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M&A and Finance

Mergers and acquisitions and other transactions are crucial to your business. Let us help you make sure they run smoothly and safely.

Your own team of M&A and finance lawyers

Fondia's dedicated transaction and financing team will be there to assist you through acquisitions, restructuring, joint ventures and more. Our experienced lawyers have worked as attorneys, consultants and in-house lawyers. Your dedicated team will get to know you and your business in order to assess and balance your risks, come up with proactive solutions, build trust in negotiations, and to communicate clearly and efficiently.

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Committed to you and your business

With a tailor-made team put together with your transaction and unique business needs in mind, you’ll get solid advice throughout the entire project. Your goals will be our goals, and we will only be satisfied when we can guarantee that they are met.

Our experienced and dedicated team works across several diverse transactions and financing projects. They have years of experience in representing and advising various parties, including buyers, sellers, financiers, investors, and target companies. The team is well known for its market knowledge, pragmatic attitude and especially its determination to achieve each client’s goals.

We’ll be there to advise you on:

  • Restructuring and acquisition projects

  • Joint venture arrangements

  • MBO and minority shareholder transactions

  • Private equity/venture capital transactions and exits

  • Private equity/venture capital fund structuring and investments

  • Capital market transactions (e.g., listings, public bids, and share issues)

  • Financial restructuring projects

Recent references:

Fondia advised MaaS Global Ltd in the acquisition of Quicko, the leading MaaS player in Brazil

We are pleased to have advised MaaS Global Ltd in the acquisition of Quicko, the leading MaaS player in Brazil.

The Fondia team included Johanna Rein, Soila Söderström and Christel Finne. Fondia congratulates MaaS Global for the acquisition and expansion to new markets!

Read more: https://whimapp.com/news/maas-global-enters-brazil-by-acquiring-quicko/

Fondia advised Ponsse Plc and its Chilean subsidiary Ponsse Chile S.p.A
Megatuuli Oy in the sale of its business to Enersense International Plc

Fondia is pleased to have advised the shareholders of wind farm developer Megatuuli Oy in the sale of the company to Enersense International Plc, a provider of zero-emission energy solutions. The total purchase price of EUR 18.5 million was paid in full by means of new Enersense International’s shares issued at completion.
 
The project portfolio of Megatuuli and its partners comprises wind farms and development projects in progress or in the feasibility study phase in different parts of Finland, with a total capacity of around 3,000 MW.
 
We are happy to have had the opportunity to work with the Megatuuli team for many years as part of their growth story. Seppo Savolainen, investor and previous chairman of the Megatuuli Board: “A great example of how the partnership with Fondia helped develop value of tens of millions almost from scratch. Fondia supported us all the way from a business idea to the final exit, over almost a decade. Contracts - actually thousands of them, have been in the core of our business - and the driver for our success”.
 
Fondia’s team consisted of Susanne MattssonNiina Gräfin PilatiHenri KorhonenAnni Lammila and Kaisa Immonen.

Read more: https://www.megatuuli.fi/post/megatuuli-on-nyt-osa-enersense-konsernia-1-2-2022

MariaDB Corporation Ab in its business combination with Angel Pond Holdings Corporation and in its USD 104 million (approximately EUR 92 million) Series D financing round

Fondia is pleased to advise MariaDB Corporation Ab in its business combination with Angel Pond Holdings Corporation and in its USD 104 million (approximately EUR 92 million) Series D financing round.

 
In connection with completing the financing round, MariaDB, a Finnish company and one of the fastest growing and most popular open source database software companies in the world, announced its intention to become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in partnership with Angel Pond, a blank check company (SPAC) listed on the New York Stock Exchange (POND), on 1 February 2022. In the transaction, Angel Pond will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Mangomill plc, an Irish public limited company (which will be renamed MariaDB plc), through a domestication merger with a wholly owned subsidiary of MariaDB plc. Immediately following such domestication merger, the current MariaDB will merge with and into MariaDB plc. Angel Pond will then be liquidated.
 
The transaction reflects an implied enterprise value of the combined company of approximately USD 672 million. The transaction will require the approval of the shareholders of both MariaDB and Angel Pond, and is subject to other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of FY2022.


