Sentica Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Sentica Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Sentica Partners’ most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (11%) and information technology (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (80%) and growth capital (8%). In total, Sentica Partners has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Arme Oy for $29M.

In the last 3 years, Sentica Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (23%). Sentica Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Func Food Finland Oy for $25M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity61
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

Sentica Partners

Kasarmikatu 21 B, (7th floor),
Helsinki, 00130
Finland
www.sentica.fi

Sentica Partners is a private equity group focused on investing in and developing small to mid-sized Finnish companies. Sentica looks for businesses generating sales of €10 to €100 million. The Firm is a generalist investor, but areas of particular interest include IT services, healthcare services and products, business services, consumer goods, manufacturing, and engineering. Sentica Partners in its present form was founded in 2004. The Firm has offices in Helsinki and Kuopio.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Real Estate, Retail, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 32 3 2 1 - 1 39
vol $29M $29M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 19 - 1 2 - - 22
vol $22M $19M $25M $66M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dimex Oy 2021-06-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leppävirta, Finland · www.dimex.fi
Func Food Finland Oy 2019-09-11 25M USD Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.funcfood.com
Picnic Group 2019-05-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Helsinki, Finland · www.picnic.fi
Ropo Capital Oy 2019-02-25 - Secondary Buyout
Kuopio, Finland · www.ropocapital.fi
Verkanappulat Oy 2018-11-29 - Consolidation
Littoinen, Finland · www.verkanappulat.fi
Hammas Hohde Oy 2018-11-20 - Growth Capital
Kuopio, Finland · www.hammashohde.fi
Silta Oy 2018-06-06 19M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.silta.fi
Purkupiha Oy 2017-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lahti, Finland · www.purkupiha.fi
Eezy Oy 2017-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Turku, Finland · www.eezygroup.fi
Huld Oy 2017-06-30 - Growth Capital
Espoo, Finland · www.huld.io
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - 4 (10%) -
Information Technology - - 4 (10%) -
Construction 2 (14%) - 3 (8%) 29M (100%)
Business Services - - 3 (8%) -
Machinery 2 (14%) - 3 (8%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (8%) -
Environmental 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Restaurants 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Food - - 1 (3%) -
Furniture - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 - 39 $29M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Finland 13 (93%) - 38 (97%) 29M (100%)
Sweden 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 13 (93%) - 38 (97%) 29M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 - 39 $29M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (71%) - 31 (79%) -
Growth Capital 3 (21%) - 3 (8%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (8%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) 29M (100%)
Consolidation 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 - 39 $29M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (27%) 31M (48%)
Trade Sale 5 (23%) 34M (52%)
Secondary Sale 5 (23%) -
IPO 2 (9%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Merger 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $66M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Krogerus
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $29M
TOTAL $29M
Largest Arme Oy
$29M (2008-07-03)
sell # Total
< $100M 4 $66M
TOTAL $66M
Largest Func Food Finland Oy
$25M (2019-09-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Investor(s)
18%
4 (18%)
Strategic(s)
23%
5 (23%)

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