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

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.