Kari Niemenoja

Grant Thornton (Helsinki)
Consultant (Partner)

Kari Niemenoja is Partner with Grant Thornton in Helsinki. Prior to joining Grant Thornton he worked for PwC Corporate Finance and its M&A team. Since then he has specialized in transactions in the Middle Market sector and competition issues. Kari is an experienced project leader who is often used in M&A projects which deal with competition tasks and corporate law. This work has includes acting as the leader of the trustee teams across a range of European Commission cases (including Yara/Kemira GrowHow, Telia/Sonera and YLE/TdF/Digita) and also in the Finnish national cases SOK/Spar (retail) and Elisa/Saunalahti (telecom). Before joining PwC, Kari worked as a Head of Legal Department at asset management company Arsenal Ltd, where he was responsible for various M&A and real estate transactions and financial restructurings.

Articles

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Kari Niemenoja The Finnish Competition Authority cleared a merger in the retail market for daily consumer items with remedies, including divestments and hold separate commitments (SOK/Spar)

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The operation On 4 January 2006, the Finnish Competition Authority cleared, in Phase II decision, a merger between SOK and Suomen Spar Oyj. These have overlapping operations in: (i) the retail market for daily consumer items; and (ii) the market for the procurement of daily consumer items for (...)

Kari Niemenoja The Finnish Competition Authority clears a merger in the telecommunication services market with remedies including divestment, commitments to grant access to infrastructure and hold separate commitments (Elisa / Saunalahti)

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The operation On 25 October 2005 the Finnish Competition Authority (Kilpailuvirasto) cleared, in a Phase II decision, a merger in the Finnish telecommunications market, in which Elisa Oyj acquired a controlling stake in Saunalahti Group Oyj. The market(s) The relevant markets in which (...)

Kari Niemenoja The Finnish Competition Authority clears a merger in the telecommunication services market with remedies, including divestiture and hold separate agreements (Sonera/Telekolmio)

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The operation On 3 January 2003 the Finnish Competition Authority cleared, in a Phase II decision, a merger in which the Finnish telecommunications company Sonera Oyj acquired from Hämeen Puhelin Oy a 40% minority holding in Telekolmio Oy, a retailer of telecommunication services including (...)

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