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VINGE ADVISES INDUSTRIFONDEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH INVESTMENT IN POLIGHT

February 05, 2015

Vinge has advised Indistrifonden in connection with its SEK 50 million investment in poLight.  poLight is a Norwegian company which has developed a new type of autofocus actuated lense for use in, among other things, mobile phones. In total, the private placement amounts to SEK 150 million and the funds will be used for a planned IPO.

Industrifonden is one of Sweden’s largest investors in small and medium sized enterprises. The fund has assets under management of SEK 3.8 billion and has invested in approximately 90 companies with the areas of technology, cleantech, life science and industry.

Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Johan Larson together with associate Mårten Svensson.

New statute prohibits unfair terms and conditions and practices in conjunction with the purchase of agricultural and food products

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Vinge employs additional antitrust economists to further strengthen its practice

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