Micke Kari

Associate, Helsinki

Biography

Overview

Micke Kari advises clients in the field of corporate and financial transactions, including mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

Micke joined White & Case in 2017 after his graduation from law school.

Education
LLM
University of Lapland
Faculty of Law
Languages
Finnish
English

Experience

Representation of JPMorgan's Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF) on its acquisition of Adven, a leading provider of clean energy solutions across the Nordics and Baltics, from the investment firms AMP Capital and Infracapital.

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 Valedo Partners, a Swedish investment company, and Prosero Security Group AB, a Swedish security services supplier, in the add-on acquisition of Arvolukko Oy, a supplier of locking systems.

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 Nordika III Fastigheter AB in the acquisition of real estate company Kiinteistö Oy Mäkelänkatu 91.

Representation of Adelis Equity Partners Fund I AB in the acquisition of Roister Marketing Oy, a Finnish marketing company, including its subsidiaries for the Søgemedier group, a Danish digital advisory and media company.

Representation of Rameder Group, a portfolio company of FSN Capital and a leading European distributor of tow bars, wiring kits and carrier systems, in the acquisition of the majority stake in Koukkupaja Oy, and Felox Finland Oy, a tow bars retail group with operations in Finland and Sweden.

Representation of Nalka Invest, a Swedish investment firm, in the acquisition of OneMed, a leading North-European distributor of consumables to the healthcare industry.

Representation of Zynga Inc., a social game developer, on its acquisition of the Finnish mobile game developer Small Giant Games Oy. Under the terms of the deal, Zynga acquired 80 percent of Small Giant Games for US$560 million, and will purchase the remaining 20 percent over three years at valuations based on specified profitability goals. Zynga is responsible for developing well-known games, such as Words with Friends, FarmVille and CSR2 Racing. The acquisition brings to Zynga a talented team who created the hit mobile game Empires & Puzzles.

Representation of Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Nordea Bank AB (publ), Finnish Branch, as the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, and OP Corporate Bank plc as the joint bookrunner, in the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Helsinki of the shares in Kojamo plc, the largest private residential real estate company in Finland measured by fair value of investment properties.