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IFLR1000 Financial and corporate 2018 Rankings

D&I is highly ranked in Financial and corporate 2018 ranking by IFLR1000 in all listed categories: Banking and finance, Capital markets, M&A and Project development.

Kotkamills Group Oyj

D&I advised Kotkamills Group Oyj on the strategic review of its Imprex® business and the sale of Kotkamills Imprex Oy, a subsidiary producing and selling resin and phenolic resin impregnated products, to Dongwha Enterprise Co.

Sievi Capital

D&I advised Sievi Capital, a Finnish listed private equity company, in its investment in KH-Koneet, KH-Engineering and Edeco-Tools, leading importers of excavation machinery in Finland.

Affecto Plc

D&I advises Affecto Plc on CGI's voluntary recommended EUR 98 million public tender offer for all shares in Affecto Plc.

Kovanen

D&I represented Kovanen, Finland’s largest full service passenger transportation service provider, in the sale of their operations to Cabonline.

Eight Edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland

The Best Lawyers® has recognized in the Eight Edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland in the field of Corporate Law D&I Partners Wilhelm Eklund and Jan Ollila, in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions Law D&I Partners Anders Carlberg, Mikko Eerola and Jan Ollila, and in the field of Private Equity Law D&I Partners Mikko Eerola and Jan Ollila. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.

 

Best Lawyers® 8th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland

D&I and 13 of its lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers® in the 8th edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland for the following listed categories: Environmental Law, Biotechnology Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law, Corporate Law, Information Technology Law, Media Law, Technology Law, Telecommunications Law, Tax Law, Banking and Finance Law, Arbitration and Mediation, Competition Law, Labor and Employment Law and Litigation.

Ahlström Capital

D&I advised Ahlström Capital in its acquisition of approximately 39% of Detection Technology, an X-ray technology company, and approximately 18% of Glaston, a glass processing technology company, from G.W. Sohlberg. Detection Technology's shares are listed at the Nasdaq First North Finland and Glaston's shares are listed at the Nasdaq Helsinki exchange.

Euromoney's Expert Guides 2017 - M&A

Euromoney's Expert Guides ranks D&I Senior Partner Jan Ollila as one of the 30 best M&A lawyers in the world. He is the only lawyer in Finland and one of only two lawyers in the Nordics on this exclusive list.

D&I advises Ratos in the sale of Nebula

D&I advises Ratos in the sale of Nebula to Telia in a transaction valued at EUR 165 million. Nebula is a market leading provider of cloud, managed and network services to Finnish SME's.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

D&I highly ranked in all practice areas surveyed by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 and its Partners Anders Carlberg, Petteri Uoti, Juha-Pekka Mutanen, Jussi Lehtinen, Seppo Havia, Kai Holkeri and Ilkka Leppihalme ranked as Leading Individuals. Suvi Knaapila, Henrik af Ursin, Samuel Kääriäinen and Tom Ehrström recognized as Next Generation Lawyers.
 

Elite Vuokratuotto

D&I advised Finnish special investment fund Elite Vuokratuotto in the acquisition of a 4,960 sqm office property in Vantaa from Aberdeen European Balanced Property Fund.

Chambers Global 2017 Rankings

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked by Chambers Global 2017 in all listed categories: Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.

Veho

D&I advises Veho in the sale of the Citroën, Peugeot and DS import business in Finland to Bassadone Automotive Group.

D&I Quarterly Q3/2016 - What You Need Is a TPH and Don't Forget CSR

Senior Partner Jan Ollila's thoughts on Transaction Powerhouse in the editorial of our Q3/2016.

D&I Quarterly Q4/2016 - What's the Big Deal With Mega-Deals?

D&I's Transaction Powerhouse lists issues to take into account when planning and executing a mega deal. Read More in our D&I Quarterly Q4/2016.

