Commercial, corporate and M&A in Sweden
Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå handles a variety of large M&A transactions for a client list of domestic and international names. Noteworthy names include co-heads Mats Hugoson, Carl Westerberg and Tobias Larsson and the team fields broad sector knowledge, with key recent mandates in the financial services, retail, online gambling and IT sectors. High-profile private equity funds also instruct the team on cross-border add-ons and exits, while Fredrik Palm and co-head Bob Johanson are go-to names for public takeovers.
‘A superb team. Very client friendly, great judgement and a problem-solving approach to M&A issues.‘
‘Very service minded, professional, pragmatic and business oriented.‘
‘A super knowledgeable team which is always willing to go the extra mile for the client. They have demonstrated excellent project management skills.‘
‘Fredrik Palm is a highly experienced and energetic lawyer with a can-do approach and superb problem solving skills.‘
‘Fredrik Palm is one of the most accessible partners I’ve even worked with. His friendly but assertive nature allows him to be very efficient in negotiations, never losing sight of the end goal.‘
‘Oscar Anderson has very good online gambling industry knowledge. He is very detailed and thorough in his work and is great with figures.‘
E. Öhman Jr
Rezidor Hotel Group
General Electric (Aviation)
Teracom Boxer Group
Acco Brands Corporation
MTG Modern Times Group
Palamon Capital Partners
- Handled Nordea Bank’s sale (with DNB) of a 60% stake in Baltic bank Luminor to a consortium of private equity funds for $1.2bn.
- Swedish counsel to iZettle on its $1.2bn sale to PayPal.
- Advised International Petroleum Corporation on its $1.4bn acquisition of Blackpearl Resources.
Fielding the largest practice in Sweden, Mannheimer Swartling provides a fully integrated corporate, commercial and M&A service across its Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö offices. Global private equity houses, corporates and emerging technology companies instruct the team on the full spectrum of high-value transactional and corporate governance mandates. Patrik Marcelius and group co-head Eva Hägg recently handled a number of public takeovers including advising target companies on significant hostile takeovers, while co-head Adam Green is a go-to name for global transactions in the technology sector. Martin Pekkari heads up the commercial aspect of the team, and advises on outsourcing projects, industrial cooperations and contractual negotiations. Andreas Steen also provides substantial corporate sustainability and risk management expertise.
‘The firm has a wide range of competence, always making sure that the most competent person is engaged.‘
‘The team is extremely competent and knowledgeable. You never have to fear that they are missing anything – they know what they are doing and have the ability to put things into perspective. They are also very responsive and agile.‘
‘A top-quality firm that combines great partners with solid project management and execution from its associates. They are always on top of the latest market developments.‘
‘Has the ability to grasp the whole picture very quickly, understanding where the need for legal advice lies. They are problem solvers, bringing good and relevant ideas into projects.‘
‘Marcus Johansson is very responsive and helpful in getting things done.‘
‘Fredrik Lundegårdh very thorough and experienced. He puts things into perspective and gives advice that helps you.‘
‘Emil Boström and Patrik Marcelius are great! Extremely knowledgeable and solutions oriented.‘
Alfa Laval Group
Axel Johnson International Group
Ocado Group Plc
SCA (Svenska Cellulosa AB)
Stockholm County Council
The City of Stockholm
The Swedish State
- Advised industrial products supplier Ahlsell on a €2.5bn takeover offer by global private equity firm CVC.
- Advised healthcare group Capio on a £1bn takeover bid by Ramsay Générale de Santé.
- Swedish counsel for Swedish Orphan Biovitrum on its $1.5bn acquisition of Synagis from AstraZeneca.
At Roschier, Jens Bengtsson is a key name for major global private equity names in the Swedish market for large-cap and upper mid-cap M&A transactions, with recent mandates including high-value spin-offs and public tender offers. Private M&A deals are handled by Malin Leffler (who leads the practice) and Markus Olsson. Co-heads Ola Sandersson and Pontus Enquist are go-to names for strategic boardroom and corporate governance advice, and the team also fields expertise in significant corporate restructuring mandates. The practice is also noted for its rising talents, with senior associate Axel Bonning and counsel Leo Lee attracting praise. Ola Åhman left the firm.
