Ben Tuiskula

Associate, Helsinki

Biography

Overview

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.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
Hofstra University School of Law
BA
University of Massachusetts
Languages
English

Experience

ÅF AB €611 million recommended cash Tender Offer for all shares in Pöyry, 2018
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

Amer Sports Corporation's €4.6 billion voluntary recommended cash tender offer made by Mascot Bidco Oy, 2019
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.

Rovio €437 million IPO, 2017
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.

Munters SEK 4.0 billion IPO, 2017
Representation of Carnegie, Goldman Sachs, Danske Bank, Jefferies, Nordea and Swedbank, as the underwriters, on the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Munters Group.

Stora Enso €300 million notes offering under its €4 billion EMTN program and cash tender offer, 2017
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.

Danske Bank US$10 billion US MTN program, 2015 – 2017
Representation of Danske Bank A/S on the annual updates of its U.S. medium-term note program and various drawdowns under the program.

Combination of Munksjö and Ahlstrom, 2016
Representation of Munksjö Oyj on the combination of Munksjö and Ahlstrom Corporation through a statutory absorption merger.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group DKK 3.6 billion IPO, 2016
Representation of Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S 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.

Nordax Bank SEK 2.6 billion IPO, 2015
Representation of Nordax Group AB (publ) and its selling shareholder, Vision Capital, on the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of the shares in Nordax.

Capio SEK 2.6 billion IPO, 2015
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).

Outokumpu €665 million rights offering, 2014
Representation of Outokumpu Oyj on its €665 million rights offering.

Metso demerger, 2013
Representation of Metso Corporation 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.