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Recent Deals / 06.05.2019

Acquisition by Loram of Roadscanners’ Rail Division business

Waselius & Wist advised Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. in its acquisition of the Rail Division business of Roadscanners Oy, including its Rail Doctor® software. Loram is a leading supplier of track maintenance and friction management services and equipment in North America and around the globe. Loram has more than 175 machines and 2,100 friction management units located in 16 different countries.

Lawyers involved:

Tarja Wist
Founding Partner
Jouni Kautto
Specialist Partner
Kim Ekqvist
Associate
Recent Deals / 24.04.2019

Acquisition of Pro Lift Oy by Joab group

Waselius & Wist represented Joab group in the acquisition of the business of Pro Lift Oy. JOAB is a market-leading manufacturer of truck bodies and has a turnover of about 900 million SEK and some 275 employees.

Lawyers involved:

Recent Deals / 25.02.2019

Acquisition by Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie of Galvatek

Waselius & Wist represented Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie, a Belgian engineering group, in its acquisition of Oy Galvatek Ab, a leading Finnish automated surface treatment plant provider.

Lawyers involved:

Tarja Wist
Founding Partner
Matti Siiteri
Associate
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 / 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 / 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
Recent Deals / 18.10.2018

Acquisition of VR Track by NRC Group

Waselius & Wist represented NRC Group, a Norwegian company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, in the Finnish law aspects relating to its acquisition of VR Track, a subsidiary of the Finnish state-owned railway operator VR Group. The combined group will have more than 2 450 employees and annual revenues of more than NOK 6 billion.

Value: EUR 225 million.

Lawyers involved:

Tarja Wist
Founding Partner
Matti Siiteri
Associate
Recent Deals / 07.09.2018

Acquisition of Mehiläinen by CVC Capital Partners, LocalTapiola, Varma, Ilmarinen and management

Waselius & Wist represented Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company in the acquisition of Mehiläinen, one of the largest private healthcare providers in Finland. Mehiläinen was acquired by a consortium of Finnish institutions including Varma, LocalTapiola and Ilmarinen together with Mehiläinen management in partnership with lead investor CVC Capital Partners (CVC) Fund VII.

Lawyers involved:

Tuurna