‘The whole team was very committed and met extremely challenging deadlines.‘
‘Highly experienced, commercial, engaged in the details and truly advice oriented with impeccable execution capabilities. Best team in Stockholm.‘
‘Markus Olsson is an outstanding lawyer. Always structured and focussed on the key topics, even under very high pressure. Pleasant to work with and a good economic understanding- the perfect legal companion in complex transactions.‘
‘Axel Bonning definitely walks the extra-mile- excellent performance for a senior associate.‘
IK Investment Partners
Walnut Bidco plc
- Advised CVC Fund’s subsidiary Quimper on its large-cap public offer for Ahlsell.
- Handled Patricia Industries’ SEK2.8bn sale of Aleric to Triton.
- Assisted Bonnier with its acquisition of MittMedia.
Advokatfirman Vinge fields multiple teams dedicated to the breadth of corporate, commercial and M&A matters. Private equity leader Christina Kokko assists large-cap clients in the domestic market with significant multi jurisdictional acquisitions. M&A practice head Jonas Bergström is routinely instructed by blue-chip corporates and investors, with recent mandates including large-scale portfolio acquisitions and divestments. Erik Sjöman, Johan Winnerblad and Jonas Johansson are key names for market-leading M&A deals for energy, telecoms and life sciences sector clients and pension funds. Public takeovers are primarily handled by Jesper Schönbeck; the department also provides the full scope of corporate governance and commercial contract advice.
‘Provides speedy responses and availability at all times, with in-depth knowledge and long-term thinking.‘
‘Availability, short response times, professionalism, understanding of the business, legal skills and high quality is what stands out for Vinge. I am extremely satisfied with the attention and expertise that I received from the firm.‘
‘Vinge’s M&A team delivers a product unmatched by any Swedish law firm. They will take full responsibility for the entire process, allowing the client to sleep well knowing that no ball will be dropped.‘
‘The premier M&A team in Sweden with the strongest track record. Exceptional service and knowledge across the spectrum of services provided.‘
‘Johan Larsson is two steps ahead in terms of assessing the issues and impact they will have, not just in the present but the future as well.‘
‘Jesper Schönbeck always prioritises my matters and he always has short response times. He provides good advice and accurate legal services. I am very satisfied with his performance.‘
‘Christina Kokko is my go-to individual for Swedish M&A. She combines unrivalled business acumen with in-depth knowledge of legal and drafting details.‘
‘Jonas Bergström is very knowledgeable within M&A and has a strong track record of participating in leading deals. He is very hardworking and gives exceptional service.‘
IK Investment Partners
Tele 2 AB
Investment AB Latour
Verisure Securitas Direct Group
- Advised AMF Pensionsforsakring on its acquisition of an 89% stake in Bergvik Skog Ost from BillerudKorsnas for SEK12bn.
- Advised EQT infrastructure IV on its SEK19bn acquisition of IP-Only.
- Advised Tele2 on its merger with Com Hem.
Practitioners in Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s corporate and M&A practice include Carl-Johan Deuschl and Martin Ulfson, and handle mid to high-cap mandates for an extensive list of international and domestic private equity clients. Publicly listed industrial clients routinely instruct the practice for share acquisition and disposal deals; the team also has strength in handling regulated transactions in the financial services sector. The commercial expertise is spearheaded by Maja Wettergren, who regularly assists with commercial contracting and outsourcing matters for a strong list of corporate clients.
