Intera Partners: Three Finnish top architectural firms to merge and form the largest player in Finland

The Finnish architecture market will receive a new player that will focus on ambitious and forward-moving architecture. ARCO Architecture Company will be established from the merger of Aihio Arkkitehdit, Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto, and Cederqvist & Jäntti Architects. The merger is enabled by the Finnish private equity firm Intera Partners.

ARCO will combine the expertise and unique project portfolio of the three firms, thus forming a unparalleled player in the Finnish market. The three firms will unite a community of approximately 190 professionals, which will create the largest architectural firm in Finland. Arco aims to strengthen the development of the industry as well as Finnish architectural know-how.

Aihio Arkkitehdit, Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto, and Cederqvist & Jäntti Architects regard each other as exciting partners and that the combination will enrich all parties. The merger is enabled by the Finnish private equity firm Intera Partners.

“Intera has extensive experience in the construction value chain and professional services regarding built environment. ARCO is a platform for sustainable and ambitious architecture, and a committed team of the top professionals in the industry. ARCO wants to be the forerunner in Finnish architecture. In the future ARCO may also seize international growth opportunities.”, says Tomi Terho, Partner at Intera Partners.

All three firms have strong expertise in the planning and design of complex urban structures. Aihio Arkkitehdit is also known for university and hospital projects and their cooperation with international architectural firms, Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto from their renovation and hotel cases, and Cederqvist & Jäntti Architects from their competition success and urban multipurpose blocks. www.arco.fi

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