Vinge represents Cinven and Novo Holdings in sale of Envirotainer

June 07, 2022

Vinge has represented the international private equity firm Cinven and Danish life science investment company Novo Holdings in their sale of Envirotainer Holding AB to EQT X Fund and Mubadala Investment Company, at an enterprise value of about EUR 2.8 billion. Vinge was supported by Clifford Chance.

Envirotainer develops, manufactures and leases active temperature-controlled containers, used primarily for air freighting biopharma products. The company was founded in 1985 in Stockholm and today its R&D, production and headquarters are based in the Stockholm region. With a global presence with about 375 employees in 20 countries and a fleet of about 6,500 containers, Envirotainer is the market leader in air transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.

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