Sentica Partners purchase YIT´s investment, lease management and financial administration services

A fund managed by Sentica Partners Oy acquires the investment, lease management and financial administration services of YIT Building Systems. As a result of the purchase, the largest independent operator in the field in Finland will be created. The new enterprise, Corbel Oy, will operate nation‐wide offering specialist services in property management to investors, users and tenants. The aim of the company is to offer real estate investors the best possible profit for investments and safeguard the properties from interrupted use. As the responsible market leader, the new company will also continually develop its operations with the aid of its cultivated knowledge in real estate. The purchase price will not be released.

Attachments: Corbel press release 21.5.2008

Sentica Partners acquires majority of EMS company

The Finnish private equity investor Sentica Partners has acquired 60 percent of Oy Darekon Ltd. The previous owners of the company, Mr. Kai Orpo and Mr. Henri Orpo, remain as minority shareholders through their company Dinos Investment Oy. The focus customer sectors of Darekon are medical and industrial electronics, where outsourcing is still increasing. The transaction is aiming at expanding and developing Darekon´s operations through both organic growth and acquisitions. The goal of the company is to become the leading contract manufacturer of medical electronics in the Nordic region.

Attachments: Darekon press release 11.2.2008

Cybercom and Plenware to join forces

Cybercom is acquiring Plenware, an IT consultancy with 550 employees and operations in Finland, Estonia, Romania, and China. Together, the companies (1) form a new, leading Nordic consultancy specialised in telecom, Internet, media (TIM) and industry, (2) strengthen both organisations, and (3) enhance and broaden service offerings to their customers.

Attachments: Plenware press release 21.12.2007

Sentica Partners sells Elematic Group to Pamplona Capital Management

Finnish investors led by private equity investor Sentica Partners sell Elematic Group Oy to a private equity fund managed by Pamplona Capital Management LLP. Sentica and other investors acquired Elematic from Consolis in August 2006, whereafter the company has been able to increase the revenues by tens of percents up to almost 100 MEUR – organically and through acquisitions – and double the EBIT.

Attachments: Elematic press release 17.9.2007