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Vinge advises Mutares in connection with the acquisition of Allianceplus Sweden

November 09, 2021

Vinge advises the German private equity firm Mutares SE & Co. KGaA in connection with the acquisition of Allianceplus Sweden (“Allianceplus”) from Allianceplus Holding A/S, a portfolio company of Polaris Private Equity.

Allianceplus is engaged in the business of soft facility management. The company is headquartered in Stockholm and offers its services across Sweden with primary focus on Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö. Allianceplus generated approx. EUR 27 million and employed over 500 people in 2020.

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, a listed private equity holding company with offices in Munich (HQ), Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna, acquires small- and medium-sized companies and parts of groups in special situations with headquarters in Europe that show significant potential for operational improvement and are sold again after undergoing a repositioning and stabilization process.

Vinge’s team consisted of Karl Klackenberg and Christina Kokko (M&A), Lisa Hörnqvist (Commercial agreements), Ebba Svenburg (Employment) together with Sebastian Örndahl and Jesper Ekman (Merger filing).

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