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Vinge has advised ESSVP IV funds in connection with its acquisition of Bergkvist-Insjön Aktiebolag

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Kristina Ekberg and Hannah Kajlinger (M&A) and Fabian Ekeblad and Sofia Törnroth Nyberg (Banking and Finance).
 

July 22, 2019

Vinge advises on the sale of Memira

With 47 clinics, Memira is the Nordic Region’s leading chain providing sight correction operations and one of the leading actors in the world in relation to change of lenses.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Johan Winnerblad, Kristina Ekberg, Karl Klackenberg, Martin Cronsioe, Milad Kamali, Daniel Wendelsson, Maria Schultzberg, Henrik Wastensson and Sofie Sundin. 

July 8, 2019

Vinge advises Baseload Capital in connection with an investment by Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Baseload Capital Holding AB is financing international projects for renewable energy, primarily geothermal energy through its subsidiary, Baseload Capital Sweden AB (publ).

Vinge’s team consisted primarily of Kristina Ekberg, Matthias Pannier, Rasmus Perdahl and Hannes Pettersson.
 

March 5, 2019

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

 

10x Genomics will continue to operate Spatial Transcriptomics out of their existing offices in Stockholm, with plans to grow their presence in Sweden.

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, partners Christina Kokko and Kristina Ekberg as well as associates Anna Thoms, Klara Secher, Sophia Holm, Lova Unge, Stina Bengtsson and Frida Ställborn.

Dec. 11, 2018

Vinge has advised Aprea Therapeutics in connection with its EUR 50 million financing

Vinge has advised Aprea Therapeutics in connection with its EUR 50 million series C financing round, led by the Redmile Group and with participation by the new investor Rock Springs Capital and the existing shareholders 5AM Ventures, Versant Ventures, HealthCap, Sectoral Asset Management, Karolinska Development AB.

Vinge’s team consisted of Kristina Ekberg, Peter Issa and Tove Lövgren Frisk. 

Dec. 4, 2018

Stora Enso increases its holding in Cellutech

Cellutech was founded in 2013 and consists of an active team with eight scientists and researchers who act as a link between academia and industry.

Cellutech was started in order to develop ideas from high class technology research at SweTree Technologies and Wallenberg Wood Science Center to commercially successful technology and products.

Vinge’s team consisted of Johan Winnerblad and Kristina Ekberg.
 

Oct. 29, 2018

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

With c. 300 employees, Envirotainer operates from regional centres in Stockholm, Frankfurt, Dallas and Singapore, with a portfolio of more than 5,500 leased containers globally. Envirotainer developed and marketed the first container with an active temperature control system in 1995 and since then has significantly invested in technology and its container fleet.

Vinge’s team consisted of partners Christina Kokko and Kristina Ekberg (M&A), Louise Brorsson Salomon and Albert Wållgren (Banking and Finance) together with associates Filip Öhrner, Samra Baytar, Karl Klackenberg, Anna Thoms, Vilhelm Rondahl and Arvid Axelryd (M&A), Linn Adelwald and Agnes Perbo (Banking and Finance), Hedvig Ekdahl, Lisa Hörnqvist and Hayaat Ibrahim (Commercial Agreements), Klara Secher (IP), Sara Strandberg and Sophia Holm (Employment), Johan Cederblad (Environment), Frida Ställborn (Real Estate) and VDR assistant Jessica Öijer.

July 12, 2018

Vicore Pharma Holding acquires INIM Pharma

INIM Pharma develops a new local treatment of severe and unusual forms of lung disease such as idiopathic lung fibrosis. 

The acquisition is performed as an issue in kind corresponding to a dilution of 35.8 per cent. HealthCap VII LP owns 85 per cent of INIM and following the acquisition HealthCap VII LP will hold approximately 30.4 per cent of the shares in Vicore Pharma Holding.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

Vinge’s team consisted of Johan Winnerblad, Kristina Ekberg, Jesper Schönbeck, Rikard Lindahl and Malin Malm Waerme.
 

July 3, 2018

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

Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Christina Kokko, Kristina Ekberg, Samra Baytar, Manne Bergström, Martin Cronsioe, Desirée Sjöblom, Ulrich Ziche, Hedvig Ekdahl, Josefine Lanker, Fredrika Hjelmberg, Viktor Wahlqvist, Lova Unge, Marion Kronberg, Jasmin Draszka-Ali and Xandra Ståhlberg.

Jan. 2, 2018

Nordstjernan invests in Mama Mia

Mama Mia conducts prenatal and childcare services at seven units in Stockholm and Malmö, as well as primary care at two units in Stockholm under the trademark, To Care. The company has grown quickly over the last few years and during the last financial year its turnover was approximately MSEK 200 with approximately 170 employees.

Vinge’s team consisted of Johan Winnerblad, Kristina Ekberg, Samra Baytar, Josephine Andersson, Martin Boström, Frida Ställborn and Mikaela Lang.
 

