DevCo strengthens its team – Juhani Laakso new Partner

DevCo Partners strengthens its team by appointing Juhani Laakso as a Partner.

Juhani has nearly ten years of experience from private equity investments and portfolio company development in Finland, Sweden and other Northern Europe – mainly from Triton Partners. He has also direct experience from investments in public equities and debt instruments. Prior to his career within private equity, Juhani worked several years as a management consultant. Juhani holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Aalto University.

”We are pleased to welcome Juhani to DevCo at an exciting time, as we are actively searching for new high-quality companies in Northern Europe. I am confident that Juhani – with his exceptional track record in private equity, substantial international experience and strong conviction in DevCo’s value-creation model – will have a major contribution to our progress going forward”, says Matti Alahuhta, Chairman of the Board of DevCo Partners.

”I am very excited to join DevCo. I have been impressed by DevCo’s unique strategy and development since the inception in 2014. I’m a strong believer in the core elements of DevCo’s model – long-term horizon, true commitment to its companies and hands-on work, as well as continuous close co-operation with the strong advisor network. I am sure I will fit into the team very well and it will be great fun to work together going forward”, says Juhani Laakso.

DevCo in brief

DevCo is a long-term oriented owner-operator, which is dedicated to building world leading companies in selected niche markets. DevCo provides its companies with hands-on operational resources, strategic support from a unique industrial network and significant financial resources to support step changes in their performance. DevCo is currently the majority owner of two global niche leaders, Vexve and Medix Biochemica.