Johan Winnerblad

Partner
  • Stockholm
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English

Mentions

Highly regarded for his work on M&A transactions, Johan Winnerblad is lauded by one client as being 

"exceptionally good, extremely experienced and knowledgeable."

Winnerblad also has a strong focus on private equity transactions, often acting for Swedish clients. Chambers & Partners 2021

Johan Winnerblad is ranked as Leading Individual at Legal 500 2020

Johan Winnerblad garners considerable praise for his transactional practice. He often acts on the sell side and offers particular experience in small and mid-cap venture capital mandates. Clients say: "He is experienced, knowledgeable, quick to respond and efficient." Chambers & Partners 2020

Johan Winnerblad is ranked as Market leader at IFLR 1000 2020

The 'dedicated' Johan Winnerblad is ranked as a "Leading individual" hos Legal 500, 2019.

Clients enthuse that he has "an extremely high energy level, a short response time and is very experienced and knowledgeable." (Private Equity) Chambers & Partners 2019

Described as an experienced practitioner who is "super efficient and responsive" with "very broad skills," Johan Winnerblad  handles a range of transactions, including deals in the venture capital space. (Corporate/M&A) Chambers & Partners 2019

Johan Winnerblad is ranked as Market leader at IFLR 1000 2019

Johan Winnerblad is ranked as a "Leading individual" hos Legal 500, 2018.

Johan Winnerblad co-heads the firm's corporate team and continues to handle a large volume of M&A transactions, including numerous mid-market deals as well as the largest mandates. One interviewee notes: "He is one of the most experienced M&A lawyers in the Nordics." (Corporate/M&A) - Chambers & Partners 2018

Johan Winnerblad is described as a "very sharp" and "pragmatic" practitioner with "a lot of experience." (Private Equity) - Chambers & Partners 2018

Johan Winnerblad is a prominent practitioner acting on a range of transactions from small to large-cap M&A. He frequently advises clients in the financial services, TMT and life sciences sectors. According to sources, he is "energetic and really skilled." (Corporate/M&A) - Chambers & Partners 2017

Johan Winnerblad stands out to clients for his expertise and clear communication: "He is very knowledgeable, very easy to communicate with and he gives straight answers." The same source adds that he is "very responsive and really focused." He advises on a mixture of private equity investments and mid-sized transactions, with a particular focus on venture capital deals. (Private Equity) - Chambers & Partners 2017

Johan Winnerblad acts on behalf of clients in the life sciences, financial services, IT and telecommunications sectors. He advises on both public M&A and private equity transactions and is described by market sources as a "very strong" practitioner. (Corporate/M&A) - Chambers & Partners 2016

Interviewees say Johan Winnerblad is "very strong - very nice to work with and always extremely pragmatic in negotiations." (Private Equity) - Chambers & Partners 2016

Johan Winnerblad is described as "a very hands-on partner" and is best known for his busy practice in small and mid-cap M&A transactions. (Corporate/M&A) - Chambers & Partners 2015

Johan Winnerblad handles M&A-related transactions and exits. Clients explain that he is a "good negotiator, solution-oriented, pragmatic and very experienced." Cases this year include acquisitions and sales of portfolio companies. (Private Equity) - Chambers & Partners 2015

Johan Winnerblad is described as "a high-velocity lawyer" and noted for his busy practice (Corporate/M&A). - Chambers & Partners 2014

A highly respected transactional lawyer, Johan Winnerblad,"He is a key adviser; he is extremely attentive and responsive to our needs," clients enthuse". (Private Equity) - Chambers & Partners

   

Education

  • Stockholms University, LL. M, 1990

Experience

  • Partner Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå, 1998-2004
  • Associate Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå, 1992-1997
  • Staff attorney IBM Svenska AB, 1990-1991

Awards

Mandate

Mandate April 08, 2021

Vinge advises Lagergrantz Group in conjunction with the acquisition of CW Lundberg

Vinge has advised Lagercrantz Group in conjunction with the acquisition of CWL Group AB and its whol…

Mandate March 29, 2021

Vinge advises Posten Norge (Norwegian Post) in connection with the sale of Bring Frigo

Vinge is advising Posten Norge in connection with the sale of the wholly owned subsidiary Bring Frig…

Mandate March 26, 2021

Vinge advises Embellence Group AB (publ) in connection with the listing on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market

Vinge advises Embellence Group AB (publ) (“Embellence Group”) in connection with the listing on Nasd…

