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Vinge advised Mercury Capital in connection with the sale of Message Media to Sinch

November 15, 2021

Vinge advised Mercury Capital in connection with the sale of Message Media, a leader in mobile messaging solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.v

Sinch will pay a total enterprise value of USD 1.3 billion, with a total cash consideration of USD 1.1 billion and the remainder in new shares in Sinch.

Vinge’s team has consisted of Matthias Pannier, Rikard Lindahl and Henrik Wastenson.

 

Sweden proposes a new law on investment screening which will have significant implications for transactions

Contrary to the situation in many other countries, there are currently only limited possibilities to regulate or prevent foreign direct investments in Sweden that could entail risks to Swedish security interests. Existing regulatory frameworks, such as the Protective Security Act (Sw. Säkerhetsskyddslagen), are limited to certain areas, to certain activities and to specific situations. The final report of the Inquiry of foreign direct investments (Sw. Granskning av utländska direktinvesteringar), published on 1 November 2021, puts forward a proposal for new legislation to address this gap.
November 04, 2021

The Swedish Government decides on amendments to regulations on cabotage transports

The Swedish Government has now decided to implement changes in the regulations concerning the conditions for foreign hauliers' freight transport in Sweden and the responsibility for customers ordering such transports. The Government's decision was prompted by a judgment from the Court of Appeal over Skåne and Blekinge in case B 3209-20, on 5 May 2021.
November 02, 2021

Wibeke Sorling appointed as new partner

Commencing 1 January 2022, Wibeke Sorling will become a partner at Vinge’s Gothenburg office.
October 27, 2021