Mandate Vinge advises Litorina IV in connection with acquisition of Gullbergs

July 16, 2012

Vinge has advised Litorina IV L.P., in relation to its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Gullbergs Sverige AB. Gullbergs is the market leader in relation to the supply of office materials to small and medium sized enterprises. The company’s former major shareholders, Anders Bogren and Fredrik Paulsson, will retain significant shareholdings in the company. Gullbergs currently has 21 stores predominantly located in southern Sweden and the Lake Mälaren region which, together with the company’s field sales personnel, customer service and online portal supply goods and services to more than 25 000 customers throughout Sweden. In 2001, the company’s turnover was SEK 515 million. The acquisition is subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities and other customary conditions precedent to closing.

Vinge’s team consisted of partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, associates Kristina Ekberg and Louise Markgren. Associate Peter Alstergren provided competition law advice.

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