Mandate February 11, 2021

Vinge advises Fractal Gaming Group AB (publ) in connection with its listing on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market

Vinge advises Fractal Gaming Group AB (publ) (“Fractal”) in connection with its listing on Nasdaq Fi…

Mandate February 03, 2021

Vinge advises on the sale of Nordiska Klimatfabriken

Vinge has assisted the shareholders of Nordiska Klimatfabriken AB in conjunction with the sale there…

Mandate January 29, 2021

Vinge advises Sensebit in conjunction with the acquisition of Visy

Vinge has advised Sensebit in conjunction with the acquisition of the Finnish company Visy, a market…

Mandate December 22, 2020

Vinge advises Asept in conjunction with the acquisition of Hovicon

Vinge has advised Asept International, a subsidiary of Lagercrantz Group, in conjunction with the ac…

Mandate December 18, 2020

Vinge advises Sobro in connection with an investment in Road Rental

Vinge has advised Sobro in connection with an investment in Road Rental Scandinavia AB, which is a t…

Mandate December 15, 2020

Vinge advises Lagercrantz Holding Oy in connection with the acquisition of Esari

Vinge has advised Lagercrantz Holding Oy in connection with the acquisition of the Finnish company O…

Mandate October 01, 2020

Vinge advises Direktronik in conjunction with the acquisition of Nexlan

Vinge has advised Lagercrantz Group AB’s subsidiary Direktronik AB in conjunction with the acquisiti…

Mandate September 28, 2020

Vinge advises Sobro in conjunction with an investment in Retune

Vinge has advised Sobro in conjunction with an investment in Retune, a fast‑growing Swedish IT compa…

Mandate June 25, 2020

Vinge advises Stena Sessan in conjunction with investment in Budbee

Vinge has advised Stena Sessan in conjunction with an investment in the Swedish logistics platform B…

Mandate June 16, 2020

Vinge advises in the acquisition of Veidekke’s property development operation in Norway and Sweden

Vinge has advised a consortium comprising Fredensborg AS, Fredensborg Bolig AS, Norwegian Property A…

Mandate June 02, 2020

Vinge advises GleSYS in conjunction with the acquisition of Oulun DataCenter

Vinge has advised the hosting company GleSYS in conjunction with the acquisition of Oulun DataCenter…

Mandate May 14, 2020

Vinge advises Stena Sessan in conjunction with an investment in Exeger

Vinge has advised Stena Sessan in connection with an investment in the Swedish solar cell technology…

Mandate April 02, 2020

Vinge advises Camfil in connection with the acquisition of Resema

Vinge has advised Camfil Svenska AB in connection with the acquisition of all shares in Resema AB an…

Mandate March 17, 2020

Vinge advises in connection with the sale of Fiskarhedenvillan

Vinge has advised Litorina and other shareholders in connection with the sale of Fiskarhedenvillan t…

Mandate January 29, 2020

Vinge advises Astrego Diagnostics AB in conjunction with capital procurement

Vinge has advised Astrego Diagnostics AB in connection with the investment in the company by the Jap…

Mandate December 19, 2019

Vinge advises Microdata Telecom on the acquisition of Filtronic’s Telecoms Antenna Operations

Microdata Telecom is a telecom company operating in the wireless infrastructure market.

Mandate September 18, 2019

Vinge advised on the sale of IGDB (Internet Games Data Base)

Vinge has advised the shareholders in the Gothenburg‑based company 8 Dudes in a Garage AB in conjunc…

Mandate July 08, 2019

Vinge advises on the sale of Memira

Vinge has advised Patricia Industries AB, part of Investor AB, and other shareholders in Memira Hold…

Mandate July 05, 2019

Vinge advises Sobro in connection with an investment in Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection

Vinge has advised Sobro in connection with the investment in Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection, which del…

Mandate June 14, 2019

Vinge advises on sale of HÄRDtekno

Vinge has advised Driconeq Production AB in conjunction with the sale of HÄRDtekno i Kristinehamn AB…

Mandate May 27, 2019

Memira acquires EyeCenter and StureOptikern

Vinge has advised Memira in conjunction with the acquisition of Stockholm EyeCenter, Täby EyeCenter…

Mandate May 17, 2019

Vinge advises Vendig in conjunction with business acquisition

Vinge has advised Vendig AB, a subsidiary of Lagercrantz Group AB, in connection with the purchase o…

Mandate April 25, 2019

Lagercrantz Group acquires Dorotea Mekaniska

Vinge has advised Lagercrantz Group AB in connection with the acquisition of the shares in Dorotea M…

Mandate March 29, 2019

Vinge advises in connection with the sale of Fresks Group

Vinge has advised Litorina IV, Oscarson Invest and other shareholders in connection with the sale of…

Mandate March 28, 2019

Vinge advises in connection with the sale of Lipac Liftar

Vinge has advised Lipac Holding in connection with the sale of its subsidiary Lipac Liftar to the in…

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 January 25, 2019

Vinge advises Oncopeptides in connection with a directed share issue

The board of directors of Oncopeptides has resolved on a directed new issue of shares, whereby Oncop…

Mandate January 17, 2019

Heda Skandinavien acquires Upplands Stängsel AB

Vinge has advised Heda Skandinavien, Sweden’s leading company within installation and service of are…

Mandate January 10, 2019

Mimir Invest acquires companies from Saint-Gobain

Vinge has advised Mimir Invest AB in connection with the acquisition of the Swedish company Saint Go…

Mandate December 21, 2018

Radonova Laboratories acquires radon measurement business

Vinge has advised Radonova Laboratories AB, which is part of the Lagercrantz Group, in conjunction w…

Mandate December 20, 2018

Lagercrantz acquires Schmitztechnik GmbH

Vinge has advised Lagercrantz Group in connection with the acquisition of the German company Schmitz…

Mandate December 04, 2018

Vinge advises Vicore Pharma in connection with a directed share issue

The board of directors of Vicore Pharma has resolved, subject to the approval by an extraordinary ge…

Mandate November 09, 2018

Orango acquires Pdb Datasystem

Vinge has advised Orango in conjunction with the acquisition of Pdb Datasystem.

Mandate November 08, 2018

Heda purchases HEAB

Vinge has advised Hedask Skandinavien (Heda) in conjunction with the acquisition of HEAB Stängsel.

Mandate October 30, 2018

Sobro invests in TrueSec

Vinge has advised Sobro in connection with its acquisition of a majority share in the TrueSec group.…

Mandate October 29, 2018

Stora Enso increases its holding in Cellutech

Vinge has advised Cellutech in connection with the minority shareholder Stora Enso acquiring all sha…

Mandate October 16, 2018

Summit Partners invests in Syncron International

Vinge has advised Syncron International in connection with the American private equity company Summi…

Mandate October 05, 2018

Jacobs Douwe Egberts acquires JOBmeal

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) has agreed to acquire Sweden-based JOBmeal, a company that offers a range…

Mandate July 11, 2018

Helix Kapital acquires Heda Skandinavien

Vinge has advised Helix Kapital in conjunction with the acquisition of Heda Skandinavien, the curren…

Mandate July 06, 2018

Helix Kapital acquires Holms Industri

Vinge has advised Helix Kapital in connection with the acquisition of Holms Industri.

Mandate July 03, 2018

Vicore Pharma Holding acquires INIM Pharma

Vinge has advised the shareholders of INIM Pharma in connection with the sale of the company to Vico…

Mandate May 31, 2018

Vinge advises the owners of Hantverksdata in the sale to Adelis Equity Partners

Hantverksdata is one of the Nordic region’s leading suppliers of administrative software developed f…

Mandate May 08, 2018

VIA Equity Fund III K/S invests in GleSYS AB and Portlane AB

Vinge has advised VIA Equity Fund III K/S, together with the current owners, founders and CEO Glenn…

Mandate May 07, 2018

Sobro – new main owner in Mercur

Vinge has advised Sobro in connection with Sobro’s investment in Mercur, which is a leading develope…

Mandate May 02, 2018

New issue in AttgeNO

The Swedish pharmaceutical research company AttgeNO has performed a new issue of shares.

Mandate April 19, 2018

Tieto acquires NSEC

Vinge has advised the shareholders of NSEC AB in conjunction with the sale of the company to the Nor…

Mandate March 23, 2018

Lagercrantz acquired Alf Bjurenwall AB

Vinge has advised the Lagercrantz group in connection with the acquisition of Alf Bjurenwall AB, whi…

Mandate March 23, 2018

Vinge advises Oncopeptides in connection with a directed share issue

The board of directors of Oncopeptides has resolved on a directed new issue of shares, whereby Oncop…

Mandate March 20, 2018

Vinge advises Mincon Group in connection with the acquisition of Driconeq

Driconeq is a leading global supplier of high quality drill pipes and accessories for down-the-hole…

Mandate March 20, 2018

Holmgrens Bil acquires Proauto

Vinge has advised the shareholders in Proauto Holding in conjunction with the sale of shares in the…

Mandate March 20, 2018

Posten Norge sells Bring Citymail

Vinge has advised Posten Norge in connection with the sale of Bring Citymail to the German private e…

Mandate January 10, 2018

EQT acquires Candidator

Vinge has advised Sobro and other owners in conjunction with the sale of all shares in Candidator Ho…

Mandate January 08, 2018

Orango acquires Itero

Vinge has advised Orango in connection with the acquisition of Itero.

