Legrand’s Acquisition of Ensto Building Systems

White & Case LLP and Ellex Raidla advised Legrand on the deal. Procope & Hornborg advised the seller.

Legrand, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, executed its acquisition of Ensto Building Systems.

Founded in 1909, Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, offering high-value-added products and solutions that transform work, living and meeting spaces. Legrand is active in close to 90 countries, with more than 36,700 employees and total sales of €6.1 billion in 2020.

Ensto Building Systems is the leading smart electrical solution provider in the Nordics and part of the Finnish-based, globally operating electrical solution provider Ensto Group. Following the transaction Ensto Building Systems with its distribution system operators business will operate in 17 countries.

The White & Case team which advised Legrand on the transaction was led by partner Timo Airisto (Picture; Helsinki) and included partners Alan Burke, Nicholas Greenacre, Peita Menon, Will Smith, Helen Joseph (all London), Hugues Mathez, Clara Hainsdorf, Alexandre Jaurett (all Paris), Juan Manuel de Remedios (Madrid), Henrik Patel (New York), Axel Schulz (Brussels) and Martin Jarvengren (Stockholm), local partners Carlos Daroca (Madrid), Marek Sawicki (Warsaw) and Jan Jakoubek (Prague), counsel Paul Harrington (London) and associates Asta Tukiainen and Samuel Salmivirta (both Helsinki).

Ellex Raidla’s team consisted of Partner Risto Vahimets, Advocates Julia Kisseljova and Hanna Pahk, Tax Advisor Dmitri Rozenblat, and Lawyers Karin Tartu and Eliis Mets.

Procope & Hornborg’s team consisted of Partners Petri Kyllonen, Pia Tanskanen, Ismo Hentula, Asta Siponen, and Lotta Uusitalo, Counsel Tomi Haapman, Associates Sonja Heinonen, Sampsa Perttunen, Nora Hietanen, Katariina Rontu, and Helena Wist, and Trainees Hilma Laamanen, Leo Varttala, and Sari Oravainen.

Involved fees earner: Hanna Pahk – Ellex; Dmitri Rozenblat – Ellex; Risto Vahimets – Ellex; Julia Kisseljova – Ellex Raidla; Eliis Mets – Ellex Raidla; Karin Tartu – Ellex Raidla; Ismo Hentula – Procopé & Hornborg ; Petri Kyllönen – Procopé & Hornborg ; Asta Siponen – Procopé & Hornborg ; Pia Tanskanen – Procopé & Hornborg ; Timo Airisto – White & Case; Alan Burke – White & Case; Carlos Daroca – White & Case; Juan Manuel de Remedios – White & Case; Nicholas Greenacre – White & Case; Clara Hainsdorf – White & Case; Paul Harrington – White & Case; Jan Jakoubek – White & Case; Martin Järvengren – White & Case; Alexandre Jaurett – White & Case; Helen Joseph – White & Case; Hugues Mathez – White & Case; Peita Menon – White & Case; Henrik Patel – White & Case; Samuel Salmivirta – White & Case; Marek Sawicki – White & Case; Axel Schulz – White & Case; Will Smith – White & Case; Asta Tukiainen – White & Case;

Law Firms: Ellex; Ellex Raidla; Procopé & Hornborg ; White & Case;

Clients: Ensto; Legrand SA;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler