Vinge assisted in a large asset backed funding of consumer loans
November 11, 2009
Vinge assisted the lender and the arranger in connection with a Sweden based NOK 2.4 billion asset backed funding of consumer loans originated by Nordax Finans AB (publ). Vinge's team consisted of Henrik Ossborn, Magnus Bigner and Johan Ragnar.
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