09.02.2021
Press release

Certior nominated as finalist for “Special Situations House of the Year” in the Private Equity Awards 2021

HELSINKI – Certior Capital is delighted to announce that it has been nominated as a finalist in the Private Equity Awards 2021 in the category of “Special Situations House of the Year”. The Private Equity Awards 2021 “Recognising the Best in European Private Equity” are now in their 20th year and are the longest running and most prestigious private equity awards in Europe. The winners across 30 different categories will receive their awards at a gala dinner at the Grosvenor Park Lane Hotel in London on 9 June. The awards are organised by Real Deals magazine in cooperation with Cass Business School, Preqin and a judging panel of leading industry practitioners.

Certior focuses on unorthodox opportunities that provide asymmetric risk-return profiles

“We are thrilled to make it to the final of these highly prestigious awards among some of the best-known special situations investors in Europe”, says Ari Jauho, chairman of Certior Capital. “This is a much-appreciated recognition of Certior´s long standing focus on turnaround, special situation and distressed investing. 2020 was a landmark year for our business in many ways. Inspite of Covid-19 we closed 10 co-investments, 3 primary funds and 1 secondary. We held final closings on our flagship opportunistic private credit and private equity funds focusing on unique, below the radar transactions in undercapitalised market segments and then held a first closing of Certior Special Opportunities Fund focusing on niche European special situations strategies and distressed assets. Our portfolios of event driven deep value investments have proved themselves to be remarkably resilient and we remain very happy with their performance to date”.

“We also continued to invest in our team and appointed Pertti Nurmio, a vastly experienced Nordic private credit investor, in a senior adviser role, and brought in Anssi Koikkalainen as a new investment analyst”, he adds. “Finally, in the very last few days of 2020 we moved into larger offices to allow for further growth this year. Dealflow has remained very strong since the New Year and we will contnue to work hard on behalf of our growing international investor base”.

About Certior Capital

Certior Capital is a leading private equity and private credit advisor and alternative investment fund manager supervised by the Finnish FSA. The firm’s core expertise is in European lower- and mid-market private equity and private credit markets, where the team’s experience is one of the longest in Europe. It focuses, in particular, on working with emerging mangers, concept funds and deal by deal teams in undercapitalised and underserved areas of the market. Certior currently manages a number of separate accounts and five investment programs. Certior Credit Opportunities Fund and Certior Credit Opportunities Fund II invest in niche SME direct lending funds and make investments directly into loans. Certior Credit Investments is a co-investment fund investing in European mid-market direct lending transactions. Certior Private Equity Fund I focuses on complex and unique European small- and mid-market private equity opportunities. Certior Special Opportunities Fund invests in distressed debt, special situations and opportunistic strategies.

For further comments or additional information please contact Ari Jauho:

Email: ari.jauho@certiorcapital.com
Tel: +358 50 33 78 282

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