Pontos

Pontos is a Finnish family office, investor and active owner that develops its companies and seeks to transform the real estate industry through digitalization.

We believe that successful investments are built on expertise and persistence. We offer our partners an extensive network of experts operating at the top of the construction and real estate industry.

Our operations are guided by major global changes

Megatrends, such as climate change, digitalization and urbanization are constantly reshaping the operating conditions of society and companies. We believe that the sustainable development of living environments calls for the use of technology in the construction and real estate industry.

Our investment strategy rests on the sustainable development of living environments

We make long-term investments in real estate and companies in Finland and its surrounding area. In addition to direct investments, we diversify our investments globally, for example, through funds. Our investments are divided into four categories: real estate investments, private equity investments, private equity funds and listed shares and fixed-income investments.

Real estate investments

Pontos’s real estate investments are currently focused mainly on Finland and the Baltics. We also own a sustainable area development project in Algarve, Portugal. We will continue to strongly invest in Finland and the Baltic countries.

Our real estate investments include:

  • direct investments in real estate in Finland and the Baltics;
  • investments in real estate investment companies and property development companies operating in Finland and the Baltic countries.

Private equity investments

Pontos’ future investments in private equity will focus on companies that digitalize and transform the construction and real estate industry. We seek to digitalize our properties through the companies we own or through other instances offering digital services.

Our private equity investments include:

  • technology companies in construction and real estate in Europe that are in growth and startup stages;
  • construction and real estate companies in Finland and the Baltics that can be modernized with technology.

Funds, listed shares and fixed income investments

Pontos also diversifies its investments globally. This category of investments includes:

  • leading private equity and proptech funds;
  • listed shares and fixed-income investments.

Pontos was established in 2001 when the construction company SRV Group Plc’s properties were separated into their own passive company. Pontos was separated from SRV when the company was listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange in 2007. At the same time Pontos’ active operations started.

In 2020, Pontos participated in the directed share issue of SRV, making Pontos, as of today, SRV’s largest shareholder with an approximate 18 percent ownership.

Pontos is owned by the Kokkila family.

Our way of working

Pontos invests in growing industries and real estate and development projects in Finland, the Baltic countries, and Portugal.

Our way of working is characterized by flexibility and active participation in the development of our portfolio companies.

Active participation: We are a partner whose goal is active participation in the development of our portfolio companies and real estate projects.

What we offer as a partner:

  • Financial resources
  • Management support
  • A wide network of experienced business leaders for your benefit
  • Local experience in our active market sectors

Board of Directors

Kokkila Ilpo

Ilpo Kokkila

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ilpo Kokkila founded the construction company SRV Yhtiöt Oyj in 1987 and has been the chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. He is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Pontos Oy. His previous positions of trust include a member of the board of Kesko Oyj (2006–2015), chairman of the board of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) (2013–2014), and chairman of the board of the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC) (2012–2013).

Kokkila Timo

Timo Kokkila

CEO, Member of the board

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Timo Kokkila is the CEO of Pontos Oy. He is a member of the board of SRV Yhtiöt Oyj, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, eQ Oyj, and Valmet Automotive Oy.

Mäkinen Juhani

Juhani Mäkinen

Member of the board

Juhani Mäkinen is the chairman of the board of Aval Oy. He has solid experience of banking, mergers, and corporate acquisitions as well as corporate and insurance law. Juhani’s most important positions of trust include chairman of the board of Oy Forcit Ab, Tilgmann Group Oy, and JN Uljas Oy and vice chairman in Viking Malt Oy, and the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. He is also a member of the board of Oy Karl Fazer Ab, and Virala Oy Ab.

Silvennoinen Mikael

Mikael Silvennoinen

Member of the board

Mikael Silvennoinen is the chairman of the board of IMS Talent, which specializes in executive searches. He has more than 25 years of experience of the banking and insurance sectors and extensive experience in non-executive directorship roles in several listed and unlisted companies since the mid-1990s. Mikael is the member of the board of Orion Oyj.