Valentin Golovanov

Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, Helsinki

Private Equity, Private M&A


Valentin Golovanov is a Helsinki-based Counsel specialized in private M&A, private equity and corporate advisory. He has extensive experience in advising Finnish and international industrial clients and private equity sponsors in complex large-scale domestic and cross-border transactions. He has in-depth experience and knowledge in forest and telecommunications industries as well as technology and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Roschier, Valentin worked for another major Nordic law firm in Finland.

Work highlights

Valentin Golovanov’s experience includes advising:

  • Aava Terveyspalvelut in the sale of Docrates Cancer Center to Mehiläinen;
  • Tietoevry in the strategic review, planned demerger and listing or sale of its Banking business;
  • Gridspertise S.r.l., a company jointly owned and controlled by CVC Capital Partners and Enel Grids S.r.l., in its acquisition of Aidon Oy, a leading Nordic smart grid solution provider;
  • Klett Lernen und Information GmbH in the acquisition of the majority shareholding in Studeo Oy;
  • Funds managed by Axcel Management A/S in the sale of the Aidian group, a global provider of in vitro diagnostics instruments and tests, to Nordstjernan;
  • Telia in the SEK 5,500 million sale of 49% stake in its towers business in Sweden to Brookfield and Alecta;
  • Wolt in the EUR 7 billion sale of the company to DoorDash;
  • Telia in the EUR 722 million sale of part of its tower business in Norway and Finland;
  • First Sentier Investors in the sale of 40% interest in Caruna to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and KKR;
  • Neles in Alfa Laval’s EUR 1.7 billion recommended public cash tender offer for all the shares in Neles Corporation;
  • Posti Group Corporation in the sale of OpusCapita Solutions Oy to a fund managed by Providence Equity Partners L.L.C;
  • Investor consortium led by ANTA Sports Products Limited in the EUR 4.6 billion public offer for Amer Sports Corporation;
  • First State Investments in the sale of Digita Oy to Digital Colony; and
  • Funds managed by CapMan Buyout in the sale of their holdings in Walki Group to One Equity Partners.

Roschier (2017-)
Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd., Associate (2013-2017)


Member of the Finnish Bar Association


University of Helsinki, LL.M. (2013)


English, Finnish, Russian, Swedish