Christina Kokko

Partner
  • Stockholm
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English

Christina Kokko is a partner and head of Vinge's Private Equity practice in Stockholm. Christina has extensive experience within M&A, private equity and general corporate matters. She advices domestic as well as international private equity firms and corporate clients across a wide range of industries. Christina Kokko is ranked among Sweden’s leading lawyers within M&A / Private Equity by Chambers and Partners Global, Chambers and Partners Europe, IFRL and Legal 500.

Mentions

The market-leading Christina Kokko is praised by one client who believes that she is

"one of the very best M&A lawyers in Stockholm" and enthuses that she is "very commercial and good at finding solutions, even in very tricky situations."

Kokko is recognised for her work on a range of corporate transactions for businesses in the industrial, technology and FMCG industries. She also advises a number of high-profile private equity houses on investments into Nordic companies. Chambers & Partners 2021

Christina Kokko is my go-to individual for Swedish M&A. She combines unrivalled business acumen with in-depth knowledge of legal and drafting details. - Legal 500 2020

Christina Kokko i ranked as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 2020

Christina Kokko is a highly esteemed M&A practitioner, acting for corporates on public and private deals. She heads the private equity practice and regularly leads high-value transactions on behalf of funds and their portfolio companies. One client describes her as "super experienced" and a "good negotiator with a good commercial sense of what is important and what is not." - Chambers & Partners 2020 

Christina Kokko is ranked as a Market Leader in IFLR 1000 and is described as "Straight forward approach and great M&A expertise." - IFLR 1000 2020

Christina Kokko is selected as IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2019 and 2018

Clients appreciate that "she is smart, quick and well connected," adding: "She quickly gets the firm's resources deployed." (Private Equity) - Chambers & Partners 2019

Lauded by clients for her experience and for her ability to "adapt her approach depending on the situation," Christina Kokko  is widely acknowledged as a leader in corporate/M&A arena. She leads the firm's private equity department and often acts on deals on behalf of funds and their portfolio companies. (Corporate/M&A) - Chambers & Partners 2019

Christina Kokko is ranked as a Market leader by IFLR 1000 and is described by clients as “Business oriented and able to underline in a very clear way the main differences between the client's business jurisdiction and the Sweden models.” - IFLR 1000 2019

Christina Kokko is praised by clients for her "fast and efficient service" as well as her "high knowledge of the subject matter and understanding of M&A valuation models." She remains highly thought of across the market for M&A and corporate advice, and has a focus on transactions in the financial, life sciences and media sectors. (Corporate/M&A) - Chambers & Partners 2018

Clients describes Christina Kokko as "very available, down-to-earth, service-minded, easy to deal with and very knowledgeable." (Private Equity) - Chambers & Partners 2018

Head of department Christina Kokko is considered to be a "leading M&A lawyer" who frequently acts on transactions in the private equity market. Clients particularly commend her customer-oriented approach: "She is always on top of everything, she is very service-minded and she goes to great lengths to make us happy as a client." (Private Equity) - Chambers & Partners 2017

Christina Kokko handles M&A and general corporate issues for clients in industries such as finance, life sciences and media. Clients describe her as "one of the best in the Nordic region," and appreciate her "high level of commerciality" and "ability to understand what's important" as well as her "project management skills." (M&A) - Chambers & Partners 2017

Christina Kokko is described by clients as an "excellent project manager" who is "responsive, speedy, skilled, experienced and commercial." (Private Equity) - Chambers & Partners 2016

Christina Kokko receives effusive praise from clients, who say: "Her technical skills and commercial mindset are second to none." Another remarks: "She is great in negotiations and is able to keep things moving." (M&A) - Chambers & Partners 2015

Christina Kokko leads the team and assists clients with cross-border transactions. Clients say she is"excellent in project management, pragmatic, and you get quick simple answers." Kokko's recent work has includes advising on fund formation. (Private Equity) - Chambers & Partners 2015

Clients highlight Christina Kokko as an "incredibly savvy and commercial practitioner." Also recognised for her technical skill, she has a notable focus on private M&A mandates (M&A). - Chambers & Partners 2014

Christina Kokko regularly handles big-ticket transactions. Clients say: "She is extremely client-focused and is able to think three steps ahead to see potential problems facing the project. (Private Equity)." - Chambers & Partners2014

