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Vinge advises Ottobock on its acquisition of Exoneural Network AB

January 25, 2021

Vinge advises Ottobock, a portfolio company to EQT, on its acquisition of Exoneural Network AB a Swedish startup that has developed the so called Exopulse Mollii Suit.

The suit covers the entire body and uses electrostimulation to relax tense or spastic muscles which can improve the mobility for people with spastic diseases. Ottobock is an international medtech company and the acquisition is a step towards the expansion of its portfolio for promising neuro-orthotics.

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, partner Christina Kokko, associates Stina Bengtsson, Jesper Lindvall and Annie Fällström (M&A), Sara Strandberg and Carl Östlund (Employment), Stojan Arnerstål och Sofia Bergenstråhle (IP), Mika Jordan (IT & GDPR), Christoffer Nordin (Regulatory) Fredrika Hjelmberg and Carla Zachariasson (Commercial Agreements) Tove Lövgren Frisk (Compliance) and Carl Bruneheim (Project assistant).

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