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).

Clarification of the interpretation of ”nearest suitable railway station”

Road transport performed by Samskip Sia in Sweden has been confirmed to be within the framework of a permitted combined transport through a decision of the Administrative court of Falun in Sweden. The central question in the case was how to interpret the term “nearest suitable railway station”
June 30, 2020

DAC 6 – EU Directive concerning reportable cross‑border tax arrangements

DAC 6 is a EU Directive which entails that advisers are subject to a duty to notify the relevant tax authorities concerning their client’s cross‑border arrangements. The purpose of the information disclosure obligation is to combat tax evasion, tax fraud and tax avoidance.
June 04, 2020

The importance of continuous focus on compliance procedures in disrupting times

A large number of corporations will most certainly be severely impacted by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new challenges will impact companies’ compliance risks, which are likely to be different and, to a certain extent, increased. It is crucial that - also in disrupting times - internal compliance procedures are maintained and that new risks are identified and mitigated.
May 28, 2020