Tõnu
Kolts
Specialist Counsel / Estonia
 
about

Tõnu Kolts is a Senior Associate at COBALT Estonia who is specialized in tax law and company restructuring.

Tõnu is an internationally recognized tax expert with long-term experience in advising both domestic and international clients. He has advised several recent major transactions in Estonia from a tax perspective. Before joining the COBALT team, Tõnu worked as a tax advisor for one of the BIG4 audit firms in Estonia.

Comprehensive background in tax law enables Tõnu to provide clients with tax-efficient solutions for company restructuring.

Tõnu is a member of the Estonian Bar Association’s Tax Law Committee since 2020.

 
recognition
  • Legal 500, Tax, Rising Star – 2020 / 2021 / 2022
 
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Languages
  • Estonian, English, Russian


Membership & education
  • Member of the Estonian Bar Association (since 2015)
  • Member of the Tax Law Committee of the Estonian Bar Association (since 2020)
  • Master of Arts in Law (M.A.), University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Law (B.A.), University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (2008)


Publications
 
experience
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  • 2021 — 10 — 04
    COBALT advised Embracer Group on the acquisition of Fractured Byte
  • 2021 — 07 — 06
    COBALT advised KMG Inseneriehitus and its shareholders in the acquisition of a 100% stake at YIT Teed
  • 2021 — 06 — 25
    COBALT advised the sale of Icefire to Checkout.com
  • 2021 — 03 — 31
    COBALT advised Mid Europa Partners on acquisition of leading Baltics e-commerce platforms
  • 2021 — 03 — 12
    COBALT advised AS Green Marine on obtaining an excise warehouse license
  • 2021 — 01 — 25
    COBALT advised on sale of 50% of logistics company Nordassets
  • 2020 — 12 — 02
    COBALT advised AS Ekspress Grupp in connection with option programs
  • 2020 — 11 — 05
    COBALT advised Ambient Sound Investments in sale of InBio to Semetron
  • 2020 — 06 — 19
    COBALT advised Fortumo on selling its business to Boku
  • 2020 — 04 — 16
    COBALT advised Steel Import Finland Oy on acquiring FinEst Metallid
  • 2020 — 02 — 19
    COBALT advised Hansab Group on selling their stake in Moya OÜ
  • 2020 — 01 — 20
    COBALT advised EIB on giving EUR 50 million venture debt facility to Bolt
  • 2019 — 10 — 15
    COBALT advises Zeppelin Group on acquiring Baltic Marine Contractors
  • 2019 — 09 — 30
    COBALT advised Luminor, Nordea and DNB on closing transaction with Blackstone
  • 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
  • 2018 — 12 — 18
    COBALT advised the majority shareholders of Baltic Media Holding on selling their shares to Havas
  • 2018 — 11 — 28
    COBALT advised European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II on investment in Utilitas, leading private Estonian energy group
  • 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 — 06 — 14
    COBALT advised Port of Tallinn on its IPO and listing on Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange
  • 2018 — 05 — 16
    COBALT advised AS Helmes on launching their option program
  • 2018 — 02 — 07
    COBALT advised Ambient Sound Investment on sale of Ecofleet Holding
  • 2018 — 02 — 02
    COBALT advised Yliopiston Apteekki OY on selling its pharmacy chain
  • 2018 — 01 — 03
    COBALT advised BaltCap on sale of Magnetic MRO
  • 2016 — 12 — 20
    COBALT advised Baltic Horizon Fund on acquiring Piirita shopping centre
  • 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 — 13
    COBALT assisted Rakuten, Inc in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Fits.me Holdings Limited
  • 2015 — 07 — 06
    COBALT advised Hanza Holding AB in the Estonian aspects of the acquisition of Metalliset Group