‘A very competent team with the desire to make things easy for the customer. Provides a comprehensive and convincing perspective on market practices and focuses on the right matters, enabling additional value. A very proactive and customer-oriented approach.‘
‘Maja Wettergren is exceptionally great with private M&A projects. She has a very hands-on approach ensuring that her team will deliver very high-quality and pragmatic solutions to the situation. The service orientation and availability has been constantly on an impeccable level. She is always ready to take ownership and walk the extra mile for the customer.‘
‘Maja Wettergren always delivers good commercial advice in a range of different matters.‘
Polaris Private Equity
Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund
Avista Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners
AB Svensk Filmindustri
Samsung Electronics Nordic
- Advised Hemfosa Fastigheter on its demerger and spin-off of Nyfos.
- Advised Kesko on its 100% share acquisition (via subsidiary K-rauta) of Fresks Group.
- Advised Nasdaq Technology on its public takeover offer for all outstanding shares and warrants in Cinnober.
Heading up Hannes Snellman’s public and private M&A teams respectively, Mattias Friberg and Claes Kjellberg handle the full range of transactions for a client list of domestic and international private equity sponsors, industrial companies and financial institutions. Recent highlights included minority and majority share acquisitions in the construction, IT, retail and housing sectors, and mandates with cross-border elements leverage the firm’s Helsinki office. Newly promoted partner Mikael Klang enhances the team’s capabilities in the private equity space. Managing partner Fredrik Olsson has extensive experience in corporate lending and asset finance. Ola Åhman was a new arrival in June 2020.
‘We found this firm to be outstanding in most areas, especially being available all the time and very quick in adapting to new circumstances around our transaction.‘
‘Very commercial and at the same time extremely knowledgeable.‘
‘An all-round and seasoned team of professionals. Top of the market in Sweden and deep bench of people. Easy to work with for larger and smaller deals.‘
‘A very strong team that was very dependable and did a great job advising us on an M&A transaction in Sweden.‘
‘Claes Kjellberg is a great guy with a strong sense of driving projects forward!’
‘Claes Kjellberg is action oriented, fast and informal.’
‘Mikael Klang is very dedicated and knowledgeable about all aspects of M&A. He is very professional, client oriented and always available. He understands our business and provides valuable legal advice at a top level.‘
‘Mikael Klang is one of the best M&A lawyers I have ever worked with. Very service minded and a problem solver.‘
‘Mikael Klang is an exceptional corporate M&A lawyer. Stand-out qualities include his collaborative approach to working with other advisors, his strong commercial sense and his dedication and work ethic.‘
‘Mikael Klang was absolutely outstanding in terms of responsiveness, quality of advice and personal involvement.‘
Apollo Management International
Vitruvian Partners LLP
- Advised Calabrio on its acquisition of Teleopti.
- Acted for textile retailer Kid Interiør on its 100% share acquisition of Hemtex from ICA Gruppen.
- Handled Cemex’s €340m sale of assets to German company Schwenk Zement.
Linklaters’ Stockholm office is the base for the firm’s Nordic operations, making it well-placed to handle cross-border transactions for significant international private equity and corporate clients. Highlights for practice leader Fredrik Lindqvist, Elisabet Lundgren and managing associate Rasmus Kindlund included high-value blue chip consolidations, public takeover bids and private equity add-ons and spin-offs. The team also has a robust corporate advisory skillset, which encompasses corporate governance work, incentive programmes, regulatory compliance issues and stock exchange legislation advice. Magnus Lidman handles M&A in the real estate sector for domestic and international private equity and real estate funds.
‘Elisabet Lundgren is simply great- a smart, tactical and smooth negotiator, very hardworking and always reachable.‘
Crédit Agricole S.A.
Fluxys & Enagás
EQT Real Estate Fund II
- Advised Fluxys & Enagás on the SEK248bn sale of 100% of the shares in Swedegas.
- Advised Crédit Agricole on the sale of 50% of its stake in Forso Nordic to Ford Credit Europe Bank.
- Assisted Triton Investment Management with its sale of Nordic Tankers Group to MOL Chemical Tankers.
