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VMP Group races towards growth and new opportunities

VMP Group strengthens its ownership base as funds managed by Sentica Partners acquire a majority stake in the company. The founding Savolainen family and the current management will retain a significant stake in the company.

Attachments: Press release VMP 19 September 2017

Konevuori joins TerraWise Group

The infrastructure construction company TerraWise adds a chapter to its growth story as Konevuori Oy joins the Group. The acquisition increases TerraWise’s civil construction capabilities and significantly enhances the company’s leading position in Southern Finland. Konevuori offers its customers a wide range of services including earthworks, soil and stone transportation, stone product selling, and machinery renting. Konevuori’s founder, Mr. Reijo Wuorio, remains in a key operating role and becomes an owner in the Group.

Attachments: Press release TerraWise 4 July 2017

A domestic partner to support RD Velho’s growth and development

RD Velho and Sentica Partners have on June 29, 2017 agreed on a transaction in which Sentica Partners’ fund becomes one of RD Velho’s owners. The transaction supports RD Velho’s development and growth to become a leading design and technology development company in Finland. All the current owners remain as owners after the transaction. 

Attachments: Press release RD Velho June 30 2017

Arme Oy and Saimaan Eristys Oy to merge

Sentica and Saimaan Eristys have entered into an agreement to merge Arme and Saimaan Eristys, two of the top industry experts that will now form Finland’s largest insulation and scaffolding Group. Both companies will continue to operate under their current names. In connection with the transaction, Sentica Kasvurahasto II has sold its entire ownership in Arme.

Sentica has raised a new 185 million euro fund to develop Finnish growth companies

Finnish private equity company Sentica Partners has raised its new Sentica Buyout V fund, which was closed at its 185 million euros hard cap. The fund is Sentica’s fourth buyout fund and like its predecessors, it focuses on developing Finnish lower mid-market companies.

Attachments: Sentica Partners press release April 3 2017

Trust is now Ropo Capital

Trust Kapital makes significant brand updates and changes its name. The Group’s umbrella brand will be Ropo Capital. The new name and visual appearance highlight the company’s Finnish origin.

Attachments: Press release Ropo Capital 16 February 2017

Sentica has sold its shares in Kotipizza Group Oyj

Sentica Buyout III Ky and Sentica Buyout III Co-Investment Ky (together "Sentica") have sold all of their shares in Kotipizza Group Oyj ("Kotipizza" or the "Company") in an accelerated book-building process (the "Share Sale"). Sentica sold altogether 4,020,618 shares in the Company, corresponding to approximately 63.3 percent of all the shares and votes in Kotipizza. The sale price in the Share Sale was EUR 9.50 per share and the gross sales proceeds of the Share Sale amounted to approximately EUR 38.2 million. After the Share Sale, Sentica does not own shares in the Company.

Attachments: Press release Kotipizza 9.2.2017

Sentica announces its intentions to offer shares in Kotipizza to institutional investors

Sentica Buyout III Ky and Sentica Buyout III Co-Investment Ky (together "Sentica"), intend to sell up to 4,020,618 shares in Kotipizza Group Oyj ("Kotipizza" or the "Company") (the "Shares") corresponding to approximately 63.3 per cent of all the outstanding shares of the Company (the "Share Sale"). The Shares represent all of the shares that Sentica owns in the Company. Sentica will decide the final number of the Shares to be sold based on investor demand.

Attachments: Press release Kotipizza 8.2.2017

Sentica Partners exploring options for its ownership in Kotipizza

Sentica Partners Oy’s funds “Sentica Buyout III Ky” and “Sentica Buyout III Co-Investment Ky” (together, “Sentica Partners”) have engaged Carnegie Investment Bank and Pareto Securities to explore options for reducing their ownership in Kotipizza Group Oyj (“Kotipizza”) in one or several stages. 

Attachments: Press release Kotipizza January 18 2017

Trust Kapital acquires Enfo Zender

Trust Kapital, the company specializing in receivables lifecycle management and financing, acquires the information logistics service provider Enfo Zender Oy in a share purchase deal. Enfo Zender’s information logistics business, including business operations and customers, is transferred to Trust Kapital in the transaction. With the acquisition, Trust Kapital’s revenue in 2017 will rise to over 40 million euros, and approximately one in six invoices in Finland will be delivered by the company.

Attachments: Press release Trust Kapital 17 January 2017