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

Janko Lindros

Partner, Helsinki

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“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

Zynga's acquisition of Small Giant Games, 2019

Representation of Zynga Inc., a social game developer, on its acquisition of the Finnish mobile game developer Small Giant Games Oy. Under the terms of the deal, Zynga acquired 80 percent of Small Giant Games for US$560 million, and will purchase the remaining 20 percent over three years at valuations based on specified profitability goals. Zynga is responsible for developing well-known games, such as Words with Friends, FarmVille and CSR2 Racing. The acquisition brings to Zynga a talented team who created the hit mobile game Empires & Puzzles.

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.

Metric Capital Partners LLP acquisition of Parmaco Oy, 2018

Representation of the European private capital group Metric Capital Partners LLP on the acquisition of Parmaco Oy, the Finland based company building and renting high quality buildings for schools, day care providers and nursing homes. The transaction is made through a consortium led by the European private equity firm Terra Firma and also includes the Hong Kong-headquartered investment firm Sun Hung Kai & Co Limited.

SYNLAB acquisition of Yhtyneet Medix Laboratoriot Oy, 2018

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.

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

Representation of 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

Representation of 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

Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 2019

Ranked Lawyer, Corporate /M&A – Finland, Chambers Global 2018 & Chambers Europe 2018

Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 2018

Next Generation Lawyer, Commercial, Corporate & M&A - Finland, The Legal 500 EMEA 2017