Artturi Puoskari

Associate, Helsinki

Biography

Overview

Artturi Puoskari advises Finnish and international clients in corporate and financial transactions, including debt finance as well as mergers and acquisitions. Artturi's debt finance experience includes acquisition finance, real estate finance and general bank lending, representing lenders as well as corporate clients.

Artturi joined White & Case in 2017 after his graduation from law school.

Education
LLM
University of Lapland

Faculty of Law

Languages
Finnish
English
Swedish

Experience

Representation of HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on a funding round from some of its key global strategic partners with a first closing of US$230 million.

Representation of Danske Bank A/S as the sole lead manager and bookrunner in Havator Group Oy’s offering of €29 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2024. The notes are secured by certain assets of the Havator Group and certain of its subsidiaries as second priority pledge and guaranteed by certain of its subsidiaries as second priority guarantee. We also represented certain hive-purchase lenders ranking ahead of the notes in priority and payment in accordance with an evergreen intercreditor agreement, which allows incurrence of future priority debt, and refinancing of the notes under an instrument having the equivalent ranking with the notes. The Havator Group is the Nordic market leader in crane services.

Representation of Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, in connection with the financing for the acquisition (through a controlled affiliate) of a Finnish rental residential portfolio of approximately 2,200 units in partnership with Avara Oy, Finland's leading residential real estate investment and asset management company, and related refinancing. The portfolio consists of 73 assets located in 16 cities, with 50% of the portfolio value in the Helsinki region.

Representation of Metso Corporation in relation to a financing package in preparation for the combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec Oyj under the name Metso Outotec, with the remainder of Metso, Metso Flow Control, becoming an independent separately listed company under the name Neles. The financing for Metso (and, subsequently, Metso Outotec) comprised of a EUR 1.55 billion backup and term loan facilities with Nordea Bank Abp for the purposes of supporting the transaction and possible amendment and consent solicitation processes related to Metso's current financing arrangements, financing the potential cash redemption of Metso's shares up to EUR 500 million, as well as providing backup liquidity to Metso (and, subsequently, Metso Outotec) in the form of a revolving credit facility amounting to EUR 500 million. The financing for Metso (and, subsequently, Neles) comprised of a EUR 150 million term loan facility with Nordea Bank Abp, which may be used for the repayment and replacement of Metso's credit facilities and other liabilities that benefit the flow control business and are to remain with Neles post completion.

Representation of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank in connection with the financing of the acquisition of a large single-let logistics center in Finland by Ness, Risan & Partners AS (NRP), a privately owned Norwegian investment firm, from Onninen Oy. The property comprises approximately 40,000 m2 lettable area and is fully let to Onninen Oy on a long-term lease.

Representation of Technopolis Plc in connection with its EUR 518 million refinancing arrangement with three Nordic financial institutions. The financing arrangement consists of four secured facilities: (i) EUR 150 million term loan facility for refinancing existing debt, (ii) EUR 100 million committed capex facility, (iii) EUR 100 million committed revolving credit facility and (iv) EUR 168 million guarantee facility.

Representation of The Blackstone Group in relation to the EUR 1.6 billion refinancing of Sponda Plc's group companies carried out in connection with Blackstone's tender offer for Sponda Plc shares. In the refinancing, the group's financing structure was changed from primarily unsecured financing to secured financing involving extensive security over the group's real estate assets.

Representation of Swedish real estate investment and asset management group Nordika on the acquisition of three office properties located in Helsinki, Finland from European Property Investors Special Opportunities 4 (Episo 4) and Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company.