Auris Kaasunjakelu

D&I advises Auris Kaasunjakelu, a portfolio company of SL Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Gasum’s natural gas retail business and heat business in 13 areas in Finland.

Sulzer Pumps Finland Oy

D&I advised Sulzer Pumps Finland Oy in the sale of an industrial property in Helsinki.

Enics and Ahlström Capital

D&I advises Enics, one of the biggest EMS providers in the world focusing on industrial electronics, and its owner Ahlström Capital, in the acquisition of PKC Electronics.

Bridgepoint and Bonnier

D&I advises Bridgepoint and Bonnier in the sale of all shares in Nordic Cinema Group including Finnkino to AMC Entertainment in a transaction valued at approximately USD 929 million.

D&I Transaction Powerhouse Deal Announcement 30 Dec 2016

D&I Transaction Powerhouse Deal Announcement: D&I advised CapMan in the Acquisition of Forenom

D&I Life Sciences Alert on 23 Dec 2016

D&I Alert: The Finnish Government Publishes Draft Proposal on Patient's Freedom of Choice

CapMan Buyout X fund

D&I advises CapMan Buyout X fund in its acquisition of a majority equity share in Forenom, a leading Nordic temporary housing service operator.

D&I Alert: The Central Tax Board Rules on Carried Interest, 25 Nov 2016

D&I Alert: The Central Tax Board Rules on Carried Interest

Kotkamills Group Oyj

D&I advised Kotkamills Group Oyj on the strategic review of its Malaysian operations and the sale of L.P. Pacific Films, Kotkamills' Malaysian subsidiary producing and selling phenolic resin impregnated products, to Surfactor Germany GmbH.

Nokia - Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia finalizes its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, the largest ever corporate transaction involving a Finnish company. D&I advised Alcatel-Lucent on the transaction.

MB Funds: MB Equity Fund V Ky

D&I advised MB Funds on the formation of its fifth buy-out fund, MB Equity Fund V Ky, with commitments of EUR 236.5 million.

IFLR1000 Rankings 2017

D&I is highly ranked by IFLR1000 in all listed categories: M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance and Energy & Infrastructure. Anders Carlberg, Mikko Eerola, Juha-Pekka Mutanen and Jan Ollila are ranked as Leading Lawyers, and Wilhelm Eklund and Hanna-Mari Manninen as Rising Stars.

Dasos Timberland Fund II

D&I advised Dasos Timberland Fund II in its acquisition of Metsä-Botnia Metsät, holding 34,000 hectares of forests in Finland, from Metsä Group.

Alexandria Pankkiiriliike

D&I advised the majority shareholder in the sale of a 40 % stake in Alexandria Pankkiiriliike, one of Finland’s largest investment service companies, to Ajanta, a Finnish investment company.

Sievi Capital

D&I advised Sievi Capital, a Finnish listed private equity company, in its investment in Suvanto Trucks, the largest independent seller of pre-owned trucks in Finland.

Sulzer

D&I advises Sulzer, the Swiss group, in the sale of its foundry business in Finland to Karhulan Valimo.

Ekokem Corporation

D&I advises the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, the second biggest shareholder of Ekokem Corporation, a leading Nordic circular economy company, in connection with Fortum's acquisition of Ekokem. The deal values Ekokem at approximately EUR 700 million on a debt and cash free basis.

Chambers Europe 2016

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked by Chambers Europe 2016 in the following listed categories: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/European Law, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Tax and TMT.

Autoklinikka

D&I advises Autoklinikka's owners in the combination of Autoklinikka, the largest private vehicle damage repair chain in Finland, with the Swedish Werksta chain controlled by a fund managed by Procuritas Partners.

Juuri Partners

D&I advises Juuri Partners, a Finnish private equity investor, in its investment in Puuha Group, designer and manufacturer of children's playground equipment.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2016

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked in all 10 practice areas surveyed by The Legal 500 EMEA 2016.

Chambers Global 2016

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked by Chambers Global 2016 in all listed categories: Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.

