Pontos

Pontos is a family-owned Finnish company that selectively invests in different industries in Finland and abroad.

We invest in growth with a long-term perspective. We are interested in mid- and long-term results. Our goal is to be an active owner and to offer our expertise to our partners.

We invest directly in real estate, real estate development, growth companies and private equity funds. We are involved in many different sectors. In 2018 Pontos’ portfolio companies (Pontos’ ownership >10%) employed approx. 6,300 persons and owned 590,000m2 of real estate.

Pontos acts as a partner and developer to the companies that it owns. We support our portfolio companies to achieve the best possible results by sharing our knowledge, network and resources.

Pontos wants to invest in sectors and companies with a long-term growth perspectives. Our approach is uniquely flexible: depending on the sector, our investment partners, and the value of the total investment we can act either as a minority or a majority owner. Our goal is to globally diversify our investments, and we have invested either directly or indirectly in different sectors in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Pontos was established in 2001 when the construction company SRV Group Plc’s properties were separated into their own passive company. Pontos was permanently separated from SRV when the company was listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange in 2007. At the same time Pontos’ active operations started. Pontos is owned by Ilpo Kokkila and Timo Kokkila. Timo Kokkila is the CEO of Pontos, and Ilpo Kokkila acts as the Chairman of the Board.

Key figures of the companies of which Pontos owns more than 10%.

Personnel of the Pontos portfolio: 6,300 persons

Turnover of the portfolio’s equity investments: 700 M€

Number of tenants in the properties invested in by Portos: 990

The area of the portfolio’s real estate investments: 595,000m2

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 from the beginning. He is the majority owner and 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 and minority owner 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.