Leading Nordic super premium ice cream manufacturer 3 Friends partners with Sentica to accelerate growth in Northern Europe

3 Friends has grown in less than ten years to offer its tubs and sticks with natural ingredients to over 5,000 stores in Sweden and Finland, with over €10 million in revenue. The partnership with Sentica is another key strategic step in the company’s growth plan, following the significant investments in recent years to strengthen the organisation, expand production capacity and introducing new product categories.

With the additional support, 3 Friends aims to speed up its expansion into new markets with the purpose of creating a new Nordic consumer brand success story. "With the knowledge and resources of the three founders we have managed to reach the current stage, but we recognised the need for added resources in order to take the next step. During discussions with Sentica we felt that our ideas about the future of the company are very much in line", comments the Chief Executive Officer Heikki Huotari about the transaction.

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Leading Finnish workwear brand Dimex gains Sentica as a new majority owner

Finnish private equity company Sentica will support Dimex in its future growth. Dimex is a family company founded in 1982 in Leppävirta, Northern Savonia region in Finland. The company is known for heavy duty workwear and no bullsh*t dimexattitude. In the transaction, Sentica will become the majority owner of the company and current owners, the Krogerus family and Petteri Tirkkonen, will remain as significant minority owners. Riitta, Tuire and Pete will continue in the Dimex management. “With Sentica we will get air under our wings. Our values and dreams are in line and that is what makes us such a great combo. We had to consider this decision very carefully, but the dominating feeling at the moment is excitement” comments Riitta Krogerus.

Press release Dimex June 2 2021

Sentica has sold all of its shareholding in Solteq

The funds managed by Sentica, consisting of Sentica Buyout III Ky and Sentica Buyout III Co-Investment Ky (together “Sentica”), have sold all of their shareholding in Solteq Plc (“Solteq”). Sentica has sold today a total 4,801,293 shares in Solteq to a group of institutional investors at a price of EUR 4.70 per share.

“We announced on 26 April 2021 our plans to reduce Sentica’s ownership in Solteq. While Solteq is positioned to continue to perform well in the future, it was now time for us to sell down our ownership and finalise our exit. The share sale carried carried out today enabled many renowned investors to become shareholders in Solteq, which will provide an excellent basis for both the current and new shareholders to continue from, says Sentica’s Managing Partner Mika Uotila.

OP Corporate Bank plc acted as Sole Bookrunner in connection with the share sale. Borenius Attorneys Ltd acted as Sentica’s legal advisor.


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Vesivek issues a three-year SEK 300 million senior secured bond

The parent company of Vesivek Group, HLRE Holding Oy has successfully issued a new three-year senior secured bond in an amount of SEK 300 million. The market timing of the bond was favorable, and it was well-received by the investors. The diversified lender base comes from many geographies, among others, the Nordics, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Spain.

Press release February 15 2021

Vesivek acquires Salaojakympit – the underground drain renovation specialist complements Vesivek’s roof renovation concept

Finland’s leading roof renovation and installation service provider Vesivek acquires Salaojakympit, the largest domestic provider of underground drain renovations to small residential houses. Following the merger, Vesivek Group is the largest roofing, gutter, roof security and subsurface drainage service provider in the Nordic countries, with net sales of €115 million and approximately 800 employees.

Press release Vesivek February 12 2021

Citec Group issues a 4-year SEK 290 million senior secured bond and aims to continue profitable growth

A new parent company of Citec Group issues a senior secured bond amounting to SEK 290 million. The group aims to continue profitable growth with medium-term target revenues of EUR 100 million and a minimum EBITDA margin of 10%.

Announcement Citec February 11 2021