Vaaka Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

Vaaka Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (9%) and retail (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (69%) and growth capital (20%).

In the last 3 years, Vaaka Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity54
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • 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 1989 and was formerly a unit of Pohjola Bank plc. before becoming independent in 2010. Vaaka Partners is based in Helsinki.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Electronics, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marine, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Retail, Software, Staffing, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Canada, 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 27 3 1 2 - 2 35
Sell (0.8/yr) # 15 3 - - - 1 19
  54

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bolt.Works Oy 2022-02-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Helsinki, Finland · www.bolt.works
medbase Ltd. 2022-02-15 - Growth Capital
Turku, Finland · www.medbase.fi
Fysios Oy 2022-02-01 - Unknown
Espoo, Finland · www.fysios.fi
AINS Group 2020-10-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tampere, Finland · www.ains.fi
Staria Oyj 2020-05-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
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
Enegia Group 2018-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Jyväskylä, Finland · www.energiakolmio.fi
Lyyti Oy 2018-06-28 - Growth Capital
Turku, Finland · www.lyyti.com
Sataservice Group Ltd. 2018-06-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Rauma, Finland · www.sataservice.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 3 (9%) -
Retail - - 3 (9%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Construction 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Electronics - - 2 (6%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Real Estate - - 2 (6%) -
Staffing 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 35 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Finland 13 (100%) - 35 (100%) -
Total 13 - 35 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (46%) - 24 (69%) -
Growth Capital 6 (46%) - 7 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (6%) -
Total 13 - 35 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (47%) -
Secondary Sale 6 (32%) -
Sold to Management 2 (11%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (5%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 19 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Krogerus
1
Borenius Attorneys Ltd.
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
26%
5 (26%)
Strategic(s)
47%
9 (47%)

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