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Krogerus | October 2020
Finland

Krogerus advised Hartwall Capital, the largest shareholder of Konecranes, on the EUR 4.3 billion merger of Konecranes and Cargotec. The combined company will be a customer-focused global leader in sustainable material flow. Its illustrative combined annual sales are approximately EUR 7.0 billion and comparable operating profit is approximately EUR 565 million, based on financial year 2019 figures ...

Krogerus | September 2020
Finland

Krogerus advised wind power company CPC Finland when it entered into a joint venture with Finnish energy group Helen (40% CPC, 60% Helen) for construction, owning and operating the 86 MW Lakiakangas 3 wind farm, consisting of 20 Vestas V150-4.3 MW turbines and located in the municipalities of Kristiinankaupunki and Isojoki in Western Finland. Krogerus also advised CPC Finland and the project company on the non-recourse project financing provided by OP Corporate Bank for the project ...

Krogerus | February 2017
Finland

The Finnish M&A market was busy in 2016, and the Krogerus M&A practice has further strengthened its position as a leading practice in Finland. For several years, the practice has been one of the most active in the field, and based on league tables published by Mergermarket, Krogerus ranked once again among the top legal advisors measured in volume of M&A deals announced in Finland in 2016 ...

Krogerus | July 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised eQ Asset Management on its raising of some EUR 80 million for its special investment fund investing in Northern European and US private equity funds. The investors of the fund are technology sector foundations and associations. Concurrently with the announcement of the special investment fund, eQ announced the final closing of eQ PE VIII North at EUR 160 million in aggregate commitments ...

Krogerus | July 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised VVO Kodit Oy, part of the VVO Group, on its acquisition of the ICECAPITAL Housing Fund II. The fund owns 2,274 rental apartments situated primarily in the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Tampere. The transaction value is undisclosed. VVO is Finland’s largest private provider of rental housing. The company employs approximately 350 persons, and it has an annual revenue of roughly EUR 370 million ...

Krogerus | June 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Unisport-Saltex Oy on its merger with Kerko Group Oy. The merger of Unisport-Saltex and Kerko Group with its subsidiaries creates the market leader in sports and exercise facility services. The newly formed joint company’s aim is to reach significant growth in sales and to become the leading North European one-stop service partner whose sports facility concepts provide the best environment for athletes as well as spectators ...

Krogerus | May 2016
Finland

The Lawyer, a leading legal magazine based in the United Kingdom, has once again ranked Krogerus among continental Europe’s 100 top law firms in its Euro100 survey published on 23 May 2016. The ranking is based on revenues earned during the year 2015. The survey also analyses the headcount, financial results, clients and partner structure of the top 100 firms. It does not feature law firms that are headquartered in the United Kingdom ...

Krogerus | May 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Valmet Corporation on its acquisition of a global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system from Infor Group. Valmet is a developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. The US-based Infor Group is a supplier of ERP systems. The ERP system is intended to boost Valmet's productivity and capacity planning, and foster collaboration amongst employees, customers and suppliers ...

Krogerus | May 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Digia Plc on the listing of shares of the newly-formed company, Qt Group Plc, on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki. Qt Group was established in connection with Digia’s partial demerger involving the transfer of all of Digia’s assets, debts and liabilities relating to its Qt segment to Qt Group. Digia’s Domestic segment operations remained with Digia. Trading in the shares of Qt Group began on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki on 2 May 2016 ...

Krogerus | April 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Lehto Group on its initial public offering and listing of shares on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki. The IPO was oversubscribed over six fold. It included the issuance of 11,874,705 new shares and the sale of 1,732,340 shares by existing shareholders. Lehto Group will receive approximately EUR 60.5 million in gross proceeds before the deduction of fees and expenses ...

Krogerus | April 2016
Finland

Krogerus is once again recognised for its exceptional work in the 2016 edition of Chambers Europe. The rankings highlight the firm’s expertise in several practice areas. Our Competition and Regulatory, Energy and Infrastructure, Real Estate and Construction, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Technology, Media and Telecommunications teams all receive Band 1 status. Twenty-eight of our lawyers are also recognised for their individual achievements ...

Krogerus | April 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Allianz Capital Partners GmbH on its acquisition of three wind parks in Finland from Portofino New Energy B.V., which is owned by Impax New Energy Investors II LP. This acquisition is the largest wind power transaction in Finland to date. Two of the wind parks, Joukhaisselkä and Kuolavaara-Keulakkopää, are located in Sodankylä, Lapland, while the third wind park, Saarenkylä, is located in northern Ostrobothnia. The wind parks have a total capacity of 107 ...

Krogerus | March 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Suomen Hoivatilat on its initial public offering and listing of shares on Nasdaq First North Finland. The IPO was oversubscribed and resulted in 5,255,000 new shares issued and gross proceeds of roughly EUR 16.8 million. Trading in the company’s shares on First North Finland commenced on 31 March 2016. Suomen Hoivatilat is a service company specialised in the production, development, holding and letting of nursing homes, day care centres and service block solutions ...