Fondia’s core team consisted of Christel FinneSusanne Mattsson and Kim Ekqvist


Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2022-02-01/mariadb-corporation-ab-to-become-a-publicly-traded-company-via-combination-with-angel-pond-holdings-corporation

Oivan Group Oy, on its EUR 2 million growth funding round led by the Finnish IT- and digital services operator TCG

We are pleased to have advised the digital transformation and cybersecurity consultancy company, Oivan Group Oy, on its EUR 2 million growth funding round led by the Finnish IT- and digital services operator TCG. Saudi businessperson and long-time Oivan business partner, Mr. Bader Othman Alabduljabbar, also participated along with several Oivan employees joining as new shareholders of the company.

Oivan’s service catalog ranges from design, web, and mobile development to cybersecurity consultation and mission-critical operations teams. For example, since 1998, Oivan’s operations team has managed critical components of the internet infrastructure in Saudi Arabia. The 160 people strong company, headquartered in Finland, has regional offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Fondia team included Kim EkqvistArto LindforsNiina Gräfin Pilati and Ann-Maria Puolanen.

For more information, please view the link below: https://oivan.com/fi/blog/oivan-raises-over-2-million-euros-growth-funding/

Suomen Hierojakoulut Oy in the sale of its business to Terveystalo Oy

Fondia acted as the legal advisor to the owners of Suomen Hierojakoulut Oy in the sale of the company to Terveystalo. Fondia’s team consisted of Henri KorhonenLaura Koskenranta and Toni Huotari.

Read more: https://www.suomenhierojakoulut.fi/tiedote/terveystalo-ostaa-suomen-hierojakoulut/

Footbalance System Oy in a transaction where Lord Spencer’s private investment company, IPGL Limited acquired Scope Growth II L.P.’S shareholding in Footbalance System Oy

Fondia acted as legal advisor to Footbalance System Oy in a transaction where Lord Spencer’s private investment company, IPGL Limited acquired Scope Growth II L.P.’S shareholding in Footbalance System Oy.

Fondia’s core team consisted of Elina Kumpulainen and Arto Lindfors

More information in the link below:
https://www.footbalance.com/footbalance-partners-ipgl-gets-fit-future

Beneq Group, when they incorporated new businesses as Beneq Oy and Lumineq Oy

Fondia had the pleasure of acting as legal advisor to Beneq Group, when they incorporated new businesses as Beneq Oy and Lumineq Oy.

More information in the link below:
https://beneq.com/en/news/beneq-group-incorporates-its-businesses-into-beneq-oy-and-lumineq-oy/

Fondia’s core team consisted of Soila SöderströmArto Lindfors and Christel Finne

Palmia Oy in the acquisition of Järvenpään ateria- ja siivouspalvelut JATSI OY's share capital

Fondia had the pleasure of acting as legal advisor to Palmia Oy in a corporate transaction in which Palmia Oy acquired Järvenpää's catering and cleaning services JATSI OY's share capital. Fondia's legal experts were Elina Kumpulainen, Christel Finne and Mikko Kohtala

Read more in Finnish: https://www.palmia.fi/fi/ajankohtaista/palmiasta-ateria-ja-siivouspalveluyhtio-jatsin-omistaja/?utm_content=178687297&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-63496

Consti Oyj in the acquisition of RA-Urakointi Oy's share capital

Fondia is pleased to have assisted Consti Oyj in a corporate reorganization in which Consti Oyj acquired the entire share capital of RA-Urakointi Oy.

Fondia's team included Elina Kumpulainen, Susanne Mattsson, Tytti Rajala and Johanna Aho.

Read more in Finnish: https://www.consti.fi/consti/ajankohtaista/uutiset/ra-urakointi-oy-osaksi-constia-lisaa-palveluita-taloyhtioille

Mediq Suomi Oy in the acquisition of UpViser Oy's share capital

We are pleased to have advised Mediq Suomi Oy in its acquisition of UpViser Group. Fondia’s core team consisted of Elina Kumpulainen and Katja Häkkinen.

For more information, please view the press releases:
https://mediq.com/news/Mediq-acquires-UpViser-Oy?utm_content=171914618&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-63496

MaaS Global Oy in the acquisition of Ferrovial S.L.U.’s share capital

We are pleased to have advised MaaS Global Ltd in the acquisition of Spanish mobility marketplace Wondo . The Fondia team included Katja Häkkinen and Soila Söderström. Fondia congratulates the MaaS Global team for its first acquisition and expanding to new markets!

