Lantmännen’s Acquisition of Myllyn Paras

Castrén & Snellman advised Lantmännen on the deal. DLA Piper advised Sponsor Capital.

Lantmännen has signed an agreement to acquire Finnish Myllyn Paras group (Myllyn Paras), a food company currently owned by Sponsor Capital. The acquisition is a key step in broadening Lantmännen’s offering in Finland.

Together, Lantmännen’s and Myllyn Paras’ operations will cover the entire value chain for grain-based food products in Finland, enabling long-term innovation and a product offering from field to fork.

antmännen is an agricultural cooperative and Northern Europe’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products. Lantmännen is owned by 19,000 Swedish farmers and has 10,000 employees in over 20 countries.

Myllyn Paras is a Hyvinkää-based company manufacturing, marketing and distributing flour, flakes, grains and pasta as well as frozen dough and bakery products. Myllyn Paras was established in 1928 and operates two factories in Hyvinkää and one in Tammela. Myllyn Paras is one of the most valued food brands in Finland. The group also exports products internationally. Myllyn Paras group employs approximately 110 employees.

The Castrén & Snellman team included Benjamin Bade (Picture), Jussi Nieminen, Annamari Friskopf, Maiju Mäkinen, Yanhuan Zhou, Rosa Tuominen, Kiti Karvinen, Hanna Perikangas, Jenna Lehtonen, Piia Raappana, Suvi Kettunen, Heidi Malmberg and Topi Leinonen.

DLA Piper Helsinki-based team consisted of partner?Matti Ylä-Mononen?(Corporate), counsel?Essi Lavikkala?(Corporate) and Jonathan Andersin?(Corporate), partner Mika Oinonen?(Competition), senior associate Laura Kauppila (Competition) supported by associates Auriina Holck (Competition) and Joel Nurmi (Corporate).

Involved fees earner: Benjamin Bade – Castrén & Snellman; Annamari Friskopf – Castrén & Snellman; Kiti Karvinen – Castrén & Snellman; Suvi Kettunen – Castrén & Snellman; Jenna Lehtonen – Castrén & Snellman; Topi Leinonen – Castrén & Snellman; Maiju Mäkinen – Castrén & Snellman; Heidi Malmberg – Castrén & Snellman; Jussi Nieminen – Castrén & Snellman; Hanna Perikangas – Castrén & Snellman; Piia Raappana – Castrén & Snellman; Rosa Tuominen – Castrén & Snellman; Yanhuan Zhou – Castrén & Snellman; Jonathan Andersin – DLA Piper; Laura Kauppila – DLA Piper; Essi Lavikkala – DLA Piper; Mika Oinonen – DLA Piper; Matti Ylä-Mononen – DLA Piper;

Law Firms: Castrén & Snellman; DLA Piper;

Clients: Lantmännen; Sponsor Capital;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler