Juhana Kallio appointed Managing Partner of Intera Partners – Jokke Paananen continues as Chairman of the Board


Partner Juhana Kallio has been appointed as the new Managing Partner of Intera, as of July 2022. Current Managing Partner Jokke Paananen continues in his role as Chairman of the Board.

Jokke Paananen is Intera’s co-founder and has been Managing Partner since 2013 and Chairman of the Board since 2021.

During the past 15 years, Intera has developed into a winning team and one of the leading private equity firms in Finland. I am confident that Juhana, with his strong experience and vision, will lead Intera successfully forward, says Paananen.

Juhana Kallio, partner at Intera since 2015, has extensive experience as an investment professional and is responsible for Intera’s investor relations.

”Our aim is to be a trusted partner for entrepreneurs and management teams with a specific focus on accelerating growth and internationalization. Our experienced team has a strong track record – during our ownership, our portfolio companies have on average tripled their turnover and nearly 60 percent of the companies have expanded internationally. I would like to thank Intera’s partners for their confidence in me. We are in a great place to continue developing our operations”, Kallio states.

Intera is a partner for entrepreneur-led businesses which it supports in reaching their full growth potential. The firm’s most recent fund, Intera Fund IV, was closed at €335m in 2021 and it is the largest private equity fund raised by a Finnish team to date. Intera’s success stories of significant international growth include e.g. Kamux, Sitowise and Renta.


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Juhana Kallio

Jokke Paananen


Intera Partners is a Finnish private equity firm with a focus on growth and internationalisation. Intera manages three active funds with a total capital of EUR 785 million. The funds are invested in a total of 10 portfolio companies with an estimated combined revenue of EUR 900 million and 11,000 employees.