Firm news | February 1, 2022

Roschier bolsters capital markets and public M&A capabilities with new partner hire

Roschier welcomes a new Partner, Petri Avikainen, to the Equity Capital Markets and Public M&A practices in Helsinki.

The demand for capital markets services has remained extremely strong throughout the past year, with a record number of IPO’s completed by Roschier during 2021, indicating high transactional activity and continued demand for high-end advisory work by public companies. The addition of Petri Avikainen further strengthens our leading market position in capital markets, public M&A and listed company corporate law advisory.

Petri brings considerable expertise and experience from advising on a wide range of domestic and international capital markets and public M&A transactions, including rights offerings, initial public offerings, accelerated book-built offerings, equity-linked and debt offerings, public tender offers and listed company mergers, as well as corporate and securities law related issues. He joins Roschier from the Helsinki office of White & Case.

“Petri’s credentials for advising on complex and innovative capital markets and corporate transactions across multiple sectors are excellent, and his arrival marks an important addition to our team. We look forward to welcoming Petri to Roschier,” says Partner Antti Ihamuotila, who heads Roschier’s Equity Capital Markets and Public M&A practices in Helsinki.

“As a firm, we strongly believe in the concept of client-centric collaboration, supporting our clients in their strategic business decisions, often in unexplored territory, by generating value and trust through our advisory,” says Roschier’s Managing Partner Mikko Manner. “To be able to do that, each of our teams must have the best experts in the market. Petri’s appointment supports our continued ambition to provide high-impact advice in the area of capital markets, public M&A and corporate advisory,” he adds.