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Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy
Aleksanterinkatu 44
FI-00100
Finland

Finland > Banking and finance Tier 1

The globally-connected banking and finance team at Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy is noted for its track record in advising European financial institutions and management groups on transactions in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Its mandates frequently involve acquisition, real estate and leveraged financings, as well as distressed debt advice and restructurings. Executive partner Tanja Törnkvist focuses on project finance work and transactions, bank lending issues, and bank and bond transactions. Timo Airisto is dual-qualified to practice law in the US and Finland, and often deals with complex cross-border real estate transactions, while senior associate Oona Lilja advises venture capital and private equity groups on acquisition and project finance matters. Additionally, associate Krista Rekola specialises in debt finance and general bank lending issues.

Practice head(s):

Tanja Törnkvist

Key clients

Sanoma Corporation

Nordea Bank Abp

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj

Danske Bank A/S

OP Corporate Bank plc

Handelsbanken Capital Markets

Svenska Handelsbanken AB

Swedbank AB

Pareto Securities

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Basware Oyj

Metso Outotec Oyj

Work highlights

  • Advised Nordea Bank and Pareto Securities, as the joint bookrunners, on the issuance of €300m 4.75% senior secured callable notes due 2026 by PHM Group Holding Oy, a property maintenance and management services group.
  • Advised Sanoma Corporation, a European learning and media company listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, on the €480m financing for the acquisition of Santillana Spain, a leading Spanish provider of K-12 learning materials, from Promotora de Informaciones S.A. (Grupo Prisa).
  • Advised Nordea Bank Abp on the financing arrangements comprising originally €635m syndicated term loan facilities and a €300m bilateral term facility for Konecranes Oyj and originally a €400m syndicated term loan facility for Cargotec Oyj as well as the syndication process of the syndicated term loan facilities to BNP Paribas, Danske Bank, OP Corporate Bank Plc and SEB as mandated lead arrangers.

Finland > Capital markets Tier 1

Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy advises issuers and underwriters on the full range of capital markets matters in the Nordic region, including complex debt, equity and hybrid capital mandates. The team is particularly strong in acting for clients on corporate bond offerings, IPOs and private placements. Practice head Mikko Hulkko is dual qualified in Finland and the US and is noted for his expertise in advising on international equity and debt offerings, as well as US and Finnish company and securities laws.

Practice head(s):

Mikko Hulkko

Testimonials

‘The team is business minded and quite specialised in larger capital markets transactions. They are efficient and have been available with very short notice.’

Key clients

Sampo plc

Stora Enso Oyj

Nordea Bank Abp

Citigroup Global Markets Ltd.

OP Corporate Bank plc

Carnegie Investment Bank AB

Finnair plc

Fingrid Oyj

Sponsor Capital Oy

Orthex Oyj

Sanoma Oyj

Kemira Oyj

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Solidium Oy

Outokumpu Oyj

SATO Corporation

Metso Outotec Oyj

UPM-Kymmene Corporation

Stora Enso Oyj

Danske Bank A/S

Work highlights

  • Represented Orthex Corporation as the issuer and Sponsor Capital Oy as the ultimate owner and selling shareholder on the initial public offering and listing on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki of the shares in Orthex Corporation.
  • Advised Sampo plc on its sale of approximately 162 million shares in Nordea Bank Abp through an accelerated bookbuild offering to Finnish and international institutional investors pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S for a total consideration of approximately €1.4bn.
  • Advised Nordea Bank and Pareto Securities as the joint bookrunners on the issuance of €300m 4.75% senior secured callable notes due 2026 by PHM Group Holding Oy.

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The ‘high-quality‘ Finnish team at Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy is noted for its expertise in cross-border transactions across the Nordics, including M&A, demergers, joint ventures, and equity investments. It is particularly strong in debt and distressed financing work and handling IPOs for US corporates and investment funds. Practice co-head Timo Airisto is dual-qualified in both the US and Finland and advises venture capital investors on major transactions and mergers, while ‘efficient‘ co-lead Janko Lindros specialises in acquisitions and divestments for portfolio companies. Eerika Halme departed for a position an in-house role in mid-2021.

Practice head(s):

Timo Airisto; Janko Lindros

Testimonials

‘High-quality international team with significant experience from M&A across the board.’

‘In complex deals, W&C can be depended on in delivering high-quality legal services.’

‘Janko Lindros is an efficient team leader and has successfully provided us a seamless cross-border service. He is also very knowledgeable and skilful in his field and a hard negotiator.’

Key clients

Blackstone

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj

EQT Partners

Goldman Sachs & Co

Highland Europe (UK) LLP

JP Morgan Securities

JPMorgan’s Infrastructure Investments Fund

Legrand SA

M&G Investment

Neles Corporation

Nets Holding A/S

Starwood Capital

Supercell

Valmet Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Ahlstrom-Munksjö on the voluntary recommended public cash tender offer made by a Bain Capital lead consortium formed for all the issued and outstanding shares in Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj.
  • Advised Legrand on the acquisition of Ensto Building Systems from Ensto Invest.
  • Advised Valmet Corporation on its €64m acquisition of PMP Group, a Polish provider of technologies and services for the paper industry.

Finland > Real estate and construction Tier 3

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