Mergermarket 2015

Mergermarket ranks D&I fourth among law firms with a Nordic presence on Nordic M&A deal value in 2015.

AMP Capital and Infracapital

D&I advises AMP Capital, a leading global infrastructure manager, and Infracapital, a leading European infrastructure investor, in their acquisition and related financing of Adven Group, a provider of critical energy infrastructure and services in Finland, Estonia and Sweden.

D&I Survey on M&A Disputes in Finland: Post-acquisition disputes more common, but increasingly amicably settled

D&I Survey on M&A Disputes in Finland:

Post-acquisition disputes more common, but increasingly amicably settled. Read more from the press release. The material is available here.

Ratos

D&I advised Ratos in the refinancing of its portfolio company Nebula, a leading provider of cloud services in Finland, enabling Ratos to take out a distribution of approximately EUR 20 million, representing almost 60 % of Ratos' initial investment.

Hewlett-Packard

D&I advised Hewlett-Packard on the Finnish law and tax aspects of its separation into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, the largest corporate split-up ever.

Umbra Software

D&I advised Umbra Software, a Finnish 3D graphics software company, in its financing round with Finnish venture capital investors, Inventure and Lifeline Ventures, and a British investor, Initial Capital.

A cross-border financing arrangement

D&I advised a global investment firm in a cross-border financing arrangement for Euroloan Group and the related sale of a consumer loan portfolio.

ProSiebenSat.1 Group

D&I advises ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe, in its SEK 2.2 billion acquisition of Etraveli Holding, a leading pan-European online travel agent for flights, from Segulah.

CityJet

D&I advises CityJet in its acquisition of Blue1 from SAS as part of a larger collaboration between the parties, in which CityJet wet leases eight new aircraft to SAS for regional jet services.

SL Capital Partners

D&I advises SL Capital Partners in its acquisition of Gasum's local gas distribution network, the largest gas DSO in Finland, comprising Gasum Paikallisjakelu Oy and Helsingin Kaupunkikaasu Oy.

CapMan and Kämp Group

D&I advised CapMan and Kämp Group in the acquisition of Oy Union Hotels Ab comprising Hotel Haven, Hotel Fabian and Hotel Lilla Roberts.

Dasos Timberland

D&I advises Dasos Timberland Fund II in its acquisition of a majority stake in Finsilva Plc, one of the largest independent forest owners in Northern Europe holding 130,000 hectares of forests, from Metsäliitto and Taaleritehdas Metsärahasto.

Nordic Cinema Group

D&I advises Bonnier and Ratos in the sale of a majority stake in Nordic Cinema Group, the leading cinema operator in the Nordic and Baltic regions, to Bridgepoint in a transaction with an enterprise value of SEK 4.7 billion.

Excellent service

"We received an excellent service from the firm."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Alcatel-Lucent

D&I advises Alcatel-Lucent in its EUR 46.6 billion combination with Nokia, the largest transaction ever involving a Finnish company.

ACTA*

D&I advises ACTA*, the holding company of Kiwa and Shield Group International, in the acquisition of Inspecta, the leading Nordic player in the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry with operations in 8 countries, from 3i.

Dufry

D&I advises Dufry in the Finnish aspects of its EUR 3.6 billion potential acquisition of World Duty Free.

MB Funds

D&I advises MB Funds, the Finnish private equity firm, in its announced acquisition of Kotkamills, a Finnish forest industry company specializing in laminating base papers, impregnated products, magazine papers and sawmill products, from OpenGate Capital.

MB Funds

D&I advised MB Funds, the Finnish private equity firm, in its add-on acquisition of Arho Nordic, a company specializing in food processing, importing and representation. Arho Nordic will be a part of Makua Foods.

