Sentica launches Sentica Buyout IV fund

08.02.2013

Sentica Partners has held a closing of its Sentica Buyout IV at approximately EUR 115 million. Sentica aims to have the Fund’s final closing at around EUR 130 million later this year. Commitments to the Fund have been made by Finnish institutional investors, including Finnish Industry Investment and FoF Growth, and high‐quality European fund of funds.

“We are very pleased that Sentica’s existing investors showed strong support towards our investment strategy by contributing approximately 90 per cent of the commitments at this stage. We strongly believe that our active ownership approach and proprietary deal sourcing will gain excellent results also in the future“, says Sentica’s Managing Partner Mr. Mika Uotila.

The Fund will continue building upon Sentica’s investment strategy focusing on making majority investments into Finnish lower mid‐market companies with attractive market position and promising growth prospects either in Finland or abroad. Currently Sentica manages four funds with total capital commitments of close to EUR 300 million. Sentica has currently 16 portfolio companies which are typically leading players in their field of business: for example, Kotipizza is the leading pizza chain in Nordic region, Citec is a leading Nordic technical engineering company focused on energy sector and Pihlajalinna is one of the largest privately owned healthcare services provider in Finland.

For more information, please contact:

Mika Uotila, Managing Partner, Sentica Partners Oy
Tel.: +358 40 553 6110, email: mika.uotila@sentica.fi

Johan Wentzel, Partner, Sentica Partners Oy
Tel.: +358 40 733 9925, email: johan.wentzel@sentica.fi

Riitta Jääskeläinen, Investment Director, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd 
Tel: +358 50 309 2733, email: riitta.jaaskelainen@industryinvestment.com

 

Sentica is an independent private equity company focusing on acquiring and developing Finnish small and mid‐sized companies. The funds under Sentica’s management amount to some EUR 300 million with fund investors consisting of high‐quality Finnish institutional investors and European fund of funds. www.sentica.fi