Krista Rekola | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Krista Rekola

Associate, Helsinki

T +358 9 2286 4342

E krista.rekola@whitecase.com

Overview

Krista Rekola advises clients in corporate and financial transactions, including bank finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Krista joined White & Case in 2015 after her graduation from law school.

Education

  • LLM, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki
  • MSc, Economics, Aalto University School of Economics
  • MSc, CEMS MIM, Aalto University School of Economics

Languages

  • English
  • Finnish
  • Swedish

Experience

Blackstone Tender Offer for Sponda, 2017

Representation of The Blackstone Group L.P. in 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.

Antilooppi – EUR 470 million real estate finance, 2016

Representing Antilooppi Ky, a modern real estate company focusing on office properties in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, in connection with its EUR 470 million facilities agreement with Nordea Bank Finland Plc as Bookrunner, Mandated Lead Arranger, Facility Agent and Security Agent, OP Corporate Bank plc as Bookrunner and Mandated Lead Arranger, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) as Mandated Lead Arranger and Danske Bank A/S and Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ) as Lead Arrangers. The facilities consist of three separate tranches: a EUR 200 million term loan facility, a EUR 120 million revolving credit facility and a EUR 150 million uncommitted term loan facility, which will be used for refinancing of existing indebtedness and financing additional investments.

Munksjö – full-scale financing package for the purposes of the contemplated merger, 2016

Representing Munksjö Oyj in relation to a financing package in preparation for its contemplated merger with Ahlstrom Corporation, comprising approximately EUR 560 million multicurrency term and revolving credit facilities and EUR 200 million bridge facility for Ahlstrom, which will be assumed by Munksjö as from the date of completion of the merger with amended terms.

Club of European banks – project financing of a CHP Plant, 2016

Representing the European Investment Bank, Nordic Investment Bank and a group of commercial lenders including ING Belgium SA/NV, Nordea Bank Finland Plc, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., UniCredit Bank AG London Branch and UniCredit Bank Austria AG on financing the construction of a new industrial combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Kilpilahti, Finland that will supply heat to the oil refinery and chemicals plant on the same site. The plant is owned by Neste Oyj (40%), Veolia Energie International SA (40%) and Borealis AG (20%). The total investment value of the power plant is approximately EUR 400 million.