Private Equity

We have a long, solid background in developing fund structures for the Swedish and international private equity markets. Vinge introduced the AB fund structure to the Swedish market.

Our team has comprehensive experience of the complex issues involved in private equity. These include investments, divestments, bids and listings, fund establishment, structuring, incentive programmes, financing and disputes.

We regularly help private equity companies and other parties to form private equity funds, and our lawyers have expert knowledge of these areas.

Our consultancy encompasses

We operate in three main areas.

M&A and financing

Our position on the Swedish market is unique – with broad, in depth experience of advising private equity funds, we represent the highest number of transactions every year. This experience, combined with our ability to swiftly compose teams of top ranked specialists, means we can offer fast, efficient and high‑quality transaction management.

Structuring and incentive programmes

Our expertise includes extensive experience of helping leading private equity companies and investors to structure transactions, different types of shared ownership programmes and other incentive programmes for management teams in portfolio companies.

Fund formation and investments

We regularly help many kinds of private equity sponsors to form and establish new fund structures. We also help investors to scrutinise investment conditions for newly established funds in Sweden and internationally.

Our collective expertise

As the Nordic region’s most active adviser in private equity, Vinge’s expertise in the field is highly ranked by international ranking organisations, as well as in customer surveys. 

Because we are a full service firm, Vinge can offer top ranked specialists in all issues and areas related to private equity.

What the ranking organisations say

One interviewee says that "Vinge is the leading M&A law firm in Sweden," adding that "the level of attention and responsiveness is unmatched."

One impressed client enthuses: "They have delivered over and above what could be expected, demonstrating an extremely high level of client service, availability and know-how."

Another client praises the team's "attentiveness and sense of urgency" as well as its "ability to draw fast and correct conclusions and focus on the important matters." (Chambers & Partners 2020)