Intera represents the third phase of my career, and its definite peak. Getting to this point has required long-term planning and persistence. The years I spent in the banking sector, from 1988 to 1998, were marked by the deregulation of the Finnish money market and the subsequent casino economy, a serious banking crisis, and a deep recession, but also by a surprisingly quick recovery and a long-lasting market upswing. It was during this time that I got very familiar with debt financing and Finnish entrepreneurs. Afterwards, when in the employment of Capman from 1998 to 2006, I came to learn pretty much all the rest about financing. Case Mehiläinen represented my true formative experience.
Now, having just passed my fiftieth birthday, I have the privilege of working at the core of the most dynamic and rapidly developing private equity firm’s corporate culture. At Intera, I can apply all the knowledge and experience I have accumulated throughout the years. Best of all, I have a chance to be involved in building new Finnish success stories. The kinds of growth companies this country is now in need of, more than anything else.
Intera has already proven its own vitality. During the next few years, we will grow into an even better institution worthy of international recognition. That is when Intera will be the most sought-after partner for all of our key stakeholders – institutional investors, small and medium-sized companies with growth potential, business managers looking for challenges, and our ambitious employees.