Verkanappulat, Lastentalo Mukulax and Apula to join forces – Growth plans backed by Sentica

Child day-care service providers Verkanappulat Oy, Lastentalo Mukulax Oy and Apula Oy join forces and aim to become a nation-wide day-care service provider. Funds managed by the Finnish private equity company Sentica become majority owner and partner of the new group. The owners of the companies retain a significant stake and continue as operating leaders in the group.

Attachments: Announcement Verkanappulat, Mukulax, Apula 29 November 2018

VMP strengthens its capabilities with acquisition of Henkilöstötalo Voima

VMP Group is strengthening its position in the Finnish HR services market by acquiring Henkilöstötalo Voima. Voima is specialized in the comprehensive development of its client companies, offering staffing services as well as recruitment services and personal evaluations. The acquisition includes the entire share capital of Yrityspalvelu Voima Oy, Voima Rakentaminen Oy and Työpalvelu Voima Oy.

Attachments: Company release VMP November 28 2018

Hammas Hohde to accelerate growth with backing from Sentica

The dental care service provider Hammas Hohde and Finnish private equity investor Sentica have signed a transaction in which funds managed by Sentica become Hammas Hohde’s majority owner to support the company in its accelerating growth. Hammas Hohde’s founder, oral and maxillofacial surgeon Mr. Ville Pesonen, and other key individuals remain as significant owners. At the same time, Hammas Hohde’s previous sponsor, Nordia Management, sells its ownership in the company.

Attachments: Announcement Hammas Hohde 20 November 2018

Tammermatic Group has been sold

Tammermatic Group Ltd has been sold to a local entrepreneur group from the Pirkanmaa region. The new owners will provide resources and knowhow for the further development of the traditional Finnish vehicle cleaning solutions manufacturer Tammermatic.

Attachments: Announcement Tammermatic November 9 2018

Ropo Capital initiates a strategic review to ensure the company’s continued strong growth

RopoHold Oyj’s (“Ropo Capital” or the “Company”) Board of Directors has been informed that the funds managed by the main owner, Sentica Partners Oy, have initiated a strategic review, with the aim of ensuring the continuity of Ropo Capital’s strong domestic growth and the Company’s internationalisation in the near future.

Attachments: Press release Ropo Capital October 23 2018

VMP Plc becomes listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange’s First North Finland market place

VMP Plc ("VMP" or the "Company") has completed its Initial Public Offering (the "Offering" or “IPO”) and becomes listed on the First North Finland market place maintained by Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. ("First North"). Trading in the Company’s shares started on June 19 2018. The final offer price of the shares (the “Final Offer Price”) in the Offering is EUR 5.00 per Offer Share (as defined below), corresponding to a market capitalization of approximately EUR 69.5 million following the Offering (approximately EUR 74.0 million assuming full exercise of the over-allotment option).

Attachments: Press release VMP June 19 2018

Administer acquires Silta and becomes Finland’s largest payroll company

Electronic financial management specialist Administer acquires Sentica’s portfolio company Silta from funds managed by Sentica and management. The acquisition will make Administer Finland’s largest payroll company.

Attachments: Press release Silta June 5 2018

Purkupiha Group grows by acquiring the business of SK-Purku

Purkupiha Group, which specializes in heavy and special demolition as well as recycling and re-use of building materials, grows by acquiring the business of SK-Purku Oy. With the acquisition, the Group strengthens its heavy demolition business particularly in Eastern Finland. Santeri Karell, the owner and founder of SK-Purku, remains in a key operating role and becomes an owner in the Group.

Attachments: Press release Purkupiha Group 9 May 2018

New partners to support SuperPark’s international growth

SuperPark and Sentica have on April 23, 2018 agreed on a transaction in which funds managed by Sentica and Tesi become owners of SuperPark. The transaction supports SuperPark’s international growth, which was successfully started in 2017. SuperPark’s founders remain as owners of the company also after the transaction.

Attachments: Press release SuperPark 24 April 2018

Purkupiha and Dammega form a full-service group in the demolition and recycling industry

A fund managed by the Finnish private equity company Sentica becomes majority owner of Purkupiha and Dammega in order to support the companies’ growth. The owners of both companies retain a significant stake and continue as operative leaders in the new group.

Attachments: Press release Purkupiha and Dammega 9 January 2018

We are moving

Sentica's office is moving on January 2, 2018. Our new address is Kasarmikatu 21 B, 00130 Helsinki (7th floor).

Ropo Capital issues a 3-year EUR 50 million senior secured bond

Ropo Capital Group’s parent company RopoHold Oy has issued a 50 million senior secured bond. The transaction was well received by the market and drew interest especially from Swedish and Norwegian investors.

Attachments: Press release Ropo 23 November 2017

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 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 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