National award

The Federation of Finnish Enterprises gave 20 October 2012 the national award for entrepreneurship for the founders of Koodiviidakko Oy. President of Finland, Mr. Sauli Niinistö gongratulates Mr. Paavo Vasala (4th on the left), Chairman of Board of Koodiviidakko Oy and Managing Director, Mr. Samuli Tursas next to him on the left


Liana Technologies has been acquired by Ilkka-Yhtymä Group

The shareholders of Liana Technologies Oy, Finland’s largest cloud-based marketing and communications software provider, have 8 January 2020 sold a majority stake in the company to Ilkka-Yhtymä Group.

Liana Technologies is specialized in cloud-based digital marketing and communication software, offering digital tools to digital marketing and communications professionals and leading advertising agencies around the world. The company’s headquarters and product development are located in Oulu, Finland. While Finland is currently the main market for Liana Technologies, it also has offices in Stockholm, Paris, Munich, Dubai and Hong Kong, and is constantly pursuing further international expansion.

Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group that consists of the parent company Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, the publishing company I-Mediat, as well as the printing company I-print. The Group’s main products are the regional newspapers Ilkka and Pohjalainen, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing services. The shares of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Oaklins’ team in Finland acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Liana Technologies in this transaction.

The deal was signed in Seinäjoki at the head quarter of Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj. On the right CEO Olli Pirhonen, on the left business partner for 15 years Mr. Juha-Mikko Ahonen and CEO of Koodiviidakko Oy Mr. Samuli Tursas .