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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:

Recent Deals / 15.08.2018

Acquisition of Verifone Systems Inc. by Francisco Partners and BCI

Waselius & Wist represented Francisco Partners in the Finnish law aspects of the acquisition of Verifone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) by Francisco Partners and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI).
Verifone is a payments technology provider that offers products and services in more than 150 countries worldwide, including in Finland through the regulated payment institution Verifone Finland Oy.

Value: USD 3.4 billion

Lawyers involved

Lauri Peltola
Senior Counsel
Maria Lehtimäki
Associate
Ann-Marie Eklund
Associate
Emilia Saloranta
Associate
Recent Deals / 14.08.2018

Acquisition of DIARC Technology Oy by Oerlikon

Waselius & Wist represented Oerlikon in its acquisition of an innovative Finnish coating producer. Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative surface technologies. Oerlikon Balzers operates a dynamically growing network of more than 100 coating centres in 35 countries in Europe, America and Asia.

Lawyers involved

Tarja Wist
Founding Partner
Matti Siiteri
Associate
Recent Deals / 13.06.2018

Acquisition of Solita by Apax

Waselius & Wist represented Apax Partners in the Finnish law aspects of the acquisition of a majority stake in the leading Finnish digital transformation company, Solita, from Vaaka Partners, including the financing arrangements and merger control proceedings relating to the acquisition. The acquisition was carried out by Apax Digital Fund, a growth equity fund advised by global private equity advisory firm Apax Partners. Apax Digital Fund specialises in growth equity and buyout investments in high-growth enterprise software, internet, and technology-enabled services companies worldwide. Solita is a digital transformation company driven by data and human insight. The company provides a range of services, including strategic consulting, service design, artificial intelligence, analytics and managed cloud services to its fast-growing international client roster. Solita employs more than 650 digital specialists across Finland, Sweden and Estonia.

Lawyers involved

Tuurna