About us


Preato Capital is a privately owned investment company that invests in small and medium sized companies, predominately based in Sweden and Finland. We focus on established and profitable companies with a proven business model, where we together with the management team can own and develop the operations long-term. 

Preato Capital target companies with an enterprise value in the range of SEK 50 to 300 million. Typically, we want to retain a majority stake but prefer that current management team, board or owners co-invest with us.

In addition to capital, Preato Capital provides a strategic and financial expertise. We have astrong commitment and are active owners that works closely with management to develop the full potential of the company.

Preato Capital has no external investors and we can consequently be a flexible and pragmatic to different situations and investment structures. Moreover, we do not have any pre-determined return requirements or length of ownership.



Preato Capital was co-founded by Simon Hallqvist in Finland 2004 in connection with the acquisition of Helsingfors Pant-Aktiebolag from Nordea. The operations were expanded to Sweden in 2007 through the add-on acquisition of Svensk Pantbelåning, which subsequently created the Sefina Finans Group.

Preato Capital has since the start invested in a number of small and medium sized companies in the Nordic region with focus on healthy and profitable businesses. Professional and responsible ownership has always been a priority, combined with long term perspectives without any pre-determined exit horizon.

The group was restructured during 2015 and Preato Capital is today owned by Simon Hallqvist, Magnus von Schoultz and Martti Yrjö-Koskinen.