Jussi Kukko

Associate, Helsinki



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
New York State Bar
Columbia Law School

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

University of Helsinki

Faculty of Law



Representation of Valmet, a Finland-based global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, on its €380 million acquisition of Körber's Business Area Tissue, a tissue packaging technologies and services provider.

Representation of F-Secure Corporation, a Finland-headquartered consumer cyber security company, on the acquisition of the mobile consumer security business from Lookout, Inc., a US-based cloud security and data protection company.

Representation of Euroports Group, one of the largest maritime infrastructure companies in Europe, on the acquisition of a substantial part of BB Logistics, a Finnish logistics service provider.

Representation of Evolver Equity, a Finnish private equity investor specialized in Nordic small-cap buyouts, on the acquisition of a controlling interest in Finnish innovation funding consultancy Spinverse Oy. Spinverse is the Finnish champion and Nordic leader in managing and bringing together large, industry-led R&D&I projects and ecosystems with focus on digitalization and green transition. With offices in Finland and Sweden, Spinverse helps clients in the Nordics and beyond solve global challenges through public funding.

Representation of private equity sponsor Triton on its acquisition of a majority share in Esperi Care, a leading residential care provider in Finland.

Representation of Eurazeo, a French private equity investor, as lead investor in the US$210 million Series D fundraising of Aiven, a Finnish cloud scale-up.

Representation of Nordstjernan Investment AB, family-controlled investment company,on its acquisition of Aidian group, leading global player in the growing market for point-of-care diagnostics.

Representation of private equity sponsor Triton on the establishment of LeDap Group, a leading platform for the racquet sport padel. LeDap has been created through a pan-European market consolidation that has included more than 30 acquisitions in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Austria, and Estonia, with several additional locations having been contracted.

Representation of Neles, the global leader in flow control solutions and services, on its acquisition of Flowrox Oy's valve and pumps businesses. Flowrox valve and pumps businesses employs around 110 people and has five manufacturing facilities in Finland, Australia, South Africa and United States as well as established sales channels across the world.

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.