9Lives Group – Acquisition of Stella Kotipalvelut

We advised first aid and ambulance service company 9Lives Group Oy when it acquired the entire share capital of Stella Kotipalvelut Oy. The acquisition is at the heart of 9Lives’ strategy and is driven by, among other things, the SOTE reform and the megatrend of population aging.

‘Stella is one of the leading players in home care and personal care in Finland. By combining our strengths and expertise, we will have an even stronger foothold in the market as well as a more comprehensive service network, and we will be able to offer high-quality and versatile care close to the customer competitively. In addition, as a Finnish-owned and entrepreneur-driven operator, we are able to react to market changes quickly, in a customer-oriented and reliable manner’, says Markus Ulfstedt, CEO and owner of 9Lives.

9Lives is Finland’s largest private company providing first aid and ambulance services. The clients of its ambulance services are public actors and medical institutions. The company has also lately become known with COVID-19. The company’s turnover in 2020 was approximately EUR 20 million and it employs 800 people.

Stella Kotipalvelut Oy is a company specialising in home care services, with a turnover of EUR 24 million in 2020. The company employs 1,600 people, of whom 520 are permanent employees.