Seppo Kymäläinen

Partner, Helsinki

Corporate Advisory, Equity Capital Markets, Public M&A


Seppo Kymäläinen is a Partner and Head of Roschier’s Corporate Advisory practice in Finland. He is also working with the firm’s Public M&A and Equity Capital Markets practices in Helsinki. He has extensive experience in public M&A and corporate and securities advisory work acting for issuers as well as for both industrial and private equity sponsored buyers. He regularly chairs general meetings and advises clients on governance matters, with further experience e.g. in corporate restructurings, squeeze-outs and joint ventures.


Seppo is recognized as a Rising star partner by IFLR1000 within M&A in Finland.

Work highlights

Seppo Kymäläinen’s experience includes advising:

  • Tietoevry in the strategic review, planned demerger and listing or sale of its Banking business;
  • Bain Capital-led consortium in the cash tender offer for all shares in Caverion;
  • Wolt in the EUR 7 billion sale of the company to DoorDash;
  • Neles Corporation in the merger with Valmet Oyj;
  • Bain Capital in the EUR 2.1 billion public cash tender offer for all shares in Ahlstrom-Munksjö;
  • Tieto Corporation in its combination with EVRY ASA through a statutory cross border merger;
  • Loxam S.A.S in its EUR 970 million public tender offer for Ramirent Plc;
  • Investor consortium led by ANTA Sports Products Limited in the EUR 4.6 billion public offer for Amer Sports Corporation;
  • AS Tallink Grupp in the listing of the group’s shares on Nasdaq Helsinki;
  • Orkla ASA in their public tender offer for Kotipizza Group Oyj;
  • YIT Corporation in its combination with Lemminkäinen;
  • Konecranes in its acquisition of the Material Handling & Port Solutions (MHPS) business from Terex, which closed in January 2017, and in relation to the preceding Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Merger with Terex signed in August 2015 and terminated in May 2016, when the MHPS Acquisition was agreed;
  • Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. in its public tender offer for Biotie Therapies Corporation.

Roschier (2010-), Senior Associate (2014-2020), Partner since 2020


Member of the Finnish Bar
Member of the Finnish Corporate Law Association

Professional appointments

HYY Group, member of the Board of Directors (2005-2007)


“Avoin yhtiö ja kommandiittiyhtiö” (“Partnership and limited partnership”), co-authored with Manne Airaksinen, in “Yritysoikeus“ (“Corporate Law”) edited by Seppo Villa, 3rd edition, Talentum 2014


University of Helsinki, LL.M. (2010)


English, Finnish, Swedish