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VINGE ADVISES HELLMAN & FRIEDMAN IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACQUISITION OF BAIN CAPITAL’S STAKE IN SECURITAS DIRECT VERISURE GROUP

October 05, 2015

Vinge and Latham & Watkins LLP have advised Hellman & Friedman in connection with the acquisition of Bain Capital’s stake in Securitas Direct Verisure Group. Verisure Securitas Direct is a leading supplier of professionally monitored home alarms, fire alarms and connected services for homes and businesses. The company’s 1.8 million customers are spread over 13 countries in Europe and South America. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory conditions and approvals.

Vinge’s team consisted of partner Jonas Bergström together with, among others, associates Linda Sengul and Carl Sander. Partner Louise Brorsson Salomon and associates Anders Morén and Linn Adelwald provided financing advice in relation to the transaction.

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