Kotipizza Group Oyj acquires Pizzataxi – Lexia was an adviser to Kotipizza in the transaction

kotipizza_300x200Kotipizza Group Oyj has acquired all business operations of Helsingin Pizzapalvelu Oy, whose Pizzataxi restaurant chain includes 22 restaurants in the Helsinki metropolitan area and southern Finland. The restaurants will be merged with the Kotipizza chain. Pizzataxi’s chain-based sales in 2016 were about EUR 6 million.

Senior Associate Olli Kotila assisted in planning the transaction structure and acted as an adviser in the negotiations.

Kotipizza Group’s CEO Tommi Tervanen says the deal is an investment in entrepreneurship and in the development of home delivery service in the Kotipizza chain. Likewise, the transaction strengthens the chain’s franchisees and position particularly in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

The collaboration between Lexia and Kotipizza is well established. Among other things, Lexia has assisted Kotipizza in matters related to Corporate Advisory, marketing law and brand issues, as well as in business strategies.

We will gladly provide further information:
Olli Kotila, Senior Associate, tel. +358 50 343 4144, olli.kotila@lexia.fi