Adelis Equity Partners

D&I advises Adelis Equity Partners Fund I in its acquisition of a majority stake in Med Group Oy, one of the fastest growing healthcare services companies in Finland, from Terveysrahasto Oy and the company’s two founders. The founders together with the broader management team continue to own a significant part of the company. The company caters to the public sector as well as individual customers across Finland.

IFLR100 2015

IFLR1000 ranks D&I as a leading firm in M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance and Energy & Infrastructure.

Clear Advice

“They have an outstanding understanding of the Finnish legal environment and are very responsive offering very clear advice.”
(IFLR1000)

Aller Media

D&I advised Aller Media Oy in its acquisition of Dingle Oy, a social media business advisory company.

High-profile private equity houses

"Extensive experience of working with high-profile private equity houses."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Segulah Advisor AB

D&I advised Segulah IV, L.P., the private equity fund of Segulah Advisor AB, the Sweden-based private equity firm, in the Finnish aspects of its acquisition of DOCU Group Sweden AB ("Docu Nordic") the Sweden-based engaged in providing database and marketing services to the construction industry and supplying clients with proprietary project and product information, in a management buyout transaction, from Docu Group Deutsche Holding GmbH, the Germany-based provider of specialized information, content and solutions for the architecture, construction, and real estate industries and subsidiary of GMT Communications Partners LLP, the UK-based private equity firm, for an undisclosed consideration.

Mellby Gård AB

D&I advised Mellby Gård AB, the Swedish investment company, in its acquisition of the joinery installations business of Mestarinikkarit Oy and its Swedish subsidiary Nikkarit AB.

Portfolio Recovery Associates

D&I advises Portfolio Recovery Associates in the Finnish aspects of its USD 880 million acquisition of Aktiv Kapital, a company specializing in the acquisition and servicing of non-performing consumer loans.

Calderys

D&I advised Calderys, a world leader in Refractory Solutions and a subsidiary of Imerys, in its acquisition of Termorak Group from the private equity house Helmet Capital.

Aller Media

D&I advises Aller Media in its acquisition of the Finnish lifestyle magazines Costume, Divaani and Olivia from Bonnier Publications.

MB Funds

D&I advises Finnish private equity firm MB Funds in its acquisition of Makulaku Lakritsa Oy, a company specializing in liquorice, and Runebergin Makeistukku Oy, a retail sales concept selling the Makulaku confectionery and imported sweets.

Outokumpu Transaction

D&I advised institutional investors in relation to the divestment by ThyssenKrupp of its shareholding in Outokumpu.

Respol Group

D&I advised Respol Group, the privately-held Portuguese company in the acquisition of Forchem, an industry leader in the processing of tall oil, from the Finnish private equity house MB Funds.

Arrow Electronics

D&I advised Arrow Electronics on the Finnish law aspects of its EUR 230 million acquisition of Computerlinks.

Qualcomm Ventures and Nokia Growth Partners

D&I advised Qualcomm Ventures and Nokia Growth Partners in their investment into Grand Cru, a Finnish gaming company.

Karolinska Development

D&I advised Karolinska Development, a Swedish listed medical company, in its investment into Forendo Pharma, a new drug development company based in Finland.

Ratos AB

D&I advised Ratos AB, the Swedish private equity house, in its EUR 82,5 million acquisition of Nebula Oy, the leading provider of cloud services to small and medium-sized companies in Finland.

Ratos AB

D&I advised Ratos, the Swedish listed private equity house, in its EUR 116 million acquisition of Finnkino, the Finnish movie theatre group operating in Finland and the Baltic countries, from the media group Sanoma. D&I further advised Ratos in the combination of Finnkino and the Swedish cinema chain SF Bio together with the media conglomerate Bonnier.

NIBE Industrier

D&I advised NIBE Industrier, a leading European company in the heating industry, in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Akvaterm, the market leader in accumulators and cold storage vessels in Finland.

Folksam

D&I advised the Swedish insurance company Folksam in the Finnish law aspects of its acquisition of the majority of the shares in Aktia Skadeförsäkring Ab, a Finnish insurance company, from Aktia Abp.

