Would Tesi be a suitable investor for your business?

We make minority investments in Finnish companies together with other investors. We share financial risk, accelerate the growth and international expansion of our portfolio companies and believe in active ownership.

Investment focus

Venture capital

  • Suitable for companies with strong international growth potential. For example, technology companies with a scalable business models and high growth targets.
  • We foster the later stage venture capital market by participating as part of a syndicate in A-C investment rounds EUR 3–25+ million in size.
  • We base our investment decisions on a couple of factors: evidence of international growth, expertise of the syndicate and competencies of the team. Economic and societal impact is also important to us. We invest in the most promising healthtech and deeptech companies also at an earlier stage on a case-by-case basis.
  • The size of our own investment is typically EUR 2-15 million. Investments are always made together with private professional investors, mainly Finnish and international venture capital funds.
  • Our focus: ICT / industrial digitalisation, healthtech, deeptech and the circular economy.

See our venture capital portfolio

Growth equity

  • We make minority investments in SMEs on a strong growth path.
  • The capital needs of our portfolio companies vary. These can be e.g. international expansion, product and service development, investments, strengthening of the balance sheet, corporate and industry restructuring and mergers & acquisitions.
  • When evaluating an investment, we are looking for a credible growth plan, competent operational management and evidence of growing, profitable operations. Do the Board and co-investors have the expertise needed to implement the value creation plan?
  • Our target companies typically have net sales of EUR 15–300 million. The size of our investment is usually EUR 5–20 million.
    Implementing a growth strategy usually requires long-term risk-taking as well as risk-sharing among several owners. Our co-investors are typically Finnish and international private equity companies, pension companies, industrial investors and private investors.
  • Our focus: the circular economy, digitalisation and other businesses seeking significant societal and economic impact.

See our growth equity portfolio

Industrial investments

  • We finance major industrial companies and their investments in Finland. These investments include new plants, new equipment and expansion projects. Financing packages for M&As are often created to build larger and internationally stronger corporate entities.
  • Our portfolio companies’ net sales are more than EUR 100 million and their operations are growing strongly internationally. The size of our investments is usually EUR 5-20 million.
  • After the investment, we participate in business development alongside our private co-investors, mainly via Board activities and strategy work.

See our industrial portfolio

Growth & Industrial Investments

Jussi Hattula

Jussi Hattula

Director, Growth & Industrial Investments
Jan-Patrick Haikkola

Jan-Patrick Haikkola

Investment Manager
Sampo Järvinen

Sampo Järvinen

Investment Associate
Kati Koivula

Kati Koivula

Coordinator, Investment Teams
Esa Koponen

Esa Koponen

Investment Director
Mikael Niemi

Mikael Niemi

Investment Director
Calvin Nsombo

Calvin Nsombo

Trainee
Juuso Puolanne

Juuso Puolanne

Investment Director
Miikka Salminen

Miikka Salminen

Investment Manager
Jesse Väisänen

Jesse Väisänen

Investment Associate

Venture Capital

Juha Lehtola

Juha Lehtola

Director, Venture Capital
Keith Bonnici

Keith Bonnici

Investment Director
Joni Karsikas

Joni Karsikas

Investment Director
Miia Kaye

Miia Kaye

Investment Director
Iina Mäkelä

Iina Mäkelä

Trainee
Tuomas Rekonen

Tuomas Rekonen

Investment Manager
Tomi Salo

Tomi Salo

Investment Associate
Samppa Sirviö

Samppa Sirviö

Investment Manager
Kalle Åström

Kalle Åström

Portfolio Manager