Vinge advises on sale of HÄRDtekno
HÄRDtekno conducts operations relating to heat treatment of steel and other metals.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Isabelle Jengsell (project manager), Ulrich Ziche, Joacim Rydergård, Johan Winnerblad and Viktoria Owetz.
Vinge advises FAM in connection with the restructuring of Bergvik Skog and the formation of Kopparfors Skogar
FAM was advised by Vinge, the team of which primarily consisted of Jonas Johansson, Joacim Rydergård, Carl Sander and Jesper Lindvall (Corporate/M&A), Assur Badur and Karolina Cohrs (Real Estate), Thomas Sjöberg (Environmental), Louise Brorsson Salomon (Financing) and Johan Wahlbom (Competition Law).
Vinge has advised Wassum in connection with its merger with Söderberg & Partners
The merger entails that Wassum/Söderberg & Partners Institutional Advisors will be one of Northern Europe’s largest actors within fund management and institutional advisory services.
Vinge’s team consisted of partner Jonas Johansson, counsel Joacim Rydergård and associate Anna Thoms.
Vinge advises Imperia Online in connection with its acquisition by Stillfront Group
Imperia Online is one of the leading games developers and publishers in south-eastern Europe with 25 released games and more than 45 million users globally. Imperia Online is based in Bulgaria and has approximately 50 employees.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Joacim Rydergård.
Vinge advises VINCI Airports in conjunction with the acquisition of Skavsta Flygplats
Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Johan Göthberg and counsel Joacim Rydergård together with, among others, Oscar Rydén, Rasmus Perdahl, Johan Cederblad, Elias Lundin, Sebastian Frisk, Kristoffer Larson, Lova Unge, Sophia Holm, Xandra Ståhlberg, Mattias Schömer and Andreas Lexhag.
Vinge advises in connection with Frontit taking in Priveq as new majority owner
The company has approximately 190 employees and offices in Stockholm, Sundsvall, Västerås, Örebro, Norrköping and Malmö.
Vinges team has consisted of Oscar Rydén, Joacim Rydergård, Anna Thoms, Vilhelm Rondahl, Andreas Lexhag and Mattias Schömer. Responsible partner was Jonas Eklund.
Vinge advises Verdane in connection with the investment in Freespee
Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Oscar Rydén, Joacim Rydergård and Filip Brosset.
Mars Petcare acquires AniCura
AniCura was founded in 2011 by Fidelio Capital and The Animal Hospital Foundation in Greater Stockholm through the first merger of companion animal hospitals in the Nordic region. Since then the company grown to become one of Europe’s leading providers of high-quality veterinary care for companion animals and today AniCura has more than 4,000 veterinary professionals who provides modern, high-quality veterinary care for pets at 200 European locations across seven European countries. In 2014, Nordic Capital joined the company as a majority owner, with Fidelio Capital remaining as a significant shareholder. The acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Jonas Bergström and Joacim Rydergård.
Vinge advises Mincon Group in connection with the acquisition of Driconeq
Vinge’s team primarily consists of partner Johan Winnerblad, counsel Joacim Rydergård and associates Karl Klackenberg, Boris Kotur and Josefine Lanker.
Posten Norge sells Bring Citymail
Bring Citymail is the second largest actor on the Swedish market and has a turnover of approximately SEK two billion and approximately 3 600 employees.
In 2013, Bring Citymail established a jointly-owned company together with Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet for the distribution of mail and newspapers within the Stockholm area. In connection with Allegra Capital’s acquisition of Bring Citymail, Bring Citymail has disposed of its stake in the jointly-owned company, and the distribution of morning newspapers will be performed by a company which is jointly owned by Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet and the distribution of mail will be performed by Bring Citymail.
Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Johan Winnerblad, Malin Ohlin, Marcus Glader, Joacim Rydergård, Mathilda Persson, Andrea Ahlgren and Michaela Cronemyr.
EQT acquires Candidator
In connection with the transaction, management will make a significant reinvestment and continue to develop Candidator together with EQT. Candidator is a fast growing IT operation and outsourcing company based in Alingsås and with operations in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Bergen and Oslo. The company has approximately 300 employees in Sweden and Norway and a turnover of approximately MSEK 450.
Vinge’s team consisted of Johan Winnerblad, Joacim Rydergård, Filip Brosset, Christina Odengran and Sofie Sundin.
Vinge acts as counsel to Orkla in connection with the acquisition of Health and Sports Nutrition Group
HSNG is a leading actor within e-commerce of health and sport nutrition in the Nordics and runs its business mainly through the internet stores Gymgrossisten.com and Bodystore.com. In addition, Gymgrossisten has physical franchise stores.
Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the grocery, out-of-home and bakery markets in the Nordics, Baltics and selected markets in Central Europe and India. Orkla is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and its head office is in Oslo. In 2016, the Group had a turnover of approximately NOK 38 billion, and 18,000 employees at year end.