“She's very pragmatic and gives clear advice on where to take risks and where not to." - Chambers & Partners 2013

“Christina Kokko’s ‘commercial team at Advokatfirman Vinge always delivers” - Legal 500, 2013

Described by an international partner as "very good, very smart and really attuned to the client's needs". - IFLR 1000, 2013

   

Practice Areas

Education

  • Stockholm University, LL M, 1994
  • McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento 1991

Experience

  • Lawyer, Swedfund International AB 1995-1996
  • Legal Analyst, Governor's Office of Planning and Research, California, USA 1993-1994

Awards

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Mandate April 20, 2021

Vinge advises the sellers to Ijort Invest AB in connection with the sale to Arcane

Vinge is advising the sellers to Ijort Invest AB in connection with the sale of all shares in Ijort…

Mandate April 14, 2021

Vinge has advised Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) on the acquisition of K3-Elprojektering Aktiebolag

K3-Elprojektering Aktiebolag has a leading competence within construction of security and controllin…

Mandate April 01, 2021

Vinge has advised GPD Companies Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Distrupol

Vinge has advised GPD Companies Inc, an affiliate of private equity firm One Rock Capital Partners,…

Mandate March 30, 2021

Vinge advises OptiGroup in connection with the acquisition of PacksOn in Sweden

OptiGroup has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in PacsOn Sverige AB from Here…

Mandate March 30, 2021

Vinge advises owners of petrol company din-X in connection with divestment

Vinge acted as local counsel to the owners of the Scandinavian petrol company din-X in connection wi…

Mandate March 28, 2021

Vinge has advised Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) on the acquisition of Dalarnas Infraentreprenad AB

Dalarnas Infraentreprenad AB is a company focused on performing contracts for railways and roads in…

Mandate March 23, 2021

Vinge advises Axcel VI and the Currentum Group in connection with the acquisitions of KomfortAutomatik

Vinge advises Axcel VI and the Currentum Group in connection with the acquisition of KomfortAutomati…

Mandate March 18, 2021

Vinge advises Axcel VI and the Currentum Group in connection with the acquisitions of Lundgrens El and Lås & Nycklar

Vinge advises Axcel VI and the Currentum Group in connection with the acquisitions of Lundgrens El-i…

Mandate March 11, 2021

Vinge advises Axcel VI and the Currentum Group in connection with the acquisitions of CH Vent, Ventmetoder and Reglera

Vinge advises Axcel VI and the Currentum Group in connection with the acquisitions of CH Vent, Ventm…

Mandate February 02, 2021

Vinge advises Axcel VI and its portfolio company Currentum in connection with its acquisition of Tingvallastaden

Vinge advises Axcel VI and its portfolio company Currentum in connection with the acquisition of Tin…

Mandate February 02, 2021

Vinge advises Axcel VI and its portfolio company Currentum in connection with its acquisition of Ibjerge

Vinge advises Axcel VI and its portfolio company Currentum in connection with the acquisition of Ibj…

Mandate January 25, 2021

Vinge advises Ottobock on its acquisition of Exoneural Network AB

Vinge advises Ottobock, a portfolio company to EQT, on its acquisition of Exoneural Network AB a Swe…

Mandate January 15, 2021

Vinge advises Capillar Equity Investment I on its sale of shares in Nordic Surface Group

Vinge is advising Capillar Equity Investment I in connection with the sale of shares in Nordic Surfa…

Mandate January 15, 2021

Vinge advises Eleda in connection with the acquisition of Gatu och Väg Väst AB

Vinge has advised Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) on the acquisition of Gatu och Väg Väst AB (“…

Mandate January 14, 2021

Vinge advises in connection with the acquisition of Domtar’s Personal Care business

Acting as a Swedish local counsel, Vinge has together with Ropes & Gray LLP and Baker Botts LLP advi…

Mandate January 14, 2021

Vinge advises Presto and Adelis on acquisition of Cupola

Vinge has advised Presto and funds managed by Adelis in connection with Presto’s acquisition of Cupo…

Mandate January 13, 2021

Vinge advises Eleda in connection with the acquisition of Göteborg Mark och Betong Entreprenad AB

Vinge has advised Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) on the acquisition of Göteborg Mark och Beton…

Mandate January 13, 2021

Vinge has advised Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) on the acquisition of FASAB Mark AB (“FASAB”).

