Henna Viljakainen

Associate, Helsinki

Biography

Overview

Henna Viljakainen advises Finnish and international clients in corporate and financial transactions, including debt finance as well as capital markets transactions. Henna's debt finance experience includes acquisition finance, real estate finance and general bank lending, representing lenders as well as corporate clients.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2020, Henna was an associate at another law firm in Helsinki.

Education
LLM
Faculty of Law
University of Helsinki
MSc
Economics and Business Administration

University of Vaasa

Languages
Finnish
English

Experience

Representation of Nordea Bank Abp and Danske Bank A/S, as joint underwriters, coordinating bookrunners and mandated lead arrangers, on the EUR 996 million financing arrangements entered into in connection with the contemplated combination of Valmet Oyj and Neles Oyj whereby Neles will be merged into Valmet. The combination will create a leading company with a unique offering for process industries globally and with combined annual net sales of approximately EUR 4.3 billion.

Representation of Sanoma Corporation, an European learning and media company listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, on the financing of the €465 million acquisition of Santillana Spain, a leading Spanish provider of K-12 learning materials, from Promotora de Informaciones S.A. (Grupo Prisa). Sanoma will finance the acquisition fully with debt and has signed a committed bridge financing facility of €480 million with Nordea Bank Abp and OP Corporate Bank plc.

Representation of Nordea Bank Abp on the financing arrangements for the combination of Konecranes Oyj and Cargotec Oyj comprising €935 million term loan facilities for Konecranes Oyj and a €400 million term loan facility for Cargotec Oyj. The proposed combination will be implemented as a statutory absorption merger whereby Konecranes will be merged into Cargotec, creating a global leader in sustainable material flow with combined annual sales of approximately €7 billion.