Vaaka Partners – a Finnish private equity investor - enabled the merger of Unisport from Sweden and Saltex from Finland in December 2015. Combining Saltex’ R&D and production capability with Unisport’s market position enables the company to provide increasingly better products and services to its customers. At the time of investment in December 2015, the turnover of the group was 80 million euros and the group had 130 employees.
In June 2016, the company acquired Kerko Group in order to execute the one-stop-shop strategy and to capture the market leader position also in indoor sports facilities and sports equipment throughout the Nordics. After the add-on acquisition, the 2015 pro forma sales of the group were 120 million euros with 285 professionals.
Mikko Kilpeläinen - CEO Unisport and Juha Peltola - Managing partner Vaaka Partners
Vaaka Partners Buyout Fund II Ky, a private equity fund managed by Vaaka Partners
- Original entrepreneurs from Saltex, Unisport and Kerko
- Key persons from Unisport (new name)