Mandate Vinge advises Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman in connection with the acquisition of Securitas Direct

June 27, 2011

Vinge and Kirkland & Ellis have advised Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman in connection with the acquisition of Securitas Direct from EQT V. The purchase price amounted to approximately SEK 21 billion on a debt-free basis as well as a potential supplementary purchase price of up to SEK 0.9 billion. Securitas Direct is Europe’s leading supplier of alarm services for residential accommodation and small businesses. Securitas Direct has approximately 1.4 million customers and is the market leader on almost all the markets in which it operates. The transaction is subject to the consent of the European Commission.

Vinge’s team acting for Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman consisted of partners Malin Leffler and Maria-Pia Hope together with, among others, associates Jonas Bergström, Alex Miler, Robin Dangoor, Claes Henriksson and Emma Lindelöf. White & Case acted for EQT V.

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