FASAB is a local leading supplier of infrastructure services in the northern part of Skåne with a ma…

Mandate January 08, 2021

Vinge advises EQT on merger of FocusVision and Confirmit

The Nordic-based PE-forms EQT and Verdance intends to merger their respective portfolio companies Fo…

Mandate October 22, 2020

Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) has entered into an agreement regarding a majority investment In Craftor Holding AB (“Craftor”).

Craftor’s management team will remain as shareholders in the Eleda Group and will continue their res…

Mandate October 16, 2020

Vinge advises Axcel VI in connection with the three parallel acquisitions of Installationsgruppen, Ventab and Ventilationsprojekt

Vinge has advised Axcel VI in connection with the three parallel acquisitions of Installationsgruppe…

Mandate September 28, 2020

Vinge advises GB HoldCo on its takeover bid for Gunnebo

Altor Fund V and Stena Adactum AB have, through the jointly controlled company GB HoldCo AB, announc…

Mandate September 16, 2020

Vinge has advised Silver Lake in connection with their investment in Klarna. Silver Lake was a lead investor in this round.

Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping service, has raised $650 million in an equity fundi…

Mandate July 08, 2020

Vinge advises Cinven’s portfolio company Partner in Pet Food in connection with its acquisition of the Doggy

Vinge advises Cinven’s portfolio company Partner in Pet Food, a leading European pet food manufactur…

Mandate July 06, 2020

Vinge has advised Axcel on its investment in AddPro

Axcel has signed an agreement to aquire a majority ownership stake in AddPro, a Swedish leading prov…

Mandate May 26, 2020

Vinge advises Eleda in connection with acquisition of Sandins Entreprenad and Sandins Rail

Vinge has advised Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) on the acquisition of Sandins Entreprenad AB…

Mandate May 09, 2020

Vinge advises Eleda’s shareholders in connection with partnership with Altor

Vinge has advised the shareholders of Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) on the divestment of a ma…

Mandate May 09, 2020

Vinge advises Eleda in connection with acquisition of One Nordic

Vinge has advised Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) on the acquisition of One Nordic from Altor F…

Mandate May 09, 2020

Vinge advises Eleda in connection with acquisition of JVAB

Vinge has advised Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) on the acquisition of Järfälla VA- & Byggentr…

Mandate May 09, 2020

Vinge advises Eleda in connection with divestment of KEWAB

Vinge has advised Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) on the divestment of KEWAB, Kenneth Wahlström…

Mandate March 16, 2020

Vinge has advised Santander Consumer Bank AS

Vinge has advised Santander Consumer Bank AS in connection with its acquisition of all shares in For…

Mandate February 21, 2020

Vinge advises Silverfleet Capital on its investment in Collectia

Silverfleet Capital, the European private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in Collectia A/…

Mandate January 29, 2020

Vinge advises Eleda Group in connection with the acquisition of Annebergs Bygg och Anläggning

Vinge has advised Eleda Group in its acquisition of Annebergs Bygg och Anläggning AB.

Mandate January 07, 2020

Vinge advises Bregal Unternehmerkapital on its acquisition of Iptor

Vinge has advised Bregal Unternehmerkapital on its acquisition of Iptor from Marlin Equity Partners.…

Mandate December 20, 2019

Vinge has advised Triton

Vinge has advised Triton in connection with its sale of its share in the Eleda Infra Services Group…

Mandate November 12, 2019

Vinge has acted as a Swedish local counsel to Krogerus in advising Caverion Oyj

Vinge has acted as a Swedish local counsel to Krogerus in advising Caverion Oyj, one of the Europe's…

Mandate October 03, 2019

Vinge is advising funds managed by Corsair Capital LLC

Vinge is advising funds managed by Corsair Capital LLC on their acquisition of a controlling interes…

Mandate September 26, 2019

Vinge advises Nuvia NORDIC AB in connection with the acquisition of Elajo Engineering AB

Vinge has advised Nuvia NORDIC AB, a subsidiary of Soletanche Freyssinet, on its acquisition of Elaj…

Mandate September 24, 2019

Vinge has advised EQT AB (publ) in connection with the listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

Vinge has advised EQT AB (publ) (“EQT”) in connection with the offering and listing on Nasdaq Stockh…