Dec. 20, 2017

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

Acquisition of Lideta Hälsovård

Lideta conducts primary care via 15 centres in Stockholm and in southern Sweden. The company has grown quickly since it was founded in 2001 by doctor Simon Larsson and currently has 93 000 listed patients, 350 employees and a turnover of approximately MSEK 500.

The transaction is conditional upon approval by the relevant competition authorities, which is expected during the fourth quarter of 2017.

Vinge’s team consisted of partners Johan Winnerblad and Kristina Ekberg, associates Samra Baytar, Johanna Wiberg and Marion Kronberg. Grant McKelvey and Xandra Ståhlberg provided competition law advice.

Nov. 10, 2017

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

The buyers are Alexander Hannerland and Stefan Tocca, both with a background in Hitta.se and Schibsted respectively, as well as Sprints Capital Management, a London based investment company founded by Henrik Persson. Last year, Hitta.se’s turnover was MSEK 257 with an EBITDA of MSEK 69.

Vinge’s team consisted of partners Johan Winnerblad and Kristina Ekberg together with associates Louise Nordkvist and Jonas Borg.

July 18, 2017

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

Wapro’s head office is in Karlshamn, and it also has a subsidiary in Chicago, USA. Wapro’s turnover is approximately MSEK 40 with good profitability and the company conducts operations in, inter alia, Europe, North America and Australia.

Vinge’s team consisted of partners Johan Winnerblad and Kristina Ekberg together with, among others, associates Filip Öhrner and Manne Bergström.

July 7, 2017

Vinge has advised Papyrus Holding AB

Vinge has advised Papyrus Holding AB in connection with its acquisition of Procurator AB from RoosGruppen AB. The Procurator-group is one of the leading suppliers of inter alia protective clothing and personal protective equipment and cleaning and hygiene products in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Estonia. The company had revenues of approx. MEUR 120 in 2015. The transaction is subject to relevant approval from the Swedish Competition Authority.

Vinge´s team consisted of partners in charge Christina Kokko (M&A) and Anna Palmérus (competition law) and among others Kristina Ekberg, Oscar Rydén, Johanna Wiberg and Ilze Lukins (M&A), Frida Ställborn (competition law), Sara Strandberg and Lisa Sennerby (employment), Josefine Lanker (financing), Tomas Forsgren (IP), Nicklas Thorgerzon (IT), Kristoffer Larson (real estate), Jasmin Draszka-Ali (CSR) and Andréa Nicolin (agreements).

Jan. 11, 2017

Vinge advises Ampersand Capital Partners

Vinge advises Ampersand Capital Partners, a Boston based private equity firm, in connection with the forming of the Gyros Protein Technologies group. The new group consists of Ampersand’s portfolio company Protein Technologies, Inc., a US based provider of peptide synthesis instrumentation and reagents, and the Swedish Gyros group operating within automated nanoliter-scale immunoassays, who’s majority owner is the Swedish Sixth National Pension Fund.
 
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, the partner in charge Christina Kokko and Kristina Ekberg, Oscar Rydén and Maria Schultzberg.

April 8, 2016

Vinge advises NKT Cables Group A/S

The purchase price amounts to MSEK 250. In 2012, the business had revenues of approximately SEK 1.5 billion. The sale includes a facility in Falun with a production and development division as well as sales and administration, which includes a total of approximately 320 employees. The transaction is conditional upon approval by the competition authorities.

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Bo Adrianzon, Kristina Ekberg, Malin Buch, Johan Karlsson and Helena Höök.
 

May 6, 2013

Vinge advises Scandinavian Office Group in acquisition of Kontorsvaruhuset

Vinge is advising Scandinavian Office Group in connection with the acquisition of Kontorsvaruhuset. Litorina is the majority shareholder in Scandinavian Office Group, which has been owned by Gullbergs since the summer of 2012. Kontorsvaruhuset Gullbergs has been formed as a result of a merger between Gullbergs and Kontorsvaruhuset. The new group will be one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of office supplies and consumable materials as well as related services to both the private sector and public sector. The new group will have nationwide coverage, a turnover of approximately SEK 1.1 billion and have approximately 500 employees. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the Swedish Competition Authority.

Vinge’s team assisting the buyer consists of responsible partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, associates Kristina Ekberg and Louise Markgren. Partner Johan Karlsson and associate Peter Alstergren are providing competition law advice.

Feb. 21, 2013

Vinge advises AstraZeneca

Vinge has advised AstraZeneca in connection with the sale of its research facility in Södertälje to Acturum, a group formed by FAM, the Wallenber foundations’ management company, and PEAB. The transaction covers, among other things, real estate, laboratories, research projects and a significant number of laboratory equipment and is intended to create conditions for future research and enterprise within the entire filed of life science.

Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Malin Ohlin and associate Kristina Ekberg and also included partner Patrick Forslund and associates Daniel Unger, Johan Cederblad, Nazli Zia, Peter Alstergren, Claes Henriksson and project assistant Sara Andersson.

Jan. 30, 2013