Translink Corporate Finance announces the acquisition of Suomen Ensiapukoulutus by Presto. Suomen Ensiapukoulutus is a market leading provider of digitalized, hybrid and classroom first aid and workplace safety trainings in Finland with national coverage. Together the companies will, supported by private equity investor Adelis Equity Partners, jointly develop the training business across the Nordic region, offering customers a continuously increasing offering of digital training courses that are complemented by on-site or hybrid trainings.
Filip Bjurström, CEO of Presto Group commented on the transaction: “We continue our growth journey in the Nordic region through acquisitions and the fact that Suomen Ensiapukoulutus will now become part of Presto is a natural step to strengthen our offering in the Finnish market. Finland is an important market for being available to our customers throughout the Nordic region with a broad offering.”
Translink acted as the exclusive financial adviser to the owners of Suomen Ensiapukoulutus in the transaction. CEO and shareholder Tero Roivainen was very satisfied with finding an excellent synergistic partner with a common view of the future of the industry.
As the market leader in digital first aid and safety trainings in Finland we wanted to find a partner that could help us expand also abroad. Translink introduced us to Presto and we rapidly found a common understanding on how we together can become the dominate player in this market segment in the Nordics.” -Tero Roivainen, CEO (Suomen Ensiapukoulutus)
The IT sector has in many cases benefitted from the rapid need for digitalization brought on by COVID-19 and at Translink we find that this trend will continue also after societies open up again. We therefore foresee continued strong demand among both private equity and industrial buyers for digital solutions.
About Translink Corporate Finance
Translink Corporate Finance is an independent partnership of firms dedicated to Corporate Finance and M&A advisory services through over 30 offices in the key markets in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Translink has been successful in advising clients on thousands of transactions since its founding in 1972 and Translink offices have acted as advisers in over 100 M&A projects during the last twelve months.
About Translink in Finland
Translink Corporate Finance Finland, based in Helsinki, is one of the leading M&A boutiques in the Finnish market. Since its foundation more than 15 years ago, their partners completed more than 100 M&A transactions in different industries, worked closely together with a number of business partners and industry players, both locally and internationally. In addition, Translink Finland is a Certified Adviser on NASDAQ OMX First North.
About Translink in Sweden
Anecta Translink, our partner in Sweden, is a M&A-advisor working with national and cross-border transactions. The company’s success in this segment is based on a wide industrial network and the fact that many of the team members have backgrounds as executives in Swedish industrials.