CapMan Growth Fund successfully exits Polystar OSIX AB – the Swedish software company becomes part of Elisa

June 10, 2019

CapMan Growth Fund and other owners of the company have agreed to sell their holdings in Polystar OSIX AB, a Swedish network analytics and service provider, to the Finnish telecommunications company Elisa. The transaction is the third successful exit of CapMan Growth Fund, which was established in 2017.

Polystar sells and markets network performance surveillance and analytics software to international telecom operators. The company’s turnover was approx. SEK 395 million as of the financial year ending on 30 April 2019. More than 100 telecom operators globally use Polystar’s systems, which process more than 100 billion events every day. The company is headquartered in Stockholm with offices in all its key markets and it employs more than 200 professionals. Consideration for the acquisition is EUR 70 million, which Elisa pays in cash. In addition, the arrangement includes a potential additional purchase price of max. EUR 5 million.

“We are very pleased with our investment in Polystar. The company is a success story based on strong entrepreneurship and international knowhow. The company’s turnover and profitability have developed systematically following strong internationalisation,” says Juha Mikkola, Managing Director of CapMan Growth Fund.

For additional information, please contact:
Juha Mikkola, Managing Partner, CapMan Growth, tel. +358 50 590 0522, juha.mikkola@capman.com

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