Vinge has advised Axcel’s portfolio company Loopia on the acquisition of the Binero Group’s mass hosting business
The business provides web hosting and domain registrations to small and medium sized companies and consumers and will be carved out from Binero Group in a transaction expected to close during the end of August 2019. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions. For Loopia, this is another step towards having the scale to provide an even better user experience for our many customers. The business that Loopia is acquiring offers web hosting and domain registration to small and medium size enterprises and consumers in a subscription model. The customer base and services fit well into the Loopia Group and the combined team will join forces to pursue Loopia’s ambition to deliver a superior user experience, technological innovations and outstanding local support to Loopia’s customers. The purchase price is approximately SEK 380 million.
Vinge’s team consisted primarily of partners Christina Kokko (M&A) and Mikael Ståhl (Banking and Finance) and associates Linda Sengul, Vilhelm Rondahl and Stina Bengtsson (M&A), Josefine Larsson (Banking and Finance), Mathilda Persson, Nicklas Thorgerzon and Jolene Reimerson (IT), Ilze Lukins (IP), Hedvig Ekdahl (Commercial Agreements), Lisa Ullman (Employment) and VDR-assistant Jessica Öijer.
Vinge represents Mastercard in connection with Mastercard’s cooperation with P27 Nordic Payments Platform regarding establishment of infrastructure for payments system in the Nordics
This investment programme is a world first in terms of a real-time and batch multi-currency platform and will replace the existing payment infrastructure, enabling instant and secure payments at lower costs and increased competitiveness. Participants will be able to send and receive funds immediately across the Nordic markets.
Vinge’s team has primarily consisted of Eva Fredrikson, Nicklas Thorgerzon, Fredrika Hjelmberg, Niklas Berntorp and Isabell Nielsen (IT/commercial agreements), as well as Henrik Ossborn, Fredrik Christiansson, Martin Svanberg and Hedvig Ekdahl (financial regulatory).
Vinge has advised KKR in connection with the acquisition of Gunnebo Industrier
Crosby is a global, market‑leading company with products within lifting and rigging. Gunnebo Industrier is an international manufacturing group that provides lifting and material handling products to a global customer base. The company was founded in 1764 and has manufacturing units in Sweden, Norway and the USA with subsidiaries in nine countries and distribution partners in more than 50 countries.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Christina Kokko, Samra Baytar, Marith Welin-Berger and Hanna Risberg (Corporate and M&A), Adriana Berglund and Michael Montner (Commercial Agreements), Lisa Ullman (Employment), André Isacson and Josefine Larsson (Banking and Finance), Klara Secher and Hannah Kajlinger (IP), Kristoffer Larson (Real Property), Agnes Perbo and Nicklas Thorgerzon (IT) and Jessica Öijer (VDR assistant).
Vinge advises Pure Storage on its acquisition of Compuverde
Compuverde is a leading developer of file software solutions for enterprises and cloud providers based in Sweden.
Vinges’s team consisted of responsible partner Matthias Pannier and senior associate Carl Sander, together with Hannes Pettersson, Hanna Risberg (M&A), Nicklas Thorgerzon, Fredrika Hjelmberg, Alva Hägglund (IT/Commercial Agreements), Klara Secher (IP), Maria Schultzberg, Henrik Wastenson, Victor Ericsson (Tax), Sophia Holm, Sara Strandberg (Employment) och Agnes Perbo (Real Estate).
Allfunds Bank to acquire Nordic Fund Market
Allfunds is the leading institutional fund and wealthtech platform in Europe with more than €370 billion of AuA. NFM is an electronic mutual fund service that enables straight through processing of orders and settlements. The service enables the fund distributors to access a broad choice of mutual funds through one single interface. There are presently around 200 connected fund companies with more than 5,000 mutual funds available on the Nasdaq platform. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Jonas Bergström and Carl Sander (M&A), Emma Stuart-Beck, Henrik Schön and Mikaela Lang (Financial Regulatory), Ulf Nilsson and Victor Ericsson (Tax), and Nicklas Thorgerzon (TSA/CA).
