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MCF acted as Financial Adviser to Vaaka Partners on the sale of Molok Group to SULO

Vaaka Partners, a leading Finnish private equity company, has sold Molok Group Oy (“Molok”) to SULO Group SAS (“SULO”). Molok is the original industry pioneer and global category leader in semi-underground waste solutions. By combining forces with SULO, Molok will be able to leverage SULO’s global sales network in its international expansion. Molok will also reinforce SULO’s presence in Northern Europe and strengthen its waste solutions offering.

MCF advised Vaaka Partners throughout the process and facilitated the transaction through its proven ability to successfully run and coordinate cross-border M&A projects.

The Deal

SULO is the European leader in pre-collection solutions for waste management. The group offers a wide range of products and services to turn waste into value, with 150 million installed systems worldwide. SULO helps citizens, local authorities and businesses to reduce their environmental footprint. SULO has a total of 2,500 employees and is owned by Latour Capital and BPI France.

This transaction will enable Molok to further expand internationally through SULO’s distribution network and to develop operations by leveraging shared expertise. The acquisition of Molok will strengthen SULO’s solution portfolio and presence in Northern Europe.

The Target

Molok is a global category leader in semi-underground waste container business. The company has installed over 190,000 containers to more than 45 countries. Molok’s headquarters and production are located in Nokia, Finland. The company’s turnover in 2022 was approximately EUR 30m and it employs circa 80 people.

About Vaaka Partners

Vaaka Partners is a Finnish private equity firm that helps mid-sized companies become business champions. With its fourth buyout fund, the company is responsible for approximately EUR 0.6bn of private equity funds. To realize new growth opportunities, Vaaka’s approach combines strategic and operational expertise with trust-based collaboration. The largest investors in Vaaka funds are leading pension funds.

MCF deal team

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