Ott
Aava
Specialist Counsel / Estonia
 
about

Ott Aava is a Specialist Counsel in COBALT specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Ott has extensive experience in Estonian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, advising private equity transactions and investors and companies in fundraising. In addition, Ott has focused on advising start-ups and technology companies. Ott has extensive experience in corporate law matters and shareholder relations.

Ott regularly advises on important purchase and sale transactions and investments in companies, including the sale of shares and assets, financial and strategic investments, and restructuring. Ott has led several long-term projects and complex international transactions involving teams from different jurisdictions. His work has led several projects to a successful closing

 
recognition
  • Commercial, Corporate, and M&A - Rising Star, Legal 500 2021
  • Commercial, Corporate, and M&A – Rising Star, Legal 500 2020
  • M&A – Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 2019
  • Commercial, Corporate, and M&A – Next Generation Lawyer, Legal 500 2019
 
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Languages
Estonian, English

Education & membership
  • Master of Arts in Law, Tartu University, Faculty of Law, Estonia (2011)
  • Erasmus exchange student, University of Helsinki, Finland (2009)
  • Member of Estonian Bar Association (2011)
 
experience
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  • 2019 — 04 — 02
    COBALT advises BaltCap on selling Fitek
  • 2019 — 03 — 22
    COBALT advised NEXTCLINICS on acquiring F-Est OÜ
  • 2019 — 02 — 01
    COBALT advised Vink Nordic Holding ApS on acquiring Proplastik
  • 2018 — 12 — 11
    COBALT advises MCF Group Estonia on developing a data centre in Estonia
  • 2018 — 10 — 04
    COBALT advised AKA Investment OÜ on acquiring AS Wris
  • 2018 — 08 — 01
    COBALT advised Alexela Oil on the acquisition of 220 Energia
  • 2018 — 06 — 05
    COBALT advised DiDi Chuxing in relation with an investment round of Taxify
  • 2018 — 02 — 07
    COBALT advised Ambient Sound Investment on sale of Ecofleet Holding
  • 2017 — 12 — 28
    COBALT advised Live Nation Finland Oy on acquiring 49% of OÜ Live Nation Baltics
  • 2017 — 10 — 13
    COBALT advised DNB on the creation of Luminor – largest ever transaction in the Baltic banking market
  • 2017 — 08 — 02
    COBALT advised Didi Chuxing on investment in Estonian-based transport app Taxify
  • 2017 — 03 — 20
    COBALT advises Santa Monica Networks on sale of its Finnish-Baltic subsidiaries
  • 2017 — 01 — 20
    COBALT advises BaltCap in acquiring of Selecta business operations in the Baltics
  • 2016 — 09 — 22
    COBALT advised BPM Mezzanine Fund on financing
  • 2016 — 03 — 17
    COBALT advised the software company Reach-U (former name Regio) on division
  • 2015 — 11 — 18
    COBALT advises BaltCap in acquiring Baltic operations of financial automation company OpusCapita
  • 2015 — 05 — 29
    COBALT counseled Nelja Energia, the largest producer of renewable energy in the Baltics, in issue of bonds in the amount of 50 million euros
  • 2015 — 03 — 12
    COBALT counselled Nelja Energia in relation to increase of holding by majority shareholder Vardar Eurus by 17%
  • 2015 — 01 — 16
    COBALT advised the sale of IT company Proekspert
  • 2014 — 12 — 04
    COBALT counselled the management of Alexela Group upon acquisition of entire business and upon negotiations with banks regarding syndicated loan
  • 2014 — 08 — 22
    COBALT advised Rubylight as shareholder of popular Q&A service Ask.fm
  • 2014 — 03 — 04
    COBALT advised the sale of BNS
  • 2013 — 08 — 15
    COBALT advised Sports Direct International on purchase transaction
  • 2012 — 10 — 25
    COBALT advises SKT Keskkonnateenuste OÜ on acquisition of Veolia Waste handling business in Estonia and Lithuania
  • 2012 — 05 — 28
    COBALT advise Net Group on sale of IT infrastructure company NG Infra to leading Nordic and Baltic IT infrastructure company ATEA
  • 2012 — 03 — 27
    COBALT advised Estonia´s largest wind farm companies Freenergy, Vardar Eurus and Nelja Energia in the merger under the single name of Nelja Energia
  • 2012 — 02 — 28
    COBALT advises Alexela Energia