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Vinge advises Saab in connection with the sale of C3 Technologies

July 14, 2011

Vinge has advised Saab in connection with the sale of the entire issued share capital of C3 Technologies. Saab is the company’s majority shareholder and the company itself is a spin-off from Saab which offers 3D-data to the consumer market based on Saab’s 3D map technology. Saab received a purchase price of approximately SEK 1 billion, which resulted in a profit to Saab of approximately SEK 900 million. The transaction is subject to customary competition law approvals.

Vinge’s team consisted of partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, associates Johan Larsson, Johan Mattsson, Adam Weissbach and Malin Buch as well as project assistants Ida Norlin and Mikaela Mars. Partners Per Eric Alvsing and Karin Grauers and associates Claes Henriksson and Daniel Järmén provided IP law advice.  

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