Our services include the following:
- Domestic and cross-border private M&A transactions
- Private equity related matters
- Public M&A
- Joint ventures
- Real estate transactions
We advise our clients on a broad range of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions including the sale and purchase of companies and businesses, structured auctions, mergers, divestments, takeovers, and restructurings. We provide innovative approaches and solution-oriented expertise throughout the transaction life cycle to ensure a successful deal to our clients. Our team takes pride in understanding our clients’ businesses and we always strive to provide practical solutions to meet our clients’ special needs and aspirations even in complex M&A transactions.
Risto advises a broad range of clients on mergers and acquisitions as well as general corporate matters. He also acts as an arbitrator in corporate and commercial disputes. In addition, his expertise includes energy, insurance and insolvency law. His practice covers board advisory including distress finance and acting as chair in general meetings of shareholders. In his more than 35 years of practice, Risto has worked on both domestic and cross-border transactions in Europe, Asia and North America.
Andrei specializes in banking and finance. He has broad and extensive experience in acting both for financial institutions as well as for companies and investors in leveraged and structured finance, project finance, acquisition finance, corporate restructuring and ship finance. In addition, Andrei specializes in mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, joint ventures, investments, securities law and corporate commercial. Before joining the firm, Andrei was for several years a partner and head of the financing practice at Borenius Attorneys Ltd where his services covered all aspects of banking and finance. Before that, he was at Nordea Bank for ten years, mainly focusing on leveraged and structured finance as well as ship finance. Andrei has been highly ranked in all major legal rankings for a number of years.
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Mergers & Acquisitions
We advised Mahindra & Mahindra Limited in its add-on investment in combine harvester and forestry machine manufacturer Sampo-Rosenlew Oy. M&M hiked its stake in Sampo from some 79 % to 100 % by executing its call option right under an option exercise share purchase agreement.
Mahindra Group is one of the largest multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality, and real estate.
Sampo’s key market areas are the Nordic countries, Europe, North Africa, and the CIS countries. Its turnover for the financial year that ended on 31 March 2022 was EUR 52 million. Following the transaction, M&M and Sampo will jointly focus on the combine harvester and specialty harvester business in Asia, Africa, the Eurasian Economic Union countries, and Latin America. Mahindra’s scale in tractors and Sampo’s expertise in combine harvesters allow both companies to offer a broader product portfolio to address the needs of farmers in various countries.
We advised the founders and owners of Padel Sports Oy in the sale of their shares to Triton, an investment firm focusing on companies with the potential to create sustainable, long-term value through changing economic cycles.
Padel Sports was founded in 2016 and it is the first Finnish padel company. It operates the Padel Club Finland club chain and currently offers playing opportunities at 11 clubs and 56 courts across Finland with an objective of strong growth by increasing its courts in Finland significantly.
The acquisition was a part of Triton’s establishment of LeDap, an international group of padel companies with an aim to become the world’s leading platform of the sport of padel and a vision to actively contribute to making padel an Olympic sport.