Mannerheimintie 20 A
00100, Helsinki

+358 20 155 5140

+358 20 155 5141

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Managing Partner: Carl-Henrik Wallin
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Partner: Mathias Lindqvist
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 50
Network memberships: Finnish Bar, New York State Bar
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French

Avance is a Finnish law firm focusing on demanding cross-border transactions and large projects as well as complex business disputes.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

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Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advised Alma Media in the acquisition of Nettix Oy’s entire share capital from Otava Group for EUR 170 million
  • Advised Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTPP) and KKR on the acquisition of a total of a 40% interest in Caruna, the largest electricity distribution network in Finland, from First Sentier Investors
  • Advised Vapo Oy as lead counsel in the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Nevel Oy to French private investment company Ardian
  • Advised Procuritas Capital Investors V in the sale of the Fidelix group to Assemblin.
  • Advised Tradeka-Yhtiöt Oy in the acquisition of A-Katsastus Group, the leading vehicle inspection, driver’s examinations, and other license services provider in Finland, from MB Funds and management
  • Advised Verso Fund II Ky and the other shareholders of Ginolis Oy in the sale of the company to CELLINK AB (publ) for a cash and debt-free purchase price of EUR 70 million
  • Advised KKR in its investment in Wolt Enterprises Oy, a Helsinki-based technology company known for their food delivery platform in a EUR 440 million in a financing round led by ICONIQ Growth
  • Advised TrademarkNow Oy and its shareholders in the sale of the company to Corsearch, a leading provider of trademark clearance and protection solutions for IP professionals and brands
  • Advised Nasdaq Stockholm listed Bravida in its acquisition of a 65% majority share of the Finnish solar energy company Savon Aurinkoenergia Oy

  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Natural resources
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport
  • Utilities