Foreign investment in Greater Helsinki region grew by 200% in 2011

For the first time, Helsinki attracted more foreign investment than Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Tallinn.

According to the report, the attractiveness of the Helsinki region drove up Finland’s figures in all investment types: 170% in foreign direct investment, 157% in foreign growth capital investments and 32% in foreign mergers and acquisitions. These growth percentages are particularly impressive in light of the average Europe-wide figures, which grew at only 3-4% depending on investment type.

The Helsinki Business Hub International Benchmark Report 2012 uses source data from the Ernst & Young European Investment Monitor and the Zephyr database of Bureau van Dijk, which are independent, internationally respected monitors of foreign investment.

Source: Helsinki Business Hub