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Vinge advises Scandinavian Office Group in acquisition of Kontorsvaruhuset

February 21, 2013

Vinge is advising Scandinavian Office Group in connection with the acquisition of Kontorsvaruhuset. Litorina is the majority shareholder in Scandinavian Office Group, which has been owned by Gullbergs since the summer of 2012. Kontorsvaruhuset Gullbergs has been formed as a result of a merger between Gullbergs and Kontorsvaruhuset. The new group will be one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of office supplies and consumable materials as well as related services to both the private sector and public sector. The new group will have nationwide coverage, a turnover of approximately SEK 1.1 billion and have approximately 500 employees. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the Swedish Competition Authority.

Vinge’s team assisting the buyer consists of responsible partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, associates Kristina Ekberg and Louise Markgren. Partner Johan Karlsson and associate Peter Alstergren are providing competition law advice.

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