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The capital markets team at Gorrissen Federspiel is ‘second to none in all respects, including response time, operational and to the point advice, and excellent value for money’. The group assisted Nets and a shareholder syndicate including Advent, Bain Capital and ATP with the IPO and official Nasdaq Copenhagen listing of the payment provider. ‘Simply outstanding’ practice head Rikke Schiøtt Petersendelivers quality advice’ and Klaus Søgaard is recommended. Chantal Pernille Patel is now partner.

Decribed as ‘by far the best firm in Denmark within capital market transactions’, Kromann Reumert fields a 13-partner practice under the joint leadership of ‘super experienced and very commercialMarianne Philip and Christian Lundgren. Recent highlights include assisting NKT Holding in an accelerated book-building and split-up of the NKT group, as well as advising the management board of Topdanmark in connection to Sampo’s compulsory takeover offer.

One of the leading firms in the capital markets arena, Plesner is ‘very strong’ and features a ‘business-oriented approach’. Under the leadership of Nicolai Ørsted, the team acted for Sampo in the compulsory takeover offer to the shareholders of Topdanmark. Other highlights include the representation of a bank syndicate in relation to the Nets IPO and advising Axel Springer and its subsidiary on the takeover of all shares in Land & Leisure. Thomas Holst Laursen is ‘very pragmatic, business-minded and efficient’.

Bech-Bruun provides ‘very valuable advice’ as well as ‘excellent and professional service’. Practice head Morten Krogsgaard recently assisted DSV Miljø Group with a senior secured FRN bonds and the revolving facility agreement, while Steen Jensen advised Exiqon in a public to private takeover. David Moalem is praised for his ‘extremely quick answers’ and ‘business understanding’.

Bruun & Hjejle upscaled its capital markets practice significantly with the hire of Morten Jensen, Jesper Schultz Larsen and Thomas Skjellerup from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab. The now six-partner team advised Goldman Sachs on the sale of Ørsted (formerly known as DONG Energy) shares and assisted Acarix with its IPO preparation. Henning Aasmul-Olsen joined Horten.

Understanding of the Danish angle as well as the ability to draw on international experience’ characterises the capital markets practice at DLA Piper Denmark. Recent mandates include advising ATP and PFA on the Ørsted IPO; assisting Topsil with a structured sales process; and acting on behalf of Danso OTC in a takeover bid for Copenhagen Network shares. Ian Tokley joined from Lundgrens in July 2018. Finn Overgaard left the firm.

At Lundgrens, the ‘very fast and commercial’ team assisted BRFKredit with a Eurobond issuance and acting on behalf of DSV in relation to a convertible bonds tender offer were highlights for the ‘very fast and commercial’ department. Former co-practice head Mads Ilum is now with Accura Advokatpartnerselskab. Ian Tokley joined DLA Piper Denmark in July 2018.

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab impresses with its ‘ability to execute on deals and quickly provide advice’ and strengthened its practice with the arrival of Mads Ilum from Lundgrens. The team is best known for the issuance and offering of securities, tender offers, and regulatory work. Morten Jensen, Jesper Schultz Larsen and Thomas Skjellerup are now with Bruun & Hjejle.

The capital markets department at Horten is led by Henning Aasmul-Olsen, who joined from Bruun & Hjejle in September 2016. Aasmul-Olsen led the advice of the management on the IPO of Nets on the Nasdaq Copenhagen and assisted Sunstone Capital on the distribution of Zealand Pharma shares. Notable clients include CPH Airports, Carlsberg Byen and Tryg Forsikring.

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen is praised for its ‘very useful and client focused advice’. Notable work was advising GN Store Nord on all capital markets issues related to the sale of its optometric business to Natus Medical. The department is led by Lennart Meyer Østenfjeld and includes ‘knowledgeableDan Moalem. Anders Kjær Dybdahl Pedersen left for Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith.

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