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Vinge represents Mastercard in connection with Mastercard’s cooperation with P27 Nordic Payments Platform regarding establishment of infrastructure for payments system in the Nordics

This investment programme is a world first in terms of a real-time and batch multi-currency platform and will replace the existing payment infrastructure, enabling instant and secure payments at lower costs and increased competitiveness. Participants will be able to send and receive funds immediately across the Nordic markets.

Vinge’s team has primarily consisted of Eva Fredrikson, Nicklas Thorgerzon, Fredrika Hjelmberg, Niklas Berntorp and Isabell Nielsen (IT/commercial agreements), as well as Henrik Ossborn, Fredrik Christiansson, Martin Svanberg and Hedvig Ekdahl (financial regulatory).

July 8, 2019

Vinge advises Ellevio in a public procurement relating to the next generation of electricity meters

After the procurement was concluded, Ellevio signed an agreement with One Nordic and Sagemcom.

Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Eva Fredrikson and Malin Ohlin (IT/Commercial Agreements) and Daniel Wendelsson (Public Procurement) as well as Mathilda Persson, Marion Kronberg and Fredrika Hjelmberg.

Read more in Ellevio’s press release.

March 20, 2019

Vinge advises Fidelio Capital on its acquisition of VetFamily

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Jonas Bergström, Manne Bergström, Samra Baytar and Fredric Reissmüller (M&A/Corporate), Eva Fredriksson, Mika Jordan, Hedvig Ekdahl and Fredrika Hjelmberg (Commercial Agreements), Karin Virding (Intellectual Property), Johan Karlsson and Sebastian Örndahl (EU, Competition & Regulatory), Sara Strandberg and Sarah Berger (Employment) and Viktoria Owetz (VDR).

Feb. 20, 2019

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

Loopia and Active 24 are leading mass hosting providers and offer web domains, shared web hosting and value-added services such as security, e-commerce and Microsoft Office 365. The products are sold online on a prepaid subscription basis to around 350,000 SMEs and prosumer customers across primarily Sweden and the Czech Republic, with a further presence in Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain and the UK.
 
Vinge’s team consisted of partners Christina Kokko (M&A), Mikael Ståhl (Banking and Finance) and Eva Fredrikson (Commercial Agreements) together with associates Linda Sengul, Karl Klackenberg and Martin Cronsioe (M&A), Emelie Klefbeck, Josefine Larsson (Banking and Finance), Christoffer Nordin, Mathilda Persson, Isabell Nielsen, Jasmin Draszka-Ali, Lisa Hörnqvist, Moa Bodin (Commercial Agreements), Klara Secher (IP), Lova Unge, Sophia Holm (Employment), Kristoffer Larson (Real Estate), Daniel Wendelsson, Johan Wahlbom (Competition), Boris Kotur and Edin Agic (Corporate) and VDR assistant Jessica Öijer.
 

June 19, 2018

Nobina acquires Samtrans

The purchase price amounts to MSEK 450, half of which is in the form of a possible supplementary purchase price. The acquisition is conditional upon approval by the Swedish Competition Authority. Vinge advised the seller. The mandate included relatively extensive TSA issues.

Vinge’s team consisted of partners Olof Jisland and Eva Fredriksson together with, among others, associates Filip Öhrner, Karl Klackenberg, Christoffer Nordin, Karolina Cohrs and Johan Wahlbom.

June 15, 2018

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

LRF Konsult has 75 000 small enterprisers as customers and 130 offices all around the country, and had most recently a turnover of approximately SEK 1 billion. Lantbrukarnas Ekonomi-Aktiebolag will continue to be a minority owner and will hold approximately one fourth of the shares. The acquisition is conditional upon approval by the Swedish Competition Authority.

Vinge’s team consisted primarily of responsible partner Christina Kokko as well as partners Eva Fredrikson and Carl Johan af Petersens as well as associates Alex Miler, Marith Welin-Berger, Malin Malm Waerme and Christoffer Nordin.

March 13, 2018

Vinge advises KKR in the acquisition of Hyperion from Sandvik

Hyperion has 1400 employees in a number of jurisdictions and about SEK 3.2 billion in turnover. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2018 and is subject to customary completion conditions such as merger filing approvals.

