Vaaka Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Vaaka Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 4 others.

Vaaka Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (14%) and retail (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and growth capital (17%). In total, Vaaka Partners has invested in 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Vaaka Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity45
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 2

Vaaka Partners

Kasarmikatu 36,
Helsinki, 00130
Finland
www.vaakapartners.fi
vaakapartners@vaakapartners.fi

Vaaka Partners is a Finnish private equity firm focused on buyouts of small and medium-sized Scandinavian businesses valued up to €100 million. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and targets companies with sales of €10 to €200 million. Vaaka was originally established in 2006 and was formerly a unit of Pohjola Bank plc. before becoming independent in 2010. Vaaka Partners Oy is based in Helsinki.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Construction, Electronics, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Retail, Staffing

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 10 100
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 23 1 1 3 1 1 30
Sell (0.4/yr) # 13 1 - 1 - - 15
  45

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Staria Oyj 2020-05-19 - Stake Purchase
Helsinki, Finland · www.staria.com
Foreship Oy 2019-10-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Helsinki, Finland · www.foreship.com
Nordic Healthcare Group Oy 2018-11-13 - Growth Capital
Helsinki, Finland · www.nhg.fi
Lyyti Oy 2018-06-28 - Growth Capital
Turku, Finland · www.lyyti.com
Solita Oy 2018-04-19 - Secondary Buyout
Helsinki, Finland · www.solita.fi
Framery Oy 2018-03-01 - Growth Capital
Tampere, Finland · www.frameryacoustics.com
Smoothie Heaven Oy 2017-06-28 - Growth Capital
Helsinki, Finland · www.junglejuicebar.com
Tietokeskus Finland Oy 2016-10-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Turku, Finland · www.tietokeskus.fi
Nesco Group 2016-01-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Orimattila, Finland · www.vesivek.fi
Unisport Scandinavia AB 2015-12-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Glumslov, Sweden · www.unisport.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Enegia Group 2014-09-01 IntStream Oy 2016-04-13 1
Jyväskylä, Finland · www.energiakolmio.fi Espoo, Finland · www.intstream.fi

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (19%) - 4 (13%) -
Retail - - 3 (10%) -
Building Materials 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
Business Services 2 (13%) - 2 (7%) -
Electronics - - 2 (7%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
Real Estate 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Construction - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 30 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Finland 15 (94%) - 29 (97%) -
Sweden 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 15 (94%) - 29 (97%) -
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 30 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (50%) - 20 (67%) -
Growth Capital 4 (25%) - 5 (17%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (19%) - 3 (10%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 30 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (40%) -
Trade Sale 6 (40%) -
Sold to Management 2 (13%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (7%) -
Total 15 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Krogerus
1
Borenius Attorneys Ltd.
1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
6 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
6 50%

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