Investments in growth companies
Finnish Industry Investment invests in the growth and internationalisation of Finnish businesses. We provide promising companies with capital, expertise and networks for growing in international markets.
We seek growth companies for international markets
Our investment focus is on companies in the growth and internationalisation stages. Companies often need capital for further product development, internationalisation, expanding operations, strengthening balance sheets, mergers and acquisitions and sectoral restructurings.
We invest in the most promising companies that have potential to generate value. We assess the firm's business plan, growth potential, product and service innovativeness, management and market outlook. We also look at the project's importance to economic activity, technological expertise and job creation in Finland.
Our investments are part of a financing package, put together with, and on the same terms as private investors. Typical co-investors are private venture capitalists and institutional investors. In every case, we are minority shareholders, and our share of the total investment round cannot exceed 50%.
We make investments through different financial instruments such as equity, subordinated loans, convertible bonds or mezzanine financing. Our initial investment size varies between 0,5 million to 10 million euros. We invest on market terms, seeking a return on all our investments.
We are a long-term, active owner. We participate in business development alongside our private co-investors, mainly via board activities. When necessary, we can also participate in further financing rounds. We aim to exit the investment with other owners in an agreed time span.