Vinge’s team has consisted of Christina Kokko, Kristina Ekberg, Alex Miler, Marith Welin-Berger and Matthias Pannier (M&A/Corporate), Eva Fredriksson, Mathilda Persson (TSA/IT), Tobias Kempas, Ilze Lukins, Sophia Holm (IP), Kristoffer Larson (real estate), Sara Strandberg (employment law) and Johan Cederlund and Hedvig Ekdahl (environmental).

Dec. 12, 2017

Vinge assists Adven in connection with its acquisition of a district heating company from E.ON

The target company provides district heating and has several local distributed energy solutions across Sweden.

Vinge’s team consists of, among others, responsible partner Johan Göthberg together with Filip Brosset, Mikaela Lang, Malin Ohlin, Isabell Nielsen, Josephine Andersson, Eva Fredriksson, Mika Jordan, Fabian Ekeblad, Sofia Ekdahl, Mathilda Persson, Emelle Ouachi and Viktoria Owetz.

Dec. 4, 2017

Vinge advises FAM AB on the acquisition of Sandvik Process Systems

Sandvik Process Systems delivers advanced industrial process solutions based on high-end steel belts, steel belt based equipment and process solutions within adjacent technologies. The transaction is subject to competition clearance.

Vinge’s team includes responsible partner Jonas Johansson and counsel Matthias Pannier together with partners Eva Fredrikson and Assur Badur, counsel Johan Cederblad and associates Karl Klackenberg, Mathilda Persson, Johanna Wiberg, Sara Strandberg, Sofia Ekdahl, Grant McKelvey, Johan Wahlbom, Isabell Nielsen, Rebecka Weitzberg, Karin Virding, Linn Adelwald, Carolina Sandell, Jasmin Draszka-Ali, Hedvig Ekdahl, Olof Johannesson, Siri Dunér as well as VDR specialist Anna Hellohf.

June 2, 2017

Vinge advises Ellevio

Vinge advises Ellevio on the acquisition of electricity network business in Nynäshamn (Nynäshamn Energi AB) from Kraftringen Energi. As a result, approximately 16,000 customers get a new network owner. The electricity network in Nynäshamn/Ösmo borders Ellevio’s regional network in Stockholm and further strengthens Ellevio’s already strong position in the Greater Stockholm area.

Ellevio is Sweden’s largest independent electricity network company with approximately 915,000 customers and 400 employees. Ellevio is owned by the Swedish Third National Pension Fund, Folksam, the Swedish First National Pension Fund and Borealis Infrastructure Management.

Closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Closing is expected to take place no later than 30 November 2016.

Vinge’s team consisted primarily of responsible partner Johan Göthberg (Energy) together with associate Erik Claesson (M&A), partner Eva Fredriksson (IT), associate Matilda Persson (IT), Johan Cederblad (environment), Matilda Gustafsson (real estate), Sara Strandberg (employment) and Carolina Sandell (commercial agreements).

Oct. 25, 2016

Vinge advises Tele2 in connection with the acquisition of TDC Sverige

In connection with the acquisition, Tele2 intends to perform a rights issue of approximately SEK 3 billion.

The acquisition is conditional upon approval by the relevant competition authorities.

Vinge’s team primarily consisted of partners Johan Winnerblad, Eva Fredrikson and Carl Johan af Petersens together with counsel Matthias Pannier and associates Mathilda Persson, Albert Wållgren, Mika Jordan, Sara Strandberg, Christoffer Nordin and Ludvig Wettergren. Partner Charlotte Levin and associate Amanda Knutsson provided capital markets advice. Partner Johan Karlsson and associate Karl Samuelsson provided competition law advice.

June 21, 2016

Vinge advises SEB in connection with a strategic partnership and investment in the economy app Tink

This is possible thanks to a new strategic partnership with the company behind the award winning app, Tink. SEB will also become a partner in Tink.

The agreement entails that SEB is entitled to use Tink technology in order to aggregate and categorise customer data. During this autumn, SEB’s private customers will thus be able to more easily use the app to acquire a better overview of their expenses. The partnership is anchored through SEB becoming a partner in Tink. SEB is investing SEK 36 million in a capital procurement amounting in total to SEK 85 million.