With offices throughout Sweden, Setterwalls’ commercial, corporate and M&A practice provides expertise across a variety of sectors - the Gothenburg office focuses on industrial clients, utilities and venture capital clients benefit from the Malmö-based group, and financial services and technology clients leverage the firm's Stockholm base. Practice head Anders Söderlind and Jörgen Axelsson lead on public and private transactions including carve-outs, divestments, joint venture acquisitions and large-scale foreign asset purchases. The practice also has a strong private equity client base under the leadership of Matthias Detterfelt, while Johan Hallén is the go-to name for commercial advice including international outsourcing and cooperation negotiations. The team also advises to technology start-ups and growth companies on lower to mid-cap M&A deals.
‘They are very commercially focussed with strength in setting a pragmatic agenda and understanding the needs of my business as a client.‘
‘Anders Holmgren has an extraordinary competence as negotiator in tense situations. He is good at explaining the whole situation from start to finish.‘
‘They have a unique capability in balancing business and legal advice, which is of extreme importance for a start-up company such as ours.‘
‘A combination of professional excellence, personal engagement and a tight relationship.’
‘Johan Hallén is very competent, has high social skills and delivers quick answers.‘
SEB Private Equity
AB Gustaf Kähr
Drug Free Sport
Better Collective A/S
- Advised medtech company AddLife on the carve-out of Dentsply’s surgery and respiration business Wellspect.
- Acted for Drug Free Sport on its merger with International Doping Tests & Management.
- Assisted Nalka Investment with its acquisition of prototype manufacturing company Prototal Industries.
The department at White & Case Advokat AB’s Stockholm office acts as lead counsel on high-value M&A transactions in the Nordic region. The group's client base, which encompasses significant domestic and international private equity, financial services and corporate names, benefits from a large team of highly regarded professionals including Shoan Panahi, Henrik Wireklint, Johan Steen and practice head Jan Jensen, who handle the full range of transactions; recent highlights include significant public cash offers, bolt-on acquisitions, complex hive downs and corporate takeovers in the consumer, technology and banking sectors. Recent senior associate recruitments include Jonas Lagerroos and Viktor Leisnert, who joined from Mannheimer Swartling.
‘White & Case offers a first-class service.‘
‘The firm provides a pragmatic and solutions-oriented approach.‘
‘The firm is a true international player which stands out in the Swedish market.‘
‘Johan Steen is an absolute superstar. He is an incredibly commercial guy who is strategic and knows what it takes to get a deal done in a competitive environment.‘
‘Henrik Wireklint is pragmatic and creative‘
‘Marcus Halling is highly responsive & supportive, ensuring the client has a good understanding of key issues.‘
‘Jonas Lagerroos is hands on and pragmatic.‘
Swedish Space Corporation
Toyota Industries Corp.
- Advised Bridgepoint on its SEK9.2bn public cash offer to acquire gaming company Cherry.
- Assisted EQT with its SEK6bn public cash offer to acquire Karo Pharma.
- Handled Naspers’ $1.2bn acquisition of Russian online classifieds site Avito.
The highly praised professionals at Advokatfirman Schjødt provide expertise across the full range of corporate M&A transactions. The team has a solid deal flow in the public M&A space, with Pontus Bergsten and Jon Ericson receiving instructions from private equity sponsors to handle majority share acquisitions, share sales and public tender offers in the financial services, gaming, IT and construction sectors. Leveraging the firm’s market-leading insolvency department, the team handles M&A transactions involving distressed companies. Fredrik Hag heads up the practice.
‘A full-service firm with the right expertise for thorny issues. I practice in private equity and in Jon Ericson they have someone who is used to providing advice in a way which is understandable and actionable by private equity firms. He is able to draw on partners in all the key areas, including a couple of excellent litigation partners who are adept at giving actual advice and views rather than just reciting the law; Ola Hansson in particular is very good at this.‘
‘A very versatile, pragmatic approach which guarantees excellent results in all fields of corporate law.‘
‘A very keen and competent team which always goes the extra mile to deliver solid advice.‘
‘Pontus Bergsten has great commercial understanding and is a hard negotiator. He will fight for you to the bitter end.‘
‘Great responsiveness, a pro-active method of work and pragmatic, solution-oriented problem solving make Thomas Myrdal and his team my go-to lawyers for all corporate issues in Sweden.‘
‘Fredrik Hag is very knowledgeable and competent.‘
‘Charles Andersson is very smooth and reliable.‘
‘Joachim Funariu is a rising star who always has punched above his weight. Fantastic project management skills.‘
‘Erica Hegerin is very efficient and competent.‘
Baring Vostok Capital Partners
Investment AB Spiltan
- Acted on Blackstone’s €1bn equity acquisition of Luminor Bank from Nordea and DNB.
