Johan Larsson

Partner
  • Stockholm
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English

Johan Larsson is a partner and head of Vinge’s Venture Capital practice in Stockholm. Johan has extensive experience of Venture Capital, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law issues. He acts as advisor to Swedish and international VC companies as well as tech and life science companies. Johan Larsson is ranked among Sweden’s leading lawyers for Private Equity by Chambers and Partners.

Mentions

Johan Larsson is recognised for his expertise advising on venture capital financing rounds, acting for both investors and startup companies. One client describes him as a "knowledgeable adviser" on venture capital mandates. Chambers & Partners 2021

Johan Larsson is two steps ahead in terms of assessing the issues and impact they will have, not just in the present but the future as well.‘ - Legal 500 2020

Johan Larsson enters the rankings this year following strong market endorsements. One client appreciates that he has "good business sense and understands the key issues," while another describes him as "solution-oriented and fast to deliver." He often acts on venture capital transactions, advising start-ups and private equity funds on investments and divestments. He is also knowledgeable in regulatory topics. Chambers & Partners 2020

Johan Larsson is described by clients as "Very business minded and understands the our industry and needs." IFLR 1000 2020

Johan Larsson is described by clients as “Great speaking partner.” - IFLR 1000 2019

Johan Larsson is praised by clients for being "very knowledgeable and extremely pragmatic." (Private Equity) - Chambers & Partners 2018

Johan Larsson is particularly noted for his expertise in venture capital work. Clients describe him as "very responsive and smart. Johan is someone I highly trust and he is a great coach for all legal matters." Chambers & Partners 2017

Practice Areas

Education

  • Lunds University, LL.M, 2002
  • Lunds University, B.Sc, 2002
  • Lunds University, B.A, 2002
  • McGill University, Montreal, Kanada, 2002

Experience

  • Vinge, 2003 -
  • Trainee, Linklaters Advokatbyrå, 2003

Other qualifications

  • B.Sc
  • B.A

Awards

Mandate

Mandate April 28, 2021

Vinge advisor to the lead investors in connection with Kry’s USD 300m financing round

The financing round was led by CPP Investments (CPPIB) and Fidelity Management & Research Company LL…

Mandate March 19, 2021

Vinge advises Cinder Invest in connection with an investment in JumpYard

Vinge is advising Cinder Invest in connection with their investment in JumpYard. JumpYard is one of…

Mandate March 19, 2021

Vinge advises Cinder Invest in connection with an investment in Stureplansgruppen

Vinge is advising Cinder Invest in connection with their investment in Stureplansgruppen. The invest…

Mandate March 17, 2021

Vinge has advised Borgo AB in its a credit institution license application

Vinge has successfully advised Borgo AB in its license applications as a credit institution. The aut…

Mandate January 12, 2021

Vinge advises in the divestment of Nordic Water

Vinge advises Alder and the other shareholders in connection with the divestment of Nordic Water Hol…

Mandate December 16, 2020

Vinge advises Industrifonden in connection with an investment in MinervaX

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with its investment in MinervaX.

Mandate November 16, 2020

Vinge has advised Nextory in connection with capital raising

Nextory has acquired SEK 165 million in a capital raising.

Mandate November 04, 2020

Vinge has advised Alder II in conjunction with its investment in Briab

Briab is one of the leading fire safety engineering companies in Sweden.

Mandate October 09, 2020

Vinge advises Cell Impact AB (publ) in connection with a directed share issue

Vinge has advised Cell Impact AB (publ) in connection with a directed share issue, whereby Cell Impa…

Mandate October 05, 2020

The European Investment Bank has signed a EUR 47 million financing agreement with Swedish innovative battery technology company Nilar.

Vinge has acted as European Investment Bank’s (the EIB) counsel in the financing of the battery tech…

Mandate August 26, 2020

Vinge advises Industrifonden in conjunction with an investment in Open Payments

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with Industrifonden commencing a seed round of EUR 3…

Mandate May 14, 2020

Vinge advises Anyfin

Vinge has advised the fintech company Anyfin AB in connection with an investment round of approximat…

Mandate May 12, 2020

Vinge has advised Altair on its acquisition of assets from WRAP

The global technology company Altair has acquired the WRAP software business from Wrap International…

Mandate April 14, 2020

Vinge has advised Ventech in connection with their investment in Mindler

Vinge has advised Ventech, a leading Seed & Series A-focused European venture capital firm, in conne…

Mandate March 04, 2020

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with investment

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with Industrifonden’s investment in ShardSecure Inc.…

Mandate March 02, 2020

Vinge advises Industrifonden in connection with financing

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with Industrifonden leading a financing round in the…

Mandate September 20, 2019

Vinge advises Borgo in connection with the formation of a new mortgage company

Five finance companies have formed a new residential mortgage platform. Ålandsbanken, Ica Banken, Ik…

Mandate August 30, 2019

Vinge has represented Acast in connection with EUR 25 million financing from EIB

The Swedish leading podcast company Acast has signed a EUR 25 million financing agreement with the E…

Mandate May 21, 2019

Vinge advises Anyfin

Vinge has advised the fintech company Anyfin AB in connection with an investment round of approximat…

Mandate February 25, 2019

Capital procurement by Bynk

Vinge has advised Bynk and its owners in connection with a capital procurement in the amount of appr…

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 December 17, 2018

Vinge has assisted Max Sievert in acquisition of Nordic Traction Group

Vinge has advised AB Max Sievert in connection with its acquisition of Nordic Traction Group AB and…

Mandate September 26, 2018

Vinge advises Alder II in conjunction with the acquisition of Scanacon

Alder II has entered into an agreement together with the management of the company to acquire the en…

Mandate June 29, 2018

Vinge advises Calliditas Therapeutics in connection with the listing on Nasdaq Stockholm’s main market

Vinge advises Calliditas Therapeutics AB (publ) (“Calliditas Therapeutics”) in connection with the l…

Mandate June 27, 2018

Vinge advises in conjunction with sale of Powerbox

Vinge has advised the sellers, including Alder and Industrifonden, in conjunction with the sale of a…

Mandate March 08, 2018

Vinge advises Fishbrain in series B round

The world’s most popular app for the world’s most popular hobby – Fishbrain – has raised $13.5 milli…

Mandate February 22, 2018

Vinge advises Anyfin

Vinge advises fintech company Anyfin AB in connection with an investment round of approximately SEK…

Mandate January 17, 2018

Vinge advises Partech Ventures in connection with investment in NA-KD

Vinge advises Partech Venture in connection with its investment in the Swedish e-commerce company NA…

Mandate November 29, 2017

Vinge advises Industrifonden in connection with investment in DPOrganizer

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with a EUR 3 million financing round in DPOrganizer.

Mandate September 06, 2017

Vinge has advised Fast Travel Games during funding round

Vinge has advised Stockholm based VR games studio Fast Travel Games in connection with a 2.1 MUSD fu…

Mandate September 05, 2017

Vinge has advised Apica in connection with funding round

Vinge has advised Apica in connection with a 12 MUSD funding round, with the goal of helping Apica e…

Mandate August 02, 2017

Anhui Shanying Paper acquires Nordic Paper

Vinge has advised Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., LTD (“Anhui Shanying Paper”) in conjunction wit…

Mandate January 24, 2017

Vinge advises Industrifonden in connection with the investment round in Amra

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with an investment round of USD 9 million for the dig…

Mandate December 08, 2016

Vinge advises in conjunction with sale of shares in Oatly

Vinge has advised on the sale of the shares in Oatly.

Mandate May 26, 2016

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

During this autumn, SEB’s mobile app will include a new and improved function which automatically so…

News

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…