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Press releases

Finnish venture capital investors continue to find high-quality startups – Fundraising and exits pose challenges

A recent market sentiment barometer tracking the views of Finnish venture capital investors reveals that the ongoing economic downturn is presenting hurdles in fundraising and portfolio company exits. However,...

Despite the challenging market situation, Finnish PE investors have actively invested in growth-oriented SMEs in the first half of 2023

In the first half of 2023, Finnish buyout and growth investors (PE investors) have continued to actively invest in domestic growth-oriented SMEs. According to a recent barometer, investors find...

Startup funding in Finland drops from record highs in the first half of the year – Large funding rounds have slowed down, but early-stage investments are being made actively

The amount of funding raised by Finnish startups in the first half of the year has decreased from the record numbers of previous years. Smaller investment rounds and the...

The Impact of Private Equity and Venture Capital in Finnish Economy Evident – Nearly a Third of New Entrants into the List of Finland’s Largest Companies Have a Private Equity Background

Nearly a third of the companies that have risen to the list of the 500 largest companies in Finland over the last ten years have grown under the ownership...

Virta Wins the 2023 Building Growth Competition

In this year’s Building Growth competition organised by the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) and PwC, Europe’s fastest-growing electric vehicle charging platform, Virta, emerged as the winner. The jury...

Private Equity and Venture Capital Investors Name 54 Potential Listing Candidates – Is the IPO Window About to Open Soon?

The IPO market has experienced an unusually prolonged period of quiet, but beneath the surface, preparations are underway in many companies. Private equity and venture capital investors play a...

Jonne Kuittinen Appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the Finnish Venture Capital Association

Jonne Kuittinen has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA). With this appointment, Kuittinen will focus even more on highlighting the significance of private...

The Boards of Private Equity-Backed Companies More International than Peers – Share of Female Board Members Remains at a Low Level

According to a recent diversity study, the share of women on the boards of companies owned by private equity investors remained low in 2022. However, the share of women...

A Strong and Committed Finland Needs Immigration

The provisions related to immigration policy in the new government programme and the recent negative discourse surrounding immigration raise concerns in the venture capital and private equity industry. It...

Boosting the Growth of Finnish SMEs – Finnish Buyout and Growth Investors Invested Half a Billion in Growth-Oriented Companies Once Again

Despite the general economic uncertainty, Finnish buyout and growth investors have continued to invest in growing SMEs at the same pace as in previous years – in 2022, the...

Finnish Startups Raised a Record Amount of Funding Once Again – Total Amount Reached € 1.8 Billion in 2022

The amount of capital raised by Finnish startups reached a new record last year. Of the total amount invested in Finnish startups, almost 60 per cent came from venture...

Anne Horttanainen, Deputy Chief Executive of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, Appointed as Managing Director of the Finnish Venture Capital Association

Anne Horttanainen has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA). She will step into the new role at the beginning of 2023....