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1 June 2016
Kalliolaw advised First Quantum Minerals Ltd. on its sale of Kevitsa mine to Boliden Mineral AB for USD 712 million
We advised First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in all Finnish law aspects of the sale of all shares in FQM Kevitsa Mining Oy to Boliden Mineral AB. The transaction was closed on 1 June 2016 and it also included FQM Kevitsa Mining Oy’s fully owned subsidiary, FQM FinnEx Oy, being an exploration company. The total consideration on a debt-free basis is USD 712 million in cash, making it as one of the biggest transactions of a private company in Finland during 2016 so far.
The Kevitsa transaction is yet another example of Kalliolaw’s position as the leading law firm in Finland when it comes to M&A and mining industry. Christopher Lemon, the General Counsel of First Quantum Minerals Ltd., thanked Kalliolaw by saying: “Thank you for the great work on the Kevitsa Transaction, Kalliolaw has always been a big supporter of First Quantum and has served us well since we first acquired Kevitsa”.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is a Vancouver, British Columbia based mining and metals company and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. The Kevitsa nickel-copper-platinum mine is one of the biggest mines in Finland. Boliden Mineral AB is a metals company based in Sweden and its shares are traded on Nasdaq Stockholm.
For more information, please see the press releases on First Quantum Minerals Ltd.’s homepage:
27 May 2016
Kalliolaw advised First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in the Finnish law aspects of a refinancing amounting to $ 2.2 billion
We advised First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in the Finnish law aspects of the Term Loan and Revolving Credit Facility (the “Facility“). This new Facility replaces First Quantum Minerals Ltd.’s existing $3 billion facility.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is a Vancouver, British Columbia based mining and metals company and its shares are trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.
Christopher Lemon, the General Counsel of First Quantum Minerals Ltd., thanked Kalliolaw by saying: “Thank you for the great work on the $2B Financing, Kalliolaw has always been a big supporter of First Quantum and has served us well”.
For more information, please see the press release on First Quantum Minerals Ltd.’s homepage:
Kalliolaw advised Verto Analytics in $16.1 million financing round
Kalliolaw represented Verto Analytics in $16.1 million investment round led by EQT Ventures in one of the largest Finnish venture capital investments in recent years. Verto Analytics provides leading digital audience measurement tools.
Financing Round – Investment from US, May 2016
Kalliolaw represented Digital Foodie Oy and its shareholders in a transaction as a result of which Black Dragon Capital, a US private equity fund, became a shareholder of the company. Digital Foodie Oy is known for its e-commerce platform. The investment supports company’s internalization strategy.
Transactions, March 2016
We acted as the legal advisor to the shareholder of NRPL Aero OY in the sale of all shares in NRPL Aero OY to Easat Antennas Ltd, a subsidiary of Goodwin PLC. NRPL Aero OY is a Finnish-based manufacturer and supplier of air traffic control equipment and Goodwin PLC is a London Stock Exchange listed company.
Real Estate Transactions, February 2016
We advised Rentto Oy in the acquisition of a factory and warehouse real estate site from Nordic Real Estate Partners. The sold real estate is located in Hämeenlinna, Käikälä district and has 35 000 square meters. A logistics centre, being 17 000 square meters and located at the real estate, remains owned by Nordic Real Estate Partners. The acquired properties are leased out to publicly listed Huhtamäki Oyj.
Kalliolaw represented in Aalto Pitch
Kalliolaw’s Olli Oksman, Panu Skogström and Tuomas Tiensuu were pleased to meet promising start-up entrepreneurs at Aalto Pitch organized by our partner Aalto Start-Up Center in collaboration with UK Trade & Investment. We congratulate the winner of the pitching competition, Proximi.io!
For more information on events hosted by Aalto Start-Up Center, see: http://www.start-upcenter.fi/en/
We advised European Diamonds Ltd. in the sale of all shares in Karhu Mining Company Oy to A&G Mining Oy.
Kalliolaw represented in KasvuOpen
Kalliolaw’s partners Tiina Kekäläinen and Olli Oksman were coaching in the final of national start-up coaching competition KasvuOpen. The best 80 of the total of 600 participating companies made their way to the final.
For more information on KasvuOpen, see: http://www.kasvuopen.fi/en
We advised a UK based venture capital fund on its investment in a Finnish spin-off company.
We represented our international client in a public offering of shares for aggregate gross proceeds of over EUR 1 billion.
Getting the Deal Through – Mergers and Acquisitions 2015 – Kalliolaw contributed the Finland chapter
Kalliolaw’s Olli Oksman and Panu Skogström co-authored the Finland chapter of the Mergers and Acquisitions 2015 article (published by Law Business Research Ltd on May 2015).
Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2015 – Kalliolaw contributed the Finland chapter
Pekka Holopainen and Panu Skogström of Kalliolaw co-authored the Finland chapter of the Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2015 edition (published by Law Business Research Ltd in July 2015).
We are proud to be able to announce that as a continuance to our previous global awards also in 2014 we have received from several sources highly respected international recognition as an expert organisation in our key practice areas.