- Acted for Baring Vostok, Vostok New Ventures and founders on the $1.2bn sale of shares in Avito to Naspers.
- Handled iGuzzini Illuminazione’s €385m sale to Fagerhult.
Private equity expert Anders Fast jointly leads Baker McKenzie’s corporate and M&A practice, which handles transactions for Nordic and international clients; recent highlights include cross-border acquisitions and exits, recapitalisations and public share offers. Anna Orlander is a go-to name for corporate mandates and regularly handles mid-cap M&A transactions in the media and entertainment, technology, fashion and consumer goods sectors. The team also includes co-head Carl Svernlöv, who specialises in corporate governance and commercial advice, and Costin Mihailescu, who has experience advising financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on private M&A transactions.
‘I have worked with the Baker McKenzie team for many years and they are really good – efficient and focussed.‘
‘Carl Svernlöv is by far one of the best commercial lawyers in Sweden and the go-to transaction lawyer in Stockholm.‘
‘Anna Orlander is a rising star in the Swedish market. She is extremely responsive and focussed on the client’s needs with very good commercial insight.‘
Cubera Private Equity
Accent Equity Partners
Zenith Growth and Zenith Venture Capital
- Advised Evergrande Health Industry Group on its 51% share acquisition of National Electric Vehicle Sweden.
- Advised the shareholders of Diamorph on the divestment of all holdings (totally SEK1.5bn) to British private equity firm Epiris.
- Advised THQ Nordic on a range of international acquisitions including Coffee Stain Holding and its subsidiary Coffee Stain Publishing for SEK927m.
The corporate group at Bird & Bird has expanded its presence in the domestic market, which includes noteworthy names Jan Byström, Ola Lidström and practice co-heads Hans Svensson and Mårten Willamo. The team handles M&A transactions, high-end venture capital investments and post-M&A corporate governance for an international, technology and media-focused client base of private equity houses and corporates. Mattias Lindberg, who heads up the commercial practice, recently joined from Affärsadvokaterna i Sverige AB and advises on strategic agreements, outsourcing issues, franchisings, licensing mandates and complex digitisation projects; he also lends his data privacy expertise to corporate transactions.
‘The team is very responsive and available, to the point and solutions oriented.‘
‘Caroline Grotenfelt and her team are down to earth and always give attention to detail. We trust her genuinely.‘
‘Jan Byström is an excellent negotiator and project leader, who is solutions driven with good business acumen.‘
Terra Firma Capital Partners
Tempur Sealy International
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Lantmännen Ek För
- Advised AF Gruppen on its 70% share acquisition of HMB Holding.
- Advised communications-solutions provider X Ware on its sale to Australian group WiseTech.
- Assisted NewCap Holdings with the divestment of its advisory and brokerage businesses including SF Insurance Group, Norr Finans & Försäkring and Factor Insurance Brokers to Söderberg & Partners.
Cirio Advokatbyrå AB’s M&A head Peter Lilja advises on private M&A transactions for private equity sponsors and corporate clients across all major sectors; the team also recently handled high-value divestments and mid-cap acquisitions in the energy, retail, hotel, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors. Public transactions including share acquisitions and public tender offers are handled by Carl-Olof Bouveng, while commercial matters are led by Erik Bergenstråhle; Bergenstråhle has extensive knowledge of the IT and telecoms sectors and regularly assists with negotiating and implementing complex outsourcing contracts.
‘A very commercial team focussed on finding solutions to issues, rather than just lifting issues. Very strong understanding of the energy market, particularly renewables.‘
‘Jörgen Möller is one of the most engaged partners I have worked with. Commercial, helpful and also a nice guy, which makes working together much easier.‘
HNA Tourism Group
Axel Johnson International
- Assisted Nalka Invest with its SEK2.7bn sale of Nordic Modular Group to Cramo.
- Acted for BST Norden Holdings and the minority sellers on the divestment of BST Brandskyddsteamet and its subsidiaries to IK Small Cap II Fund.
- Advised renewable electricity producer Enercon on the sale of its 75% stake in the 229.1MW Erstrask facility in northern Sweden to The Renewables Infrastructure Group.
Advokatfirman Delphi has a notable client list of Nordic private equity funds and portfolio companies, which M&A experts David Aversten, Fredrik Mörner and practice co-heads Michael Juhlin and Mats Dahlberg advise on mid-cap divestments and corporate acquisitions. The team handles transactions in a diverse range of sectors including the energy, TMT, gaming and healthcare industries. The practice also assists with a number of cross-border transactions; Christoffer Mangelus (who leads the Gothenburg offering) handled a high-profile international deal in the healthcare sector.
‘Delphi provided a tight and senior project team for our projects, lead by Christoffer Mangelus. The team has been very dedicated and easy to reach, with a high service level and swift replies which made our projects easier.‘
‘Provides client proximity and engagement.‘
‘Christoffer Mangelus is a hardworking, solutions-orientated and very service minded with our best interests in mind.‘
Adelis Equity Partnerds
Insight Venture Partners
Carlyle European Technology Partners
Bergman & Beving
SJR in Scandinavia
Riwal Scandinavia Holding
- Assisted Verdane Capital with its divestment of Easy Park Holding and its subsidiaries to Vitruvian Investment Partnership III.
- Acted for EQT and DGC Candidator on their acquisition of Ismotec from the founder and other owners.
- Advised Insight Venture Partners on its $1.2bn acquisition of Episerver.
DLA Piper’s integrated pan-Nordic group handles cross-border transactions, which are regularly led from the Stockholm office by group head Anders Malmström. Global and domestic corporate clients and private equity funds instruct the team on mid-market and high-end share acquisitions and portfolio divestments. Malmström also has expertise in establishing joint venture vehicles and investment structures.
‘They make you feel like a valued customer.‘
‘The team has good understanding of our business, and what we deem important in a transaction. The team is also perceived by sellers and their advisors as being competent, focussed on finding solutions and nice to do business with.‘
‘Mats Jansson is very professional and always available.‘
‘Mathias Berggren has an excellent feel for what is commercially relevant and adjusts his advice accordingly. He also works well with the other parties’ advisors and creates a good negotiating atmosphere. He is also very available and easy to work with.‘
Avanza Bank Holding
First Swedish National Pension Fund
Investment AB Öresund
Noonday Asset Management
ONE Media Holding
Online Group Europe
Second Swedish Pension Fund
SolTech Energy Sweden
Symphony Technology Group Partners
Swedish Shareholders Association
Verdane Capital Advisors
Vision Capital Partners
- Advised the founders of Office-IT Partner on the divestment of the company to FSN Capital V.
- Advising pension fund Första AP-Fonden on the establishment of a joint venture with Elo and Trevian focused on investment in Finland.
- Advised Storskogen Invest on its majority share acquisition of Bensin o Rörtjänst i Göteborg, a company active in the energy and natural resources sector.
Hammarskiöld leverages its relationships with European and US firms to act as local counsel on high-value global M&A transactions for significant private equity firms and corporate clients. Recent highlights saw group leader Peder Hammarskiöld, Erik Löfwall and Jakob Falkman handle strategic acquisitions and divestments in the IT, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and renewable energy sectors. The team also leads on mid-cap domestic transactions including public takeovers, and also provides strategic advice on commercial supply agreements. Newly promoted partner Magnus Bohman is also developing the firm’s venture capital practice.
