Vinge is advising SES ASTRA S.A. (“SES ASTRA”) in connection with the company’s acquisition of full ownership of SES SIRIUS AB (“SES SIRIUS”), a leading provider of satellite services primarily in the Nordic and Baltic regions. SES ASTRA became the owner of all shares in SES SIRIUS following the acquisition of the remaining 10 per cent of the shares in SES SIRIUS from the Swedish Space Corporation. SES ASTRA became a shareholder in SES SIRIUS in October 2000 when it acquired a fifty per cent shareholding in the company. During the last decade, SES ASTRA has gradually increased its holding culminating in a 90 per cent holding in 2008. SES SIRIUS has offices in Sweden, Latvia, Russia, the Ukraine and Romania.
SES ASTRA is a market leader in Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite systems in Europe and provides services to more than 122 million DTH and cable households and broadcasts more than 2,500 analogue and digital TV and radio channels.
Vinge’s team consists of Carl Johan af Petersens, Mikael Broomé, Ola Sandersson and Fredrik von der Esch.