CapMan Buyout press release 12 March 2019 at 5 p.m. EET
CapMan Buyout to sell Maintpartner’s operations in Finland, Estonia and Poland to Caverion
The funds managed by CapMan Buyout have agreed to sell Maintpartner Group Oy to Caverion.
Maintpartner is one of the leading industrial operation and maintenance companies in Northern Europe operating in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Poland. Maintpartner provides services in the industrial sectors of energy, chemicals, metal, food and manufacturing. Maintpartner’s net sales were EUR 164 million in 2018, and the net sales of the entity now to be sold were EUR 137 million, most of which came from Finland.
”During CapMan’s ownership period Maintpartner has grown significantly and has established a firm foothold in various industrial sectors. In addition, the company has developed IoT solutions and machine learning analytics for industrial companies to improve their operation and maintenance processes. Maintpartner’s sale to Caverion Industrial Solutions Division provides an excellent basis for further growth and development of the operations”, comments Jan Mattlin, partner at CapMan Buyout.
The acquisition is in line with our Fit for Growth strategy and strengthens our Services business. Our Industrial Solutions division is now fit for growth and we are therefore entering the Growth phase in the division. The acquisition will focus our industrial operations more towards Services business and create a major player in the Finnish market,” says Ari Lehtoranta, CEO and President of Caverion Corporation.
The transaction is subject to approval by the competition authorities. The acquisition includes Maintpartner Group, while excluding the holding company Maintpartner Holding Oy and Maintpartner Group’s subsidiaries and operations in Sweden. The funds managed by CapMan Buyout and the other owners continue as the owners of Maintpartner Holding Oy. The funds managed by CapMan Buyout made an investment in Maintpartner in 2006.
CapMan Buyout is the largest mid-market private equity team in the Nordic region, with 12 investment professionals in Finland and Sweden and 30 years of experience.
For more information, please contact:
Jan Mattlin, partner, CapMan Buyout, tel. +358 40 508 6406
Martti Ala-Härkönen, CFO, Caverion Corporation, tel. +358 040 737 6633
Sakari Toikkanen, Head of Division Industrial Solutions, Caverion Industrial Solutions, tel. +358 040 532 2174
CapMan is a leading Nordic private asset expert with an active approach to value creation. We offer a wide selection of investment products and services. As one of the Nordic private equity pioneers, we have developed hundreds of companies and real estate assets and created substantial value in these businesses and assets over the past 30 years. CapMan employs today approximately 120 private equity professionals and has over €3 billion in assets under management. Our objective is to provide attractive returns and innovative solutions to investors. We have a broad presence in the unlisted market through our local and specialised teams. Our investment strategies cover Private Equity, Real Estate and Infra. We also have a growing service business that includes procurement services, fundraising advisory and fund management services. Altogether, CapMan employs 120 people in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, London, Moscow and Luxembourg.