Vinge has advised Veeco Instruments Inc. ("Veeco"), a US company listed on NASDAQ, in its acquisition of Epiluvac AB, a privately held manufacturer of chemical vapor deposition epitaxy systems that enable advanced silicon carbide (“SiC”) applications in the electric vehicle market. Epiluvac, based in Lund, Sweden, was founded in 2013 by a highly experienced team in SiC.
Epiluvac’s technology platform combined with Veeco’s global go-to-market capabilities is expected to create a significant long-term growth driver for Veeco. Epiluvac is an early-stage revenue company with 11 employees. The purchase price for the transaction, all payable in cash, is $30 million paid at the time of closing with a potential additional $35 million in performance based earn-outs.
Vinge's team consisted of, among others, Jonas Bergström, Carl Sander, Stina Bengtsson and Robin Sultani (M&A), Sofia Bergenstråhle and Arvid Axelryd (IP), Anna Ståhlklo and Jonna Skog (Employment), Victor Ericsson and Emelie Svanberg (Tax), Nicklas Thorgerzon (IT & GDPR) and Jasmina Skandrani (Project Assistant).