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Vinge advises Caldic in connection with acquisition of Norfoods

September 27, 2010

Vinge has advised Caldic BV, the Netherlands registered company which produces and distributes chemicals primarily for the food industry, in connection with its acquisition of Norfoods, one of the leading food distributors in the Nordic countries. Caldic has branches all over Europe and in Asia and the acquisition is part of its strategy to expand its geographical presence in Scandinavia and strengthen its position within the supply and distribution of foodstuffs. Norfoods has 80 employees and a turnover of EUR 85 million.

Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Johan Göthberg and associates Karl Svantemark, Paul Dali and Markus Larsson.

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