The transaction is subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities.
Vinge’s team consists, among others, of responsible partner Peter Sundgren as well as counsel Joacim Rydergård and associates Christina Odengran, Christoffer Nordin, Emelie Håkansson, Mika Jordan, Sara Strandberg, Filip Markhed and Ilze Lukins. Partner Johan Karlsson as well as, among others, associates Trine Osen Bergqvist and Xandra Ståhlberg are advising on competition law issues.
Vinge advises the sellers Ferno Norden AS and Ferno LLC
The target company manufactures and sells medical products, not least in respect of emergency medical care.
Vinge’s team consisted of partner Olof Jisland and associate Anna Thoms.
Anhui Shanying Paper acquires Nordic Paper
Anhui Shanying Paper, which is part of the Taison Group, is a China-based pulp and papermill company which has been listed on the Shanghai stock exchange since 2001. Nordic Paper is a leading supplier of paper within the kraft paper and the greaseproof paper segments. Nordic Paper currently has four paper facilities in Bäckhammar, Åmotfors, Säffle in Sweden as well as Greåker in Norway and delivers paper to customers in more than 80 countries. The acquisition is conditional upon customary conditions to closing.
Vinge’s team has consisted of, among others, partners Jonas Bergström, Johan Larsson, senior counsel Gu Qun, associate Samra Baytar, counsel Joacim Rydergård, associates Pål Walhammar och Lisa Sennerby (M&A), counsel Johan Cederblad (Environmental), associates Lova Unge (Employment), Frida Ställborn (Real Estate), Josefine Lanker (Financial Arrangements), Victor Wahlqvist and Victor Berg (Commercial Agreements) and Parul Sharma (CSR and Compliance) and partner Pär Remnelid and associate Nils Alvång (EU, Competition & Regulatory)
Vinge advises TeleComputing in conjunction with the sale of Kentor
Kentor is a fast growing IT consultancy company with approximately 330 employees which has grown since its formation in 1983 to become a successful IT company with offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and St. Petersburg. Kentor provides services within, among other things, transformation, system integration and systems development.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Jonas Bergström, Joacim Rydergård, Karl Klackenberg and Anna Hellohf.
Vinge advises Boozt AB (publ) in connection with its listing on Nasdaq Stockholm
The prospectus was published on 17 May 2017 and the first day of trading on Nasdaq Stockholm was 31 May 2017. The price in the offering was SEK 62 per share, corresponding to a market value of Boozt of approximately SEK 3,493 million. The offering comprised 26,015,604 shares, of which 6,451,000 shares were newly issued shares and 19,564,604 were existing shares offered by Sunstone Technology Ventures Fund II K/S, Verdane Capital VII K/S, ECCO Holding A/S, Sampension KP Livsforsikring A/S and the board member Kent Stevens Larsen. The total value of the offering amounted to approximately SEK 1,854 million assuming that the over-allotment option is fully exercised.
Boozt is a leading, fast-growing and profitable Nordic technology company selling fashion online. The Company offers its customers a curated and contemporary selection of fashion brands, relevant to a variety of lifestyles, mainly through its multi-brand webstore Boozt.com. The Company’s webstores attract more than five million sessions per month as a result of a convenient shopping experience with high service levels (including consistent user experiences across both mobile devices and desktop), quick deliveries and easy returns. Boozt targets Nordic fashion followers, primarily consumers aged 25-54 that value convenience in their customer experience and which tend to generate a high average order value.
Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Jesper Schönbeck, David Andersson, Amanda Knutsson, Filip Brosset, Sara Osman and Josephine Andersson. Joacim Rydergård, Johanna Wiberg and Karl Klackenberg advised on due diligence. Louise Brorsson Salomon and Adam Sandberg advised on financing issues.
Vinge advises De Forenede Dampvaskerier in conjunction with the acquisition of Textilia
Textilia delivers and dry cleans work wear and textiles primarily for the healthcare and armed forces sectors and is a nationwide and market leading actor in Sweden. The Textilia group currently has approximately 450 full-time employees and has dry-cleaning facilities in Boden, Långsele, Rimbo, Göteborg, Karlskrona and Örebro.
Vinge’s team primarily consisted of responsible partner Johan Winnerblad together with associates Joacim Rydergård, Karl Klackenberg, Daniel Johansson and Johan Cederblad.
Vinge advises in conjunction with sale of shares in Oatly
Oatly was formed in the 1990s as a spin-off from a research facility at Lund University. Today, Oatly has established itself as one of the Nordic region’s leading trademarks within ethical and sustainable lifestyle. Oatly is currently active on 20 markets in Europe and Asia, and its turnover last year was approximately SEK 369 million.
Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Johan Larsson together with, among others, associates Joacim Rydergård and Johanna Wiberg (M&A), Malin Malm Waerme (intellectual property), senior counsel Qun Gu (China practice) and Pernilla Warg (project assistant).
Vinge advises Vardia Holding AB and management in connection with sale
Vardia Försäkring AB is a co-operating partner of and distribution company to the Norwegian non-life insurance company Vardia Insurance Group ASA. Vardia Försäkring AB has approximately 125 employees and manages gross revenues of SEK 650 million. Concurrently with the sale of Vardia Försäkring AB, Gjensidige Forsikring AS has also acquired Vardia Insurance Group ASA’s Swedish insurance portfolio.
The acquisition is subject to the approval of the relevant regulatory authorities.
Vinge’s team consists of, among others, responsible partner Fabian Ekeblad, partner Johan Göthberg, associates Axel Hedberg, Joacim Rydegård, Fanny Petersson and Paulina Malmberg as well as VDR assistants Josefin Backlund and Christoffer Widström.
Vinge advises TeleComputing in connection with acquisition of Advance
Advance is a fast growing IT operations company based in western Sweden which, since its establishment in 2001, has grown into a successful IT operations supplier specializing in the healthcare sector, although the company’s client base also includes SMEs. Following the acquisition, the TeleComputing group will have approximately 1,000 employees, with more than half of these employees in Sweden.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, partner Jonas Bergström together with associates Joacim Rydegård, Carl Sander, Sara Strandberg and Jasmin Draszka-Ali.
Vinge advises Atria Scandinavia in connection with acquisition of Lagerbergs
The company has 120 employees and is the third largest supplier of chicken to the Swedish market.
Aria’s acquisition is subject to approval by the relevant competition authority.
Vinge’s team consisted of partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, associates Joacim Rydegård (project manager), Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp, Cecilia Cronqvist, Johan Cederblad, Mathias Lindquist, Emil Fahlén Godö and Anne Wijkman.
Vinge and the Norwegian law firm, Wiersholm are advising the IK VII Fund in connection with its investment in TeleComputing AS. The TeleComputing Group is a fast-growing supplier of complete IT solutions on the Nordic SMB market. TeleComputing provides market-leading and environmentally friendly solutions within IT operations management, outsourcing, IT OnDemand, cloud services and Software as a Service (SaaS) services. The subsidiary, Kentor conducts system integration operations and provides qualified industry and operations specialists, systems developers and IT advisory services. The group has 860 employees at nine locations in four countries and has approximately 850 corporate customers in the Nordic region. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.
Vinge’s team consists of partner Jonas Bergström together with, among others, counsel Ulrich Ziche and associates Carl Sander, Joacim Rydergård, Sara Strandberg, Josefine Lanker, Karl-Johan Alvarsson and Joel Wahlberg and project assistant Caroline Skymberg. Partner Pär Remnelid and associate Ina Lunneryd are advising on the competition law regulatory aspects of the transaction.
Vinge has advised Läckeby Water Group, a subsidiary of KFI Kapital, in connection with the sale of Purac to SDIC & Beijing Drainage Investment Fund. Purac is a leading construction company within the field of water and drainage treatment as well as biogas production in Scandinavia and China and the company is estimated to have an annual turnover this year of MSEK 730 and has 143 employees in four countries.
Vinge’s team primarily consisted of partner Johan Winnerblad together with associates Joacim Rydergård, Filip Öhrner and Andrea Ahlgren.
Vinge has advised Litorina and other owners on the sale of Semantix to Segulah. Semantix is the Nordic region’s largest provider of expert language and communications services and offers interpretation, translation, training and editorial services. The transaction is subject to the consent of the Swedish Competition Authority.
Vinge’s team consisted of partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, associates Joakim Rydergård, Charlotta Järnstedt and Johanna Winberg as well as paralegals Pernilla Warg and Josefine Malm.
Vinge has advised Litorina IV in connection with the acquisition of the majority of the shares in LGT Logistics from Axcel. The company’s management will continue as shareholders of LGT Logistics together with Litorina. LGT Logistics, with net sales of over SEK 700 million, is the leading player in furniture logistics with a full service offering encompassing warehousing, cross-docking and distribution of furniture goods within, to and from the Nordic countries. The acquisition is conditional upon the approval of the salient competition authority.
Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, associates Joacim Rydergård, Filip Öhrner, Emil Fahlén Godö and Johan Wahlbom.
Vinge has advised Fyndiq in connection with the company’s capital raising of SEK 150 million from Northzone and Industrifonden. Fyndiq (www.fyndiq.se) is an online shopping site linking e-traders and consumers. Since the company was formed in 2010, it has helped thousands of e-traders to sell their products to millions of consumers.
Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Jonas Bergström together with, among others, associates Joacim Rydergård, Gustav Jönsson, Ulrika Andersson and Andrea Jägerstad as well as paralegal Pernilla Warg.
