Vinge advises EQT in connection with the acquisition of leading global pest control specialist Anticimex which becomes the first investment of EQT’s new purpose-driven strategy with longer-term investments and impact at its core.

Anticimex is a modern service company working with pest control, food safety, damp control, house inspections and fire protection. Anticimex has since 1934 developed from being a Swedish family business to an international company with over 4,500 employees in 17 countries. The transaction, where the selling party is the EQT VI fund, has an enterprise value of SEK 60 billion and the investment is made together with several long-term investors, such as Melker Schörling AB (MSAB), who will be the second largest shareholder, GIC, AMF, Interogo Holding Long-Term Equity and Alecta.

Vinge’s team consists of Christina Kokko and Peter Sundgren together with Maria Dahlin Kolvik, Ellinor Wargenbrant, Manne Bergström and Nando Basic (M&A/Corporate), Louise Brorsson Salomon, Seyran Sahin, Karl-Gustaw Tobola and Axel Jansson (Banking and Finance), Viveka Classon, Paulina Malmberg and David Lundahl (Corporate Insurance), Emma Stuart-Beck, Caroline Krassén and Elias Bohlin (Financial Services), Sofia Bergenstråhle (IPR), Isabell Nielsen (Commercial Agreements), Elin Broman (Employment), Lina Österberg and Ulf Pyk (Real Estate and Environment), Mika Jordan (IT), Nicklas Thorgerzon (GDPR) and Jessica Öijer (VDR). Partner Marcus Glader together with Emma Johansson and Johan Wahlbom advice in relation to merger filing.

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