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Vinge advises EQT on merger of FocusVision and Confirmit

January 08, 2021

The Nordic-based PE-forms EQT and Verdance intends to merger their respective portfolio companies FocusVision and Confirmit.

FocusVision was acuiered by EQT 201t and provides software and services for market research. Confirmit was acquired by Verdane 2019 and provides solutions for, inter alia, customer experience and market research. The merger is subject to customary regulatory approvals. 

Vinge’s team consisted of partners Christina Kokko (M&A), Marcus Glader (EU & Competition) and Albert Wållgren (Banking & Finance) and associates Stina Bengtsson (M&A), Pauline Lagerstrand, (Banking & Finance), Ebba Svenburg (Employment), Emma Johansson, Sebastian Örndahl, Anna Grigorian, Xandra Ståhlberg and Alice Noguier (EU & Competition).

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December 06, 2022

REPowerEU – The European Parliament and the Council have assumed their standpoints

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November 29, 2022

Vinge authors the Swedish contribution regarding tax disputes for The Legal 500

International companies run the risk of the erroneous management of tax issues when conducting operations in several jurisdictions. In such event, disputes can arise with the relevant tax authorities. The Legal 500 has now introduced a dedicated chapter on tax disputes in its comparative guide for the first time and Ulrika Bengtsson, advokat and counsel, has been selected to provide a clear picture of the Swedish tax litigation system.
November 09, 2022

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