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Barona Group Ltd. has acquired Opteam Yhtiöt Ltd. on 10.2.2017. Opteam is now part of the Barona Group that provides versatile solutions to working life within several business sectors.

Together, the companies employ approximately 25 000 individuals every year; mostly in Finland. The estimated turnover of Barona Group in 2016 was approximately 270 Meur, and the estimated turnover of Opteam Yhtiöt Ltd. was 50 Meur. The transaction does not include the franchises of the Opteam chain.

The Opteam name and brand will remain after the acquisition. Both Minna Vanhala-Harmanen, CEO of Opteam, as well as the management team, will continue in their current positions. The transaction does not have personnel effects.


Opteam is a Finnish HR service company, established in 1999. Opteam started its journey within the HoReCa industry, but has since expanded into the industrial, retail and creative business sectors. Opteam has also developed a range of specialist services such as coaching, outplacement, international recruitment and occupational health services. Opteam has a nationwide network of offices in Finland. In addition, Opteam operates in Poland, Slovakia and the Philippines. Cresco Psychologist Agency, a company providing occupational and organizational support services, is part of Opteam.


Established in Finland in 1999, Barona is a multi-industry full service HR service provider. The Barona story began within the construction industry, but has since evolved into logistics, industry, IT, customer care, sales, HR and finance operations. Barona provides its clients with HR services and solutions to meet needs at all stages of working life. Barona has a nationwide office network in Finland. Barona also operates in Sweden, Norway, Poland, Spain, Estonia and Russia.

Together we are able to provide services with more specialization and expertise

The combined skills of the two create a new actor to the market; one that is able to deliver a wide range of solutions for personnel challenges in different business areas and for all stages of working life.  Working life is evolving. The changes happen faster in some business areas than in others, but there are already big questions which require new kinds of service providers with a variety of skills and expertise.

”We would like to develop services which bring new solutions to working life, as well as to grow internationally. I believe that when Barona’s business sector-specific expertise and digitalization knowledge are combined with Opteam’s methods for connecting different society stakeholders, we will develop new services, thus creating competitive advantage both domestically and abroad,” the CEO of Barona Group Markus Oksa concludes.

For more information:

Markus Oksa, CEO, Barona Group, puh. +358 40 585 6619
Minna Vanhala-Harmanen, toimitusjohtaja, CEO, puh. +358 400 511 786

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