` Martin Simovart | COBALT

Martin Simovart

Partner / Estonia

About

Martin Simovart is a Partner and the Head of Global Relations at COBALT. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of mergers, acquisitions and private equity transactions, ranging from large-scale privatisation transactions to complex private equity transactions that encompass leveraged financing and cross-border regulatory issues, as well as acting on behalf of institutional investors. Being an internationally recognised adviser, he has participated in most of the major M&A transactions in Estonia and the Baltics.

Martin is the Head of the Pan-Baltic COBALT M&A practice group.

Sample overview of projects: RSA-PZU, Naspers-Eesti Meedia, Premia-Food Union, Circle K-Premium 7 and TMB-Betonimestarit.

Martin is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA). Martin has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 1999.

Practice

Recognition
  • Chambers & Partners Global Guide, Corporate/Commercial, Band 1 – 2024
  • The Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate, and M&A, Hall of Fame – 2021 / 2022 / 2023 / 2024
  • IFLR 1000, Private Equity, M&A, Expert Consultant – 2020 / 2021 / 2022
  • Chambers & Partners, Corporate/Commercial, Eminent Practitioner – 2019 / 2022
  • The Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate, and M&A, Leading Individual – 2019
CV

Languages

  • Estonian, English, Russian

Membership & education

  • European Regional Council, World Services Group (2011)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Estonian Bar Association (1999)
  • Queen Mary & Westfield College, London University, Diploma in International Arbitration and Project Finance (1994)
  • Master of Arts in Law (M.A.), University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (1994)
Experience

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

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

VKG sold VKG Elektrivõrgud to Baltcap

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

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 Neo Performance Materials Inc. upon development of magnet manufacturing plant in Estonia

COBALT advises AS PRFoods in selling its Swedish business

COBALT advises MEKO on the acquisition of Koivunen

COBALT advised Connected Capital on investment in Eurora

COBALT advised PRFoods regarding the sale of Heimon Kala Finnish business

COBALT advised IBM on reorganization for separation of Kyndryl regarding Baltic jurisdictions

COBALT advised GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II on the business combination with Mirion Technologies

COBALT advised Asteria Group on the acquisition of Nordic Label and Data Print

COBALT advises Acino shareholders on the sale of shares to ADQ

COBALT advised Embracer Group on the acquisition of Fractured Byte

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

COBALT advised Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on acquiring Creditinfo

COBALT is advising Utilitas on acquisition of shareholding in AS Tallinna Vesi

COBALT advises Entain in the public takeover offer for Enlabs AB

COBALT advised the selling of MCF Group Estonia OÜ

COBALT advises Flügger on gaining the majority stake in Eskaro group

COBALT advises Ardian on acquiring Nevel Oy

COBALT advised Algeco on the acquisition of Wexus

COBALT advises Lauma Fabrics on delivery of COVID-19 personal protective equipment to Estonia and Latvia

COBALT advised Hansab Group on selling their stake in Moya OÜ

COBALT advised STADA Arzneimittel on the acquisition of Walmark

COBALT advises Zeppelin Group on acquiring Baltic Marine Contractors

COBALT advised BP plc on a deal

COBALT advised funds advised by Apax Partners on acquiring the Baltic Classifieds Group

COBALT advised KID ASA on the acquisition of Hemtex AB

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 shareholders of TMB Group on selling its business to Consolis Group

COBALT advised DiDi Chuxing in relation with an investment round of Taxify

COBALT advises HHLA on acquiring Estonia’s biggest terminal operator Transiidikeskuse AS

COBALT advised on sale of MTG Baltic subsidiaries

COBALT advised Didi Chuxing on investment in Estonian-based transport app Taxify

COBALT advised NASDAQ-listed The Middleby Corporation on acquisition of Sveba Dahlen Group

COBALT advising on sale of IT company Affecto Estonia

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

COBALT advises DNB upon combining its operations with Nordea in the Baltics

COBALT advised Circle K (Statoil) upon acquisition of Premium 7 filling stations

COBALT advised IT giant Rakuten in a 7.4 million EUR investment into Estonian origin start-up Lingvist

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

COBALT advised Naspers on the sale of its Estonian and Lithuanian classifieds business to Eesti Meedia

COBALT advised Outdoor Life Group Holding B.V. on acquisition of shares of Lasita Maja

COBALT advised Premia on the sale of its ice-cream and frozen goods business to Food Union for 27.1 million euros

COBALT advises RSA Insurance Group on the sale of businesses

COBALT teamed with Castren & Snellmann on advising DT Group on a billion-euro acquisition of Finnish Puukeskus

COBALT advised Amadeus IT Group on acquiring shares from Estonian Air

COBALT teamed with Baker & McKenzie on advising Sika on the acquisition of AkzoNobel’s building adhesives business

COBALT advised Amphenol on acquisition of Ionix Aerospace Ltd and its subsidiaries

COBALT advises EPhaG AS on the investment into its Moscow-listed subsidiary Pharmsynthez by US based OPKO Health Inc.

COBALT provides advice about sale of four BPT Secura Fund assets in Tallinn

COBALT advised Komas & funds managed by CapMan creating of Europe’s leading engineering industry manufacturing partner Fortaco

COBALT advised Intel Capital on investing in Fortumo, a leading mobile payments provider

COBALT advised Realeyes – internationally active start-up with Estonian background

COBALT advised one of Europe’s leading suppliers of industrial coatings Teknos Group Oy on the acquisition of Kemiflora’s paints and coatings business

COBALT advised Fashion Days Holding AG upon entering into the Baltic market

COBALT advised Outokumpu – global leader in stainless steel – in divesting part of its European stock operations to Amari

COBALT advised Xilinx, Inc. upon acquisition of business from wireless backhaul solutions provider Modesat Communications

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

COBALT assisted Betsson AB on acquiring Nordic Gaming Group (NGG)

COBALT advised Komas Oy upon acquisition of component manufacturing business in Estonia from Cargotec’s Group

We are driven by your recognition

Martin Simovart comes recommended as a very experienced M&A lawyer who is also described as "pleasant to do business with."
Chambers Global 2021, Corporate / Commercial