Dittmar & Indrenius

Finland

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Based in Helsinki and established in 1899, Dittmar & Indrenius is strong Finnish firm with a focus on transactional work.  

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm is focussed on financing, capital markets, M&A and project work, and it is particularly experienced in energy and infrastructure sector work.

 

Key clients 

Some of the firm’s recent key clients include Telenor Group, Anamered Investment, Aedifica, Capman, Providence Equity Partners, Norvestor, Loiste, MB Funds, Pandion Mine Finance and Nightingale Health and LaSalle Investment Management.

 

Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020)

During the research period the banking and finance team advised lenders, private equity investors and borrowers on acquisition financings and refinancing deals, particularly in automotive, renewable energy, and project financing in mining. 

In debt capital markets work the firm mainly advised banks on covered bond issues and borrowers on high yield bond refinancing. Dittmar & Indrenius also recently advised alternative investment funds on Finnish law regulatory matters, including Brexit.

In the M&A space the firm was active in both domestic and large cross-border public tender offers and acquisitions within medtech and healthcare, media, energy and infrastructure, retail, automotive and technology sectors, mainly advising the buyers.

In projects work the firm advised on the development of multiple wind farms and waste-to-energy mandates.

Staffing changes saw Kari Lautjärvi, a banking and finance partner, retire from the firm in the research period. 

 

Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020) 

Anamered Investments €4.6 billion acquisition Amer Sports Corporation 

Bank of Åland €300 million covered bond issue

Loiste Group €475 million refinancing 

MB Funds acquisition of A-Katsastus Group

Telenor €3.1 billion acquisition of majority stake in DNA

 

Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Banking

"They are responsive, diligent and commercial."

 

Capital markets : Debt

"They have a deep knowledge of debt capital markets and a high level legal competence. They are skilful, very fast service and offer guidance."

 

Financial and corporate

"Project management was on point. This was especially valuable in the aforementioned project with two simultaneous transactions - one of which an asset deal and the other a share purchase."

 

Financial services regulatory

"Quick, clear and kind service."

 

M&A

"Dittmar fields a truly superb team: professional, responsive and commercial in equal measure, mixed with a personal touch that makes it very easy to work with them."

"Mikko has very proactive, customer friendly and easy to work with style of solving legal problems with a good commercial understanding."

 

Restructuring and insolvency

"Work to a high standard, they are loyal, readily available and positive."

 

Gabrielle Dannberg

"Extremely well organised and down to earth approach. Navigated us through a highly complex transaction with finesse."

 

Jan Ollila

"Extremely seasoned: a wise hand at the wheel mixed with superb execution prowess. One of the very best on the market."

 

Juha-Pekka Mutanen

"Available, quick and high quality."

 

Jukka Lng

"Easy to approach, nice, good knowledge of subject matter and has a nice way of communicating."

 

Kristian Karlsson

"He is very helpful, commercial and responsive."

"He is very proactive and finds innovative solution to problems. He has very good knowledge of market practise, which is important for a lawyer. He delivers fast and with high quality. I can strongly recommend him."

"Available, quick and high quality."

 

Mikko Eerola

"Easy to deal with and manages our processes efficiently."