Mannerheimintie 20 A
00100, Helsinki

+358 20 155 5140

+358 20 155 5141

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Managing Partner: Ilkka Perheentupa
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Partner: Mathias Lindqvist
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 60
Network memberships: Finnish Bar, New York State Bar
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French

Avance is a business law firm managed by a team of experienced attorneys that share an enthusiasm for providing legal services of the highest quality. The firm handles some of the most demanding transactions, large projects and disputes involving its market, with a focus on matters that call for the skills and sophistication of the Avance team. The firm’s high partner-associate ratio reflects the core strategy of providing a senior-oriented service that ensures concrete value-add to clients and distinguishes the firm from its key competition. Avance combines high-end advisory work with a unique breadth of international experience. Visit our website for more information: www.avance.com.

  • 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 DoorDash, Inc. in a definitive agreement whereby DoorDash will acquire Wolt Enterprises Oy in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately EUR 7 billion.
  • Advised Hologic, Inc. in the acquisition of Mobidiag Oy for an enterprise value of approximately $795 million.
  • Advised Summa Equity in the sale of HyTest, a leading developer and producer of high-performance antibodies and antigens, to Mindray, a leading global medical technology company, for total consideration of approximately EUR 545 million.
  • Advised Rettig Group in the divestment of Nordkalk Corporation, one of the leading limestone players focused on sustainable solutions, to SigmaRoc Plc. The transaction value is EUR 500 million on a cash- and debt-free basis.
  • Advised Vapo Oy as lead counsel in the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Nevel Oy to French private investment company Ardian. The total consideration on debt and cash free purchase price for Nevel is approximately EUR 656 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 as well as a further 40% interest in Caruna from OMERS.
  • Advised Alma Media in the acquisition of Nettix Oy’s entire share capital from Otava Group for EUR 170 million.
  • Advised Adelis Equity Partners in the divestment of Quattro Mikenti Group (QMG), one of Finland’s leading players in technical installation and services within electricity, heating, ventilation, sprinklers and automation, to KLAR Partners.
  • Advised Purmo Group and its owner Rettig Group in the merger with Virala Acquisition Company and subsequent listing of Purmo Group on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki. The merger values Purmo Group at EUR 685 million in enterprise value.
  • Advised Reworks Oy and its shareholders in the sale of the company to Playtika, an Israel-based game developer. The deal valued up to $600 million.
  • Advised the sellers, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and Brunswick Real Estate, in the sale of Kielo to Castellum for approximately EUR 640 million.

  • 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

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