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Vinge advises Brummer & Partners in connection with its investment in Saltside Technologies AB

January 29, 2015

Vinge advises Frontier PE (Cayman) L.P., a fond managed by Brummer & Partners, in connection with its investment in Saltside Technologies AB together with Kinnevik and Hillhouse Capital. Saltside Technologies AB operates the leading online horizontal classifieds platforms in three frontier markets through Bikroy (Bangladesh), Ikman (Sri Lanka) and Tonaton (Ghana). All three platforms are market leaders in terms of user base, engagement and monetization. The headquarters are located in Dubai and the group has over 200 employees to date. Frontier PE (Cayman) L.P. is a private equity fund based in Bangladesh and managed by Brummer & Partners, a leading European manager of hedge funds. Brummer & Partners manages 125 billion SEK on behalf of private persons, corporations and institutional investors.

The Vinge team advising Frontier PE (Cayman) L.P. includes partners Christina Kokko and Johan Larsson together with associates Maria Dahlin, Karin Virding and Nicklas Thorgerzon.

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