”We became interested in ISS Security because we believe the company has growth potential. The company has a wide service portfolio, an extensive network as well as loyal customers and employees. Our objective is to grow ISS Security into the market leader”, says Heikki Kivirinta, a partner at Intera Partners.

”From our customers perspective, this deal won’t affect day-to-day business. We will continue to offer our services as a part of the ISS Services package. In the future our customers will benefit from this change because we can better develop our services to the direction our customers want. We are extremely excited about the opportunities that Intera’s ownership brings”, says Juha Savolainen, CEO of ISS Security Oy.

Intera is a Finnish growth-oriented private equity firm. Intera seeks to invest in Finnish and Swedish companies with sales of EUR 10 to 200 million at the time of the investment and where Intera can become a majority owner. Typical investment situations for Intera are acceleration of organic growth and internationalization of target companies, industry consolidation and generation shifts in family-owned companies.

The security activities of ISS Finland have 1,100 employees and generated an annual revenue of EUR 68 million in 2015. It is one of the leading companies in Finland’s security industry.

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