Metsä Group to divest its wood supply business in Estonia

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Metsä Group’s parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative will sell its wood supply business in Estonia to Combiwood Forest OÜ, an Estonian company owned by Combiwood Grupp OÜ. The seller is Metsä Forest Eesti AS, a subsidiary fully owned by Metsäliitto Cooperative. The parties have also agreed long-term deliveries of pulpwood and chips to Metsä Group.

The arrangement aims to further increase the flexibility of Metsä Group’s wood supply. All Metsä Forest Eesti AS employees will transfer to the new owner’s service as existing employees.

The arrangement requires approval by the Estonian Competition Authority, which is expected to be received in the first half of 2024. The divestment of the Estonian wood supply operations will not have a material financial impact on Metsä Group’s wood supply and forest services business.

For further information, please contact:

Juha Jumppanen, Executive Vice President, Metsä Group wood Supply and Forest Management,  +358 50 384 4808
Gert Rahnel, Member of management board, Combiwood Grupp, +372 502 8284
Juha Laine, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Metsä Group Wood Supply and Forest Services, + 358 50 346 0350

Metsä Group’s Wood Supply and Forest Services

Metsä Group’s Wood Supply and Forest Services provides and develops the services offered to the members of Metsä Group's parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperative. The cooperative consists of more than 90,000 Finnish forest owners who together own about half of Finland’s private forests. We provide all the forest services required to engage in sustainable forest management and raise the value of forest assets.We procure all the wood used by Metsä Group from sustainably managed forests in the Baltic Sea region, most of it from our owner-members in Finland. 

In 2023, our sales totalled EUR 2.2 billion, and we have around 700 employees. We promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion.