Sponsor Fund V’s Acquisition Of Finncont

Bird & Bird’s Corporate Team in Finland has advised a fund controlled by Sponsor Capital on the transaction. Merilampi represented the shareholders of Finncont Group Oy.

In the transaction, Sponsor Fund V becomes the majority owner of Finncont, a Finnish leader in circular economy. The transaction was signed in October 2021.

Finncont is a Finnish company founded in 1974 providing solutions and products for environmentally responsible waste treatment and the safe transport and storage of chemicals. Finncont has a strong market position in all its product areas. The arrangement with Sponsor Capital aims to support Finncont’s future growth in its current markets and to support international expansion.

The team, led by partner Mikko Ahonen (Picture – Corporate), advised a fund controlled by Sponsor Capital on all legal aspects of the transaction, including legal advice on corporate, merger & acquisition and competition matters. In addition to Ahonen, Bird & Bird’s key team consisted of the following lawyers: Anna-Maria Huldén, Katia Duncker, Päivi Tammilehto, and Noora Heinonen, Tiina Oijala, Lasse Riski, Mikko Nurmisto, Susanna Orispää and Joanna Puhto.

The Merilampi team included Jani Ylä-Autio, Olli Nikitin, Niko Kolsi, Jussi Koivu, Marko Taivainen, Satu-Anneli Kauranen and Tetti Kunnas.

Involved fees earner: Mikko Ahonen – Bird & Bird; Noora Heinonen – Bird & Bird; Anna-Maria Huldén – Bird & Bird; Mikko Nurmisto – Bird & Bird; Tiina Oijala – Bird & Bird; Susanna Orispää – Bird & Bird; Joanna Puhto – Bird & Bird; Lasse Riski – Bird & Bird; Päivi Tammilehto – Bird & Bird; Satu-Anneli Kauranen – Merilampi Attorneys Ltd.; Jussi Koivu – Merilampi Attorneys Ltd.; Niko Kolsi – Merilampi Attorneys Ltd.; Tetti Kunnas – Merilampi Attorneys Ltd.; Olli Nikitin – Merilampi Attorneys Ltd.; Marko Taivainen – Merilampi Attorneys Ltd.; Jani Ylä-Autio – Merilampi Attorneys Ltd.;

Law Firms: Bird & Bird; Merilampi Attorneys Ltd.;

Clients: Finncont Oy; Sponsor Capital;

Giulia Di Palma

Author: Giulia Di Palma