The approach of Active Owners
In spring 2021, Active Owners Jukka Juola, Tuomas Hirvonen and Markku Kankaala acted as owners in Kalajoki’s Andament Group Oy, which owned the Skarta Finland Oy group. In July 2021, Active Owners carried out an operation in which the Skarta Finland group was listed on the Helsinki First North marketplace using the “reverse takeover” method. Skarta Group Oyj was born, and Andament Oy became the main owner. In the same context, several other Active Owners were invited to participate in the operation. They invested around €8 million in connection with the arrangement. The family office Haapalandia Invest Oy (Martti Haapala) was one of the largest participants. Today, the company is known as NYAB Group Oyj.