Vinge advises Apax Partner’s portfolio company Destiny in connection with its acquisition of Soluno

June 21, 2021

Vinge advises Destiny (a portfolio company of Apax Partners) in connection with its acquisition of the Soluno group (“Soluno”).

Soluno is one of the leading unified communications as a service providers in Europe. The acquisition gives Destiny an instantly strong position in Sweden and also leads to globalisation for Soluno. Following the acquisition, Destiny will comprise of more than 600 employees across 6 countries and is expected to generate a turnover of SEK 1.7 billion in 2021.

Vinge’s team mainly consisted of Christina Kokko, Ulrich Ziche, Hannah Kajlinger and Carl Fredrik Wachtmeister (M&A), Lisa Hörnqvist (Commercial Agreements and GDPR), Mathilda Persson (IT), Ulf Pyk (Real Estate), Josefine Lanker (Banking and Financing), Ebba Svenburg (Employment), Tove Lövgren Frisk (Compliance), Felizia Wiker (IP) and Sara Dahlroos Sköld (VDR specialist).

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