Vinge advises Loopia on its acquisition of .SE Direkt
As of mid-February, .SE Direkt's customers will have Loopia as registrar for their domains. Loopia AB, which is a part of Loopia Group, is one of Sweden's largest and fastest growing web hosting companies with operations in Sweden, Norway, and Serbia. Loopia currently has over 225,000 customers and is a market leader in Sweden within domain names and web hosting. IIS is responsible for the Swedish top-level domain .se and is an independent, business-driven and public organization who works for an internet that contributes positively to people and society.
Vinge’s team consisted of partners Christina Kokko (M&A) and Mikael Ståhl (Banking and Finance), and associates Linda Sengul and Martin Cronsioe (M&A), Josefine Larsson (Banking and Finance), Nicklas Thorgerzon (Commercial Agreements) and Klara Secher (IP).
Vinge advises Insight Venture Partners on their investment by participation in a EUR 56 000 000 investment round in Tink AB.
Tink’s products can be used to develop standalone services or be integrated into existing banking applications.
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries.
Vinge’s team consisted of Christina Kokko, Ulrich Ziche, Michaela Cronemyr, Isabelle Jengsell (M&A), Malin Haag, Stina Bengtsson (Financial Services), Sara Strandberg (Employment), Nicklas Thorgerzon (IT/GDPR), Arvid Axelryd (Commercial Agreements), Lisa Hörnqvist (IP) and Frida Ställborn (Real Property).
Vinge advises KKR on its significant investment in Söderberg & Partners
The transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent including regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2019.
Söderberg & Partners is a leading non-bank provider of wealth management and corporate pension and insurance services in the Nordic region and the Netherlands. KKR will continue to support and assist Söderberg & Partners on its strategy of rolling out its successful platform across the Nordic region and internationally, developing its product portfolio and services proposition, and enhancing its capabilities across investment management and research.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Christina Kokko, Johan Larsson, Samra Baytar, Desirée Sjöblom, Elsie Nassar and Hanna Risberg (Corporate and M&A), Emma Stuart-Beck, Caroline Krassén, Malin Haag, Henrik Schön, Mikaela Lang and Julia Hirschberg (Regulatory and Financial Services) Viveka Classon, Paulina Malmberg (Insurance), Isabell Nielsen (Commercial Agreements), Lisa Ullman (Employment), Nicklas Thorgerzon (IT), Vilhelm Rondahl and Josefine Lanker (Banking and Financing), Agnes Perbo and Karolina Cohrs (Real Estate/Lease Agreements), Sofia Bergenstråhle (IP) and Viktoria Owetz (VDR assistant).
Vinge advises STMicroelectronics on its acquisition of a majority stake in Norstel AB
Upon completion of the transaction (which is subject to conditions), STMicroelectronics will acquire 55% of Norstel AB, with an option to acquire the remaining 45% subject to certain conditions. If such option is exercised, it will result in a total consideration of USD 137,500,000 for 100% of Norstel AB.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Christina Kokko, Ulrich Ziche, Linda Sengul and Desirée Sjöblom (Corporate and M&A), Gu Qun, Gabriella Fossum, Jasmin Draszka-Ali and Hayaat Ibrahim (Regulatory and Compliance), Klara Secher (IP), Sophia Holm and Lova Unge (Employment), Nicklas Thorgerzon (IT), Axel Jansson and Anna Åhlberg (Banking and Financing), Anne Wijkman (Real Estate/Lease Agreements), Trine Osen Bergkvist (Competition), Fredrika Hjelmberg (Commercial Agreements), Hampus Olsson (Environment) and Jessica Öijer (VDR assistant).
Vinge advises Ambea on its acquisition of Aleris Care
The purchase price amounted to SEK 2.6 billion on a debt free case free basis. Aleris Care is the leader in the private market for care services in Norway, the sixth largest private operator in Sweden and the largest private provider in the Denmark. Today, Ambea is the second largest player in the private market for care services in Sweden and the seventh largest in Norway. Following the acquisition, Ambea will be the largest care provider in the Nordic region with operations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval by the relevant competition authorities and closing is expected to occur during the first quarter of 2019.
