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Recent Deals / 31.05.2019

Refinancing of Technopolis

Waselius & Wist advised the mezzanine lender on the Finnish aspects of the refinancing of Technopolis Plc and certain of its group companies in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Lithuania by euro, Norwegian krone and Swedish krona denominated senior secured facilities and mezzanine secured facilities for approximately EUR 930 million in total.

Technopolis is a shared workspace expert. Technopolis’ 17 campuses host 1,600 companies with 50,000 employees in seven countries within the Nordic and Baltic Sea region.

Value: EUR 930 million

Lawyers involved:

Lauri Peltola
Senior Counsel
Maria Lehtimäki
Associate
Henri Kaskimo
Associate
Essi Hietaoja
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 / 31.10.2017

Acquisition of Skaala by IFN Group

Waselius & Wist advised IFN Group, a leading European company for complete solutions around windows, doors, facades and sun protection systems, in its acquisition of 80 percent of the shares in Skaala Group Oy.

In addition to the acquisition, the transaction included corporate restructuring as well as the sale and leaseback of manufacturing sites in north-western Finland.

Skaala is the largest window and door brand in Finland. The company currently employs around 400 people and had a turnover of EUR 96 million in 2016.

Lawyers involved

Maria Lehtimäki
Associate
Niko Markkanen
Associate
Mona Numminen
Associate
Recent Deals / 19.10.2015

Sale of KJ-Kiinteistöjohto Oy

Waselius & Wist advised Hartela, one of Finland’s largest construction companies, in the sale of KJ-Kiinteistöjohto Oy, a real estate management company providing expert services in asset, property and facility management, to Realia Group, the largest real estate brokerage and management group in the Nordics.

Value undisclosed

Lawyers involved

Recent Deals / 02.10.2015

Divestment by BASF of its Finnish slurry production sites

Waselius & Wist advised BASF, the chemical company, on Finnish law aspects in connection with the divestment of its slurry production sites in Rauma and Kotka to Chemec.

Value undisclosed.

Lawyers involved

Jan Waselius
Founding Partner
Niklas Thibblin
Managing Partner
Recent Deals / 18.05.2015

Financing of the acquisition by Kämp Group of three upscale hotels

Waselius & Wist advised Kämp Group, the leading Finnish luxury and lifestyle hotel group majority owned by funds managed by CapMan, in the financing of its acquisition of Hotel Haven, Hotel Fabian and Hotel Lilla Roberts. The arrangement will further strengthen Kämp Group’s position as the leading operator of luxury and lifestyle hotels in Helsinki.

Value undisclosed.

Lawyer involved

Timo Lehtimäki
Partner
Henri Kaskimo
Associate
Recent Deals / 06.02.2015

Sale of kh-kiinteistöpalvelut -group

Waselius & Wist represented the Sellers in the sale of kh-kiinteistöpalvelut -group, a leading property maintenance provider in the Greater Helsinki Area, to Vaaka Partners.

Value undisclosed

Lawyer involved

Tarja Wist
Founding Partner

Recent Deals / 16.05.2014

Acquisition by Kämp Group of Klaus K

Waselius & Wist advises Kämp Group, the leading Finnish luxury and lifestyle hotel group majority owned by funds managed by CapMan, in its acquisition of Klaus K, Finland’s first real design hotel, and the related financing arrangements.

Value undisclosed.

Lawyer involved

Timo Lehtimäki
Partner
Henri Kaskimo
Associate
Kim Ekqvist
Associate

Recent Deals / 22.05.2013

Acquisition by Sagax of real estates in Finland

Waselius & Wist represented Sagax (listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm) in three separate acquisitions of three real estates located in Helsinki, Finland.

Value: approximately EUR 17,000,000.

Lawyer involved

Niklas Thibblin
Managing Partner

Recent Deals / 07.02.2012

Sale of hotel property Scandic Luosto by Pandox

Waselius & Wist represented Pandox, one of Europe’s leading hotel property companies, in the sale of hotel property Scandic Luosto to North Europe Tours Oy.

Lawyer involved

Niklas Thibblin
Managing Partner

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