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  • We acted as counsel to EcoEnergy in the sale of biogas plant to Metsä Fibre. The plant is the first, commercial full-scale biogas plant that uses forest-based slurries from pulping process as the feedstock. https://www.paperijapuu.fi/biofuel-from-aanekoski/
  • We assisted the seller in the sale of shares in Vohek Oy to El-Björn AB. Vohek Oy manufactures power distribution centers and the Company has an annual turnover of more than EUR 3m and around 15 employees. El-Björn is strengthening its offer on the Finnish market through the acquisition of Vohek. https://www.elbjorn.com/sv-se/nyheter-press/el-bjorn-has-acquired-vohek-oy/
  • We acted as counsel to Porvoon Huoltomiehet on the sale of its real-estate maintenance and support services business to Intera Partners, a private equity firm.  The sold business is a fast-growing and leading Finnish provider of real-estate maintenance and support services. The group maintains and provides services to a wide range of residential, commercial and public real estates across Finland. The group has combined revenues of over EUR 40 million and ca. 500 employees. https://www.kkv.fi/en/current-issues/press-releases/2018/31.10.2018-fcca-approves-acquisition-of-porvoon-huoltomiehet-by-intera-partners/
  • We assisted the shareholders of Amslift Oy in the sale of the entire issued share capital to Swedish Cibes Lift Group’s subsidiary company Cibes Hissit Oy
  • We advised in the merger of Aura Klinikka and Medisonar Oy. The services of the new medical center created in the merger include infertility research and fertilization treatments, gynecological services, ultrasound, urology, sexual therapy and physiotherapy. The new company will continue to operate under the name of Aura Klinikka and it will employ approximately 40 specialists.
  • We assisted the City of Turku against several employees in an employment dispute, in which the issue was whether employees working formally in period-based work could be moved over to general working hours. According to the district court, the City was within its rights to carry out the said revision.
  • We advised the sellers in a transaction in which Tekme Oy, company owned by the city of Hämeenlinna, the health care district of Kanta-Häme and the health care center of Riihimäki; and Linnan Ateriapalvelut, a company owned by the city of Hämeenlinna were sold to Palmia Oy.

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    We assisted Orava Residential REIT Plc as the company transformed into Ovaro Kiinteistösijoitus Oyj and was relisted to Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Our service included applying Financial Supervisory Authority for a decision on the applicability of the AIFM Act on the company, preparing and executing the amendment to the company’s articles of association as well as assisting in the relisting procedure of the company’s stock. The structural change enabled Ovaro Kiinteistösijoitus to become the first Finnish company to abandon the REIT status.
  • We assisted the shareholders of HyTest Ltd in the sale of the majority shareholding to a private equity fund Summa Equity.  Our advice included tax structuring for the sellers and drafting and negotiating the documents relating to the transaction including the sellers’ re-investment. Hytest Ltd is a company producing antibodies and antigens for the diagnostic industry. The company, based in Turku, Finland, now has around 100 employees. HyTest Ltd’s customer base includes a large number of companies that supply IVD equipment, including many of the global leaders in the IVD market. The company is active across the globe, including US, Asia and Europe. More information: https://www.hytest.fi/news/summa-equity-acquires-finnish-antibody-manufacturer-hytest
  • We assisted Plantui Oy in negotiations with BSH Hausgeräte GmbH:n (Bosch) regarding a partnership agreement. https://industryeurope.com/plantui-and-bosch-bring-smart-gardens-to-the-global-market/
  • We assisted Auto-Bon Oy, which is a part of the Bassadone Automotive Group, in expanding its business in the Baltics in a transaction where it bought K.W. Bruun Baltic OÜ  from its Danish owner. As from closing of the transaction on June 30, 2018 Bassadone Automotive Group imports Peugeot cars in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The transactions required competition authority clearance in each of the above  countries.
  • We advised Raisio Plc in the divestment of its cattle feed business to Swedish Lantmännen. Raisio’s cattle feed business accounted for 35 per cent of the Finnish cattle feed market with sales of 74 million euro in 2017. https://www.esmmagazine.com/raisio-sign-agreement-sell-cattle-feed-business-raisioagro/59370
  • We assisted the shareholders of Adicio Ltd., a staffing company, in the sale of the majority shareholding to Restamax Plc’s subsidiary. Adicio Ltd. has specialized in providing temporary construction employees from abroad.