Krogerus | March 2016
Finland

Krogerus lawyers have been once again recognised in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers in Business. We received plaudits across all four practice areas reviewed by the publication in Finland. Selected praise for our practitioners includes the following: "Päivi Toivari is well appreciated by banks and by colleagues. She is very pleasant to work with and is highly respected as a negotiator ...

Krogerus | March 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Neste in a joint project with Veolia and Borealis to arrange power plant operations and build a new power plant in Kilpilahti, located in Porvoo, Finland. In the arrangement, Neste will transfer its existing power plant to Kilpilahti Power Plant Ltd. The company will build a new combined heat and power plant in Porvoo to match the needs of Neste and Borealis. Neste and Veolia both own 40% of Kilpilahti Power Plant, while Borealis owns 20% ...

Krogerus | March 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Boliden AB (publ) on the Finnish-law aspects of its acquisition of Kevitsa mine from First Quantum. The total consideration on a debt-free basis is USD 712 million in cash. The Kevitsa nickel-copper-platinum group elements mine is located approximately 142 kilometres northeast of the city of Rovaniemi. In 2015, the mine processed roughly 6.7 million tonnes of ore. Boliden is a metals company based in Sweden. Its shares trade on Nasdaq Stockholm ...

Krogerus | February 2016
Finland

This year Chambers Europe has again placed Krogerus on its shortlist to receive the Chambers Europe Award for the category of Finland Law Firm of the Year. Krogerus won the award in 2013, when it was bestowed in Finland for the first time. The Chambers Europe Award honours outstanding law firms on the basis of research carried out by Chambers & Partners, an organisation that ranks law firms and lawyers ...

Krogerus | February 2016
Finland

Krogerus has recently recruited three seasoned lawyers to join its tax practice. Jouni Weckström and Laura Peni join us as counsel and senior associate, respectively, having previously worked for Roschier, while Sanna Lindqvist joins as senior associate, having previously worked for Borenius. Mr Weckström has particular experience in tax litigation and corporate and international tax law. Ms Peni is renowned for her expertise in tax structuring and tax litigation ...

Krogerus | February 2016
Finland

Krogerus is pleased to announce that Carola Möller has been elected partner with the firm. Her appointment is effective from 1 April 2016. Carola focuses on complex commercial disputes and employment law. She acts as counsel both before arbitral tribunals and state courts. Her scope in employment law includes operative advice, employment and executive agreements, as well as terminations and reorganisations ...

Krogerus | February 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Sponda Plc on its acquisition of Ab Mercator Oy and Ab Forum Capita Oy from Forum Fastighets Kb and Föreningen Konstsamfundet r.f. for a purchase price of roughly EUR 576 million. The acquisition comprises six properties in the Forum block of central Helsinki, including the Forum shopping centre and office premises, with a total lettable area of nearly 77,000 square metres ...

Krogerus | February 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Loiste Oy in the partial demerger of Karhu Voima and the strategic sale of two companies formed through the demerger to Kotkan Energia. The target companies operate the industrial electricity distribution network in the Karhula industrial area, sell and distribute natural gas mainly to industrial customers and provide related maintenance and other services. The annual revenue of the target companies is approximately EUR 10 million ...

Krogerus | February 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Northern Horizon Capital on the EUR 155 million divestiture by EPI Healthcare I of a 27-asset healthcare property portfolio to Special Investment Fund eQ Care, a fund managed by eQ Asset Management Ltd. This is the largest healthcare property transaction to date in Finland. The portfolio consists of nursing homes that have a total lettable area of nearly 50,000 square metres ...

Krogerus | January 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Allianz Capital Partners GmbH on its acquisition of six turbines from Sweden-based wind power company OX2. The transaction is Allianz's first wind park acquisition in Finland. The wind park at Jouttikallio, around 80 kilometres from the city of Vaasa, has a capacity of 21 megawatts and meets the electricity demands of around 12,600 households ...

Krogerus | January 2016
Finland

Krogerus' managing partner Juha Pekka Katainen is on the shortlist to receive the European Managing Partner of the Year 2016 award. The award is presented by The Lawyer, a leading legal magazine based in the United Kingdom. Each year the title of European Managing Partner of the Year is given to an outstanding leader who has driven his or her firm forward with vision and sound judgment ...

Krogerus | December 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Intera Partners Oy on its divestment of Oy Orthex Group Ab to funds managed by Sponsor Capital. Orthex is the leading manufacturer and marketer of plastic household products in the Nordics. Orthex manufactures over 85% of its products locally in its three factories in Finland and Sweden. During the past five years, the company has rapidly developed from three local companies into a sizeable international group that delivers products to over 40 countries around the world ...

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