Valedo divests Corbel to Realia Group

Realia Group Oy (”Realia”) has acquired Corbel Holding Oy (“Corbel”), a Finnish market leader in property management services, from Valedo Partners Fund I AB (”Valedo”). Since Valedo’s investment in 2011 Corbel has grown and developed its service offering significantly, and as part of Realia, Corbel will be well positioned to continue providing high-quality services.

Corbel operates nationwide in Finland with some 190 real estate professionals in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Oulu, Tampere, Turku, Jyväskylä, Pori, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta and Kokkola. Corbel’s clients include both Finnish and international real estate investors, in addition to owner-occupants and tenants.

Over the past years Corbel has grown from a turnover of EUR 11m to more than EUR 17m. During Valedo’s ownership Corbel completed six add-on acquisitions and accelerated growth through entry into the B2C business area, which provides services to apartment house companies. Significant investments have been made in the organization and IT infrastructure to increase service quality, productivity and position the company for further growth.

“Our organization has been successful in driving the development of Corbel over the past few years. The business has grown significantly organically as well as through acquisitions and we are today better than ever positioned to serve our clients with high quality services. I am very proud of our achievements in having laid the foundation also for future growth as one of the clear market leaders in Finland with very high customer satisfaction, driven by a broad service offering and a highly skilled organization. We have appreciated the cooperation with Valedo and look forward to continuing servicing our customers and further developing our offering as part of Realia.” says Sampsa Ratia, CEO, Corbel.

The terms and conditions of the transaction are not disclosed.

Media contacts for Valedo:
Hanna Bilir, Brunswick Group
+46 (0)709 16 68 66
Media contacts for Corbel:
Sampsa Ratia, CEO, Corbel Group
+358 40 564 4456


Media contacts for Realia:
Matti Bergendahl, CEO, Realia Group Oy
+358 40 833 5461


About Valedo:
Valedo is an independent Swedish investment company investing in high-quality small/mid cap companies in the Nordic region. Valedo is focusing on companies with clear growth and development potential where Valedo can actively contribute to and accelerate the companies’ development. Being an active owner and contributing both capital and industrial experience, Valedo ensures that a company can achieve its full potential.

About Corbel:
Corbel Group is a leading service provider in property management and corporate real estate management services in Finland. We are serving both domestic and international property investors, user-owners and tenants. Properties we manage range from large office buildings and shopping centers to residential property. Service offering includes property management, financial management, professional services as well as property asset management provided on a country-wide basis through 12 offices in major Finnish cities. Corbel has approximately 190 employees.

About Realia:
Realia Group is the biggest service provider in real estate management and real estate brokerage services in Nordic and Baltic countries. Realia Group consists of Huoneistokeskus, SKV Kiinteistönvälitys, Huom! Huoneistomarkkinointi, Realia Isännöinti, and Realia Management in Finland, and Ober-Haus in Baltic countries. Annual revenues of Realia Group is approximately 100M€, and the Group employs some 1,600 persons.

Print news article