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Vinge has advised Lifco AB (publ)

February 28, 2017

Vinge has advised Lifco AB (publ) and its wholly owned subsidiary Sorb Industri AB in connection with its acquisition of Hultdin System AB, a leading manufacturer of tools and accessories for forestry and other heavy equipment industries. Lifco acquires and develops market-leading niche businesses with the potential to deliver sustainable profit growth and robust cash flows. The Group has three business areas: Dental, Demolition & Tools and Systems Solutions. The Lifco Group comprises 133 companies in 28 countries. In 2015 the Group reported EBITA of MSEK 1,186 on sales of around BSEK 7.9, with an EBITA margin of 15.0%.

The Vinge team consists of partner Erik Gabrielson together with associate Mattias Sköld and, inter alia, Mathias Lindquist and Freja Ljungdell Kristensen.

Sweden proposes a new law on investment screening which will have significant implications for transactions

Contrary to the situation in many other countries, there are currently only limited possibilities to regulate or prevent foreign direct investments in Sweden that could entail risks to Swedish security interests. Existing regulatory frameworks, such as the Protective Security Act (Sw. Säkerhetsskyddslagen), are limited to certain areas, to certain activities and to specific situations. The final report of the Inquiry of foreign direct investments (Sw. Granskning av utländska direktinvesteringar), published on 1 November 2021, puts forward a proposal for new legislation to address this gap.
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The Swedish Government decides on amendments to regulations on cabotage transports

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November 02, 2021

Wibeke Sorling appointed as new partner

Commencing 1 January 2022, Wibeke Sorling will become a partner at Vinge’s Gothenburg office.
October 27, 2021