Vinge’s team consisted of partners Christina Kokko (M&A), Charlotte Levin (Public M&A and Capital Markets), Albert Wållgren (Banking and Finance) and Johan Karlsson (Competition) together with associates Johanna Wiberg, Martin Cronsioe and Karolina Cohrs (M&A), Linn Adelwald, Josefine Lanker and Josefine Larsson (Banking and Finance), Nicklas Thorgerzon, Fredrika Hjelmberg, Hayaat Ibrahim and Victor Berg (Commercial Agreements), Klara Secher (IP), Kristoffer Larson (Real Estate), Sara Strandberg and Lisa Ullman (Employment), Trine Osen Bergqvist, Xandra Ståhlberg and Sofia Landolsi (Competition), Hannes Pettersson (Corporate), Maria Schultzberg, Victor Ericsson and Henrik Wastenson (Tax) and VDR assistant Jessica Öijer.
Selmer (Norway) and Accura (Denmark) has advised on the transaction’s Norwegian and Danish legal and tax aspects.
Vinge has advised Colfax Corporation in connection with the acquisition of the GCE Group
The GCE Group headquarters are located in Malmö (Sweden) and the group conducts business in over 15 countries. The main production sites are located in the Czech Republic and China.
The transaction is subject to approval by relevant competition authorities.
Vinge’s team consisted primarily of Daniel Rosvall, Ulrich Ziche, Peter Issa, Stina Bengtsson, Elisabeth Hallberg, Ludvig Wettergren, Agnes Perbo, Sebastian Frisk, Christina Odengran, Hedvig Ekdahl, Hayaat Ibrahim, Sophia Holm, Sarah Berger, Malin Malm Waerme and Nicklas Thorgerzon.
Vinge advises TAAKT in conjunction with acquisition of Runelandhs
Runelandhs Försäljnings AB is a distance sales undertaking which sells equipment and furnishings to the companies and municipalities via catalogues and e‑trading.
Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Matthias Pannier, Samra Baytar, Hannah Kajlinger, Nicklas Thorgerzon, Sophia Holm and Frida Ställborn.
Vinge advises Partech Ventures in connection with investment in NA-KD
Partech Ventures is leading the USD 45 million series B round, accompanied by existing investors Northzone, eEquity, FJ Labs, Jonas Norlander and Filip Engelbert. NA-KD sells women’s clothes directly to consumers, and has grown more than 150% in 2017.
Vinge’s team has mainly consisted of Johan Larsson, Oscar Rydén, Niclas Thorgerzon and Anna Thoms.
Vinge advises Industrifonden in connection with investment in DPOrganizer
DPOrganizer offers a service through which customers can map, visualize, report and manage personal data processing.
Vinge’s team consisted of partner Johan Larsson and, among others, Oscar Rydén, Nicklas Thorgerzon and Marith Welin-Berger.
Vinge advises Power Systems Technologies, Ltd. and Flex, Ltd.
Vinge’s team consisted of counsel Ulrich Ziche together with, among others, partners Johan Göthberg and Malin Ohlin, associates Linda Sengul, Carl Sander, Sara Strandberg, Carolina Walther, Grant McKelvey, Sofia Ekdahl, Nicklas Thorgerzon, VDR assistant Sofie Sundin and Karin Schwebach and Jesper Lindvall.
Microsoft acquires the Linköping based company Donya Labs, developer of the Simplygon software for 3D games and VR applications. Among the sellers are the founders Ulrik Lindahl and Koshi Hamedi as well as SEB Venture Capital.
Vinge's team comprised Johan Larsson (M&A), Ulrich Ziche (M&A), Carl Sander (M&A), Mathilda Persson (Technology) and Niclas Thorgerzon (Technology).
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).
IK Small Cap I Fund acquires OS Group AB
OpenSolution’s head office is situated in Gothenburg and the company provides turnkey solutions for cash and payment systems. The transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, partner Jonas Bergström together with associates Linda Sengul, Louise Nordkvist and Marith Welin Berger (M&A), partner Louise Brorson Salomon together with associates Helena Håkansson and Adam Sandberg (financing) as well as Nicklas Thorgerzon, Tomas Forsgren and Manne Bergström (IT and IP).