Read more: https://whimapp.com/helsinki/suomalaislahtoinen-maas-global-ostaa-espanjalaisen-wondon-ferrovialista-strateginen-sijoittaja/

Foncecta Oy in the acquisition of OIKO Digital Performance Agency Oy’s share capital

We are pleased to have advised Fonecta in its acquisition of 100% of the shares in OIKIO Digital Performance Agency Oy, a digital performance marketing company based in Helsinki. OIKIO, founded in 2016, offers digital marketing solutions to some of the most significant Finnish B2B and B2C companies operating globally and locally. Fonecta is one of the largest providers of digital marketing solutions (i.e. SEO, SEA, Managed Websites, presence management) in Finland, with 30,000 customers.
Fondia’s team was led by Kim Ekqvist, who was mainly assisted by Tytti Rajala, Saara Lifflander and Miika Hiidenhovi.

Read more: 
https://www.triton-partners.com/media/news/fonecta-acquires-oikio-digital-performance-agency/?utm_content=164835848&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-63496

Pihla Group Oy in the acquisition of the majority of Metallityö Välimäki

Fondia congratulates our customer Pihla Group Oy on the acquisition of a majority stake in Metallityö Välimäki. Fondia acted as the customer's advisors in the transaction. Fondia's team included Niina Gräfin Pilati, Tiina Wallace and Arttu Ruukki

Read more in Finnish: https://www.pihla.fi/yleinen/pihla-group-ostaa-enemmiston-metallityo-valimaesta/

MedGroup Oy in the acquisition of two regionally significant providers of social and health services of Vetrea Terveys Oy

Fondia advised Med Group Oy in expanding its nationwide service operations by acquiring two regionally recognized Vetrea Terveys Oy providers of social and health services. Fondia's core team includes Sami Savisalo and Tytti Rajala.

Read more in Finnish: https://www.onnion.fi/medgroup/tiedotteet/onni-tulee-ita-suomeen

Megatuuli in the sale of the Rasakangas windfarm project to Ilmatar

Fondia acted as the legal advisor to Megatuuli in the sale of the Rasakangas windfarm project to Ilmatar.
Read more in Finnish: https://www.kauppalehti.fi/uutiset/tuulivoimayhtio-ilmatar-osti-kurikan-tuulivoimapuiston-hankeoikeudet/c2a201b3-1360-4174-9b24-e7abffb07949

Nordic Healthcare Group in the acquisition of Health Innovation Institute ApS’s share capital

Fondia acted as the legal advisor to Nordic Healthcare Group Oy in the acquisition of Health Innovation Institute ApS. The core team of Fondia consisted of Arttu Lappi and Elina Kumpulainen. 

Read more: https://nhg.fi/en/2020/06/23/nhg-strengthens-its-position-in-the-nordics-by-acquiring-health-innovation-institute-in-denmark/

Accanto Systems Oy in the sale of assets to IBM

Fondia is pleased to have assisted Accanto Systems Oy on an asset deal with IBM. Fondia’s team consisted of Arttu Lappi and Arto Lindfors.

Read more: http://www.accantosystems.com/accanto-transitions-their-stratoss-lifecycle-manager-business-to-ibm/

Kamux Suomi Oy in the acquisition of Jagro Oy’s Autosilta business

Fondia acted as the legal advisor to Kamux Plc in the acquisition of Jagro Oy’s Autosilta business. Fondia’s core team consisted of Elina Kumpulainen, Arttu Lappi, Julius Parikka and Johanna Hölli-Koskipirtti.

Read more in Finnish: https://www.kamux.com/tiedotteet-ja-julkaisut/lehdistotiedotteet/kamux-laajentaa-liiketoimintaansa-kamux-niittykumpu-espoossa-on-avattu/

Fondia assisted OptiWatti Oy and its owners in the divestment of majority ownership to Voimatel Oy
Fondia assisted Enedo Plc in the sale of its telecommunications business to Shenzhen Kexin Communication Ltd
Fondia assisted Sospro Oy in the acquisition of Vaahteramäki Oy and Nuorisokoti Ermi Oy
Fondia assisted Valamis Group Oy in the acquisition of Componence Services B.V. and Componence India B.V.:n
Fondia assisted Panostaja when its portfolio company Grano acquired Multiprint group
Fondia assisted Saari I Ky in the acquisition of Safetum Oy:n share capital
Fondia assisted Osuuskauppa Hämeenmaa in the acquisition of car retail business from Vaunula Oy and Delta Auto
Fondia assisted Epic Games Inc in the acquisition of EasyAntiCheat Oy’s share capital
 

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