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Vinge has advised KKR in connection with the acquisition of Gunnebo Industrier

May 22, 2019

Vinge has advised the global investment company, KKR in connection with the acquisition by its portfolio company Crosby of Gunnebo Industrier from Segulah and minority investors.

Crosby is a global, market‑leading company with products within lifting and rigging. Gunnebo Industrier is an international manufacturing group that provides lifting and material handling products to a global customer base. The company was founded in 1764 and has manufacturing units in Sweden, Norway and the USA with subsidiaries in nine countries and distribution partners in more than 50 countries.

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Christina Kokko, Samra Baytar, Marith Welin-Berger and Hanna Risberg (Corporate and M&A), Adriana Berglund and Michael Montner (Commercial Agreements), Lisa Ullman (Employment), André Isacson and Josefine Larsson (Banking and Finance), Klara Secher and Hannah Kajlinger (IP), Kristoffer Larson (Real Property), Agnes Perbo and Nicklas Thorgerzon (IT) and Jessica Öijer (VDR assistant).

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