Valio and Oddlygood Global – Significant Growth Funding Round

We are advising Valio, one of Finland’s premier food companies with more than a century of product development experience, and its subsidiary Oddlygood Global (OGG) in relation to OGG’s first round of financing. OGG will be receiving a EUR 25 million investment into the company from Mandatum Asset Management. Valio will continue as OGG’s majority shareholder after the investment.

OGG develops and markets plant-based products under the Oddlygood™ brand, including oat drinks for coffee and products used in cooking and baking. The sales of Oddlygood™ products have doubled each year and OGG’s global growth potential is even larger. Currently, Oddlygood™ products are sold in Finland and Sweden, as well as the UK, USA, Russia and the Baltic countries.

Mandatum Asset Management (MAM PE) is a Finnish private equity investor focusing on significant minority investments in Nordic growth companies with proven business models. As an active owner with an experienced investment team, MAM PE can provide OGG with more strategic expertise in global consumer products and further support its growth in international markets. Through its investment, MAM PE will become a minority shareholder in OGG.

Valio is a Finnish dairy and food group founded in 1905 and is owned by Finnish regional dairy co-operatives. Valio has subsidiaries in Russia, Sweden, the Baltics, the USA and China. It had net sales of EUR 1,787 million in 2019 and employs over 4,000 professionals.