Mergers and Acquisitions

A merger or an acquisition is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a business owner, which is why it is essential that the process involves skilled experts. Applex lawyers will assist you in planning and implementing a successful transaction, from initial negotiations to the execution.

We regularly assist our clients in domestic and cross-border transactions on various scales, such as share sale and purchases and business purchases, mergers and demergers.

Applex experts can help you with all legal matters related to mergers and acquisitions, from the planning and implementation of the process to the follow-up. The Applex service selection includes the planning and structuring of business transactions, trade negotiations, preparation of sales contracts and ancillary contracts, as well as the legal integration that follows the transaction. We also carry out and coordinate due diligence both for buyers and sellers.

With our extensive partner network, our clients also have access to various services related to purchase and sales orders, value determination and tax analyses. In case of a cross-border transaction or if there are foreign subsidiaries involved, we can offer local legal expertise in various countries via the international Ally Law network and our other international partners.

Applex lawyers have been involved in hundreds of mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. Whether your service needs are related to share sale and purchases, business purchases, mergers, demergers, asset sales or other ownership-related arrangements or restructuring, we offer you scalable, professional and cost-efficient transaction expertise. Experienced professionals will see to your project with the support of our entire firm’s business law expertise.


Customer stories


Arnon Oy – Acquisition of AB B.O. Park

Applex advised Arnon Oy in its acquisition of AB B.O. Park in Sweden. The purchaser Arnon Oy is a growing supplier of automation, electrification and cloud services having its group companies in Finland, Sweden and Poland. Arnon has net sales of ca EUR 50 million and it employs over 200 professionals.

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Insta Group Oy – Acquisition of Secrays Oy

Applex advised Insta Group Oy in its acquisition of Secrays Oy. The transaction was completed on March 3, 2020. The purchaser Insta Group is a Finnish expert organization engaged in industrial automation, industrial digitalization, cyber security and defence technology.

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Millog Oy – Acquisition of Virve Tuotteet ja Palvelut Oy

Applex advised Millog Oy on its acquisition of Virve Tuotteet ja Palvelut Oy from Suomen Erillisverkot Oy. The transaction was completed on January 2, 2020.

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Sale of Kone-Yijälä Oy to Metsäkonepalvelu Oy

Applex Attorneys advised sellers in the sale of shares in Kone-Yijälä Oy to Metsäkonepalvelu Oy. Kone-Yijälä Oy is a Finnish harvesting company established in 1993 by two brothers, Antti and Heikki Yijälä. The company is very well known in the logging field and Kone-Yijälä is widely acknowledged as a reliable brand.

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Sale of Model IT Oy to Ålandsbanken

Applex Attorneys advised sellers in the sale of Model IT Oy to Crosskey Banking Solutions Ab Ltd, a subsidiary of Bank of Åland Plc (Ålandsbanken Abp).

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AQ Group AB – acquisition of Trafotek Oy

Applex advised AQ Group AB on its acquisition of Trafotek Oy (LTI Holding Oy) and its subsidiaries in Estonia, China and Brasil from Intera Fund I Ky and the other sellers. The transaction was completed on June 3, 2019 after approval from the Finnish and the Estonian competition authorities.

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ALTEN SA – acquisition of Comiq Group Oy

Applex represented Alte Oy, a subsidiary of ALTEN SA in the acquisition of Comiq Group Oy and its subsidiaries. The purchaser ALTEN SA (listed on Euronext Paris) is a global leader in technology consulting and engineering with over 28,000 employees located in 20 countries.

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