Jussi Hattula, Tomi Riihiranta and Miikka Salminen join Industry Investment

6.6.2008

 


Jussi Hattula
, MSc, has started as Investment Director at Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, working in the Direct Investments team.

 

Previously Mr Hattula worked as an investment director at the venture capital firm Eqvitec Partners Oy, as a strategy director at TeliaSonera, as a development director, mobile technology, at Sonera Corporation’s Silicon Valley unit, and as a development engineer at Telecom Finland. Mr Hattula has spent over three years of his career in the USA and Canada.

 

“Industry Investment Ltd invests in growth companies that are expanding internationally, and which are thus important for Finland’s competitiveness. Together with private co-investors, we contribute capital, experience, and networks – both domestic and international. These are crucially important to growth companies.”

 

Jussi Hattula spends his leisuretime jogging, sailing, cooking, reading good books and being with his family.

 

 

 


Tomi Riihiranta
, MSc, has been appointed Analyst at Finnish Industry Investment Ltd. His duties include IT system development, accounting and reporting.

 

Previously Mr Riihiranta has worked at Evli Bank Plc, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kaupthing and Handelsbanken.

 

Tomi Riihiranta relaxes by playing golf and tennis.

 

 

 


Miikka Salminen
, MSc, CEFA, has started as Investment Manager at Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, working in the Buyouts and M&A team.

 

Mr Salminen has previously worked as an analyst at the Local Government Pensions Institution and at the Nordic Exchange’s Market Information Center.

 

“The volume of investments in buyouts and M&As has been rising steeply, both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. Industry Investment offers an excellent opportunity to become involved in both Finnish and international buyouts.”

 

Miikka Salminen’s hobbies include sailing, music, downhill skiing, hiking and floorball.

 

 


Finnish Industry Investment Ltd
(FII) is a government-owned investment company. The company invests the proceeds accrued from the privatisation of state-owned companies in promoting the growth and internationalisation of Finnish businesses. FII invests in growth companies directly and through venture capital funds, together with private co-investors. FII’s portfolio companies operate in all sectors. Capital investments are needed for financing the growth of portfolio companies, and for spin-offs, major industrial investments, and sector and corporate restructurings. FII’s investments amount to some MEUR 470. www.teollisuussijoitus.fi

 

 


Further information:

 

- Jussi Hattula, Investment Director, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd,
mobile +358 400 669 955, jussi.hattula (at) industryinvestment.com

 

- Tomi Riihiranta, Analyst, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd,
mobile +358 50 593 7576, tomi.riihiranta (at) industryinvestment.com

 

- Miikka Salminen, Investment Manager, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd,
mobile +358 40 535 4758, miikka.salminen (at) industryinvestment.com