Jesse
Kivisaari
Managing Associate / Estonia
 
about

Jesse Kivisaari is a Managing Associate of COBALT Estonia and the head of the Finnish Desk of the law firm. Jesse is experienced in M&A and private equity transactions and also advises companies in corporate law matters. He is focused on cross-border business activities, especially on projects related to Finland as his native language is Finnish. Jesse’s knowledge of cross-border legal aspects and multiple cultures enable him to provide services for Finnish companies with respect to the Baltics and vice versa. 
For example, Jesse advised AS TMB, one of the biggest manufacturers of reinforced concrete elements in the Baltics, upon the acquisition of Betonimestarit Group in Finland and the subsequent sale of AS TMB’s Finnish and Latvian business to Consolis.

Jesse has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2015 and a member of the Finnish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce since 2011.

 
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Languages
  • Estonian, Finnish, English


Membership & education
  • Member of the Finnish-Estonian Trade Association (since 2017)
  • Member of the Estonian Bar Association (since 2015)
  • Member of the Finnish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce (since 2011)
  • 2018 EEA exams (equal to Bachelor of Laws degree), University of Helsinki and Turku, Faculty of Law, Finland
  • 2015 Master of Arts in Law (MA), University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia
  • 2013 Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BA), law, University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia


Publications
 
experience
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  • 2021 — 07 — 06
    COBALT advised KMG Inseneriehitus and its shareholders in the acquisition of a 100% stake at YIT Teed
  • 2021 — 02 — 03
    COBALT is advising Utilitas on acquisition of shareholding in AS Tallinna Vesi
  • 2021 — 01 — 13
    COBALT advises Entain in the public takeover offer for Enlabs AB
  • 2021 — 01 — 06
    COBALT advised Alexela Logistics on acquiring a stake in Kotka Tank Storage Oy
  • 2020 — 11 — 26
    COBALT advises Flügger on gaining the majority stake in Eskaro group
  • 2020 — 06 — 19
    COBALT advised Fortumo on selling its business to Boku
  • 2020 — 06 — 09
    COBALT advised Algeco on the acquisition of Wexus
  • 2020 — 04 — 16
    COBALT advised Steel Import Finland Oy on acquiring FinEst Metallid
  • 2020 — 04 — 08
    COBALT advised Baltic Agro Machinery OÜ on the sale of John Deere business
  • 2020 — 04 — 07
    COBALT advised DA Agravis Machinery Holding on acquiring 55% of AS Konekesko Eesti
  • 2019 — 10 — 15
    COBALT advises Zeppelin Group on acquiring Baltic Marine Contractors
  • 2019 — 09 — 24
    COBALT advised Silberauto on selling its business in Estonia and Lithuania
  • 2019 — 05 — 03
    COBALT advised shareholders of TMB Group on selling a major part of its business to Consolis
  • 2019 — 01 — 23
    COBALT advised Scope on acquiring lingerie brand Miss Mary of Sweden
  • 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 — 06
    COBALT advised subsidiary of Alexela Group in acquisition of a Finnish company Helon Kuumasinkitys
  • 2018 — 08 — 06
    COBALT advised shareholders of TMB Group on selling its business to Consolis Group
  • 2018 — 01 — 16
    COBALT advised BPM Capital on financing the acquisition of Corle
  • 2017 — 11 — 24
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on its investment in Minut, Inc
  • 2017 — 11 — 16
    COBALT advised BPM Capital on financing the investment of Tahe Outdoors
  • 2017 — 07 — 17
    COBALT advised Korona Invest Fund in an investment to the digital agency Wunder
  • 2017 — 07 — 12
    COBALT advised venture capital funds Creathor Venture and MTIP (MedTech Innovation Partners) in financing the Finnish startup Blueprint Genetics.
  • 2017 — 02 — 23
    COBALT advises DAVA Agravis Machinery Holding on acquisition of 45% of shares in Konekesko Ltd
  • 2016 — 09 — 01
    COBALT advised AS TMB, one of the largest manufacturers of concrete elements in the Baltics, on its acquisition of Betonimestarit-Group
  • 2015 — 07 — 06
    COBALT advised Hanza Holding AB in the Estonian aspects of the acquisition of Metalliset Group
  • 2014 — 04 — 18
    COBALT advises RSA Insurance Group on the sale of businesses
  • 2012 — 05 — 09
    COBALT represented AS Toode, an Estonian roof manufacturer, in an acquisition of a Finnish company, JanLa Oy
  • "Jesse Kivisaari is a clear communicator, with a good commercial touch and excellent language skills. He is a lawyer you can feel comfortable introducing to your clients as you know they are going to be well looked after."
    Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A