Entries by Armada

Private debt investment in Origo Group AB – First investment of Armada Fund V

Armada Fund V has closed its first investment and provided financing to Origo Group AB (“Origo” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Valedo Partners II AB (“Valedo” or the “Sponsor”). Origo is a leading Swedish full-service provider of research services. “It is an attractive opportunity for us to support Origo and we have great […]

New company name – Armada Credit Partners

Armada has changed its name from Armada Mezzanine Capital Oy to Armada Credit Partners Oy to reflect the established strategy of providing senior and junior financing for small and medium sized companies in Northern Europe. The company’s trade name in English is Armada Credit Partners Ltd and the new domain name is armadacredit.com. For more […]

Private debt investment in Cordel AS

Armada Mezzanine Fund IV has provided financing in support of an add-on acquisition made by Cordel Norden AS (“Cordel” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Valedo Partners III AB (“Valedo” or the “Sponsor”). Cordel is a leading provider of ERP systems to the Nordic craftsmanship market. “It is a great opportunity for us to […]

Private debt investment in Pincho Nation AB

Armada Mezzanine Fund IV has provided financing in support of the primary LBO of Pincho Nation AB (“Pinchos” or the “Company”) by Valedo Partners III AB (“Sponsor”). Pinchos is a theme-based restaurant chain in the Nordics with a unique and innovative concept.

Armada has recruited Maxime Pawlowski as an Investment Manager

Maxime Pawlowski has been recruited as an Investment Manager at Armada in Stockholm. Prior to joining Armada, Maxime worked for three years at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg in the growth debt finance division, and prior to that, he was at KPMG Corporate Finance and Crédit Agricole CIB in Stockholm and Paris. Maxime is […]

Private debt investment in Prosero Security

Armada Mezzanine Fund IV has provided financing in support of the primary LBO of Prosero Security AB by Valedo Partners III AB (“Sponsor”). Prosero is a newly established group comprising several Nordic companies in the market for installation and service of locks, alarms and surveillance solutions. The ambition is to consolidate and professionalise a fragmented […]

Private debt investment in Germany

Armada Mezzanine Fund IV has provided growth financing to Holmes Place Germany, a portfolio company of Auctus Capital Partners (“Auctus”). The financing will be used in connection with add-on acquisitions and green-field expansion in Germany.

Private debt investment in Olivia AS in Norway

Armada Mezzanine Fund IV has provided financing in support of the primary LBO of Olivia AS (“Olivia” or the “Company”) by Herkules Private Equity Fund IV. Olivia is Norway’s largest authentic Italian restaurant chain.

Armada Mezzanine has recruited Jan-Christoph Wöber as an Investment Associate

Jan- Christoph Wöber has been recruited as an Investment Associate at Armada Mezzanine Stockholm office. Prior to joining Armada Mezzanine, Jan-Christoph worked for two years in the Corporate & Financial Sponsor Coverage at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Stockholm. His earlier employments include Barclays Investment Bank and Mediobanca. Jan-Christoph is a German national and […]

Investment in Daldata AS in Norway

Armada Mezzanine Fund IV has provided mezzanine financing in support of the acquisition of Daldata AS (“DD” or the “Company”) by Procuritas Capital Investors V LP. DD is a leading provider of accounting software and hosting of data to the Norwegian SME market, with a focus on accounting firms and the agricultural vertical. Daldata AS […]

Private debt investment in Admincontrol AS in Norway

Armada Mezzanine Fund IV has provided financing in support of the primary LBO of Admincontrol AS (“AC” or the “Company”) by Herkules Private Equity Fund IV. AC is a leading provider of cloud based secure board portal solutions and virtual data room solutions in the Nordic countries.

Private debt investment in Ocab Group in Sweden

Armada Mezzanine Fund IV has provided financing in support of the MBO of nine entities of the Ocab franschise (“Ocab Group” or the “Company”) including Ocab i Stockholm AB, Ocab i Västerbotten AB, Ocab Malmfälten AB, Ocab i Ö-vik AB, Ocab Norrbotten AB, Ocab Avfuktning Norrbotten AB, Ocab i Norrköping AB, Ocab i Sundsvall AB […]

Armada Mezzanine has recruited Johan Svensson as an Investment Manager

Johan Svensson has been recruited as an Investment Manager to Armada Mezzanine. He joined the team as of 10 June 2013 and is based in Stockholm. Prior to joining Armada Mezzanine Johan worked for three years at KPMG Corporate Finance in the Debt Advisory team. Prior to KPMG, Johan worked for three years in the […]

Mezzanine investment in Ovenia Group in Finland

Armada Mezzanine Fund III has provided mezzanine financing to support Ovenia Group’s acquisition of Arenna. Ovenia Group is owned by private equity funds managed by Vaaka Partners and the company management.

Armada Mezzanine has recruited Mikael Niemi as an associate

Mikael Niemi has been recruited as an associate to Armada Mezzanine, he joined the team as of 1 August 2011. Prior to joining Armada Mezzanine Mikael worked for six years at the investment banking departments of Carnegie Investment Bank and ABN AMRO where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and equity capital market transactions. Mikael […]

Armada Mezzanine has recruited Katri Lehtonen as an Office Manager

Katri Lehtonen has been recruited as Office Manager at Armada Mezzanine. Prior to joining Armada Mezzanine, Katri worked at Carnegie Finland for almost eleven years as a Risk Manager with responsibility for market, credit and operative risks. She holds a M.Sc (Econ) degree in Finance from the University of Vaasa.

Mezzanine investment in the EET Nordic Group in Denmark

Armada Mezzanine Fund III has provided mezzanine financing in support of Alipes AB’s acquisition of EET Nordic Group A/S (“EET” or the “Company”) from Capidea. The management team remains in place and continues to hold a minority stake in the Company.

Armada Mezzanine has moved offices

Effective on the December 1st 2010 Armada Mezzanine Capital is located in new premises in downtown Helsinki. The new street and mail address is Bernhardinkatu 5 A, 00130 Helsinki. Please see column “Contact us” for details. Some of the fixed telephone numbers have been changed.

Armada Mezzanine elects Ari Bergman as the Chairman of the board

Armada Mezzanine Capital has elected Ari Bergman as its Chairman and a member of its Industrial Advisory Board. Previously, Ari acted as the Head of Investment Banking of Carnegie Finland for six years. Prior to that he served 14 years at Citigroup Investment Banking mainly in London, along with Helsinki, lastly as a Managing Director […]

Mezzanine investment in the ECO-Boråstapeter Group in Sweden

Armada Mezzanine Fund III has provided mezzanine financing in support of Litorina’s acquisition of the ECO-Boråstapeter Group in Sweden, the leading wallpaper manufacturer in the Nordic region. In 2009 ECO-Boråstapeter had a turnover of c. SEK 550m and has c. 165 employees.

Mezzanine investment in Apotek Hjärtat in Sweden

Eqvitec Mezzanine Fund III (under the name change to Armada Mezzanine Fund III) has provided mezzanine financing for the acquisition of over 200 pharmacies, under the brand Apotek Hjärtat, by Altor Fund III. The transaction was signed in November 9th, 2009, with final closing on February 2010. Apotek Hjärtat will from the outset be the […]

Eqvitec spins out its mezzanine business to the mezzanine team

Eqvitec Partners Oy announced today that it has decided to focus its operations on equity based growth financing and sell its mezzanine operations to Armada Mezzanine Capital Oy, established by a team consisting of Pertti Nurmio, Ilkka Santti and Jan Wiklund, previously responsible for the mezzanine business at Eqvitec. The disposal of the mezzanine operations […]

Mezzanine investment in Swedish Envirotainer

Eqvitec Mezzanine Fund III (under the name change to Armada Mezzanine Fund III) has provided a mezzanine loan for the acquisition of Swedish Envirotainer by AAC Capital Partners and the company’s management team. Envirotainer is the world leader in temperature controlled logistics for the pharmaceutical industry, previously owned by Industrifonden and a number of private […]