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Region: Sweden
Sector: Business Services

Nature of Business

Inspecta is the market-leading Nordic and Baltic Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) business. The company offers a broad range of inspection, testing, certification, technical consultancy and training services to a diversified customer base. Inspecta has more than 1,500 employees and operates from over 80 offices across Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland serving the energy, process, engineering and real-estate sectors.

Investment Overview

Since we led the buyout of Inspecta in June 2007, in a €243m EV deal, the business has grown both organically and through acquisition. We have supported management’s ambitious growth strategy, completing 15 acquisitions. Our network of industry specialists and sector knowledge continues to help management identify and access potential acquisition targets.

Our goal is to continue building on Inspecta’s market-leading Nordic and Baltic position, ensuring the company is attractive to the international TIC players and to have the potential to expand further into Eastern Europe.

Throughout our investment we have helped strengthen the group’s management systems, driven integration and improved processes and execution on key M&A. Our Business Leaders Network has also introduced leading industrialist Ad Verkuyten as Chairman and Kari Aulasmaa as CEO.

Regulatory notice: This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc, advised by 3i Sweden.

3i office contact


PO Box 7847 
103 99 Stockholm 

Visiting address: 
Engelbrektsplan 1 (T-House)
114 34 Stockholm  

Tel: +46 (0)8 506 101 00 
Fax: +46 (0)8 506 211 30

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