Sponda – Advice Concerning EUR 1.76 Billion Recommended Cash Tender Offer for all shares in Sponda

We are representing Helsinki-listed Sponda Plc in connection with the public tender offer of Polar Bidco S.à r.l., a corporation owned by funds advised by affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P., to purchase all issued and outstanding shares in Sponda. In the tender offer, Sponda shareholders will be offered a cash consideration of EUR 5.19 for each share in Sponda representing an aggregate equity purchase price of approximately EUR 1,763 million for Sponda shares. The board of directors of Sponda has unanimously decided to recommend the shareholders of Sponda to accept the tender offer for their shares. The Sponda – Blackstone deal is the largest ever real estate transaction in Finland measured by the market value of the properties.

President and CEO of Sponda, Kari Inkinen, believes that with the support of Blackstone, Sponda will further develop their business, properties and portfolio. According to Inkinen, Sponda will continue to offer high-quality business premises and working environments to their customers.