Metsäliitto Cooperative – Sale of Shares in Finsilva Oyj

We are assisting Metsä Group’s parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperative, in the sale of its shares in Finsilva Oyj. Metsäliitto Cooperative and Taaleritehtaan metsärahasto II Ky have concluded an agreement whereby they will sell a part of their holdings in Finsilva Oyj to a fund managed by Dasos Capital Oy. After the transaction, both sellers will hold 19.8% of Finsilva Oyj and the Dasos forest fund will hold 50.1%. The transaction is planned to be implemented in the second quarter of 2015.

Finsilva is one of Finland’s largest forest owners. It owns approximately 130,000 hectares of forest in Finland. Most of these forests are located in Central and Southern Finland.