Antti Alanko

Title: 
Managing Associate
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4307
Mobile: 
+358 40 8389 375
Language: 
English
Finnish
Assistant: 
Sanna Kanth

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4417

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Antti advises clients in all types of financing transactions with particular focus on bank lending, acquisition financing, derivative instruments, real estate and project financing, securitization, and structured financing. Antti has also been involved in restructuring assignments and the preparation of security enforcement procedures. Antti also offers clients general corporate and contract law advice.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to Wereldhave N.V. in its divestment of the Itis shopping centre to a fund advised by Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI), 2018
  • Counsel to Nykredit Realkredit A/S in financing the acquisition of portfolio of 824 apartments by Aberdeen Standard Investments from LähiTapiola, 2018
  • Counsel to Kildare Partners in its pending public tender offer for Technopolis Plc, a Finland-based listed company providing offices, coworking spaces and related services, 2018. The transaction is valued at approximately EUR 730 million.
  • Counsel to Chubb European Group Limited, Branch in Finland, HCC International Insurance Company Plc and Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Plc, Cologne Branch in providing EUR 130,000,000 Guarantee Facility to Terrafame Ltd, a Finnish multi-metal company, 2018
  • Counsel to Areim Fund III in an acquisition of a portfolio of eight office properties from Avant Capital Partners, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and EPISO 4 fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners, 2018
  • Counsel to IVG Polar Oy in the divestment of an office portfolio with a lettable space of 132,000m² to Goldman Sachs and Cromwell Property Group, 2018
  • Counsel to EQT Partners UK Advisors LLP in the financing of Keensight Capital’s investment in Biovian Oy, 2018
  • Counsel to Orion Corporation in its divestment of the diagnostics business unit Orion Diagnostica Oy to a private equity fund managed by Axcel Management A/S, 2018
  • Counsel to Polygon AB (publ) in connection with the issuance of the EUR 210 million senior secured notes and the entry into of a super senior RCF, 2018
  • Counsel to Nordea Bank AB (publ), Finnish Branch in the financing for the acquisition of KotiSun Group, 2018

  • Counsel to Rapala VMC Corporation in a hybrid bond issue of EUR 25 million, 2017

  • Counsel to Goldman Sachs International, as mezzanine arranger, of mezzanine credit facilities provided to Blackstone in connection with its public to private acquisition of Sponda Oyj, with an enterprise value of EUR 3.9 billion, 2017

  • Counsel to Sampo plc in the financing of Terrafame Ltd, a Finnish multi-metal company producing primarily nickel and zinc by bioheapleaching at its mine located in Sotkamo, 2017

  • Counsel to Nordea Bank AB (publ) in refinancing of Basware Oyj, 2017

  • Counsel to a fund managed by Barings Real Estate Advisers in its acquisition of Entresse shopping mall from CapMan, 2017

  • Counsel to Hartwall Capital Oy Ab in its acquisition of SUEZ Suomi Oy, 2016

  • Counsel to Ahlstrom Capital Oy on its financing arrangements, 2016

  • Local counsel in novation of leases and sale and transfer of Airbus A350-900 aircraft, 2016

  • Finnish counsel in connection with data centre operator Equinix’s £2.3 billion offer for London-based rival TelecityGroup, 2016

  • Counsel to EQT Mid Market Fund on the acquisition of the leading Finnish private daycare provider Touhula Varhaiskasvatus Oy, April 2016

  • Counsel to EQT Partners, debt fund – Refinancing of Mikeva Group with a Finnish law governed unitranche financing structure, 2015

  • Local counsel in sale and transfer of Airbus A319-112, 2015

  • Local counsel in sale and transfer of three Embraer E190-100 aircrafts, 2015

  • Counsel to Niam in the financing relating to Niam’s acquisition of the Kaari shopping centre, September 2015

  • Counsel to Glaston Oyj in connection with its finance transaction, 2015

  • Counsel to Valmet Corporation’s finance transactions during 2014

  • Local counsel in sale and leaseback of two Airbus A330-100 aircrafts, 2014

  • Counsel to Valmet Corporation's finance transactions, 2014

  • Counsel to Componenta Corporation – notes offering, equity offering capital notes, hybrid loan, bond financing and general financing, 2013-2014

  • Local counsel in refinance and sale and transfer of two Airbus A319-100 aircrafts, 2012

  • Local counsel to Sappi Limited in a bond issue of EUR 450 million

  • Counsel to the dealers and the trustee in Fingrid Oyj's debt issuance programme of EUR 1.5 billion

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Finnish Insolvency Law Association
  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Managing Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2018
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2015
  • Legal Counsel (Secondment), Pohjola Bank plc, (Fall) 2014 – (Spring) 2015
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 2011
  • Master of Laws, University of Lapland, 2011
  • Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, University of Oulu, 2009