  • We advised Optomed Oy in the acquisition of Commit; Oy. Optomed Oy is a fast growing Finnish medical technology company specializing in retinal 

  • imaging devices and solutions. Commit; Oy develops and sells proprietary software solutions for healthcare organizations. Through the acquisition these two companies form a strong international provider of complete solutions for screening of different diseases. 
  • We assisted US based PerkinElmer Inc. in making an investment in Nightingale Health Ltd. The investment is part of the strategic collaboration to develop novel precision medicine solutions to address the global burden of diseases.
  • We assisted Investors House Oyj in entering into a contract regarding the purchase of the share majority of Dividend House Oy. The closing of the transaction shall be subject to the approval of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority. Dividend House is a Finnish fund management company. After the closing of the transaction Dividend House shall apply for AIFM license. The purpose is to increase the company’s range of funds to alternative investment funds.
  • We assisted Porvoon Huoltomiehet Oy in the sale of its subsidiaries specialized in industrial cleaning and sewer services to Delete Group Oy. The total net sales of the transferred companies is EUR 20 million euro. 
  • We assisted Booky.fi Oy in the acquisition of Porvoon Kirjakeskus Oy, one of the two major logistics operators in the book industry in Finland, from Bonnier Kirjat Suomi Oy.
  • We assisted Creativ Company A/S in the acquisition of 65 per cent of the shares of Sinelli Oy from three private shareholders. After the acquisition Creativ Company A/S holds 90 per cent of the shares in Sinelli Oy.
  • We assisted Arjasmaa Yhtiöt Oy in the acquisition of a well respected Helsinki based construction company Rakennus Oy Isotalo where Arjasmaa Yhtiö Oy acquired in the first phase a majority of the shares in Rakennus Oy Isotalo. The acquisition also contained a call option to purchase the remaining  shares within 3-5 years. 
  • We assisted Investors House Plc when the company made and executed a public takeover bid for the shares of Orava Residential REIT plc. Through the execution of the public takeover bid, Investors House Oyj became the main owner of Orava Residential REIT plc with a 25.2 percent share.
  • We are assisting the shareholders of new Onvest Oy in the demerger of the existing Onvest Oy. The two new companies to be established in the demerger will continue their businesses as independent companies based on the values and experience of a Finnish family company. Onvest Group is an eminent Finnish family company employing approximately 3,000 employees. The company’s turnover was 1,035 MEur in 2016. 
  • We assisted Fromm Group in the acquisition of the shares of Octomeca Oy. Octomeca manufactures automatic stretch wrapping machines, and 90 % of its production is exported.
  • We assisted the seller in a transaction whereby Asiakastieto Group Plc acquired the entire capital stock of Emaileri Oy, which is established through a division from Websonic Oy, a provider of services in electronic communications and marketing.
  • We have assisted Stockmann Plc in divestment of its premium food business Stockmann Herkku to S Group. In the transaction Stockmann’s premium food retail business  Stockmann Herkku comprising of operations in six stores will be sold to regional cooperatives HOK-Elanto, Turun Osuuskauppa, Pirkanmaan Osuuskauppa as well as to Meira Nova Oy and SOK Corporation. Closing is subject to specific customary terms including competition law clearance and expected to take place at the year end 2017. Through the divestment Stockmann ensures continued footfall in its stores whilst the purchaser acquires a premium food chain developing thereby its total offering.
  • We assisted Investors House Oyj in a share exchange through which the company made an acquisition of the remaining shares of Kampus Skinnarila Oy which was already 30 percent owned by the company. We also assisted Investors House Oyj in listing the new shares issued in the share exchange and in drafting the listing prospectus in accordance with the Finnish Securities Markets Act.
  • We assisted the sellers in the sale of shares in Neo Terveys Oy to Mehiläinen Oy. Neo Terveys Oy had previously approximately 100 shareholders who felt that the transaction brings new possibilities and stronger resources to develop Neo.     
  • We assisted Bassadone Group who already imports multiple brands into Finland in expanding its business in a transaction and related competition authority filing regarding a combined deal involving shares of Auto-Bon Oy and assets of Maan Auto Oy. Through  the transaction Bassadone will take over import and sales  of Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands. The closing of the transaction is subject to the consent of the Finnish  Competition and Consumer.
  • We acted for Stockmann Plc in the closing  of the sale of its Hobby Hall -division  to a new subsidiary of SGN Group Oy in a project transferred to us.