Vinge has advised KFI Kapital AB, a wholly owned subsidiary within the KF group, as well as other sellers in connection with the sale of Leos Lekland to Litorina. Leos Lekland was founded in Luleå in 2006 and is currently the Nordic region’s leading chain of children’s activity and adventure centres with 22 owned facilities and an anticipated turnover in 2014 of approximately SEK 250 million.
Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, associates Joacim Rydergård, Alex Miler and Filip Öhrner as well as paralegal Sara Andersson.
Vinge has advised Litorina in connection with the sale of its shareholding in Textilia to the investment fund Accent Equity. Textilia is Sweden’s leading supplier of textile services to the healthcare sector. Members of management and the board of directors will retain their shares and thus continue as major shareholders following completion of the transaction. Completion of the transaction is conditional upon, among other things, approval by the Swedish Competition Authority. Closing is expected to occur at the end of 2014.
Vinge’s team consisted of partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, associates Joacim Rydergård, Charlotta Järnstedt and Johan Cederblad (environmental) and paralegal Pernilla Warg.
Vinge has advised KFI Kapital AB, a wholly owned subsidiary within the KF group, in connection with the sale of KFI Kapital’s shares in Löplabbet AB. Löplabbet currently has 13 stores in Sweden and a turnover of approximately SEK 110.
Vinge’s team consisted of partner Johan Winnerblad together with associate Joacim Rydergård and paralegal Pernilla Warg.
Vinge has advised the shareholders of Projectplace Holding AB, including the majority shareholders InnovationsKapital and Via Venture Partners, in connection with the sale of Projectplace to the US registered company, Planview. Projectplace offers cloud-based project management tools and has approximately 175 employees spread over offices in eight countries. The companies’ aggregate turnover will exceed USD 125 million.
Vinge’s team consisted of partners Johan Winnerblad and Johan Larsson together with, among others, associates Alex Miler and Joakim Rydergård and project assistant Josefin Backlund.
Vinge has advised Colosseum in connection with the merger with Smile. The merger has created the largest chain of dental surgeries in Scandinavia with a total of 41 dental surgeries, 25 of which are located in Sweden, 13 in Norway, and 3 in Denmark. Following the merger, the new chain of dental surgeries will employ approximately 800 persons and have a turnover of approximately SEK 850 million. Colosseum is currently owned by IK Investment Partners and its founder.
Vinge's team consisted of partner Jonas Bergström together with associates Joacim Rydergård and Gustav Jönsson.
Vinge advises Blue Canyon Holdings AB, controlled by GTCR Investment X AIV Ltd., in relation to the public offer to the shareholders in Cision AB (publ). The shares in Cision are admitted to trading on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. The Board of Directors of Cision recommends Cision’s shareholders to accept the Offer, and the four largest shareholders, representing 43.3 per cent of the shares, have undertaken to accept the offer. GTCR offers SEK 52 in cash per share and the total offer value for all shares in Cision amounts to approximately SEK 775 million.
Cision is a leading provider of cloud-based PR software, services and tools for the media, marketing and public relations industries. Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading US-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare, and Information Services & Technology Industries. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than USD 10 billion in over 200 companies.
Peter Bäärnhielm, Dain Nevonen and Jo-Anna Nordström assist in connection with the offer. Joacim Rydergård and others assist in connection with due diligence. Mikael Ståhl and Albert Wållgren advise on financing issues. Christina Kokko is client responsible partner.
Vinge has advised the seller in relation to the sale of PAX to Volution. PAX is the market leader in the Nordic region within residential ventilation and heating products and develops, manufactures and sells bathroom fans, ventilations products, towel rails and oil-filled radiators.
Vinge represented the seller, with Litorina Kapital II as the majority shareholder. Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Johan Winnerblad together with associates Joacim Rydergård and Mia Örnfeldt.
Vinge has advised PPR S.A in connection with the sale of Ellos and Jotex to Nordic Capital Fund VII for an enterprise value of €275 million. Ellos is the leading home shopping player in Scandinavia for apparel and Jotex has established itself as a key player in the Scandinavian home textile and decoration market.
PPR S.A is one of the world’s leading apparel and accessories groups that operates in the two fastest growing market segments: Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle. The PPR Group has built a balanced collection of complementary consumer brands, including for example Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Sergio Rossi, Girard-Perregaux, Puma and Tretorn. Present in more than 120 countries, the PPR Group generated revenues of €9.7 billion in 2012 and had over 33,000 employees at year end. The PPR share is listed on Euronext Paris.
The transaction is subject to approval of relevant competition authorities.
Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, Christina Kokko (partner) and associates Joacim Rydergård, Alex Miler, Eric Ödling, Karl Hahtovirta and project assistant Annika Johnson.