Marcus Glader specialises in competition law and is a partner in Vinge’s specialist practice group, EU, Competition & Regulatory. Marcus works with all types of EU and competition law matters and focuses in particular on transactions, abuse of dominance issues and competition law litigation. Marcus has a wealth of international experience and is ranked as one of the top five competition law specialists in Sweden. He holds a Doctor of Laws and is a guest lecturer at Lund University and is also regularly engaged as a guest speaker at conferences and seminars.
The European Commission closes Tele2 investigation
The Commission has informed Tele2 that the investigation has been closed without any further action. Vinge assisted Tele2 during the investigation.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, partners Johan Karlsson and Marcus Glader, economic expert Jakob Jeanrond and associates Johan Wahlbom and Xandra Ståhlberg.
Vinge advises CGI on its offer for Acando
The total offer value for all outstanding shares in Acando amounts to approximately SEK 4,320 million.
Vinge advises CGI. The Vinge team includes Erik Sjöman, Malte Hedlund, Anna-Karin Alin, Anna Edström, Lena Lundahl, Marcus Glader, Trine Osen Bergqvist, Emma Johansson, Anna Grigorian and Victor Ericsson.
Vinge advises funds managed by Triton in connection with acquisition
Mark & Energibyggarna is a successful supplier of services within facility construction in the Gothenburg area. Mark & Energibyggarna is connected to KEWAB and Akeab as a new sister company in an infrastructure group, focused on facility and construction work, owned by Triton and the management of the companies in question.
Vinge’s team consisted of partner Christina Kokko together with, among others, associates Oscar Rydén, Johanna Wiberg and Michaela Cronemyr. Partner Albert Wållgren and associates Adelwald and Sara Osman provided financing advice. Partner Marcus Glader and associates Xandra Ståhlberg and Fredrika Hjelmberg provided competition law advice.
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.
Vinge advises Tele2 in the merger with Com Hem
The combined company will be a leading integrated connectivity provider by combining an award-winning mobile network with the fastest national fixed network and the widest range of content in the market. The combination is conditional upon, inter alia, approval from the relevant competition authorities and approval of the merger from the shareholders in Tele2 and Com Hem. The merger is currently expected to be completed in the second half of 2018.
Vinge’s team primarily consists of Charlotte Levin, Erik Sjöman, David Andersson, Joakim Hagberg, Amanda Knutsson and Annika Nyberg Ekenberg (capital markets), Marcus Glader, Johan Karlsson, Emma Johansson, Grant McKelvey and Sebastian Örndahl (competition and regulatory), Louise Brorsson Salomon, Helena Håkansson and Lionardo Ojeda (financing) as well as Fredrik Dahl and Fredrik Gustafsson (employment).
Vinge advises funds managed by Triton
KEWAB and Akeab will be included as sister companies in an infrastructure group, focused on facility and construction work, owned by Triton and the management in the relevant company.
Vinge’s team consisted of partner Christina Kokko together with, among others, associates Oscar Rydén, Johanna Wiberg and Michaela Cronemyr. Partner Albert Wållgren and associates Linn Adelwald and André Isacson provided financing advice. Partner Marcus Glader and associates Xandra Ståhlberg and Annika Nyberg Ekenberg provided competition law advice.
Vinge advises DGC in connection with EQT’s acquisition of shares in DGC and subsequent mandatory offer
EQT offers SEK 250 in cash per share in DGC. The total offer value for DGC amounts to approximately SEK 2.3 billion.
Vinge’s team consists of Göran Nyström, Dain Hård Nevonen and Sofie Bjärtun. Marcus Glader advices on competition law matters.
Vinge has advised Europart, a German provider of commercial vehicle spare parts that was acquired by private equity firm Triton in 2011, in connection with its acquisition of Trailereffekter and LVD Lastvagnsdelar, two distributors of parts for heavy vehicles, from Axel Johnson International.
The strategic rationale behind the transaction is Europart’s interest in growing its market presence in Sweden where the company currently has six branch offices. Europart has annual sales of EUR 412m and 1,600 employees. Trailereffekter and LVD have 16 branch offices throughout Sweden, annual revenue of SEK 264m (about EUR 28.4m as of 1 February 2016) and 93 employees.
The agreement on the acquisition of Trailereffekter AB and LVD Lastvagnsdelar Svenska AB by Europart i Sverige AB (a subsidiary of Europart Holding GmbH) was signed January 29. The transaction is expected to be concluded during March, 2016, pending clearance from competition authorities in Sweden.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, partner Christina Kokko and Johan Göthberg together with associate Louise Nordkvist (M&A), partner Marcus Glader and associates Helena Höök and Johanna Bjurling (competition law), and associates Anna Lonergan (real property), Karin Isacson (employment), Mathilda Persson (IT) and Tomas Forsgren (IP).
