“The strong market position of Kotipizza and the other companies in the Group, as well as their successful history, provide us with great opportunity for growing and developing the business. Sentica Partners is an independent, financially sound owner that is capable of providing comprehensive support in this work. We aim to further strengthen Kotipizza’s position in Finland, as well as review international opportunities. All to make the company even stronger in the future and being able to serve up the ingredients for individual Kotipizza entrepreneurs to succeed in their own work”, says Johan Wentzel, Investment Director at Sentica and newly appointed chairman of the board of the Kotipizza group of companies.

“I want to focus on developing the Omena Hotel business, and the resources that Sentica Partners will bring an excellent opportunity for this. The fact that we right from the start shared the same views with Sentica with regards to the future development of the Kotipizza companies played a key role in transaction. Day-to-day operations at Kotipizza and Helsinki Foodstock will continue as before, and customers will continue to receive the best possible service in the future”, clarifies Rabbe Grönblom, who is an appointed Counsellor of Commerce. 

Sentica is an independent private equity company focusing on acquiring and developing Finnish small and mid‐sized companies. The funds under Sentica’s management amount to some EUR 180 million with fund investors consisting of Finnish institutional investors and high-quality European fund of funds.

Kotipizza is a Finnish chain of pizza restaurants, founded in 1987, currently with more than 280 sites in over 150 towns and cities throughout Finland. Retail sales in the Kotipizza chain were EUR 66.1 million in 2010. Over 95 per cent of Kotipizza’s retail sites in Finland are independently franchised businesses. Franchisees benefit from a tested, profitable business concept as well as ready-prepared products, a brand identity, the chain’s know-how and other advantages of collaboration.

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