People

Erik Stenman

Specialist Partner | Helsinki

Erik specialises in mergers and acquisitions with an emphasis on private equity M&A. He has significant experience of almost 15 years in transactional work, both domestic and cross-border, advising both Finnish and international private equity sponsors, infrastructure investors, and industrial clients on various M&A deals and investments, including buy-side and sell-side auction processes. Erik also regularly advises clients on corporate law matters and general contract law.

Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Erik worked at another major law firm in Finland. He has also gained international experience working for a top-tier law firm in New York.


References

Parties

KWC Group AG (Seller), KWC Nordics Oy (Target), Alumbra Group AB (Buyer)

Transaction

The sale by Equistone’s portfolio company KWC Group AG of its Finnish subsidiary KWC Nordics Oy, a premium manufacturer, seller and distributor of medical washers, disinfectors and bed pan washers, drying cabinets, sterilizers and large-scale washers for clinics and hospitals, to Alumbra Group AB.

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to KWC Group AG

Erik Stenman

Erik Stenman

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
erik.stenman@hannessnellman.com
Emmi Kantola

Emmi Kantola

Senior Associate | Helsinki
emmi.kantola@hannessnellman.com
Niclas Ruotsalainen

Niclas Ruotsalainen

Associate | Helsinki
niclas.ruotsalainen@hannessnellman.com
Lasse Riski

Lasse Riski

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
lasse.riski@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

Vaaka Partners (buyer) Fluxio Isännöinti founders and employees (sellers), Fluxio Isännöinti (target)

Transaction:

Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Vaaka Partners in the investment in Fluxio Isännöinti

Deal value: 

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to Vaaka Partners

Erik Stenman

Erik Stenman

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
erik.stenman@hannessnellman.com
Oona Eerola

Oona Eerola

Associate | Helsinki
oona.eerola@hannessnellman.com
Anna Nyberg

Anna Nyberg

Senior Associate | Helsinki
anna.nyberg@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

Fluxio Isännöinti, Aamu Isännöinti

Transaction:

Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Fluxio Isännöinti in the merger of Fluxio Isännöinti and Emännöintoimisto Aamu

Deal value: 

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to Fluxio Isännöinti 

Erik Stenman

Erik Stenman

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
erik.stenman@hannessnellman.com
Oona Eerola

Oona Eerola

Associate | Helsinki
oona.eerola@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

OP Suomi Infra Ky, (investor), Aurora Infrastructure (target), Equitix (majority owner)

Transaction:

Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to OP Suomi Infra Ky in their minority investment in Aurora Infrastructure

Deal value: 

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to OP Suomi Infra Ky

Rabbe Sittnikow

Rabbe Sittnikow

Partner | Helsinki
rabbe.sittnikow@hannessnellman.com
Erik Stenman

Erik Stenman

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
erik.stenman@hannessnellman.com
Jenni Parviainen

Jenni Parviainen

Managing Associate | Helsinki
jenni.parviainen@hannessnellman.com
Isabella Kartila

Isabella Kartila

Senior Associate | Helsinki
isabella.kartila@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

Trill Impact, Raksystems

Transaction:

Counsel to Trill Impact in the acquisition of Raksystems

Deal value:

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to Trill Impact

Erik Stenman

Erik Stenman

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
erik.stenman@hannessnellman.com
Niclas Ruotsalainen

Niclas Ruotsalainen

Associate | Helsinki
niclas.ruotsalainen@hannessnellman.com
Roosa Väre

Roosa Väre

Senior Associate | Helsinki
roosa.vare@hannessnellman.com

Parties

MEKO (buyer), Koivunen (target)

Transaction

Counsel to MEKO in its acquisition of Koivunen, the provider of automotive spare parts and related services.

Deal Value

EUR 122 Million

Role

Counsel to MEKO

Erik Stenman

Erik Stenman

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
erik.stenman@hannessnellman.com
Annika Schauman

Annika Schauman

Managing Associate | Helsinki
Emmi Kantola

Emmi Kantola

Senior Associate | Helsinki
emmi.kantola@hannessnellman.com
Niclas Ruotsalainen

Niclas Ruotsalainen

Associate | Helsinki
niclas.ruotsalainen@hannessnellman.com
Axel Hård af Segerstad

Axel Hård af Segerstad

Associate | Helsinki
axel.hard@hannessnellman.com
Anna Nyberg

Anna Nyberg

Senior Associate | Helsinki
anna.nyberg@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Mecenat AB (Buyer), shareholders of Oy Frank Students Ab (Sellers), Oy Frank Students Ab (Target)

Transaction 

Counsel to Mecenat, a portfolio company of IK Partners, in its add-on acquisition of Oy Frank Students Ab, a company known for its leading student identification and discount app Frank

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Mecenat AB and IK Partners

Erik Stenman

Erik Stenman

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
erik.stenman@hannessnellman.com
Emmi Kantola

Emmi Kantola

Senior Associate | Helsinki
emmi.kantola@hannessnellman.com
Johanna Wärnberg

Johanna Wärnberg

Partner | Stockholm
johanna.warnberg@hannessnellman.com
Miklos Kovacs Scherlin

Miklos Kovacs Scherlin

Managing Associate | Stockholm
miklos.kovacs@hannessnellman.com
Douglas Essehorn

Douglas Essehorn

Senior Associate | Stockholm
douglas.essehorn@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Suomen Avustajapalvelut, CapMan Growth

Transaction

Suomen Avustajapalvelut and its founders' sale of a minority stake to CapMan Growth

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Suomen Avustajapalvelut

Erik Stenman

Erik Stenman

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
erik.stenman@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

AMF Pensionsförsäkring AB (Buyer), Keva (Seller), Caruna (Target)

Transaction 

AMF Pensionsförsäkring AB’s acquisition of a 12.5% minority stake in Caruna from Keva

Value

Value not public

Role 

Counsel to AMF Pensionsförsäkring AB

Team

Rabbe Sittnikow, Erik Stenman, Jussi EkonenJanna PihanurmiAaron Fagerholm, Noora Britschgi, Pauliina Sutinen, Janne Veneranta, Susanna Hernberg, Beata-Maria Pippingsköld, Laura Sainio, and Mikko Huimala.

Rabbe Sittnikow

Rabbe Sittnikow

Partner | Helsinki
rabbe.sittnikow@hannessnellman.com
Erik Stenman

Erik Stenman

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
erik.stenman@hannessnellman.com
Janna Pihanurmi

Janna Pihanurmi

Senior Associate | Helsinki
janna.pihanurmi@hannessnellman.com
Noora Britschgi

Noora Britschgi

Senior Associate | Helsinki
noora.britschgi@hannessnellman.com
Pauliina Sutinen

Pauliina Sutinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
pauliina.sutinen@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Managing Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com
Laura Sainio

Laura Sainio

Associate | Helsinki
laura.sainio@hannessnellman.com
Mikko Huimala

Mikko Huimala

Partner | Helsinki
mikko.huimala@hannessnellman.com

Memberships and Positions of Trust

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association

Education and Professional Background

  • Specialist Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2020–
  • Senior Associate, Borenius Attorneys Ltd, 2014–2020
  • Foreign Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, 2017–2018
  • Associate, Borenius Attorneys Ltd, 2010–2014
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku, 2009