The Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a media group that consists of the parent company Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj, the publishing company I-Mediat Oy, as well as the printing company I-print Oy. I-Mediat Oy has two subsidiaries, influencer marketing agency somessa.com Oy Ab and marketing agency Myynninmaailma Oy. The Group also includes property company, Kiinteistö Oy Seinäjoen Koulukatu 10.
On 8 January 2020 Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj acquired a majority stake (67%) in marketing and communications technology provider Liana Technologies Oy. Liana Technologies is a marketing and communications software company that develops and sells cloud-based marketing and PR services for corporate use.
Our other main products are the regional newspaper Ilkka-Pohjalainen, five local newspapers (Viiskunta, Komiat, Järviseutu, Suupohjan Sanomat and Jurvan Sanomat), two free sheets (Vaasan Ikkuna and Epari), including the online and mobile services of these papers, and I-Mediat Oy’s marketing and communications services, DOOH and I-print Oy’s printing services.
The Group also includes associated companies Arena Partners Oy (41.17 %) and Yrittävä Suupohja Oy (38.46 %). Alma Media Oyj (27.30 %) was consolidated as associated company until Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj sold 16.4 % of Alma Media Oyj’s shares on 16 November 2018. Following the sale Ilkka-Yhtymä owns 10.9 % of Alma Media’s shares. In accordance with IFRS rules, a business area that has been divested should be reported under discontinued operations. The divested Alma Media holding was therefore reported as discontinued operations in the financial period 2018 and its comparison periods. The remaining holding is reported in non-current financial assets.
Arena Partners Oy is a digital business development and production company jointly owned by five provincial newspaper companies. Yrittävä Suupohja Oy publishes Suupohjan Seutu, a free sheet distributed in the Suupohja region.
The Series I shares of Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj were listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange in 1981 and have remained listed ever since. The Series II shares have been listed since their issue in 1988, and on 10 June 2002 they were transferred from the I List of the Helsinki Stock Exchange to the Main List. At present, the Series II shares of Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki List, in the Consumer Services sector, the company’s market value being classified as Small Cap. The Series I shares are listed on the Pre List.