Roschier

Finland

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Launched in 1936, independent Finnish firm Roschier has offices in both Finland and Sweden.

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm works across a broad range of sectors within financial and corporate; however, it’s known for its work in leading M&A deals, advising on both international and domestic transactions. 

 

Key clients

Some of the recent key clients of the firm are ANTA Sports Products, Tieto Corporation, Nordea, Danske Bank, Loxam, Boels Topholding, Baltic Connector and GAZ-SYSTEM.

 

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

During the research period the banking and finance team advised investor consortiums on large public offer financings, including Amer Sports. It also saw real estate portfolio refinancing mandates, aiding lenders, including senior and mezzanine financing, and acquisition and green financing deals.

In capital markets work the firm advised issuers on initial public offerings and listings on Nasdaq Helsinki. In debt, the firm also acted for issuers in bond issuances and securitisation of receivables.

On the M&A market the firm recently cemented its hold on its significant market share, with leading deals in cash tender and public tender offers, large acquisitions, company mergers and fund mandates, with key deals in equipment rental, technology and manufacturing. The team worked on the side of investors, listed companies, private equity clients and lenders. 

In project work the firm saw a focus on natural gas in the research period, advising on the Baltic Pipe, Balticconnector pipeline and a gas exchange. However, it also worked in the wind power and mining sectors.

A staffing change saw Gunnar Westerlund, a banking and finance partner, retire from the firm during the research period.

 

Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019 / 2020)

ANTA Sports Products €4.6 billion offer for Amer Sports Corporation

Boels €614 million offer for Cramo

Huhtamäki €175 million bond issue

Loxam €970 million offer for Ramirent

Musti Group €45 million Nasdaq Helsinki IPO 

Technopolis €930 million portfolio refinancing

Tieto Corporation / EVRY merger

 

Client feedback: 30th edition (2019 / 2020)  

Banking

“Good staffing and clear advice.”

 

Capital markets : Debt

“The firm is precise, fast and reliable.”

“Roschier has very understanding of these types of transactions and a deal team that is highly professional and easily accessible. Roschier understands weaker credit issuers well as well as documentation requirements related to such transactions. It is always a pleasure to work with Roschier team as work gets done properly and on time.”

 

Capital markets : Equity

“The firm give clear advice and get things done.

“Top notch experience and expertise on legal aspects of equity capital markets, also as the banks' counsel. They are responsive and to the point and also understand the numbers.”

 

M&A

“The firm has business knowledge and take on a proactive approach.”

“Combines commercial understanding with a strategic mindset based on solid legal advice and effort.”

“High quality of legal work and responsiveness.”

“High quality work, excellent lawyers.”

“Roschier provided excellent corporate law advice in connection with the acquisition. The advice was clear and concise and, at times, provided in a tight timeframe.”

 

Antti Ihamuotila

“Gets things done and comes out with clear advice.”

“Antti is very experienced both domestically and internationally and also has the likeability factor. Your got-to guy in ECM transactions in Finland.”

“Antti gives excellent insights.”

 

Helena Viita

“Helpful and understands our needs.”

 

Johannes Ahti

“Gives clear advice and has a hands-on approach to the different transactions.”

“Experienced and service minded capital markets (esp. DCM) lawyer. Knows the ropes and gets things done in a professional manner and on time. Safe pair of hands to be trusted on. Easily accessible lawyer with great personality.”

 

Jon Unnerus

“Legal expertise, communication, commercial mindset, dedication to client, creative and solution oriented.”

 

Jouni Salmi

“Jouni has business knowledge.”

“Responsive, easy to access and very good lawyer.”

“Excellent legal knowledge that was applied to successfully completing the transaction. Jouni has a calm and pragmatic approach to negotiating the deal.”