Mirko Kikkamägi

Mirko Kikkamägi

Junior Counsel, Associate
Tallinn, Estonia

Mirko Kikkamägi specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, banking and finance, private equity and venture capital.

  • About

    Mirko Kikkamägi has extensive international experience. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, banking and finance, private equity and venture capital.

    In addition to working at another leading Baltic law firm and as in-house legal counsel at Swedbank, the largest bank in Estonia, Mirko also has experience working in the Frankfurt office of Clifford Chance, a leading multinational law firm.

    During his time at Clifford Chance, he was part of an English law team, where he specialized in financing transactions in Central and Eastern Europe and Southeastern Europe, including Turkey. More specifically, Mirko has experience with investment-grade transactions, leveraged finance transactions, real estate finance transactions, export finance transactions and developing markets transactions.

  • Major Projects
    • 24.11.2020

      We are advising a US Nasdaq listed leading business-to-business supplier of internet gaming software-as-a-service solutions Gan Limited on acquisition of online gaming platform Coolbet

      TGS Baltic are advising Gan Limited on all Estonian law aspects, from conducting legal due diligence and advising on regulatory matters to assisting the client in the finalisation of the transaction documents.

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    • 30.09.2020

      We advised Estateguru’s equity fundraising campaign on Seedrs

      TGS Baltic advised Estateguru’s equity fundraising campaign on Seedrs, an equity crowdfunding platform based in London, UK, raising approximately EUR 900,000 from more than 1,100 Seedrs’ investors, accompanied by another investment of EUR 100,000 from Estonia and converting loans from previous rounds into the equity of the company.

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    • 05.02.2020

      We advised Nasdaq-listed fintech company Opera on the acquisition of Pocosys

      TGS Baltic advised the Opera group, which is listed on stock exchange Nasdaq in the USA, on entry into a contract of purchase for the acquisition of fintech company Pocosys and its sister company, a licensed payment institution, Pocopay from Poco Holding where Indrek Neivelt has a large shareholding.

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    • 31.12.2019

      TGS Baltic advised Veho on selling its subsidiary

      TGS Baltic advised the largest car dealership in the Scandinavian and Baltic region Veho on selling its subsidiary Veho Eesti AS. In addition, we advised in the sale of two registered immovables where Veho car show rooms operate. Established in 1992, Veho Eesti was, until now, engaged in import of Citroën passenger cars and utility vehicles and retail sale of Honda.

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    • 10.11.2019

      TGS Baltic advised the shareholders of OÜ Eesti Digiraamatute Keskus in selling a majority shareholding to a leading Russian publisher OOO “LITRES”

      TGS Baltic advised the shareholders of OÜ Eesti Digiraamatute Keskus in selling a majority shareholding in OÜ Eesti Digiraamatute Keskus to OOO “LITRES”, a leading Russian publisher as well as no. 1 ebook distributor and seller in Russia.

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    • 24.10.2019

      TGS Baltic advised Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd in purchasing the shares of Nortire OÜ

      TGS Baltic advised Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd in purchasing the shares of Nortire OÜ, a leading distributor of speciality tires in the Baltics, Belarus and Western Russia.

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    • 23.07.2019

      Advising JPJ Group plc on the acquisition of Gamesys (Holdings) Ltd

      TGS Baltic’s M&A team, consisting of partner Kadri Kallas and junior counsel Mirko Kikkamägi, advised London-listed online gaming operator JPJ Group plc on the Estonian law aspects of its £490m conditional acquisition of Gamesys (Holdings) Limited.

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    • 16.07.2019

      Advising Creandum on making an investment into Klaus

      TGS Baltic advised Creandum, the leading European early-stage venture capital firm, on making an investment into the Tallinn-based startup Klaus (formerly Qualitista), a customer support platform.

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    • 10.04.2019

      Advising Ares Management regarding USD 120 million financing agreement with Teligent

      TGS Baltic's team, led by Partner Sander Kärson, advised Ares Management, a global alternative asset manager, on Estonian law matters for a USD 120 million financing agreement with Teligent, Inc., a U.S. Nasdaq-listed specialty generic pharmaceutical company active in the United States, Canada and Estonia.

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    • Advising two leading Turkish banks in arranging a syndicated loan for Klockner Pentaplast

      Member of the team advising two leading Turkish banks, Garanti Bankasi and Odeabank, in arranging a TL 75 million syndicated loan for Klockner Pentaplast, a German multinational and a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging, printing and specialty solutions, and Farmamak, a leading rigid folio producer in Turkey.

    • Advising UniCredit Bank regarding the financing for the acquisition of Invitel Gruppe

      Member of the team advising UniCredit Bank with the structuring and procurement of the financing for the acquisition of Invitel Gruppe, one of the larges Hungarian telecom companies, by CEE Equity Partners, a leading Central and Eastern European investment fund. The total financing package was around 130MEUR.

    • Advising European Lingerie Group AB in the acquisition of Dessus-Dessous

      Advising European Lingerie Group AB in the acquisition of Dessus-Dessous, a French leader in online sales of lingerie since 2000.

    • Advising GrECo JLT Group on the acquisition of a strategic stake in IIZI Group

      Advising GrECo JLT Group, a major risk and insurance manager in CEE, on the acquisition of a strategic stake (56.9462%) in IIZI Group, a leading insurance retailing company in the Baltics.

    • Advising Paged Group in purchasing a 100% stake in Valmos

      Advising Polish industrial and investment group, Paged Group, in purchasing a 100% stake in Valmos, one of the largest Estonian producers of veneer.

  • CV

    Memberships

    2019
    Estonian Bar Association
    2015
    ILF Alumni Association
    2004
    Estonian Debating Society

    Professional career

    Since 2019
    Junior Counsel, law firm TGS Baltic
    2017–2018
    Lawyer, law firm Ellex Raidla
    2015–2017
    Lawyer, law firm Clifford Chance (Germany)
    2015
    Intern, law firm Clifford Chance (Germany)
    2011–2014
    Lawyer, Swedbank
    2010
    Intern, Southern District Prosecutor's Office
    2010
    Intern, law firm Tamme & Otsmann
    2009
    Intern, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Education

    2016
    BPP Law School (London), GDL
    2014–2015
    Goethe University (Frankfurt), Institute for Law and Finance, LLM
    2013
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA
    2009
    University of Helsinki, Summer Seminar