Vinge advises EQT VII in its acquisition of Eton Group AB and its subsidiaries in Sweden, the US, Canada and the UK (together “Eton”) from Litorina IV and a number of minority shareholders. Founded in Gånghester, Sweden, in 1928, Eton is today a global premium men’s shirts brand, offering shirts and directly linked accessories. Eton primarily sells through department stores, complemented with five own brand stores and its own online store. Eton is still headquartered in Gånghester and has approximately 155 employees across the world. The transaction is conditional upon approval from competition authorities and is expected to close in early 2016.
Vinge’s team consists of partners Christina Kokko and Peter Sundgren together with associates Sofie Bjärtun and Adriana Berglund (both M&A), Karin Virding (IP), Parul Sharma and Linn Gustavsson (both CSR), Karin Isacsson (employment), Nicklas Thorgezon (IT), Jasmin Draszka-Ali, Ulrich Ziche and Maria Dahlin (agreements), Adam Sandberg (financing), Anna Lonergran (real property), Helena Höök (competition law) as well as project assistant Josefin Backlund. Partner Marcus Glader and associates Grant McKelvey and Johanna Bjurling advice in relation to merger filing.