Jussi Kukko

Associate, Helsinki

Biography

Overview

Jussi is a Senior Associate in our Helsinki office, and focuses on private equity and M&A transactions.

His experience includes advising private equity firms and industrial clients in their cross-border M&A transactions and other corporate matters in Finland. Jussi also has significant capital markets experience through work relating to public M&A as well as international equity and debt offerings by Finnish and other Nordic companies.

Jussi joined the Firm in 2014 after graduation from law school.

Bars and Courts
Finnish Bar Association
Education
LLM
Columbia Law School

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

LLM
University of Helsinki

Faculty of Law

Languages
Finnish
English
Swedish

Experience

Representation of Valmet, the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, on its acquisition of PMP Group, a Polish provider of technologies and services for the paper industry with operations also in China, Italy and the United States.

Representation of HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on a funding round from some of its key global strategic partners with a first closing of US$230 million.

Representation of Evolver Equity, a Finnish private equity investor specialized in Nordic small-cap buyouts, on the acquisition of Arktis AS, Nolliplan AB and Micro Aided Design Oy in parallel transactions from private sellers. All three companies are specialized providers of open-source building information modelling (Open BIM) tools and solutions for architecture, engineering and construction industries. Through the transaction Evolver establishes a group that has a product portfolio, a range of competencies and a geographic footprint that enables provision of unique customer benefits and reinforces the companies’ positions as market leaders within Open BIM market.

Representation of Accent Equity, a Nordic mid-market investor, on the acquisition of Lunawood from funds managed by CapMan and other shareholders. Lunawood is the global leader in thermally modified Nordic softwood, a sustainable and rapidly growing alternative to traditional building materials and a substitute for tropical hardwood in decorative surfaces. The company, headquartered in Lahti, Finland, has three production facilities in Finland, sales employees in Finland, Germany and France and representatives in Russia and China. The company’s products are sold in 50 countries.

Representation of Nordic Capital, a leading private equity firm in the Nordic region, on the acquisition of iLOQ from Sievi Capital and other shareholders. iLOQ is a leading provider of self-powered digital and mobile locking systems which transform the way access to buildings is handled into a highly secure, functional and sustainable system, founded in 2003 and based in Oulu, Finland, with local branches in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Spain.

Representation of The Blackstone Group, a US-based private equity firm, on its recommended public tender offer for all shares in Sponda Plc, a Finland-based property investment company specializing in commercial properties in the largest cities in Finland. With assumed debt, the total value of the transaction is €3.8 billion.

Representation of Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd., a leading specialized automotive component solutions provider based in India, on its €571 million voluntary recommended public tender offer for all shares and stock options in PKC Group Plc, a producer and distributor of electronic components, systems, and parts.

Representation of Munksjö Oyj, a specialty paper company, on the combination of Munksjö and Ahlstrom Corporation, a provider of fiber-based materials, through a statutory absorption merger.

Representation of Tokmanni Group Corporation, the largest general discount retailer in Finland measured by number of stores and revenue, and its selling shareholder, the Nordic Capital company Cidron Disco S.à r.l., on the IPO and Nasdaq Helsinki listing of the shares in Tokmanni.

Representation of SSAB AB, a Sweden-based steel producer, on its €1.1 billion recommended share exchange offer to Rautaruukki Corporation’s, a manufacturer of steel products, shareholders, including the secondary listing of SSAB’s shares issued as offer consideration on Nasdaq Helsinki.