Nordic Capital Fund VII förvärvar Tokmanni, Finlands största lågpriskedja

 Nordic Capital Fund VII acquires Finland's largest discount
store chain Tokmanni
Nordic Capital Fund VII ("Nordic Capital") today announced the agreement to
acquire the largest Finnish discount store chain Tokmanni from funds
managed by CapMan and the other owners of Tokmanni Group.
Tokmanni is Finland's largest discount store chain with 144 stores across the country. The
company has grown substantially over the last years and has a unique market position in a
growing market. The turnover in 2011 was approximately EUR 650 million and the company
has more than 2,900 employees.
"Nordic Capital is very impressed with the development of Tokmanni Group and looks
forward to the company building on its successes and continuing to offer high
quality products at affordable prices. With the support of Nordic Capital,
Tokmanni Group can further strengthen its position as Finland's largest
discount store chain", said Robert Furuhjelm, Partner, NC Advisory Oy, advisor to the Nordic
Capital Funds.
"Tokmanni's success is a testament to our commitment to doing the right thing for our
business. We have completed significant strategic development projects under CapMan's
ownership, of which one of the most relevant is the establishment of a new logistics centre.
We have also expanded our store network, and today have some 50 million visitors in
Tokmanni chain stores annually. In Nordic Capital we will gain a strong owner, who will
support us in the ongoing development of our company", says Heikki Väänänen, CEO of
Tokmanni Group.
Closing of the agreement is subject to approval by the competition authorities.