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Krista Rekola advises Finnish and international clients in corporate and financial transactions, including bank finance as well as mergers and acquisitions. Krista's bank finance experience includes acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance and general bank lending, representing lenders as well as corporate clients.
Krista joined White & Case in 2015 after her graduation from law school.
Representation of Nordea Bank Abp, Swedbank Ab (publ) and Aktia Bank plc as lenders in relation to the EUR 142,000,000 financing of an acquisition of six daily-goods properties in Finland and related refinancing of Cibus Retail 2 Oy, an affiliate of Cibus Nordic Real Estate AB (publ).
Advising Technopolis Plc in connection with its €518 million refinancing arrangement with three Nordic financial institutions. The financing arrangement consists of four secured facilities: (i) €150 million term loan facility for refinancing existing debt, (ii) €100 million committed capex facility, (iii) €100 million committed revolving credit facility and (iv) €168 million guarantee facility.
Advising The Blackstone Group in relation to the EUR 1.6 billion refinancing of Sponda Plc's group companies carried out in connection with Blackstone's tender offer for Sponda Plc shares. In the refinancing, the group's financing structure was changed from primarily unsecured financing to secured financing involving extensive security over the group’s real estate assets.
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.
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.
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.
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.