Vinge’s team consisted of partners Johan Larsson and Eva Fredriksson together with, among others, associates Louise Nordquist and Malin Malm.

May 26, 2016

Vinge advises SJ in connection with agreement regarding moderniation of the interior in the new X 2000

The agreement entails that Swedtrac will lead manage the work on creating a completely new interior for SJ’s new X 2000. The total contract sum is approximately SEK 1 billion.

During 2014-2019, SJ will be spending approximately SEK 3.5 billion on more modern technology and new interiors which will take the X 2000 into the future. The aim is to create a train which has the right capacity, is flexible, operationally cost effective and reliable. The salient requirements pertaining to the X 2000 of the future have been formulated together with SJ’s customers and employees.

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, partner Eva Fredriksson and associate Gustav Tengblad.      

April 15, 2016

VINGE ADVISES SJ IN SALE OF LINKON

Vinge assists SJ AB in connection with its sale of 75% of the shares in Linkon AB to SilverRail. SJ retains a 25% interest in the company. Linkon develops and provides advanced ticket- and payment systems for the travel industry, with a focus on rail transportation, and has under SJ’s ownership developed on the Nordic market. SilverRail is a growth oriented company with extensive experience within the railway sector, with presence on the European market e.g. in the UK, Germany and Italy.

Vinge’s team consisted of among others responsible partner Eva Fredriksson and project manager Peter Sundgren as well as associates Louise Berkelius, Charlotta Järnstedt, Filip Brosset, partner Marcus Glader and associate Emil Fahlén-Godö.

Dec. 23, 2014

Vinge advises Santander in connection with the acquisition of GE Money Bank

Vinge is advising Santander Consumer Finance, S.A. (“Santander”) in connection with its acquisition of GE Money Bank AB (“GE Money Bank”) from GE Money Bank Holding AB. The transaction is conditional upon approval by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and other relevant competition authorities. The purchase price amounts to approximately EUR 700 million following the execution of a pre-closing dividend  from GE Money Bank to the Seller. Santander will also assume GE Money Bank’s intra-group loans on closing. Closing is expected to occur during the second half of 2014.

Pursuant to the terms of the transaction, the Banco Santander’s consumer finance unit will acquire GE Money Bank’s businesses in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. With a loan portfolio of EUR 2.35 billion, GE Money Bank occupies an attractive market position within consumer finance, such as direct loans and credit cards, whereas Santander is a leader in the region within auto financing with outstanding loans amounting to EUR 8.9 billion. Following the transaction, Santander’s Nordic consumer finance unit will have more than 1.2 million customers in the Nordic region.

Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Christina Kokko and partner Bo Adrianzon together with associates Jonas Johansson and Maria Dahlin. Partner Fredrik Wilkens and associates Emma Stuart-Beck, Louise Nordkvist and Helena Håkansson provided regulatory advice. Partners Eva Fredriksson and Karin Grauers and associates Anna Möller, Malin Malm and Mathilda Persson provided advice regarding IT, IP and transitional services. Partner Mikael Ståhl and associates Albert Wållgren and Mattias Sköld advised on financing issues. Associates Malin van den Tempel and Axel Hedberg advised on insurance law. Partner Fredrik Dahl and associate Sara Strandberg provided employment law advice. Partner Marcus Glader and associates Grant McKelvey and Isabelle Nilsson provided competition law advice.

Accura provided legal advice in relation to the business in Denmark and Wiersholm provided legal advice in relation to the business in Norway.

 

June 25, 2014

Vinge advises SJ in connection with agreement governing restoration of SJ 2000 trains

SJ is making one of the largest commitments in the company’s 150-year history by investing in a comprehensive renewal and restoration programme for its fleet of SJ 2000 trains. SJ has entered into an agreement with ABB concerning the initial technical restoration of the entire fleet of SJ 2000 trains (previously X 2000). This phase of the renovation will cost approximately SEK 1.4 billion. The first newly-renovated SJ 2000 train will be put into operation in 2016, although the renewal and restoration programme will continue until 2019. The renovation is anticipated to reduce energy consumption by approximately 10 per cent.

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, partners Eva Fredrikson and Björn Gustavsson and associate Mikael Satama Grönberg.   

Jan. 16, 2014