Jussi Kukko

Associate, Helsinki

Biography

Overview

Jussi Kukko advises clients in the field of corporate and financial transactions, including capital markets transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions.

His recent capital markets work has been in international equity and debt offerings by Finnish and other Nordic companies. His experience also includes advising private equity firms and industrial clients in their cross-border M&A transactions in Finland.

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

Evolver Equity's acquisition of Arktis, Nolliplan and M.A.D., 2020
Advising 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.

Accent Equity's acquisition of Lunawood, 2019
Advising 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.

Nordic Capital's acquisition of iLOQ, 2019
Advising Nordic Capital 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.

Blackstone €3.8 billion public tender offer for Sponda, 2017
Representation of The Blackstone Group on its recommended public tender offer for all shares in Sponda Plc. With assumed debt, the total value of the transaction is €3.8 billion.

Neste €400 million notes offering and cash tender offer, 2017
Representation of Neste Corporation on its issue of €400 million notes due 2024 and its related cash tender offers to the holders of its existing €400 million notes due 2019 and €500 million notes due 2022.

Kemira €200 million notes offering and cash tender offer, 2017
Representation of Kemira Oyj on its issue of €200 million notes due 2024 and its related cash tender offer to the holders of its existing €200 million notes due 2019.

Motherson Sumi Systems €571 million tender offer for PKC, 2017
Representation of Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. on its €571 million voluntary recommended public tender offer for all shares and stock options in PKC Group Plc.

Combination of Munksjö and Ahlstrom, 2016
Representation of Munksjö Oyj on the combination of Munksjö and Ahlstrom Corporation through a statutory absorption merger.

Tokmanni €165 million IPO, 2016
Representation of Tokmanni Group Corporation 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.

SATO €300 million senior guaranteed unsecured Eurobond offering, 2015
Representation of SATO Corporation on its debut €300 million senior guaranteed unsecured Eurobond offering. The bonds are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.

SRV €50 million rights offering, 2015
Representation of SRV Group Plc on its €50 million rights offering.

ABB Group Divestment of ABB Full Service Business to Nordic Capital Fund VIII, 2014
Representation of ABB Group on the divestment of its ABB Full Service business to Nordic Capital Fund VIII.

SSAB's recommended share exchange offer for Rautaruukki, 2014
Representation of SSAB AB on its €1.1 billion recommended share exchange offer to Rautaruukki Corporation's shareholders, including the secondary listing of SSAB's shares issued as offer consideration on Nasdaq Helsinki.