Ben Tuiskula is a senior associate whose practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, with a particular focus on capital markets transactions. Ben has represented issuers and underwriters in international securities offerings outside the United States under Regulation S and offerings into the United States under Rule 144A and other private placement exemptions. His recent capital markets work includes international equity and debt capital market transactions primarily in the Nordic countries.
Ben regularly advises European companies and financial institutions on various aspects of U.S. federal securities law. He has also worked on business acquisitions and demergers in the Nordic countries, including public tender offers and mergers.
Prior to joining White & Case in 2011, Ben was a corporate associate at a leading law firm in New York.
Representation of ÅF AB in its €611 million recommended public cash tender offer for all issued and outstanding shares in Pöyry PLC. ÅF is an engineering and design company within the fields of energy, industry and infrastructure, based in Europe and operating globally with net sales in 2017 of SEK12,658 million, and employing almost 10,000 experts across its 150 offices in 33 countries. Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company serving clients across power generation, transmission and distribution, forest industry, biorefining & chemicals, mining and metals, infrastructure and water and environment, with net sales in 2017 of €522 million, and employing 5,500 experts across its 115 offices in 40 countries.
Representation of Amer Sports Corporation, a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands, on the €4.6 billion voluntary recommended cash tender offer made by Mascot Bidco Oy, owned by investor consortium of ANTA Sports Products Limited, FountainVest Partners, Anamered Investments (an investment vehicle owned by Mr. Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon) and Tencent (investing through a FountainVest Fund), for all the issued and outstanding shares in Amer Sports Corporation. The shares tendered during the offer period, including the subsequent offer period, represent approximately 98.1 percent of all issued and outstanding shares and votes in Amer Sports Corporation. The transaction is the largest ever cash public tender offer for a Finnish listed company.
Representation of Carnegie and Danske Bank, as joint global coordinators, and Deutsche Bank and OP, as joint bookrunners, in connection with Rovio Entertainment Corporation’s IPO and listing on Nasdaq Helsinki.
Representation of Carnegie, Goldman Sachs, Danske Bank, Jefferies, Nordea and Swedbank, as the underwriters, on the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Munters Group.
Representation of Stora Enso Oyj on its issue of €300 million notes due 2027 under its €4 billion EMTN program and its related cash tender offers to the holders of its existing €500 million notes due 2018 and €500 million notes due 2019. Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper.
Representation of Danske Bank A/S, a Danish financial institution, on the annual updates of its U.S. medium-term note program and various drawdowns under the program.
Representation of Munksjö Oyj, a specialty paper company, on the combination of Munksjö and Ahlstrom Corporation, a provider of fiber-based materials, through a statutory absorption merger.
Representation of Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S, a Danish manufacturer of cigars and pipe tobacco, and its selling shareholders, Skandinavisk Holding II and Swedish Match Cigars Holding, in the IPO and Nasdaq Copenhagen listing of the shares in Scandinavian Tobacco Group.
Representation of Nordax Group AB (publ), a specialist bank providing unsecure consumer loans and deposit accounts, and its selling shareholder, Vision Capital, on the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of the shares in Nordax.
Representation of J.P. Morgan, SEB, Deutsche Bank and Carnegie, as the managers, on the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of the shares in Capio AB (publ), a Sweden-based healthcare company.
Representation of Outokumpu Oyj, a Finnish stainless steel company listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, on its €665 million rights offering.
Representation of Metso Corporation, a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and ﬂow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries, on its €1 billion partial demerger in which Metso’s paper, pulp and power businesses were transferred to a newly-established company, Valmet Corporation. As a part of the transaction, the shares in Valmet were listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.