Vinge has advised Vostok New Ventures Ltd (”Vostok”) in connection with an investment in the Paris based ride-sharing service Comuto SA (”BlaBlaCar”).
The acquisition was made by an issue in kind where the purchase price for the shares in BlaBlaCar consisted of 4,154,495 newly issued shares in Vostok. A prospectus for listing of the Swedish depository receipts representing the issued shares was approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and made public on 23 November, 2016. The Swedish depository receipts were admitted to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm on 25 November 2016.
Vostok is an investment company with a special focus on online marketplaces and businesses with strong network effects. As of 30 September 2016, the net asset value of the group was USD 632.44 million. The Swedish depository receipts of Vostok are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap segment.
Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Jesper Schönbeck, David Andersson, Frida Bäckegren, Joel Wahlberg and Sara Osman.