Mandate Vinge advises KF on the acquisition of Coop Sverige

December 20, 2007

Vinge advises KF on the acquisition of Coop Sverige, a grocery retailer. Thereby, KF will be transformed from a pure owner and investment company to a retail group. The three founders of Coop Norden – Swedish KF, Danish FDB and Norwegian NKL – agree to transfer Coop Norden’s retail business and wholesaler and industrial business to the original owners in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The KF group, Coop Sverige and the consumer associations together have a turnover of appr. 40 billion kronor and have a total of appr. 17,000 employees.

KF is represented by partners Johan Winnerblad and Christina Kokko assisted by Anna Palmérus.

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