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Oona Lilja supports Finnish and international clients in corporate and financial transactions, including bank finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Oona's bank finance experience includes acquisition finance, project finance and general bank lending, representing lenders as well as corporate clients. In M&A transactions, Oona represents private equity, venture capital and corporate clients across a range of business sectors.
Oona joined White & Case in 2013 upon graduation from law school.
Representing Nordea Bank Finland Plc and Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company in relation to €120 million financing of the acquisition of Corenso, an international cores and coreboard producer, by Powerflute Plc. The financing comprised a senior secured bridge facility and a senior secured revolving credit facility.
Representing Nordic Capital Fund VII in the Finnish law aspects relating to its acquisition of majority stake in Lindorff, the Oslo-headquartered leading European debt collecting company, from Altor and Investor and the financing arrangements related to the acquisition. The financing comprised a super senior revolving credit facility and senior secured bonds.
Representing Gasum Oy in connection with its €310 million facilities agreement entered into for purposes of partly financing the acquisition of the majority of Norwegian Skangass's distribution operations from Lyse Corporation and for general corporate purposes, arranged by a club of Nordic banks.
Representing Outokumpu Oyj in relation to its consent solicitation process, whereby two series of Outokumpu's outstanding Finnish law-governed unsecured notes were converted to pari ranking secured notes, and in relation to Finnish law aspects of its debt financing arrangements, including the €900 million revolving credit facility and the €500 million liquidity facility. This represented the first ever full-scale consent solicitation process in respect of Finnish law-governed bonds.
Representing Finnish mobile games company Supercell Oy in the US$1.53 billion strategic investment by SoftBank and GungHo Online Entertainment of Japan, for a 51% interest in the company.
Representing a syndicate of six Nordic banks in connection with the €150 million Secured Revolving Credit Facility for North European Oil Trade Oy, a Finnish fuel procurement company, involving a complex and novel way of taking security over oil. Nordea Bank Finland Plc acted as coordinating bookrunner of the facility.