May 29, 2019
The daily brief: 29 May 2019
A new mini-golf course based on the Angry Birds Movie 2 will open later this year at the New Jersey Meadowlands' American Dream complex.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: NurseBuddy, YIT, Stora Enso and Angry Birds mini-golf course make headlines.
Rovio will open its first Angry Birds mini-golf attraction in the US, NurseBuddy has raised 300 000 euros in funding, YIT is starting a new development project in Bratislava, and Stora Enso has inaugurated a new cross-laminated timber (CLT) production unit in Sweden.
Finnish SaaS company Nursebuddy has raised 300 000 euros from angel investors Ali Omar, Leena Niemistö and Janne Jormalainen. Nursebuddy provides homecare management software to homecare providers in the UK, Ireland and Finland. The fresh funding will be used to speed up international growth.
YIT has acquired a 3.9-hectare plot in Nivy, a neighbourhood located in the Ruzinov borough of Bratislava, Slovakia. The Finnish construction company plans to develop and construct a hybrid project consisting of apartments, office and retail premises and a park area on the land. The transaction includes an option to purchase the rest of the seven-hectare plot. The overall value of the project would exceed 300 million euros. YIT is also running the Nuppu project (pictured) in Ruzinov, comprising over 1 000 apartments.
The first ever Angry Birds mini-golf attraction will open in the in New Jersey’s American Dream Meadowlands complex later this year. The immersive 18-hole mini-golf course is based on The Angry Birds Movie 2, which will premiere in August. The mini-golf course will feature locations from the film and each hole will present golfers with unique challenges designed to give an edge to veteran Angry Birds players.
Sony Picture Entertainment
Stora Enso has celebrated the opening of a new production unit for cross-laminated timber (CLT) at the Gruvön sawmill in Sweden. The investment in the mill amounts to 45 million euros, and the project has proceeded on schedule. The annual production capacity of the new unit will be 100 000 cubic metres, which is equal to approximately 4 500 normal-sized apartments. The project has also resulted in the addition of 60 new employees to the mill.
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