Vinge advises FSN Capital in connection with the acquisition of Seriline

February 23, 2022

Vinge advises FSN Capital in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in Seriline AB from its current shareholders, who will retain a sizable stake in the company.

Serline was founded in 1990 and is a provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions. Seriline offers proprietary software, online solutions, hardware and services that simplify the flow to creating user-friendly processes for confidentiality and integrity management of identities. Seriline has 29 FTEs and had SEK 84m in sales in 2021. The company is expected to be the initial platform in FSN’s buy-and-build strategy to create a Nordic cybersecurity leader within IAM.

Established in 1999, FSN Capital Partners is a leading Northern European private equity firm and investment advisor to the FSN Capital Funds, with €4 billion under management. FSN Capital Funds make control investments in growth-oriented Northern European companies, to support further growth and to transform companies into more sustainable, competitive, international, and profitable entities. 

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