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 has advised SBAB in connection with the acquisition of the entire issued share capital in Booli Search Technologies AB (“Booli”). Completion in respect of 67% of the shares will take place in January 2016 and it is intended that the remaining 33% will be acquired subsequently. Booli develops products and services directed to the housing market. The services include, among other things, booli.se, one of Sweden’s largest search sites for residential properties with more than 270 000 unique visitors per week, and Hittamäklare.se, an estate agents comparison site for private individuals wishing to sell their residence. Booli will be a subsidiary of SBAB and will continue as an independent enterprise under the trademark Booli.
Vinge’s team consisted of partner Daniel Rosvall together with, among others, associates Maria Dahlin, Manne Bergström, Karin Virding, Tomas Forsgren, Karin Isacson and Niklas Thorgerzon as well as project assistants Anna Hellof and Caroline Skymberg.
Vinge advises when FAM AB, owned by the three largest Wallenberg Foundations, will become co-owner of Nefab by means of a targeted new share issue for SEK 1.1 billion. The Nordgren/Pihl family will continue as co-owners.
Nefab is currently active in 30 countries in Europe, North/South America and Asia. Products and services are supplied in these countries to customers in a number of different industry segments. Half or approximately 50% of Nefab’s sales come from global customers who need a supplier that can coordinate their packaging needs over several continents. Nefab’s global business set-ups are made possible through a strong local presence in the world’s leading industrial nations, and every year over 10,000 customers have their packaging needs met by the company. Nefab’s vision is to be the global partner for complete packaging solutions.
The deal is subject to approval by the relevant authorities.
Vinge’s team consists of responsible partner Jonas Johansson and associate Sofie Bjärtun, together with associates Kajsa Hallner and Nils-Fredrik Dehlin (corporate and M&A), counsel Johan Cederblad and associate Matilda Gustafsson (environment and real property), associates Marie Brommesson. Helena Håkansson (banking and finance), Malin Buch (commercial agreements), Åsa Gotthardsson, Lova Unge (both employment and benefits), Anna Möller, Karin Virding (both intellectual property), Nicklas Thorgerzon (IT), Linn Gustafsson (compliance) and project assistant Josefine Malm. Associates Grant McKelvey, Karl Samuelsson, Johan Wahlbom and Victoria Grossmann provide competition law advice.
The Vinge team advising Frontier PE (Cayman) L.P. includes partners Christina Kokko and Johan Larsson together with associates Maria Dahlin, Karin Virding and Nicklas Thorgerzon.
Vinge assists a group of Swedish investors through AdvInvest AB in connection with its acquisition financing and acquisition through AdvInvest of a majority stake in Advania. Advania is a Nordic IT company with approx. 1,100 employees in 17 offices in Iceland, Sweden and Norway. Beringer Finance assisted AdvInvest as corporate finance advisor.
Vinge’s team consisted of among others responsible partner Henrik Wenckert (M&A) and project manager Peter Sundgren (M&A) as well as associates Louise Brorsson Salomon (Banking & Finance), Oscar Rydén (Banking & Finance), Albert Wållgren (Banking & Finance), Filip Brosset (M&A), Johan Wahlbom (EU & Competition), Evelina Tejle (Employment & Benefits), Nicklas Thorgerzon (Technology & Outsourcing), Rebecka Weitzberg (Intellectual Property) and Daniel Unger (Real Estate).
Vinge has advised SEB in conjunction with the sale of the card acquiring solutions company, Euroline AB, to Nordic Capital for SEK 2.2 billion on a debt free basis. The transaction is anticipated to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2014 provided the requisite consents and approvals are obtained.
Vinge’s team consists of responsible partner Daniel Rosvall together with, among others, associates Sofie Bjärtun and Andrea Jägerstad (M&A), Eric Ödling (general corporate), Grant McKelvey (competition), Åsa Gotthardsson and Evelina Tejle (employment) and Nicklas Thorgerzon (IT) as well as paralegal Bettina Gamba Radano.