` Jesse Kivisaari | COBALT

Jesse Kivisaari

Managing Associate / Estonia


Jesse Kivisaari is a Managing Associate of COBALT Estonia and the Head of our Finnish Desk. Jesse is experienced in M&A and private equity transactions and also advises companies in corporate law matters. He is focused on cross-border business activities, especially on projects related to Finland as his native language is Finnish. Jesse’s knowledge of cross-border legal aspects and multiple cultures enable him to provide services for Finnish companies with respect to the Baltics and vice versa. For example, Jesse advised AS TMB, one of the biggest manufacturers of reinforced concrete elements in the Baltics, upon the acquisition of Betonimestarit Group in Finland and the subsequent sale of AS TMB’s Finnish and Latvian business to Consolis.

Jesse has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2015 and a member of the Finnish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce since 2011.




  • Estonian, Finnish, English

Membership & education

  • EEA exams (equal to Bachelor of Laws degree), University of Helsinki and Turku, Faculty of Law, Finland (2018)
  • Master of Arts in Law (MA), University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (2015)
  • Finnish-Estonian Trade Association (2017)
  • Estonian Bar Association (2015)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (B.A.), law, University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (2013)
  • Finnish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce (2011)

    KMG OÜ sells the road marking and traffic sign production businesses

    Mirova invests in Baltic Storage Platform, a joint venture between Corsica Sole and Evecon

    Nord Terminal AS acquires a sole shareholding in Nord Terminals Kotka Oy

    The sole owner of Avalanche Laboratory OÜ sold the company to Insuro Technologies

    The shareholders of TMB Element sells its shares to INHUS

    Alexela acquired an additional 50% stake in Rohe Solution OY from Haminan Energia Oy

    COBALT advises the majority shareholder of AS TOODE, Amber Trust II S.C.A. in the sale of its shares to Kingspan Group

    COBALT advised international business group Indutrade on the acquisition of Labema Oy

    COBALT advised the division of KMG OÜ

    The majority shareholder of Hansab sells its majority stake to BaltCap

    HellermannTyton acquires Estonian microduct manufacturing company Höhle

    COBALT advises on the sale of HKScan’s Baltic business to AS Maag Grupp

    COBALT advised Mirova Energy Transition 5 S.L.P on signing a contract with renewable energy developer Evecon OÜ

    COBALT advised the sale of district heating network company VKG Soojus to Gren

    COBALT advises AS PRFoods in selling its Swedish business

    COBALT advised Asuntosalkku Oyj in the listing to the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland

    COBALT advises MEKO on the acquisition of Koivunen

    COBALT advised PRFoods regarding the sale of Heimon Kala Finnish business

    COBALT advised Avena Nordic Grain on selling its grain trade business to Scandagra Group

    COBALT advised Nordtreat on raising a 4 million euro investment

    COBALT advised OÜ Mirrow Institute on acquiring a majority stake in DAS Group OÜ

    COBALT advises Acino shareholders on the sale of shares to ADQ

    COBALT advised European Lingerie Group on raising a 27-million euro loan and investment

    COBALT advised KMG Inseneriehitus and its shareholders in the acquisition of a 100% stake at YIT Teed

    COBALT advises Entain in the public takeover offer for Enlabs AB

    COBALT advised Alexela Logistics on acquiring a stake in Kotka Tank Storage Oy

    COBALT advises Flügger on gaining the majority stake in Eskaro group

    COBALT advised Fortumo on selling its business to Boku

    COBALT advised Algeco on the acquisition of Wexus

    COBALT advised Steel Import Finland Oy on acquiring FinEst Metallid

    COBALT advised Baltic Agro Machinery OÜ on the sale of John Deere business

    COBALT advised DA Agravis Machinery Holding on acquiring 55% of AS Konekesko Eesti

    COBALT advises Zeppelin Group on acquiring Baltic Marine Contractors

    COBALT advised Silberauto on selling its business in Estonia and Lithuania

    COBALT advised shareholders of TMB Group on selling a major part of its business to Consolis

    COBALT advised Scope on acquiring lingerie brand Miss Mary of Sweden

    COBALT advised European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II on investment in Utilitas, leading private Estonian energy group

    COBALT advised the sale and purchase transaction of Merit Tarkvara to Oslo-based Visma

    COBALT advised subsidiary of Alexela Group in acquisition of a Finnish company Helon Kuumasinkitys

    COBALT advised shareholders of TMB Group on selling its business to Consolis Group

    COBALT advised BPM Capital on financing the acquisition of Corle

    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on its investment in Minut, Inc

    COBALT advised BPM Capital on financing the investment of Tahe Outdoors

    COBALT advised Korona Invest Fund in an investment to the digital agency Wunder

    COBALT advised venture capital funds Creathor Venture and MTIP (MedTech Innovation Partners) in financing the Finnish startup Blueprint Genetics.

    COBALT advises DAVA Agravis Machinery Holding on acquisition of 45% of shares in Konekesko Ltd

    COBALT advised AS TMB, one of the largest manufacturers of concrete elements in the Baltics, on its acquisition of Betonimestarit-Group

    COBALT advised Hanza Holding AB in the Estonian aspects of the acquisition of Metalliset Group

    COBALT advises RSA Insurance Group on the sale of businesses

    COBALT represented AS Toode, an Estonian roof manufacturer, in an acquisition of a Finnish company, JanLa Oy

    We are driven by your recognition

    "Jesse Kivisaari is a clear communicator, with a good commercial touch and excellent language skills. He is a lawyer you can feel comfortable introducing to your clients as you know they are going to be well looked after."
    The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A