Heleri
Tammiste
Senior Associate / Estonia
 
about

Heleri Tammiste is one of the most experienced Senior Associates in M&A practice group in COBALT Estonia, focussing on advising complex M&A and private equity transactions. Heleri has been involved as project manager and coordinator in a significant part of the high-profile M&A transactions advised by COBALT, including establishment of the pan-Baltic Luminor banking group by DNB and Nordea, and subsequent sale of majority stake in Luminor to consortium led by Blackstone.

Heleri is a long-time member of Estonian Bar Association’s Business Law Committee (comprising a selected group of highly skilled practicing attorneys), where she contributes to legislative processes impacting Estonian Business Law.

Heleri is one of the very few members of the Estonian Bar Association holding a degree from Harvard Law School.   

 

 
recognition
  • M&A - Rising Star, IFLR 1000 2021
  • M&A - Rising Star, IFLR 1000 2020
  • M&A - Rising Star, IFLR 1000 2019
  • Corporate/Commercial - Chambers Europe 2015
  • Corporate/Commercial - Chambers Europe 2014
 
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Languages
Estonian, English, German, Russian

Education & membership
  • 2009 Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, Harvard Law School, USA
  • 2005 baccalaureus artium degree in law (BA), cum laude, University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia
  • 2013 Business Law Committee of the Estonian Bar Association
  • 2011 Harvard Law School Association of Europe
  • 2006 Estonian Bar Association
  • 2004 Estonian Moot Court Society (Board member 2004 – 2005)
  • 2007 - 2011 Administrative Committee of Raidla & Partners’ foundation (a sub-foundation of the Estonian National Culture Foundation), issuing annual scholarships to law students
  • 2002 - 2014 Estonian Debating Society
 
experience
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  • 2019 — 01 — 23
    COBALT advised Scope on acquiring lingerie brand Miss Mary of Sweden
  • 2019 — 01 — 04
    COBALT advised Luminor on cross-border merger
  • 2018 — 11 — 28
    COBALT advised European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II on investment in Utilitas, leading private Estonian energy group
  • 2018 — 10 — 22
    COBALT advised the sale and purchase transaction of Merit Tarkvara to Oslo-based Visma
  • 2018 — 09 — 20
    COBALT advised Sjølund Group on the acquisition of Cutform OÜ
  • 2018 — 09 — 13
    COBALT advised Luminor on EUR 1 billion majority stake acquisition by Blackstone
  • 2018 — 07 — 04
    COBALT advised Luminor on obtaining ECB approval for cross-border merger in the Baltics
  • 2018 — 06 — 14
    COBALT advised Port of Tallinn on its IPO and listing on Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange
  • 2018 — 03 — 27
    COBALT advises HHLA on acquiring Estonia’s biggest terminal operator Transiidikeskuse AS
  • 2018 — 02 — 23
    COBALT advises Luminor on reorganising its management structure
  • 2018 — 02 — 02
    COBALT advised Yliopiston Apteekki OY on selling its pharmacy chain
  • 2017 — 10 — 13
    COBALT advised DNB on the creation of Luminor – largest ever transaction in the Baltic banking market
  • 2017 — 07 — 18
    COBALT advised NASDAQ-listed The Middleby Corporation on acquisition of Sveba Dahlen Group
  • 2017 — 07 — 17
    COBALT advised Korona Invest Fund in an investment to the digital agency Wunder
  • 2017 — 01 — 24
    COBALT advises on sale of Nordic Cinema Group
  • 2016 — 10 — 05
    COBALT advised the sale of the leading Northern-European marketing automation company Element to Nortal
  • 2016 — 08 — 25
    COBALT advises DNB upon combining its operations with Nordea in the Baltics
  • 2014 — 10 — 08
    COBALT advised Outdoor Life Group Holding B.V. on acquisition of shares of Lasita Maja
  • 2014 — 04 — 18
    COBALT advises RSA Insurance Group on the sale of businesses
  • 2013 — 10 — 29
    COBALT advised Amphenol on acquisition of Ionix Aerospace Ltd and its subsidiaries
  • 2013 — 10 — 02
    COBALT advised KASSIR.RU Baltics OÜ in acquisition of the biggest ticket sales network in the Baltics
  • 2013 — 04 — 18
    COBALT advised Komas & funds managed by CapMan creating of Europe’s leading engineering industry manufacturing partner Fortaco
  • 2013 — 03 — 27
    COBALT advised Realeyes - internationally active start-up with Estonian background
  • 2013 — 03 — 06
    COBALT advised one of Europe’s leading suppliers of industrial coatings Teknos Group Oy on the acquisition of Kemiflora’s paints and coatings business
  • 2012 — 09 — 24
    COBALT advised Outokumpu - global leader in stainless steel - in divesting part of its European stock operations to Amari
  • 2012 — 09 — 20
    COBALT advised Xilinx, Inc. upon acquisition of business from wireless backhaul solutions provider Modesat Communications
  • 2012 — 03 — 12
    COBALT advises SRV in development of VAASAN Group’s new bake-off factory in Estonia
  • 2012 — 02 — 16
    COBALT advised Komas Oy upon acquisition of component manufacturing business in Estonia from Cargotec’s Group
  • Recommended as associate to watch: Heleri Tammiste "puts her heart into her work and makes it her personal concern to get the project done as perfectly as possible."
    CHAMBERS EUROPE 2015, CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL