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Gernandt & Danielsson AdvokatbyrÄ’s Carl Westerberg recently acted for Sdiptech and its main owners on Sdiptech’s SEK1.69bn IPO and listing on Nasdaq First North. Johan Josjö and Björn Svensson advised Swedbank on its $500m second issuance of contingent convertible capital instruments. Dick Lundqvist is the practice head and Mikael Borg is also recommended.

Mannheimer Swartling’s debt capital markets practice, which is led by AndrĂ© Andersson, covers issuances of high-yield and investment grade bonds, structured notes, securitisations and bond workouts. Daniel Karlsson advised DNB Bank and Nordea Bank as the arrangers on Com Hem group’s SEK2.25bn notes issuance. Equity capital markets head Eva HĂ€gg assisted Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA with the spin-off and listing of the hygiene business Essity. Emil Boström and Nina Svensson are highly regarded.

Advokatfirman Vinge is ‘a first port of call’ for domestic and cross-border capital markets matters. Jesper Schönbeck was the lead adviser to Actic on its SEK803m Nasdaq Stockholm IPO and listing. Mikael StĂ„hl and others acted for DNB Bank, Swedbank and Nordea Bank on Volvo Car AB’s issuance of SEK2.5bn senior floating-rate notes and SEK500m senior fixed-rate notes. Erik Sjöman, Anders Strid and Henrik Ossborn are key figures.

Baker & McKenzie AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB’s practice head Joakim Falkner, senior associate Henric Roth and associate Stefan Balazs acted for FM Mattson Mora Group on its Nasdaq Stockholm IPO. Another mandate involved advising Carnegie Investment Bank and ABG Sundal Collier as joint bookrunners and global co-ordinators on Bonesupport’s IPO. The group also handles debt capital markets transactions.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s Fredrik LundĂ©n and Wilhelm LĂŒning are ‘an extremely good combination’. Tone Myhre-Jensen heads the equity capital markets practice, where a highlight involved assisting Mr Green & Co with the SEK195m placement of five million new shares. In the debt capital markets space, Svante Hultqvist, LundĂ©n, and associates Henrik WĂ„llgren and Sara Hag advised Kinnevik on establishing a SEK4bn MTN programme and also a SEK1bn bond issuance. Magnus Björkman joined from Folksam Sak.

Carl-Johan Pousette leads Hammarskiöld & Co AB’s team, which handles IPOs, secondary offerings and other capital raisings for Swedish and international clients. Erik Löfwall and Pousette advised Danske Bank and SEB as the underwriters on Eltel’s rights issue. Senior partner Peder Hammarskiöld is a well-known name.

At Advokatfirman Lindahl KB, Annika Andersson leads the equity capital markets practice, while Jesper Johansson heads the debt capital markets side. Andersson and Anders Ahlm assisted VBG Group with the acquisition of Mobile Climate Control Group which was part financed by an SEK800m rights issue. Maria Arnoldsson made partner and Nils Lundgren joined from Advokatfirman Cederquist KB.

Roschier handles debt and equity capital markets transactions for issuers, underwriters/arrangers and subscribers, among other parties. Pontus Enquist and Ola Sandersson led a team which advised principal shareholder Keravel on Ahlsell’s IPO and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm. Johan HĂ€ger acted for DNB on Betsson’s SEK1bn high-yield bond issuance. Veronica Stiller and Henrik Fritz joined from Macfarlanes LLP and Handelsbanken Corporate Finance respectively.

Setterwalls stands out for its IPO and other capital markets expertise in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors. Jörgen S. Axelsson and senior associate Anders Grefberg assisted Recipharm with its SEK805m rights issue and Marcus Nivinger was the lead adviser to Oncopeptides on its SEK750m IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm.

White & Case Advokat AB’s team houses practitioners who are dual-qualified in English and Swedish law, including Rikard Stenberg, Darragh Byrne and recently promoted counsel Michael Bark-Jones. Carl Hugo Parment, Bark-Jones and Mikael Bolling acted for Atlas Copco as the issuer on the $3bn update of its EMTN programme and subsequent $500m bonds issuance, as well as the tender offer to repurchase up to $400m of its outstanding $800m notes due in 2017. Johan Thiman recently made partner.

DLA Piper’s experienced team includes Peder Grandinson, Richard Folke and Emma Norburg; all three individuals advised Sportamore on its accelerated book building in 2017. Stockwik Förvaltning, Orasolv and ALM Equity are among other active clients.

Advokatfirman Delphi acts for companies listed in the small- and mid-cap segments of Nasdaq Stockholm. Team head Mats Dahlberg and senior associate Andreas Wirén recently acted for Momentum Group on its spin-off from B&B Tools and subsequent listing on Nasdaq Stockholm mid cap. The team also assisted Södra SkogsÀgarna with its first green bonds issuance.

Hamilton AdvokatbyrÄ’s team includes Jon Ericson, Charles Andersson and Emil Hedberg. The group undertakes various domestic and international transactions, such as IPOs, rights issues, private placements, bonds and notes issuances. Practice head Ola Lidström advised EnQuest on its ÂŁ82m placing and open offer.

Linklaters’ workload includes IPOs, US MTN programmes and high-yield bond issuances. Practice head Fredrik Lindqvist, Nima Naderi and Rasmus Kindlund acted for Carnegie Investment Bank, Morgan Stanley and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken as the underwriters on Resurs Holding’s IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing. Patrik Björklund is also recommended.

At Hannes Snellman, a team including Christoffer Saidac and Anna Green Jensen advised Eltel on a circa €150m preferential rights issue. Paula Röttorp and Carolina Wahlby acted as Swedish counsel to Netherlands-incorporated company Schoeller Allibert Group on its €210m bonds issuance. Sören Lindström is a member of the Swedish Securities Council. Björn Kristiansson joined Kanter AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB in December 2017.

MAQS AdvokatbyrĂ„ advises issuing companies, particularly those in the real estate sector, on the issue of non-secured bond loans, and also on their restructuring. Patrik Essehorn and Charlotte Hybinette recently advised Corem Property Group on a SEK500m non-secured bond loan issue. Mikael Kowal and Peter Andeby are based in the firm’s Gothenburg office and Patrik Gustafsson-Sonne is based in Malmö.

Wistrand’s team head Monica Petersson is ‘hugely experienced, very pragmatic and a superb communicator’. Fredrik RĂ„sberg and counsel Ulf Forsman assisted SBB with issuing a SEK1bn bond loan. Niklas Körling led the team advising the bondholders on the workout of Northland Resources Group.

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