Janko Lindros | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Janko Lindros
Janko Lindros

Janko Lindros

Partner, Helsinki

“Janko Lindros advises on mergers, sales and acquisitions with a particular specialisation in private equity. One client remarks on his impressive ‘technical knowledge’ and another source adds that he is ‘very pleasant to work with.’”

Chambers Global 2018

Overview

Janko is a partner in the Firm's Nordic Private Equity group and part of the Global M&A team. Janko has close to 20 years of experience, and he has led numerous cross-border transactions across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Janko works with leading Nordic and European private equity firms and their portfolio companies, international corporates, venture capital investors and technology and media companies.

Janko joined the Firm in 2002, and worked at the Stockholm office from 2003 to 2004, and again in 2012. Prior to joining White & Case, Janko worked as an in-house lawyer and at another law firm in Helsinki.

Bars and Courts

  • Finnish Bar Association

Education

  • LLM, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

Languages

  • English
  • Finnish
  • Swedish

Experience

SYNLAB acquisition of Yhtyneet Medix Laboratoriot Oy, 2018

Janko advised 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.

Hartwall Capital invests in LeaseGreen Group, 2018

Representation of LeaseGreen Group Oy and its shareholders on a transaction whereby Hartwall Capital, the Hartwall family investment company, became a shareholder in the company. As part of the transaction, Hartwall Capital also invested new capital into the company.

Nordic Capital sale of Luvata Group, 2016 and 2017

Janko advised Nordic Capital, a leading private equity investor in the Nordic region, and its portfolio company Luvata, on the sale of all operating divisions and facilities of the Luvata Group as four separate transactions in 2016 and 2017, with the Special Products Division being sold to Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, the Heat Transfer Solutions Division to Modine Manfacturing Company, the Asian Tubes operations to Zhejiang Hailiang Co. Ltd and the North American Tubes operations to an investor group.

Capgemini Acquisition of Idean Enterprises, 2017

Representation of Capgemini SA, one of the largest technology and outsourcing service providers globally, in the acquisition of a digital design and strategy company Idean Enterprises Oy.

Tencent US$8.6 billion acquisition of Supercell Oy equity securities, 2016

Janko advised Supercell Oy, a Finnish mobile games company, and the management/founding team, in the acquisition by Tencent Holdings Limited, one of China's largest and most used internet portals, of approximately 84.3% of Supercell equity securities for a consideration of US$8.6 billion, with put and call options for the rest of the equity securities over a four-year period.

Awards & Recognition

Ranked Lawyer, Chambers Global 2018, Chambers Europe 2018

Corporate /M&A – Finland

Highly Regarded, IFLR 1000 2018

M&A – Finland

Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

Commercial, Corporate and M&A - Finland