Artturi Puoskari

Associate, Helsinki

Biography

Overview

Artturi Puoskari advises Finnish and international clients in corporate and financial transactions, including bank finance as well as mergers and acquisitions. Artturi's bank 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

Metso's combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec, 2019
Advising 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.

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG – financing transaction, 2019
Advising 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.

Technopolis – EUR 518 million refinancing, 2018
Advising 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.

The Blackstone Group – EUR 1.6 billion refinancing of Sponda Plc's group companies, 2017
Advising 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.

Nordika's acquisition of Finnish Properties, 2017
Advising 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.