Mandate July 17, 2019

Vinge has advised Axcel’s portfolio company Loopia on the acquisition of the Binero Group’s mass hosting business

Loopia has signed an agreement with Binero Group AB (publ) to acquire its web hosting business in Sw…

Mandate July 08, 2019

Vinge has advised Bragnum Invest with their acquisition of SkySparc

Vinge has advised Bragnum Invest with their acquisition of SkySparc, an independent solutions provid…

Mandate June 28, 2019

Vinge advises Eleda in connection with the acquisition of Västkustens Anläggnings AB

Vinge has advised Eleda, owned by funds managed by Triton and key employees within the Eleda Group,…

Mandate June 28, 2019

Vinge advises Eleda in connection with the acquisition of Salboheds Bygg och Anläggningstjänst AB

Vinge has advised Eleda in its acquisition of Salboheds Bygg och Anläggningstjänst AB, a company bas…

Mandate June 11, 2019

Vinge advises Compass Group on the acquisition of Fazer Food Services from Fazer Group

Fazer Food Services is a renowned food catering business in the Nordic region with operations in Fin…

Mandate May 24, 2019

Vinge advises Adelis and other shareholders in connection with the sale of Logent

Vinge advises Adelis and other shareholders in connection with the sale of Logent to Stirling Square…

Mandate May 22, 2019

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

Vinge has advised the global investment company, KKR in connection with the acquisition by its portf…

Mandate April 26, 2019

Vinge advises Colliers International Group Inc.

Vinge has advised Colliers International Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the Swedis…

Mandate March 28, 2019

Vinge advises Lantmännen in conjunction with acquisition from Tate&Lyle

Vinge has advised Lantmännen in connection with its acquisition of British Tate&Lyle’s Swedish o…

Mandate February 15, 2019

Vinge advises Loopia on its acquisition of WebSupport

Vinge has advised Axcel’s portfolio company Loopia on the acquisition of the Slovak company WebSuppo…

Mandate February 11, 2019

Vinge advises Loopia on its acquisition of .SE Direkt

Vinge has advised Loopia on its acquisition of the Swedish Internet Foundation’s (“IIS”) registrar b…

Mandate February 11, 2019

Vinge advises Insight Venture Partners on their investment by participation in a EUR 56 000 000 investment round in Tink AB.

Founded in Stockholm in 2012, Tink AB is a cloud-based platform that provides the infrastructure and…

Mandate February 08, 2019

Vinge advises KKR on its significant investment in Söderberg & Partners

Vinge has advised the global investment firm KKR in connection with KKR entering into an agreement w…

Mandate February 07, 2019

Vinge advises STMicroelectronics on its acquisition of a majority stake in Norstel AB

Vinge has advised the French-Italian electronics and semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics i…

Mandate December 11, 2018

Vinge has advised 10x Genomics, Inc in connection with the acquisition of Spatial Transcriptomics

Spatial Transcriptomics is active within the field of spatial genomics.

Mandate November 12, 2018

Vinge has represented Adelis

Vinge has represented Adelis in connection with Presto Brandsäkerhet and Aptum joining forces to bec…

Mandate October 16, 2018

Vinge advises Bragnum Invest in connection with acquisition

Vinge has advised Bragnum Invest in connection with the acquisition of Metrolit Byggnads AB.

Mandate October 16, 2018

Vinge advises Ambea on its acquisition of Aleris Care

Vinge has advised Ambea on its acquisition of Aleris’ care operations (“Aleris Care”) from Sirela Sw…

Mandate September 06, 2018

Vinge has advised Novax in connection with investment in Revide

Vinge has advised Novax in connection with their investment in Revide AB. Revide is the company behi…

Mandate August 16, 2018

Vinge advises FSN Capital in connection with acquisition of Saferoad

Vinge has, in its capacity as Swedish local counsel, advised FSN Capital V (“FSN Capital”) in connec…

Mandate July 12, 2018

Vinge advises international private equity firm Cinven on the acquisition of Envirotainer

Headquartered in Stockholm, Envirotainer designs, manufactures and leases active temperature-control…

Mandate June 19, 2018

Vinge has advised OptiGroup in connection with the acquisition of Moonen Packaging

