Janko Lindros

Partner / Helsinki, London

About Janko

Janko is a transactional lawyer with over 20 years of experience in M&A, venture and growth funding capital related assignments, and financing transactions.

Janko primarily advises international corporates as well as leading Nordic and European private equity firms and their portfolio companies, venture capital and growth investors, and technology and media companies.

Rankings

Chambers Europe & Global

  • Corporate M&A

Chambers Europe & Global

“His strengths are his attention to details, his experience of international work and processes and his ability to coordinate multijurisdictional work.”

  • Commercial, Corporate & M&A

Selected References

  • Advised Sponsor Capital on its acquisition of Fonecta
  • Advised F-Secure on the acquisition of its mobile consumer security business from Lookout, Inc. *
  • Advised Triton on its majority investment in Esperi Care, the leading care provider in Finland. *
  • Advised Supercell on its acquisition of a majority stake in Trailmix and committing USD 60 million in financing for Trailmix as well as its further investment into Space Ape – including an additional investment of USD 37 million – and its backing of Channel37, a Finnish game studio working on an undisclosed PC-exclusive title. *
  • Advised Ahlstrom-Munksjö on the reorganisation of the ownership structure of its Decor business, which was transferred to a newly formed company named Munksjö. *
  • Advised Eurazeo as the lead investor in the USD 210 million Series D fundraising of Aiven, a Finnish cloud scale-up. *
  • Advised the family-controlled investment company Nordstjernan on the acquisition of Finnish diagnostics group Aidian. *
  • Advised Neles on its acquisition of Flowrox Oy’s valve and pumps businesses. *
  • Advised Valmet on its acquisition of the PMP Group. *
  • Advised HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on a funding round from some of its key global strategic partners with a first closing of USD 230 million. *
  • Advised Andreessen Horowitz (known as a16z) on its investment in Mainframe Industries. *
  • Advised Accent Equity, a Nordic mid-market investor, on the acquisition of Lunawood. *
  • Advised Nordic Capital on the acquisition of iLOQ from Sievi Capital and other shareholders. *

*prior to joining Borenius

Career

  • Partner, Borenius, 2023–
  • Partner, White & Case, 2015–2023
  • Local Partner, White & Case, 2012–2014
  • Associate and Counsel, White & Case, 2002–2011
  • Leading Finnish law firm and IT start-up, 1999–2002

Education

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), 1999, University of Helsinki, Finland

Languages

  • Swedish, Finnish, English