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Vinge advises Procuritas Capital Investors VI on its acquisition of Polarn O. Pyret AB

March 11, 2021

The clothing company Polarn O. Pyret AB is acquired by Procuritas Capital Investors IV from RNB Retail and Brands AB (publ) at a preliminary purchase price of SEK 330 million on a cash and debt-free basis.

Polarn O. Pyret is a Swedish brand for baby and childrenswear that started in 1976 with the goal of making clothes that let kids be kids. Polarn O. Pyret is a leading brand for high-quality kids wear in the Nordics, and their products are sold in several markets around the world.

The transaction is subject to approval by seller’s bondholders and the Swedish Competition Authority.

Vinge’s team consisted of Jonas Johansson together with, among others, Stina Bengtsson and Mikaela Falkner (M&A), Karolina Cohrs (Real estate), Linn Adelwald and Ludvig Wettergren (Banking and Finance), Sara Strandberg and Emil Lindwall (Employment), Christoffer Nordin (Commercial Agreements), Sofia Bergenstråhle (IP), Agnes Perbo (IT), Tove Lövgren Frisk (Compliance), Johan Wahlbom (Competition law) and VDR-specialist Viktoria Owetz Leyva.

 

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