Osuuskauppa Keskimaa cooperative becomes an investor and a partner of private equity fund Midinvest

Osuuskauppa Keskimaa cooperative has joined private equity fund Midinvest as an investor and a partner, and its investments are directed at business activity and business life in Central Finland.

Osuuskauppa Keskimaa cooperative has taken part in Midinvest Ltd’s share issue with an investment of 2.5 million euros. Participating in the share issue supports Keskimaa’s strategy that strongly involves supporting the vitality of its own area of operation.

“The vitality of Central Finland is crucial for us, so a productive partnership in a fund that invests in businesses in Central Finland is highly supportive of our strategy and operation in Central Finland”, says Antti Määttä, the Managing Director of Osuuskauppa Keskimaa cooperative.

“With the ongoing share issue of the Midinvest Ltd fund our goal is to increase private equity investments directed at our area of operation. As the capital of the fund increases, we can invest in more portfolio companies and participate in larger investment rounds than before, and of course we can also make additional investments in existing portfolio companies”, says Jukka-Pekka Nikula, Managing Director and partner of Midinvest Management Ltd.

“We are extremely pleased that Keskimaa, a strong operator in the province, regards local private equity investment activity as important for the region’s development and thus wants to use its significant investment to contribute to the long-term development and internationalisation of the field of enterprises in Central Finland”, comments Jarkko Danska, Midinvest Management Ltd’s Investment Director and partner.

Midinvest Ltd is a private equity fund managed by Midinvest Management Ltd. The fund was established in 1994 and it has during its history invested 20 million euros in more than 70 early and subsequent development phase companies in Central Finland. The fund’s investors include mainly institutions, public organisations and private investors in Central Finland.

Further information:

Jukka-Pekka Nikula, Managing Director, Midinvest Management Ltd, tel. + 358 50 539 9378
Jarkko Danska, Investment Director, Midinvest Management Ltd, tel. + 358 40 531 0093