Mandate Vinge advises Lifco on acquisition of Rapid Granulator

February 20, 2015

Vinge is advising Lifco AB (publ) in connection with the acquisition of Rapid Granulator AB. Lifco acquires and develops market-leading niched operations within the three business areas dental, demolition & tools and systems solutions. Lifco has approximately 100 companies in 30 countries and in 2013, the group’s net sales amounted to more than SEK 6 billion. Rapid Granulator is a leading global manufacturer of granulators for in-plant recycling of plastic waste and in 2014, Rapid Granulator reported net sales of approximately MSEK 300.

The Vinge team advising Lifco AB (publ) includes partner Erik Gabrielson and counsel Kristian Ford together with inter alia associates Henrik Jonsson, Karolina Tjärnberg and Mattias Sköld. Partner Ingela Malmborg provided environmental law advice.

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