Mikko Hulkko

Partner, Helsinki

Biography

“Mikko Hulkko ‘is one of the best lawyers in the Finnish market. He has very broad legal knowledge and understands the various types of deals and the dynamics behind them.’ He moves into the top band, receiving outstanding plaudits for his expertise in complex and international mandates. He is especially well versed in IPOs and note issuances.”
Chambers Europe 2020

Overview

Mikko Hulkko is a partner in the Firm’s Capital Markets Group. Mikko has more than 20 years of experience in advising underwriters, shareholders, sponsors and issuers in connection with international capital markets transactions. Mikko is currently sharing his time between the Helsinki and London offices.

Mikko’s recent capital markets work has been mainly in international capital markets transactions of Nordic corporates and financial institutions. His extensive experience covers both equity and debt transactions. In the ECM area, he has advised on a broad range of IPOs, secondary offerings and block trades. In the DCM area, he has significant experience in Eurobonds, Euro Private Placements, EMTN and GMTN programs for Nordic issuers.

As a member of the New York and Finnish Bars, Mikko also advises clients frequently on general corporate and securities law matters, including compliance with US federal securities laws and Finnish company and securities laws.

Mikko is ranked in Band 1 in Capital Markets by Chambers Global/Europe 2020.

He is an active participant in discussions surrounding international capital markets and a frequent contributor to the Firm's industry alerts.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Finnish Bar Association
Education
LLM
Columbia Law School

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Masters in European Union Law
Katholic University of Leuven

Belgium

LLM
University of Helsinki

Faculty of Law

Languages
English
Finnish
Swedish

Experience

Representation of Carnegie Investment Bank AB as sole global coordinator and joint bookrunner and Swedbank AB as joint bookrunner on the IPO and Nasdaq Helsinki listing of Optomed Oyj, a Finnish medical technology company and one of the leading providers of handheld fundus cameras, with products sold in more than 60 countries to international healthcare organizations, hospitals and global medical technology companies and distributors. With a price per share in the offering of €4.50, the company was valued at €64 million upon the completion of the offering.

Representation of Carnegie as the sole global coordinator and joint bookrunner and Nordea as the joint bookrunner in the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm of the shares in Karnov Group AB, a leading provider of information services and products in the areas of legal, tax and accounting and environmental, health and safety in Denmark and Sweden.

Representation of J.P. Morgan and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners and Arctic Securities as joint bookrunner and financial advisor to Tinius Trust in the initial public offering and listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange of the shares in Adevinta ASA, a global online classifieds company with generalist, real estate, cars, jobs and other internet marketplaces in 16 countries.

Representation of Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Nordea Bank as the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners and OP Corporate Bank 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.

Representation of Carnegie and Danske Bank as joint global coordinators and Deutsche Bank and OP Corporate Bank as joint bookrunners in the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Helsinki of the shares in Rovio Entertainment Corp., a Finland-based games-first entertainment company that is best known for its Angry Birds brand.

Representation of Carnegie, Goldman Sachs, Danske Bank, Jefferies, Nordea and Swedbank as underwriters on the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm of the shares in Munters Group.

Representation of Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S, a world-leading producer of cigars and traditional pipe tobacco, and its selling shareholders, Skandinavisk Holding II A/S and Swedish Match Cigars Holding AB, in the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen of shares in STG.

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. in the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Helsinki of shares in Tokmanni.

Representation of Metso Corporation in the combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec under the name Metso Outotec, with the remainder of Metso, Metso Flow Control, becoming an independent separately listed company under the name Neles. 

Representation of Munksjö Oyj on the combination of Munksjö and Ahlstrom that was implemented as a statutory absorption merger whereby Ahlstrom merged into Munksjö.

Representation of Danske Bank A/S on its US medium-term note program, including various notes issuances thereunder.

Representation of Stora Enso Oyj on its debut green bond issue under its EUR 4 billion euro medium-term note (EMTN) program. The bonds were issue in three tranches of SEK 1.25 billion floating-rate green notes due 2024, SEK 3 billion floating-rate notes due 2021 and SEK 1.75 billion 1.875% green notes due 2024.

Representation of Epiroc AB (publ), the Sweden-based provider of solutions for rock drilling and excavation, demolition and recycling for the global mining, natural resources and infrastructure equipment and services industries, as issuer on the establishment of its €1.5 billion euro medium-term note (EMTN) program, and notes issuances thereunder.

Representation of Pohjolan Voima Oyj in its inaugural offering of 1.750% €125 million 5-year notes. OP Corporate Bank and Handelsbanken Capital Markets acted as the joint lead managers for the note issue.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Individual, The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 2020

Ranked Lawyer in Capital Markets, Chambers Europe 2020

Band 1 in Capital Markets, Chambers Europe 2020

Tier 1 in Capital Markets, IFLR1000 2020 & The Legal 500 EMEA 2020