Sentica

Sentica is an independent private equity company focusing on investing in and developing small and mid-sized companies with a Finnish origin. 

We are dedicated to driving real change and success in the companies we invest in. We focus on identifying business opportunities in companies and in teaming up with people with whom we share passion and a strategic vision. We are a long-term responsible owner and a good partner to all stakeholders who we work with. Together we can reach the next level.

We are a team of 15 professionals with extensive experience in fields such as private equity, consulting, investment banking and various industrial sectors. Through our three offices in Helsinki, Tampere and Kuopio we are able to provide exceptional local expertise. Sentica is owned by its seven partners and the company is a member of the Finnish Venture Capital Association.

Leading Finnish institutional investors and high-quality European fund of funds have committed some EUR 480 million to Sentica's current funds. In 2016 Sentica’s portfolio companies employed over 3,000 professionals in total and their combined turnover exceeded EUR 700 million.

Brief history

  • 2004

    Sentio and Teknia are merged to form Sentica.

  • 2005

    Sentica sharpens strategy and focuses on growth financing and buyout investments. First buyout fund (Sentica Growth Fund II) is raised.

  • 2007

    Sentica establishes a separate team focusing on healthcare investments and Healthcare fund is raised.

  • 2009

    Sentica focuses on small and mid-sized buyout investments and divests its regional small cap fund management business to Canelco Capital, which is founded by its key employees. Second buyout fund (Sentica Buyout Fund III) is raised.

  • 2013

    Third buyout fund (Sentica Buyout IV) is raised.

  • 2017

    Fourth buyout fund (Sentica Buyout V) is raised.

Investment strategy

Our investment strategy is based on proactively sourcing investment opportunities with sustainable value creation potential. We believe that better businesses are built by combining passion, people and resources.

We make controlling stake investments in Finnish companies operating in various industries with sales typically in a range of EUR 10-100 million. 

From a business development point of view it is essential that the company has growth opportunities via, for example, internationalization, product/service offering expansion, new strategy or sector consolidation. We invest in profitable and cash flow positive companies. We do not make turn around investments. We seek to build and develop businesses together with the prior owners and have achieved such co-ownerships in a majority of our investments.

 

Responsible Investing

We are committed to include ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) as an integral part of our business model. The aim is to mitigate risks and to enable our portfolio companies to capture opportunities for long-term sustainable growth, value creation, competitiveness and profitability. We seek to be a responsible owner and partner to all stakeholders with whom we work with. 

Attachments: Sentica Responsible Investment Policy

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