Sentica Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Sentica Partners’ most common sectors for investment are construction (11%) and healthcare services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (82%) and stake purchase (14%). 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 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (22%). 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 Activity56
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Sentica Partners

Kasarmikatu 21 B, (7th floor),
Helsinki, 00130
Finland
+358 (0)207 529610
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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 32 5 - - - - 37
vol $29M $29M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 15 2 - - 2 - 19
vol $22M $25M $46M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Func Food Finland Oy 2019-09-11 25M USD Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.funcfood.com
Ropo Capital Oy 2019-02-25 - Secondary Buyout
Kuopio, Finland · www.ropocapital.fi
Descom Group Oy 2016-06-22 - Trade Sale - Public Company
Jyväskylä, Finland · www.descom.fi
Arjessa Oy 2016-05-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.asumiskotipuro.fi
Trust Kapital Group Oy 2016-03-23 - Growth Capital
Kuopio, Finland · www.trustkapital.fi
Ropo Capital Oy 2016-03-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kuopio, Finland · www.ropocapital.fi
Kallionporaus Arto Soininen Oy 2016-01-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vantaa, Finland · www.kallionporaussoininen.fi
Cendigo Oy 2016-01-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Espoo, Finland · www.cendigo.fi
Kanta-Kaivu Oy 2016-01-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Helsinki, Finland · www.kantakaivu.fi
Puuilo Oy 2015-11-30 - Secondary Buyout
Vantaa, Finland · www.puuilo.fi
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Citec Engineering Oy Ab 2011-06-01 TGB Technisches Gemeinschaftsbüro GmbH 2014-02-04 1
Vaasa, Finland · www.citec.com Kassel, Germany · www.tgb-kassel.de

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Construction 4 (22%) 29M (100%) 4 (11%) 29M (100%)
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 4 (11%) -
Information Technology - - 4 (11%) -
Business Services 2 (11%) - 3 (8%) -
Food 2 (11%) - 3 (8%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Electronics 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Environmental - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Total 18 $29M 37 $29M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Finland 17 (94%) 29M (100%) 36 (97%) 29M (100%)
Sweden 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 17 (94%) 29M (100%) 36 (97%) 29M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 18 $29M 37 $29M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 14 (78%) - 30 (81%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (11%) - 5 (14%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) 29M (100%) 1 (3%) 29M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 18 $29M 37 $29M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (32%) 31M (68%)
Secondary Sale 5 (26%) -
Trade Sale 4 (21%) 15M (32%)
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Merger 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $46M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $29M
TOTAL $29M
Largest Arme Oy
$29M (2008-07-03)
sell # Total
< $100M 3 $46M
TOTAL $46M
Largest Func Food Finland Oy
$25M (2019-09-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
4 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
4 50%

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