Vinge is advising Nytida in connection with merger with the Solhaga Group
Nytida intends to merge with the Solhaga Group. Nytida and the Solhaga Group possess considerable experience and expertise within the fields of functional impairment and the Solhaga Group specializes in the fields of neuropsychiatric and psychiatric impairment and reduced development. Both Nytida and the Solhaga Group conduct operations throughout a large part of Sweden and provide accommodation, schooling, short-term accommodation and daytime activities. The Solhaga Group also conducts operations in Norway.
Closing of the transaction is subject to the customary approval of the relevant competition authority.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, partners Christina Kokko, Jonas Johansson, Louise Brorson Salomon and Marcus Glader together with associates Linda Sengul, Maria Dahlin, Albert Wållgren, Anna-Maria Terzi, Emil Fahlén Godö and Anne Wijkman.
Vinge advises EQT VII in its acquisition of Eton Group AB and its subsidiaries in Sweden, the US, Canada and the UK (together “Eton”) from Litorina IV and a number of minority shareholders. Founded in Gånghester, Sweden, in 1928, Eton is today a global premium men’s shirts brand, offering shirts and directly linked accessories. Eton primarily sells through department stores, complemented with five own brand stores and its own online store. Eton is still headquartered in Gånghester and has approximately 155 employees across the world. The transaction is conditional upon approval from competition authorities and is expected to close in early 2016.
Vinge’s team consists of partners Christina Kokko and Peter Sundgren together with associates Sofie Bjärtun and Adriana Berglund (both M&A), Karin Virding (IP), Parul Sharma and Linn Gustavsson (both CSR), Karin Isacsson (employment), Nicklas Thorgezon (IT), Jasmin Draszka-Ali, Ulrich Ziche and Maria Dahlin (agreements), Adam Sandberg (financing), Anna Lonergran (real property), Helena Höök (competition law) as well as project assistant Josefin Backlund. Partner Marcus Glader and associates Grant McKelvey and Johanna Bjurling advice in relation to merger filing.
Vinge advises Lantmännen Ek För (”Lantmännen”) in connection with its acquisition of the Vaasan Group (”Vaasan”) from Lion Capital. In 2013, Vaasan had net sales of approx. MEUR 415 and in total approx. 2,745 employees. Vaasan is engaged in the baking industry in the Nordic and Baltic regions and is a worldwide supplier of thin crisp and crisp bread. The purchase price is confidential. The transaction is conditional upon approval by the relevant competition authorities.
Vinge’s team consists of responsible partner Christina Kokko, partner Jonas Johansson and associates Sofie Bjärtun and Alex Miler. Associate Malin Malm has advised on IP matters, Matilda Gustafsson and Johan Cederblad have advised on environmental and real property matters, Anders Morén has advised on financing matters and Sara Strandberg has advised on employment law. Partner Marcus Glader and associates Grant McKelvey, Emil Fahlén Godö, Johan Wahlbom and Victoria Grossmann are advising on the competition law aspects of the transaction.
Vinge has also coordinated the work performed by Castrén & Snellman (Finland), Lawin (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Haavind (Norway), Bech-Bruun (Denmark) and Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek (Germany).
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.
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.
Vinge has advised Lantmännen in connection with the merger of Lantmännen Agroenergi and Neova´s wood pellets operations whereby Sweden’s largest wood pellets company is proposed to be created.
The merged company will be a 50/50 joint venture between Lantmännen and Neova with a turnover of more than SEK 1 billion. The merger includes Neova’s refined compacted biofuel operations in Sweden, which are conducted under the trademark Neovas Pellets, as well as Lantmännen Agroenergi’s operations in Sweden and Latvia, which are conducted under the trademarks Agrol and Agroenergi. Demand for refined biofuels is expected to increase significantly in Europe in the next few years.
The merger is conditional upon approval by the relevant competition authorities and other customary conditions to closing.
Vinge’s M&A team consisted of, among others, responsible partner Christina Kokko together with associates Johan Steen (project manager), Malin Buch and Nicolina Kindblom. Partner Marcus Glader and associate Grant McKelvey provided competition law advice.
Lantmännen is one of the Nordic region’s largest groups within farming, machinery, energy and foodstuffs and owns, among other things, the trade marks AXA, Kungörnen, GoGreen, Hatting, Schulstad and Gooh. Lantmännen is owned by 33 500 Swedish farmers and the group has approximately 8 600 employees, conducts operations in 22 countries and has an approximate turnover of SEK 33 billion. Lantmännen Energi is one of four divisions within Lantmännen and is Sweden’s largest bioenergy company conducting operations within bioenergy and green industrial products.
Vinge is Sweden’s leading full service corporate law firm with a strong operational focus on M&A. In 2013, the firm performed, among other things, the most M&A transactions in Sweden according to Mergermarket, the independent business management intelligence and analysis service. Vinge’s M&A team works closely with the firm’s other specialist practice groups within such areas as employment, intellectual property, IT, competition, environmental, real estate and tax, which means the firm’s clients can be sure that the right expertise is at their disposal within all areas.