Vinge has advised OptiGroup in connection with the acquisition of Moonen Packaging B.V., a distribut…

Mandate June 19, 2018

Vinge advises Axcel on its acquisition of Loopia and Active 24 from Visma

Vinge has advised the Nordic private equity firm Axcel on its acquisition of Visma’s hosting busines…

Mandate April 30, 2018

Vinge advises funds managed by Triton in connection with acquisition

Vinge has advised funds managed by Triton in connection with the acquisition of the privately owned…

Mandate March 13, 2018

Vinge advises Lantbrukarnas Ekonomi-Aktiebolag in connection with the sale of LRF Konsult AB

Vinge has advised Lantbrukarnas Ekonomi-Aktiebolag in connection with the sale of a majority of its…

Mandate January 30, 2018

Vinge has advised OptiGroup in connection with the acquisition of Mercamer Oy and Oy Telpak Ab

Mercamer and Telpak are full service packaging distributors with a wide range of industrial packagin…

Mandate January 02, 2018

Vinge advises Cube Infrastructure Fund II in connection with its investment in Bergkvarabuss

Vinge has advised Cube Infrastructure Fund II in connection with its investment in Bergkvarabuss, wh…

Mandate December 12, 2017

Vinge advises KKR in the acquisition of Hyperion from Sandvik

Vinge is advising the listed US investment fund KKR on its acquisition of Hyperion, a manufacturer o…

Mandate December 12, 2017

Vinge has advised STMicroelectronics N.V. in connection with the acquisition of Atollic

Vinge has advised the French-Italian electronics and semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics N…

Mandate November 13, 2017

Vinge advises funds managed by Triton

Vinge has advised funds managed by Triton in connection with the acquisition of KEWAB, a supplementa…

Mandate October 20, 2017

Vinge advises Bain Capital in conjunction with acquisition of Diversey Care

Vinge in its capacity as Swedish local counsel has advised Bain Capital in connection with the acqui…

Mandate August 15, 2017

Vinge advises OptiGroup in connection with acquisition of Pac-Production

Vinge advises OptiGroup AB in connection with its acquisition of Pac-Production Sweden AB.

Mandate July 10, 2017

Vinge advises OptiGroup AB in acquisition of Stadsing A/S.

Vinge advises OptiGroup AB (former Papyrus Holding AB) in connection with its acquisition of Stadsin…

Mandate July 03, 2017

Vinge advises Triton in connection with the acquisition of Akeab

Vinge has advised funds managed by Triton in connection with the acquisition of Akeab.

Mandate November 14, 2016

Vinge advises Ventech in connection with investment in Freespee

Ventech is commencing an investment round of EUR 9.5 million in Freespee.

Mandate November 11, 2016

Vinge advises Enfo in connection with the acquisition of e-man AB

Vinge has advised Enfo in connection with the acquisition of e-man AB.

Mandate January 25, 2016

Vinge is advising Nytida in connection with merger with the Solhaga Group

Vinge is advising Nytida, which is part of Ambea, in connection with the merger with Solhagagruppen…

Mandate January 18, 2016

vinge advises Enfo in connection with acquisition of Next Improvement

Vinge has advised Enfo in connection with its acquisition of the Swedish company, Next Improvement.…

News

Vinge – Best law firm for female business lawyers
News September 10, 2020

Vinge – Best law firm for female business lawyers

Vinge has been awarded “Best Nordic Business Law Firm for Women” at the European Women in Business L…

M&A in Sweden and the impact of Covid-19
News April 07, 2020

M&A in Sweden and the impact of Covid-19

We started to see signs of a decrease in M&A activity during Q4 2019 and following a relatively slug…

Record high activity within M&A – Christina Kokko interviewed in Dagens Industri
News February 10, 2019

Record high activity within M&A – Christina Kokko interviewed in Dagens Industri

After several red-hot years, expectations were that there would be a decline in activity. Instead, i…

Vinge tops IFLR’s rankings
News November 08, 2018

Vinge tops IFLR’s rankings

Vinge has distinguished itself this year once again in the IFLR’s “Guide to the World’s Leading Fina…

Current trends in the Swedish M&A market
News May 24, 2013

Current trends in the Swedish M&A market

In the latest edition of The American Lawyer, Vinge partner Christina Kokko answers a number of ques…