“The ownership arrangement clarifies the company’s ownership structure and secures the continuity of operations. I am proud that we have a long-term investor as the main owner who knows the forest industry and appreciates our story behind the numbers. ESG and its verification is an important theme in the industry. In matters like this, I believe A. Ahlström will take us to a new level,” says Teemu Tolppa, CEO of Metsäkonepalvelu.
“As the largest player in the market Metsäkonepalvelu is well-positioned to benefit from ongoing industry development. The company has demonstrated superior efficiencies in operating their fleet and servicing their customers for decades and this builds a strong foundation for future growth in an interesting and rapidly changing market environment. Metsäkonepalvelu is well regarded by its customers and is an attractive employer for forestry professionals,” says Andreas Ahlström, Investment Director at A. Ahlström Corporation.
A. Ahlström Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire 85% of Metsäkonepalvelu Oy. Metsäkonepalvelu Group offers mechanical timber harvesting services for forestry companies, communities and private forest owners in Finland and Sweden. The company employs approximately 170 forestry professionals. The Group consists of the parent company Metsäkonepalvelu Oy and the subsidiary MKP Sverige AB.Back to transactions