Olli-Pekka Veranen

Title: 
Specialist Partner
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4353
Mobile: 
+358 40 726 5204
Language: 
English
Finnish
Assistant: 
Tiina Rico

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4236

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Olli-Pekka advises clients in the field of M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. He also advises financial investors in various types of capital investments and managers in fund formation on a continuous basis. Olli-Pekka has extensive experience in advising both international and domestic clients in complex domestic and cross-border private and public M&A transactions, corporate compliance and significant Finnish PPP projects. Olli-Pekka also offers clients general corporate, commercial and contract law advice.

Having worked as a trainee with Hannes Snellman, Olli-Pekka was appointed an associate lawyer upon his graduation in 2009. Prior to his graduation, Olli-Pekka studied commercial law and economics at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2013, Olli-Pekka worked as a Visiting Lawyer at the Private Equity Team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London.

RANKINGS

  •  Ranked as a Rising star in M&A in the 2020 edition of IFLR1000
  • 'Sources state they have gained a "very good impression of his skills" and value his "solid technical competence and good commercial judgement."', Corporate/M&A, Chambers Europe 2019
  • Ranked as "Recommended Lawyer" in Commercial, Corporate and M&A in the 2017 edition of Legal 500

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to YIT in its agreement to establish a joint venture company for housing investments with Ålandsbanken
  • Counsel to Francisco Partners backed SmartBear in its acquisition of Bitbar Technologies
  • Counsel to Vaaka Partners in its acquisition of Lyyti
  • Counsel to Intera Partners backed Sitowise Oy in the Acquisition of Byggnadstekniska Byrån Sverige AB
  • Counsel to Sentica Partners in its sale of Ropo Capital
  • Counsel to Vaaka Partners in its acquisition of NHG
  • Counsel to Jarkir Oy in the sale of Uusioaines Oy to Partnera Oy and Suomen Teollisuussijoitus Oy
  • Counsel to CapMan Infra in CapMan Infra-led consortium’s investment in Elenia
  • Counsel to Vaaka Partners in its sale of Solita
  • Counsel to Vaaka Partners in its acquisition of Framery
  • Counsel to Vitruvian Partners LLP in the acquisition of Easy Park AS
  • Counsel to Terveystalo in its IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange
  • Counsel to JELD-WEN Holding Inc., a U.S. listed company, in its acquisition of Mattiovi from Taaleri and minority shareholders

  • Counsel to Vaaka Partners in its acquisition of Jungle Juice Bar

  • Counsel to Wise Group in its combination with Sito

  • Counsel to Intera in its acquisition of Wise Group

  • Counsel to DevCo in its acquisition of Vexve

  • Counsel to Viking Malt in its acquisition of the Danish Malting Group from The Carlsberg Group

  • Counsel to EQT in its acquisition Touhula

  • Counsel to Access Capital Partners in its acquisition of a stake in Finnish infrastructure assets

  • Counsel to Royal Vopak on the divestment of Vopak Chemicals Logistics Finland to Oiltanking Sonmarin

  • Counsel to the Finnish Transport Agency in the Public-Private Partnership procurement of the construction and maintenance of the E18 motorway section Hamina–Vaalimaa (EUR 378  million)

  • Counsel to Mondi Group in its contemplated acquisition of Walki Group's extrusion coating plants located in Finland and Poland

  • Counsel to Ahlström Capital in its acquisition of Destia from the State of Finland (EUR 148 million)

  • Counsel to the Finnish Transport Agency in the Public-Private Partnership procurement of the construction and maintenance of the E18 motorway section Koskenkylä-Kotka (EUR 623 million)

  • Counsel to majority of the sellers in the sale of Deltamarin Oy to AVIC International Investments

  • Counsel to Intera in its acquisition of Tamtron

  • Counsel to TeliaSonera in the acquisition of the majority of shares and redemption of a minority of shares in Turun Kaapelitelevisio

  • Counsel to the Finnish Transport Agency in its planned procurement of a railway PPP project Kokkola-Ylivieska

  • Counsel to Oriola-KD Corporation in the sale of its Health Care Trade Business

  • Counsel to Julius Tallberg-Kiinteistöt Oyj in the tender offer for own shares and de-listing

  • Counsel to Triton and KKR in the acquisition of Ambea AB

  • Counsel to ING Real Estate Investment Management in the acquisition of Brondankulma real estate

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Specialist Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2019
  • Managing Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2016
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2014
  • Visiting Lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, London, Private Equity, 2013
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 2009
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku, 2009
  • Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, Turku School of Economics, 2008
  • Trainee, Hannes Snellman, 2007–2009