Finnish PE/VC News

01.06.2016 09:38

CapMan exits Samsa to Attendo

Funds managed by CapMan have agreed to sell their holdings in Sweden-based Samsa AB to the leading Nordic care company Attendo. The transaction is expected to close on 1 July 2016.

"We have exceeded our expectations for this investment. During CapMan's ownership, Samsa has grown rapidly both organically and through acquisitions. Samsa is in excellent shape through its long-term investments in quality and competence improvements among the personnel. Samsa is a role model and there are numerous opportunities for the new owner to continue developing the operations," says Johan Bennarsten, Chairman of the Board of Samsa and advisor of the CapMan Life Science IV fund.

Samsa and its subsidiaries provide treatment, residential care and educational services for young individuals with complex mental or behavioural problems as well as specialised supported living services for adults in the Mälardalen region in Sweden. The CapMan Life Science IV fund, in which also CapMan is a significant investor, invested in Samsa in 2009.

The exit has a significant result and cash flow impact to CapMan Plc

The transaction generates approx. €5.8 million in cash flow to CapMan Plc from CapMan's own fund investments and contributes approx. €1.6 million to CapMan Plc's 2016 result through additional positive changes in the fair value of CapMan's own fund investments that have not yet been booked during the course of the investment.

"The exit from Samsa builds on CapMan's positive development this year. Our result development and cash flow are favourable. One measure of our success as owners is whether our portfolio companies interest trade buyers. We have been a frontrunner in the care sector in both Finland and Sweden," comments Heikki Westerlund, CEO of CapMan Plc.

For more information, please contact:

Heikki Westerlund, CEO, CapMan Plc, tel. +358 50 559 6580

Johan Bennarsten, CapMan Life Science, tel. +46 707 495 659 (Samsa)

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