culture change, start-up and change management in different organizations in financial, FMCG and real estate sectors.

Ott has extensive experience as CEO and senior management Board Member in several business sectors. He has been working with different customer oriented businesses through growth and recession periods. He has been the chairman of Eesti Talleks Supervisory Board for 5 years, a member of City Motors AS and a member of the Board of Baltic Workboats AS.

Ott has a bachelor’s degree in engineering (cum laude) from the Estonian University of Life Sciences and an EMBA degree from the Aalto University of Business. Ott speaks Estonian, English, Russian and Finnish.

Avo Kaasik is the Managing Partner of Kaasik Karolin Partners since October 2018. Avo has been an entrepreneur and an investor for the past 10 years – before that he advised clients within the field of Corporate Finance. In 2008 Avo founded an investment company called Masa Invest, which since December 2015 is owned by Ingman Group (Finland). Masa Invest owned several production companies within food, furniture, ship repair, recycling of lead-acid batteries and bioenergy industries in Estonia, Latvia and Russia.

Avo has been CEO and COB to many of the portfolio companies. During December 2016 – September 2018 Avo was a Partner at Amrop Tallinn office, being responsible for many larger executive search projects in Estonia and also on pan-Baltic level. His strengths are business development, private equity, strategy creation and leading management groups.

Avo has a bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (2000) and a master's degree from the University of Tartu (2005). Avo speaks Estonian, English, Russian and Swedish.



Based on our long-term personal experience and extensive network, we connect businesses with leaders.
We are generalists and work with all major industries:

  • Industrials
  • Infrastructure
  • IT and Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Media & Telecom
  • Energy
  • Business Services

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