Mandate December 22, 2017

Waterland sells IPCOM to Alpha

Vinge has been Swedish counsel to Waterland Private Equity in the sale of Belgian IPCOM N.V. (includ…

Mandate December 20, 2017

Nordstjernan invests in Mama Mia

Vinge has advised Nordstjernan in conjunction with the acquisition of the majority of shares in Barn…

Mandate December 19, 2017

Mr Green acquires Evoke Gaming

Vinge has advised the gaming company Mr Green in conjunction with the acquisition of Evoke Gaming w…

Mandate December 01, 2017

Atria sells Nordic Fast Food to FIAB

Vinge has advised Atria in conjunction with the sale of its holding in Nordic Fast Food AB to the pr…

Mandate November 22, 2017

WallVision acquires Wall&decó

Vinge together with the Italian law firm Pavia e Ansaldo have advised WallVision in conjunction with…

Mandate November 10, 2017

Acquisition of Lideta Hälsovård

Vinge is advising Nordstjernan in conjunction with the acquisition of a majority of the shares in Li…

Mandate July 18, 2017

Vinge advises Schibsted in conjunction with sale of shares in Hitta.se

Vinge has advised Schibsted in conjunction with the sale of 90.2 per cent of the shares in Hitta.se.…

Mandate July 07, 2017

Vinge advises Lagercrantz Group in connection with the acquisition of Wapro AB

Wapro AB develops, markets and sells innovative products which prevent and regulate water flow in or…

Mandate March 22, 2017

Vinge advises on acquisition of Apparatenfabriek Bereila

Vinge has advised Asept International, which is a subsidiary of Lagercrantz Group, in conjunction wi…

Mandate February 24, 2017

Vinge advises De Forenede Dampvaskerier in conjunction with the acquisition of Textilia

Vinge has advised De Forenede Dampvaskerier A/S in conjunction with the acquisition of the Textilia…

Mandate January 02, 2017

Lagercrantz Group acquires Exilight

Vinge has advised Lagercrantz Group in connection with the acquisition of the Finnish company, Exili…

Mandate December 01, 2016

Litorina invests in Fractal Design

Vinge has advised Litorina IV in connection with its acquisition of Fractal Design, a leading Swedis…

Mandate September 01, 2016

Vinge advises on sale of Emric

Vinge has advised InnKap 4 Partners LP, E. Öhman J:or AB, F Månsson Invest AB and other shareholders…

Mandate June 21, 2016

Vinge advises Tele2 in connection with the acquisition of TDC Sverige

Vinge has advised Tele2 Sverige AB in connection with the acquisition of TDC Sverige AB for an enter…

Mandate May 06, 2016

vinge advises on sale of Grolls

Vinge is advising Litorina and other owners in connection with the sale of Björnkläder Intressenter…

Mandate April 28, 2016

Vinge advises Lagercrantz Group in connection with acquisition of Kondator

Vinge has advised Lagercrantz Group in connection with the acquisition of all shares in Kondator.

Mandate March 11, 2016

Vinge advises Atria Scandinavia in connection with acquisition of Lagerbergs

Vinge is advising Atria Scandinavia in connection with its acquisition of Lagerberg i Norjeby AB, wh…

Mandate February 29, 2016

Vinge advises on sale of Nordomatic

Vinge has advised the majority owner Sobro and other shareholders in connection with the sale of Nor…

Mandate January 15, 2016

Vinge advises Litorina in connection with acquisition of Fresks

Vinge has advised Litorina IV in connection with the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Fresk…

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…

Fifth year in a row: Vinge – Sweden M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
Press Release December 07, 2018

Fifth year in a row: Vinge – Sweden M&A Legal Adviser of the Year

Vinge has won Mergermarket’s award Sweden M&A Legal Adviser of the Year.

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…