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November 2016
Roschier Public M&A and ECM highlights
Roschier’s Public M&A and ECM team consolidates leading market position and looks back at another 12 months of high market activity.

Roschier’s Public M&A and Equity Capital Markets team has experienced significant market activity in both Finland and Sweden the past 12 months and an increased demand for the team’s services on high-end transactions. Below is a selection of recent high-profile deals, several of which have involved lawyers from both Helsinki and Stockholm.
Takeovers and other Public M&A deals
•   Advising Knorr-Bremse on its public bid for Haldex
•   Advising Blackstone on its acquisition of controlling stakes in D. Carnegie & Co and subsequent mandatory public bid for all remaining shares and convertibles
•   Advising Strax and its main owners on the combination with Novestra
•   Advising Zymetech and its owners on the combination with Enzymatica
•   Advising Axactor on its acquisition of IKAS and its acquisition of CS Union
•   Advising Cybercom in relation to the public bid from JCE Group and Tequity
•   Advising Acorda Therapeutics on its public bid for Biotie Therapies
•   Advising National Silicon Industry Group on its public bid for Okmetic
•   Advising Bittium Oyj on its public tender offer for its own shares
•   Advising the syndicate of financing banks in connection with the combination of Intrum Justitia and Lindorff.
IPOs
•   Advising Ahlsell and CVC funds on the IPO and listing of Ahlsell’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm
•   Advising Nordic Waterproofing and Axcel funds on the IPO and listing of Nordic Waterproofing’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm
•   Advising Attendo and IK funds on the IPO and listing of Attendo’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm
•   Advising Goldman Sachs, Nordea, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Carnegie on the IPO and listing of Tokmanni's shares on Nasdaq Helsinki
•   Advising OP Corporate Bank and Pareto Securities on the IPO and listing of Lehto Group's shares on Nasdaq Helsinki
•   Advising RBS on financing arrangements in connection with the initial public offering and listing of Scandic Hotels Group on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Other ECM deals
•   Advising Reitangruppen on its several accelerated book-built block sales resulting in full exit from Axfood
•   Advising Swedol on its rights issue
•   Advising Industrivärden in connection with SSAB's rights issue
•   Advising Axactor on several accelerated book-built private placements of newly issued shares
•   Advising 3i funds on their post-IPO sell-down in Eltel
•   Advising CapVest Associates on its post-IPO sell-down in Scandi Standard
•   Advising Technopolis on their rights issue
•   Advising Sentica on their accelerated book-built offering of shares in Pihlajalinna
•   Advising Sentica on the sale of shares in Pihlajalinna to Lähi-Tapiola and Elo to complete Sentica's full exit from Pihlajalinna.
Please find the team’s main contacts below.
Ola Åhman Manne Airaksinen Pontus Enquist Mattias Friberg
Antti Ihamuotila Paula Linna Ola Sandersson
Roschier | Helsinki
+358 20 506 6000 | office
+358 20 506 6100 | fax
Roschier | Vaasa
+358 20 506 6010 | office
+358 20 506 6011 | fax
Roschier | Stockholm
+46 8 553 190 00 | office
+46 8 553 190 01 | fax
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This Review is a periodic publication of Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. and should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. We have used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing the information in this review, but we do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained herein. The contents are for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult a lawyer concerning your situation and any specific legal questions you might have.