Majority Shareholders of Larox

D&I advised the majority shareholders of Larox in a EUR 127 million share exchange transaction by which Outotec acquired control in Larox.

Coor Service Managment - Lujapalvelut Oy

D&I advised Coor Service Management in its acquisition of Lujapalvelut Oy, a provider of facility management services.

MB Funds - Mainio Vire

D&I advises Finnish private equity firm MB Funds in the sale of Mainio Vire (formerly Medivire Hoiva) to British private equity investor HgCapital.

Aurubis AG

D&I advises Aurubis AG in its EUR 200 – 250 million acquisition of the Rolled Products Division of Luvata Group.

Qualcomm

D&I advised Qualcomm in its USD 65 million acquisition of handheld graphics and multimedia technology assets from AMD.

Adviser for Banks

D&I advised four banks in the Finnish aspects of their sale of the Swedish and Finnish NCSDs to Euroclear.

Lite-On Technology

D&I advised Lite-On Technology Corporation in its EUR 277 million cash tender offer for Perlos Corporation, the world’s largest handset casing company.

Fiskars

D&I advised Fiskars in the combination of its share series and its merger with its largest shareholder Agrofin.

Sun Microsystems

D&I advised Sun Microsystems in the Finnish aspects of its USD 1.0 billion acquisition of MySQL, a database management software developer.

Fonecta

D&I advised Fonecta, a leading Finnish media and directory services company, in its acquisition of certain assets relating to the offline and online business of Eniro, including the yellow pages trademark, in Finland.

Ratos - Perlos

D&I advised Ratos, the Swedish listed private equity house, in the EUR 67 million acquisition of the Health Care Division of Perlos, the leading Finnish contract manufacturer and the related EUR 60 million add-on acquisition of Medisize, a Swiss healthcare company.

The Best Firm to Work With in Finland

"...'without doubt the best firm I’ve worked with in Finland' say clients."
(The European Legal 500)

The Firm of Choice for Multinationals

"With its emphasis of quality over volume, Dittmar & Indrenius is the firm of choice for a number of multinationals seeking Finnish advice, and is regularly consulted by top UK and US firms."
(Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

High Level of Expertise

"The firm has been praised by clients and peers for the level of expertise its lawyers possess."
' I admire the knowledge of the lawyers at the firm ...' says one peer".
(IFLR1000)

Sterling Reputation

D&I "has forged a sterling reputation across a variety of practice areas. The team is … noted for 'its excellent quality from the most senior lawyer down to the youngest'."
(Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Specialises in Public Takeovers

"This firm focuses on M&A transactions and specialises in public takeovers."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Corporate and M&A Specialist

"Dittmar & Indrenius is a corporate and M&A specialist."
(The European Legal 500)

Highly Efficient Manner

"The team has impressed its largely international clients with its 'highly efficient manner, dedication and enthusiasm'. The firm is also credited for its 'deep knowledge of all aspects of business law'."
(Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Slick Corporate Capability

"A favourite amongst leading UK, US and Swedish law firms needing slick corporate capability in Finland."
(The European Legal 500)

Advising Finnish Listed Companies

"It has been strengthening its presence on the domestic scene too, acting for a number of Finnish listed companies."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Boutique Brand

"Dittmar has a boutique brand, and an excellent one at that."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Carries the Hallmark of Quality

"This successful niche player 'carries the hallmark of quality' across its corporate and M&A practice. Focusing on transactions and disputes work, the firm wins respect for its 'impressive list of international clients, good international network and devotion to client service'. The team advises across the range of M&A, finance, capital markets, general corporate and commercial matters."
(Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

 

 

Strong Focus on M&A

"Dittmar & Indrenius has a strong focus on M&A. As a small firm the emphasis is on quality, creating a compact team which performs to the highest standard for multinational clients."
(The European Legal 500)