Silvadata and Its Shareholders – Sale of Silvadata to Trimble Group

We represented Silvadata Oy and its 64 shareholders in the sale of the company to the US-based technology group Trimble Inc. and its Finnish subsidiary Trimble Finland Oy. The largest shareholder of the company before the transaction was The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK). In the transaction, Trimble acquired 100% of the shares in the company.

Silvadata provides enterprise applications and services for the private forest management industry. The company was founded in 1985. The Silvadata portfolio addresses private forest management, wood trading and financial systems. In addition, training, consulting, hosting and support services are provided for customers.

Trimble is a global positioning technology corporation, headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Trimble has almost 10,000 employees in 35 countries. Trimble’s portfolio includes over 1,100 patents. Though best known for GPS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. Its integrated solutions allow customers to collect, manage and analyse complex information faster and easier, making them more productive, efficient and profitable. Trimble products are used in more than 150 countries around the world.