Recent Deals

Our latest deals.

Recent Deals / 12.02.2019

Acquisition of Patrizia’s Itämerenkatu 5 office asset by eQ Finnish property fund

Waselius & Wist represented eQ Fund Management Company Ltd acting in the name and on behalf of eQ Finnish Real Estate (in Finnish: Erikoissijoitusrahasto eQ Liikekiinteistöt) as the buyer in the sale by PATRIZIA Immobilien Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH acting for the account of the special AIF PATRIZIA Büro-Invest Europa I of commercial office property located in close vicinity of Helsinki city centre at Ruoholahti, Itämerenkatu 5. The target populates approx. 20 tenants and the transaction is W&I insured.

Value: MEUR 41.

Lawyers involved:

Henri Kaskimo
Associate
Helena Wist
Associate
Recent Deals / 21.01.2019

Acquisition by Inlook of Montagegruppen

Waselius & Wist represented Inlook Group, a leading Finnish service company supplying interior building solutions, in its acquisition of Montagegruppen. Montagegruppen is a leading Swedish provider of ceilings, acoustic solutions and special installations.

Lawyers involved:

Kim Ekqvist
Associate
Recent Deals / 03.01.2019

Sale and leaseback of Airbus A350

Waselius & Wist advised BBAM Aircraft Management LP in connection with the sale and leaseback of an Airbus A350 Aircraft between Finnair and Nomura Babcock Brown Co. Ltd.

Lawyers involved:

Tarja Wist
Founding Partner
Ann-Marie Eklund
Associate
Recent Deals / 15.12.2018

Handelsbanken and EVRY enter into a strategic agreement

Waselius & Wist represented EVRY, one of the leading IT services and software providers in the Nordic region, in its negotiations with Handelsbanken in Finland of an agreement for the delivery of next-generation core banking and payment solutions. The agreement runs for a period of eight years and is an important step for EVRY in its strategy of continuing to grow its presence in the Nordic and international markets. EVRY is one of the leading IT services and software providers in the Nordic region.

For more information, please visit: https://www.evry.com/en/news/articles/handelsbanken-in-finland-and-evry-enter-into-a-strategic-agreement/

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Recent Deals / 12.12.2018

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Maksuturva Group Oy

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Maksuturva Group Oy in Market Court proceedings relating to a major procurement of card payment services and invoice based payment services by Helsinki Regional Transport (”Helsingin Seudun Liikenne”).

Value: Total value of procurement some MEUR 4-5 million

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Recent Deals / 05.12.2018

Acquisition of Bella Boats by Nimbus Boats

Waselius & Wist represented Brunswick Corporation in the sale of its joint venture interest in Bella Boats to Nimbus Boats. Bella and Nimbus will form one of the largest leisure boat manufacturer in the Nordics with a combined turnover of some EUR 70 million.

Lawyers involved:

Lauri Peltola
Senior Counsel
Kim Ekqvist
Associate
Maria Lehtimäki
Associate
Recent Deals / 04.12.2018

Waselius & Wist advised Santander Consumer Finance Oy

Waselius & Wist successfully advised Santander Consumer Finance Oy in the 7th securitisation of auto loan hire purchase contracts originated by Santander Consumer Finance Oy. Santander Consumer Finance Oy is a Finnish finance company and a market leader in auto financing and a member of the Santander Consumer Finance- and Santander -groups.

Value: EUR 665.3 million

Lawyers involved:

Tarja Wist
Founding Partner
Niklas Thibblin
Managing Partner
Ann-Marie Eklund
Associate
Recent Deals / 30.11.2018

Victory in VAT dispute before the Helsinki Administrative Court

Our tax partner Mr Jouni Weckström represented successfully a company engaged in wind farming industry and issued Feed-in Tariff by the Finnish Energy Authority. In the claim made by the Finnish Tax Recipients’ Legal Services Unit it was insisted that the company had in fact committed to produce electricity against the State contributed Feed-in Tariff and therefore the Feed-in Tariff was to be seen as a counterpart to the sale of such service (to the Finnish Energy Authority). It was further claimed that the Feed-in Tariff received by the company should be considered a subsidy directly linked to the price of the electricity sold by the company. The subsidy should thereby, according to the claim, be treated as a consideration to be added to the VAT base of the sales by the company. The claim was dismissed yet the decision of the Helsinki Administrative Court can be appealed to the Supreme Administrative Court. The final decision will have definitive impact widely in the renewable energy sector and it will make an important precedent in outlining the scope of the VAT Act and the VAT Directive.

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Recent Deals / 13.11.2018

Acquisition by OpenText of Liaison Technologies

Waselius & Wist advised OpenText, a global leader in enterprise information management, in the Finnish law aspects of the acquisition of Liaison Technologies, a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise integration and data management solutions, for a total consideration of USD 330 million.

Lawyers involved:

Jouni Kautto
Specialist Partner
Tatu Paavilainen
Associate
Henri Kaskimo
Associate
Recent Deals / 05.11.2018

Acquisition by CMA CGM of Containerships Oyj

Waselius & Wist advised CMA CGM, one of the global leaders in maritime transport, in its acquisition of Containerships Oyj and certain terminal holdings. Containerships is a full-service logistics company providing door-to-door container transportation.

Lawyers involved:

Tarja Wist
Founding Partner
Ann-Marie Eklund
Associate
Emilia Saloranta
Associate
Tuurna