Patient owner – capital for innovations for the life cycle of the built environment
We make long-term investments in companies in Finland and its surrounding area.
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.
Our company portfolio
SRV Group Plc is one of the largest construction companies in Finland. The company is a bold innovator in the construction industry, working as a developer of cities and a comprehensive provider of construction services. It has a solid position in housing, commercial and infrastructure construction as well as energy and lifecycle services. The company’s projects combine quality and energy efficiency while observing future use needs in different ways.
The company was founded in 1987 and has been listed in the Nasdaq Helsinki. It operates in growth centers in Finland and Russia. The company’s total revenue in 2019 was EUR 1,061 million, and the company employs over 1,000 people. It also employs a network of over 4,000 subcontractors in its projects.
SRV’s projects in Finland include Finland’s highest residential towers Loisto, Majakka and Horisontti in Kalasatama, along with rooftop park Bryga, which was elected Environmental Structure of the year, the unique Wood City in Jätkäsaari, the center of Kerava, the hybrid block of Munkkivuori in Helsinki and Tampere Deck Area. The company is one of the largest operators in the implementation of hospital projects. It has built several schools intended as multipurpose spaces that aim for minimum energy use and healthy indoor air. SRV has also been involved in the expansion of terminal 2 of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
R8 Technologies is a technology company with a goal to reduce complex buildings’ energy consumption while offering better indoor climate.
The company has developed a software that uses past, present and future forecast of buildings’ temperature and ventilation statistics, weather and energy price fluctuations to optimize buildings’ indoor temperature and ventilation with minimal energy costs. Software is connected with building’s automation system, and requires minimal user interference once in use. The main focus of the zero risk software is in shopping centers, office buildings and hotels.
Hintsa is a leading provider of high performance and wellbeing services. Its science-based methods for optimising health, wellbeing and performance have been proven in the most challenging environments of business and sports.
Clients, from Formula 1 champions and Fortune 500 CEOs to executive teams and employees worldwide, trust Hintsa to help them succeed in their fields. Behind every success story is the support of over 100 professionals. Hintsa’s Performance Coaches, Doctors, and Software Developers work from offices in Zurich, Geneva, London, Helsinki, Oslo and Zug. Together, they share a common goal: to unlock your full potential.
Valmet Automotive is a leading provider for automotive engineering and manufacturing services as well as for battery and convertible roof systems. The company’s special areas of expertise include premium cars, solutions for electric mobility and convertibles. Valmet Automotive employs more than 5,000 professionals in Finland, Germany, Poland, and Spain.
Valmet Automotive’s car manufacturing references in Finland include Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.
Ficolo is a colocation and cloud service company specializing in Cloud Delivery services. The company owns one of Finland’s largest data centers, built in the underground rock cave of Ulvila, and a data center acquired in 2018 in Tampere.
Ficolo is currently planning a major data center in the metropolitan area. Ficolo has over a hundred customers from six different countries and has a total of tens of millions of users. Ficolo’s main customer groups are: Producers of IT Services, Producers of Software as a Service and Cloud Service Providers.
Blueprint Genetics (BpG) is a genetics company with offices in Helsinki, San Francisco, and Dubai. The BpG team includes cardiologists, genetic scientists, bioinformaticians, DNA biologists, and business developers who provide comprehensive, high-quality genetic diagnostics using Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies. Blueprint provides unique genetic diagnostics and top quality clinical interpretations fast and incredibly cost-efficiently. The innovations enable top quality clinical analysis and interpretation within 21 days of receiving a sample.