  • We assisted the sellers in the sale of Sormat Oy to the German EJOT Group.
  • We advised in the sale of Opteam Lounais-Suomi Oy.

  • We assisted Booky.fi Oy in the acquisition of approximately 90 per cent of the shares of BTJ Finland Oy from BTJ Sverige AB.
  • We acted as counsel to Rocsole Oy in a financing arrangement in which a substantial investment to Rocsole Oy was completed by Shell as a lead investor.
  • We advised in the sale of Ursuk Oy’s shares to a Belgian listed company Sioen Industries. Ursuk Oy manufactures state of art dry suits for diving, fishing and professional use in an extreme environment under the brand name Ursuit.
  • We assisted Investors House Oyj in the acquisition of Skinnarila campus and service business unit from Technopolis Oyj.
  • We assisted the shareholders of Tietokeskus group when Vaaka Partners acquired a 67 per cent interest in Tietokeskus group. The current management will continue as minority shareholders. Tietokeskus group aspires to increase its net sales to EUR 100 million by 2020.
  • We advised Plc Uutechnic Group Oyj in the share issue directed to the personnel of the Company and in the listing of the issued shares as well as in the compliance issues related to the notification obligations of the Security Markets Act.
  • We acted as legal counsel to Suomen Metsäkeskus, an entity run by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, in a sale of OTSO Metsäpalvelut business unit  to company established by Helmet Business Mentors Oy and the current management of the business unit.
  • We advised AW-Energy Oy when the European Investment Bank made a 10 million euro investment in the Company. AW-Energy’s WaveRoller is the first project to be supported by the InnovFin Energy Demonstration Project (EDP) programme
  • We advised TicBits Oy when Animoca Brands (listed in Australia) acquired the shares of the Company
  • We acted as counsel to TunturiTec Oy in the acquisition of W-Rix Oy from Econet Group

  • We advised EET Europarts Oy in acquisition of all shares of VisioStore Oy
  • We advised Corporate Spirit Oy in an asset acquisition of IC Insight Oy
  • We represented Arjasmaa CC Oy in the acquisition of the majority of shares in Rakennusliike Kemppe Oy
  • We acted as counsel to Korona Invest's Palvelurahasto in acquisition of all shares of AAC Global Oy from Sanoma Corporation
  • We acted as counsel to NEO Terveys Oy in an asset acquisition of occupational health service unit in Turku from Lääkärikeskus Aava.
  • We acted as counsel to Rocsole Oy in a financing arrangement which included a substantial investment by a Spanish oil and gas company Repsol 
  • We represented Aurealis Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company, in an international financing arrangement
  • We advised Food Folks & Fun Oy in the asset sale of five McDonalds restaurants
  • We advised Investors House Oyj in drafting of a prospectus in accordance with the Finnish Securities Markets Act and in a share issue
  • We represented a family business in a case regarding an effect of a group contribution to minority dividend in which the Supreme Court, simultaneously with the so called Finnlines-case, dismissed all the claims made by the minority shareholders
  • We advised Dometal Oy in an asset acquisition of Vieskan Metalli Oy
  • We acted as counsel to Hexaplan Oy in a case regarding a delivery of an e-commerce system in which the arbitral tribunal appointed by the Finland Chamber of Commerce decided to allow Hexaplan Oy’s claims and dismiss all of the opposing party’s claims
  • We advised Optomed Oy in preparation of an investment by Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH to the company
  • We acted as counsel to the shareholders of Neljä Astetta Oy regarding the sale of all shares to UK-based Core Assets Group Ltd
  • We advised in the establishment of a new venture capital fund Kasvattajarahasto Ky and in the acquisition of the marketing permission from Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA)  
  • We represented Huttulan Kukko Oy in its asset sale to a subsidiary of Scandi Standard AB
  • We represented Aboa Venture Management Oy and the management in the acquisition of all shares in Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy
  • We advised Teleste Plc. regarding the acquisition of Mitron Group Oy Ltd
  • We acted as counsel to Ledil Oy in the sale of the majority shareholding to Swedish Ratos at an enterprise value of 97 million euros
  • We represented the shareholders of Petrasol Oy regarding the sale of all shares to UK-based Regus Group
  • We represented Sataservice Group Oy in the sale of its operating companies to an investor group led by Vaaka Partners 
  • We represented Röchling LERIPA GmbH & Co. KG in the divestment of Röchling Leripa Papertech Service Oy