Mandate

Vinge advises EQT Infrastructure II fund on the acquisition of Hector Rail

September 16, 2014

Vinge advises EQT Infrastructure II fund in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in Hector Rail AB, a leading Sweden-based independent rail freight company, from investment entities advised by Höegh Capital Partners, the founders Mats Nyblom and Ole Kjörrefjord, and other minority owners. Hector Rail was founded in 2004, supported by the Norwegian Høegh family. The Company, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has around 190 employees operating in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany.

Hector Rail offers environmentally friendly transportation services of heavy industry products, raw materials, intermodal freight and passengers to clients such as industrial companies, forwarders, and other rail companies under medium term contracts. The Company currently operates a fleet of around 50 locomotives and 10 shunters performing over 6 million train kilometres per year. Revenues amounted to approximately SEK 630 million in 2013.

Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Daniel Rosvall together with, amongst others, project manager Matthias Pannier and associate Maria Dahlin (all corporate).

Vinge hones its offering within capital requirements and risk management in the financial services sector

In order to further strenghthen its service offering within the Banking & Finance and Regulatory practice area, Vinge has formed a team within the capital requirements and risk management in the financial services sector. Torbjörn Jacobsson, whose background includes, among other things, head of risk in the banking sector, has been recruited to lead the group as a senior specialist in relation to issues concerning financial risks and capital requirements.
November 30, 2021

Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp appointed as new partner

Commencing 1 January 2022, Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp will become a partner at Vinge’s Skåne office.
November 19, 2021

Sweden proposes a new law on investment screening which will have significant implications for transactions

Contrary to the situation in many other countries, there are currently only limited possibilities to regulate or prevent foreign direct investments in Sweden that could entail risks to Swedish security interests. Existing regulatory frameworks, such as the Protective Security Act (Sw. Säkerhetsskyddslagen), are limited to certain areas, to certain activities and to specific situations. The final report of the Inquiry of foreign direct investments (Sw. Granskning av utländska direktinvesteringar), published on 1 November 2021, puts forward a proposal for new legislation to address this gap.
November 04, 2021