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Vinge advises Lantmännen in connection with its acquisition of the Vaasan Group

January 15, 2015

Vinge advises Lantmännen Ek För (”Lantmännen”) in connection with its acquisition of the Vaasan Group (”Vaasan”) from Lion Capital. In 2013, Vaasan had net sales of approx. MEUR 415 and in total approx. 2,745 employees. Vaasan is engaged in the baking industry in the Nordic and Baltic regions and is a worldwide supplier of thin crisp and crisp bread. The purchase price is confidential. The transaction is conditional upon approval by the relevant competition authorities.

Vinge’s team consists of responsible partner Christina Kokko, partner Jonas Johansson and associates Sofie Bjärtun and Alex Miler. Associate Malin Malm has advised on IP matters, Matilda Gustafsson and Johan Cederblad have advised on environmental and real property matters, Anders Morén has advised on financing matters and Sara Strandberg has advised on employment law. Partner Marcus Glader and associates Grant McKelvey, Emil Fahlén Godö, Johan Wahlbom and Victoria Grossmann are advising on the competition law aspects of the transaction.

Vinge has also coordinated the work performed by Castrén & Snellman (Finland), Lawin (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Haavind (Norway), Bech-Bruun (Denmark) and Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek (Germany).

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