Private M&A

Being a leader in international M&A means getting a lot of elements right: an experienced team, industry coverage, and local market knowledge, for example. As a result of the high number of successfully completed deals we have been involved in, we can offer our clients broad insight into numerous industries and in-depth advice on deal making and on the Nordic market place. Due to our long-term cooperation with our clients, we are well equipped to tailor our advice to their specific needs. At the core, though, the key factor is developing the right culture.

Our team has been involved in nearly all major deals in the region, both in Finland and Sweden, during the past few years. We have maintained our leading market position in Finland for a number of years, consistently outdistancing our rivals in the M&A league tables, and we are also among the leading firms in Sweden. Key complementary areas such as regulatory, anti-trust, structuring, finance, IPR and employment are seamlessly integrated into the M&A services that we provide to our clients, thereby enabling us to provide advice throughout the transaction life cycle.

They are highly ambitious, they deliver quality and tailored advice which suits different transactions, and they have sound judgement and get things right.

Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A

To remain at the cutting edge and to serve our clients better, we constantly develop new concepts and solutions and improve existing ones. Our approach to private M&A is built on an understanding of transactional realities, a genuine interest in our clients’ business and extensive experience in a wide range of industries.

Practice-related services
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Healthcare
  • IT, Technology & Telecommunications
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Education
  • Life Science
  • Automobile
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Construction
  • Infrastructure & Projects
  • Base Industry
  • Mining
Recognitions

Roschier’s Private M&A practice is top-ranked by leading international independent legal directories, including Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal. The firm has also won several prestigious awards, including the following most recent awards:

  • The Lawyer European Awards: European Law Firm of the Year in 2023;
  • The Lawyer European Awards: Law Firm of the Year: Northern Europe in 2023;
  • International Financial Law Review – IFLR European Awards: Law Firm of the Year for Finland and Sweden in 2023 as well as the M&A Deal of the Year in 2023 (Wolt/Door Dash);
  • LMG Life Sciences Awards, Nordic Firm of the Year in 2023 and the Impact Deal of the Year in 2023 (Philip Morris/Swedish Match);
  • Chambers Europe Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2022;
  • Regi: Law Firm of the Year for Sweden in 2021;
  • Mergermarket European M&A Awards: Legal Adviser of the Year for Finland in 2020; and
  • Who’s Who Legal Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2020.

This is what clients say about us:

“Reactive, insightful, competent.”
– IFLR1000 33rd edition, Private equity

“Excellent knowledge, always on time.”
– IFLR1000 33rd edition, Investment funds

“Roschier has the breadth of services as well as a high degree of expertise to be able to support us on the more complex situations.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Corporate/M&A

“Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and dedicated, they are also pragmatic and commercial. The agreed deliverables were provided in a timely fashion and flawlessly.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Corporate/M&A

“Any question, difficulty, uncertainty – they can deliver with very deep knowledge and expertise.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“A professional full-service firm. Top-tier in Finland.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very satisfied with our experience with Roschier all along. Smart, creative, committed and well established.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very helpful in advising how to set up the transaction and in the negotiation. Good to be commercial in their thinking.”
– IFLR1000 33rd edition, M&A

“Very professional and diligent.”
– IFLR1000 33rd edition, M&A

“Very good legal as well as tactical advice. Very good market knowledge and insights.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Very commercial, very responsive.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Versatile. Good team.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Superb quality and knowledge.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Highly motivated and dedicated team, experienced lawyers.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Fantastic legal experience, great business judgement, ability to provide proper balanced advice.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Solution-oriented, thorough, legally sound advice.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“The lawyers work incredibly hard. They are available, approachable, experts in their fields and also very practical and commercial when required.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A

“Roschier is arguably one of the few Nordic firms that has real depth of expertise across all the Nordic jurisdictions.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A

“Responsive and dedicated team and seamless client service.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

“Our first choice as they are extremely service-minded. The firm has a good business sense.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

“Roschier’s key strength is overall high quality of the work and attention to details. I have worked with them multiple times and they very rarely make any mistakes – a quality that I view as important in legal matters.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Finland

“All individuals I have worked with have showed great availability and an attitude to go the extra mile to make sure we get the best possible outcome and meet tight deadlines.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“The cooperation with Roschier was seamless and very well organized. We made a huge capital market transaction and we needed the best team in Finland with broad international experience. Roschier acted as our adviser in a very critical role and in many ways enabling the transaction and managing risks related. We highly appreciate also being able to spar on strategic topics.” 
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“The Roschier team was able to produce high quality legal documentation for a very complex agreement structure which to our understanding no one had done before. The Roschier team was also very constructive and thinking ahead during the negotiations with the counterparty.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Deep and highly proactive dedication to our issues.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Availability, top-quality legal advice and understanding client’s position.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Good speed of response. Knowledge of local market. Know banking teams in local market.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Quality outputs, ability to stretch in difficult situations.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Strong and deep advisory on legal, tax, capital markets and employee benefits related to the two transactions. Very strong competencies put to play on our behalf.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“They are solution-oriented and pragmatic advisers. Their high-level professionalism is given.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Very responsive – clearly explained complex items – good negotiators.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, Private Equity

“Knowledgeable, proactive and dedicated.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“High-quality advice and execution.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Expert advice combined with quick turnaround times.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Roschier has a good ability to assist with situations involving multiple jurisdictions.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“Not a single comma could have been done differently.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“The Ferrari of Swedish firms; has a commercial understanding of deal making and is creative.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“The services provided are of an impeccable quality, provided without error on short notice and with extreme flexibility.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“It is our go-to team for Swedish transactions and portfolio support.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“Innovative thinking; capable of challenging current practices and models related to the traditional judicial concepts. High level of professionalism and attitude in everything they do.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very high-quality delivery regardless of project or transaction size. Always extremely attentive and a good long-term partner to us.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Full devotion to clients’ needs, very responsive, outstanding legal advice with commercial mind, thinking ahead, great in setting up and managing multinational, multi-firm legal teams, exceptional at actually counselling and giving well-founded advice rather than leaving client with legal analysis alone.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very good commercial understanding, always there to answer any questions with crisp and fast advice.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Roschier shows commitment and great knowledge and involves the right persons for different legal matters.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

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