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Essi Lavikkala is a senior associate who advises industrial clients and private equity firms on domestic and cross-border corporate transactions and real estate deals.
She supports clients so that they can successfully complete mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, and equity investments, often involving multiple jurisdictions.
Essi joined White & Case in 2010.
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 transaction is the largest ever cash public tender offer for a Finnish listed company.
Representation of Technopolis plc, a Helsinki Nasdaq-listed shared workspace business, on the €730 million public tender offer for all of its shares by Kildare Partners, a real estate investment firm.
Representation of SYNLAB, a European market leader in laboratory services, on the acquisition of Yhtyneet Medix Laboratoriot Oy, Finland's leading private laboratory company, from Medix Laboratoriot Oy and Yhtyneet Laboratoriot Oy. SYNLAB is a porfolio company of the European private equity firm Cinven.
Representation of Cerberus on the sale of a shopping center located in the Helsinki area, Finland.
Representing Luvata Group and its owner Nordic Capital on the sale of its Special Products Division to Mitsubishi Materials Corp.
Representing Swedish property group Nordika on the acquisition of three office properties in Helsinki, Finland from European Property Investors Special Opportunities 4 (Episo 4) and Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company.
Representing Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. on the acquisition of a 22 percent ownership stake in Valmet Automotive Ltd., a Finnish provider of vehicle manufacturing, convertible roof systems and consulting services.
Representing Luvata Group and its owner Nordic Capital on the sale of Luvata Heat Transfer Solutions to Modine Manufacturing Company.
Representing Veritas Pension Insurance on the acquisition of an office property in Helsinki, Finland from the Commerzbank-owned property fund DEGI Europa.