Architecture firm SARC Architects strengthens its ownership and partnership base. Three current employees, Riku Huopaniemi, Max Hartman and Sakari Forsman, have been appointed as partners. In addition Finnish private equity company CapMan will become a majority owner in SARC to support the growth and development of the company. SARC CEO Sarlotta Narjus and owner Antti-Matti Siikala will continue as significant shareholders and leaders of the company.
“We are taking the next step forward in our development path and building continuity in our work. We are committed to our clients, our professionals, and the society, to meet architectural and societal challenges with expertise and high ambition, just as we have been for the past 50 years.
Our mission is to offer our clients even better service in demanding architectural and urban environment projects requiring special expertise. We listen to our clients with keen ears – and promise to do that in the future as well”, says Sarlotta Narjus, CEO of SARC.
”It is great to be involved in developing SARC as an active owner and help the company on its growth journey. SARC is one of the most respected experts in the field of architecture and built environment, and we believe that through cooperation we can help the company in developing into an even stronger player in the field”, says Antti Karppinen from CapMan.
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SARC is a Finnish architectural firm with over 50 years of wide-ranging and diverse experience within the different fields of architectural planning and design. SARC is specialised in demanding renovation projects, changes in use and development projects for protected sites and investment properties. In addition to Architectural Design, SARC is the leader in user-orientated interior design finding innovative solutions for businesses to support their working philosophy. This covers all aspects of interior fit-out from furniture and space planning to shell and core. SARC employs over 70 professionals.
CapMan Growth is a leading Nordic growth investor making significant minority investments in companies targeting strong growth and internationalisation. CapMan Growth is part of CapMan, a leading Nordic private asset expert with an active approach to value creation. As one of the private equity pioneers in the Nordics we have built value in unlisted businesses, real estate, and infrastructure for over three decades. With over to €4.7 billion in assets under management, our objective is to provide attractive returns and innovative solutions to investors. We are dedicated to set science-based targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. We have a broad presence in the unlisted market through our local and specialised teams. Our investment strategies cover minority and majority investments in portfolio companies and real estate, and infrastructure assets. We also provide wealth management solutions. Our service business includes procurement and analysis, reporting and back office services. Altogether, CapMan employs approximately 180 professionals in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, London and Luxembourg. We are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki since 2001. For more information, visit growth.capman.com and www.capman.com.