Alpha Private Equity
AIG Europe Ltd.
Fuchs Petrolub SE
AB Svenska Spel
Entusiast Gaming Holdings Inc.
APG Strategic Real Estate Pool N.V.
Bauer Media Group
Hold IT Communications AB
Findos Investors GmbH
- Advised Teracom Group on its strategic acquisition of Netett Sverige.
- Swedish counsel to KKR on its divestment of Q-Park Nordics to Sumitomo.
- Advised Medical Prognosis Institute on its cross-border merger with Oncology Ventures.
Robert Kullgren, Lars Hasp and Per Dalemo jointly lead Wistrand’s M&A practice, which handles mid-cap transactions for a client roster of domestic and pan-European corporates in the media and telecoms, financial services and real estate sectors. The team is particularly active in public takeover deals and the firm’s Gothenburg office is well-placed to handle significant transactions in the automotive sector. Magnus Forssman lends his highly regarded insurance knowledge to complex warranty and indemnity issues arising from corporate transactions.
‘The team is very responsive and has a direct and clear approach.‘
‘Outstanding lawyers who are very skilled and have a pragmatic approach. Always easy to work with.‘
‘Has a combination of top-notch legal skills, attention to detail, good business sense and individuals that are nice and fun to work with.‘
‘We have mainly worked with Per Dalemo, Henrik Saalman and Tomas Hecht, who all have good and solid knowledge in their respective fields of expertise.‘
‘Per Dalemo and Fredrik Råsberg stand out for being very professional, skilled and commercially astute.‘
‘Has a good understanding of business needs and what a client wants to achieve. This enables a pragmatical discussion on when to be firm on legal details and when to make compromises in order to reach a goal. In addition, nice individuals that are really fun to work with.‘
‘The firm is perceived as friendly, easy to cooperate with and highly professional, with the ability to act local, yet having a wider perspective.‘
Schibsted Media Group
20th Century Fox
B3 Consulting Group
- Acted for Schibsted Media Group, through its subsidiary Blocket, on its acquisition of subletting marketplace Qasa.
- Advised Stiftelsen Industrifonden and other shareholders of OP5 on OP5’s divestment of all shares to ITRS Group.
- Acted for FuGen on its acquisition of Fjällboheden Vind from Engie International Holdings.
AG Advokat has particular strength in handling commercial matters including outsourcing agreements, manufacturing, distribution and installation contracts, and project development mandates. The group also leverages its expertise in construction and real estate mandates to assist with real estate transactions; other prominent sectors include the energy, consumer goods, medtech and automotive industries. The team, which is jointly led by Christian Hybbinette and senior associate Eric Ödling, also advises on strategic partnerships and turnkey procurement projects.
‘In all cases, AG Advokat have put up a team or individuals with excellent knowledge of not only the existing law prerequisites but the consequences of choosing one or several alternatives. Besides that, the service levels are extremely high with very fast response times.‘
‘AG Advokat’s team is truly and passionately devoted to making its clients’ business blossom. The individuals in the team stand tall when needed and have in our experience proved on may occasions to outshine their larger competitors.‘
‘A commercial, in-depth understanding of clients’ business environment, with extremely skilled specialists who are easy to work with.‘
‘Christian Hybbinette is a cutting-edge expert on contracts and a great commercial partner with an ability to deliver top-quality results.‘
‘Highly skilled individuals with a great understanding of our business environment, especially partner Christian Hybbinette and associate Fredrik Sandström.‘
‘Has a true interest in and capability to see and address clients’ business needs.‘
- Advised Ragn-Sells on the development of an ash treatment plant.
- Advising equipment rentals company Cramo on day-to-day corporate matters including contracts and the implementation of legal structures.
- Advising construction company BDX Företagen on a cooperation agreement with Svering regarding the supply of gravel to an onshore wind park.
Ulrika Sparrman leads on corporate and M&A mandates at Eversheds Sutherland for a client roster comprising corporate names on the domestic and international market. Sparrman and Gabriel Albemark are highly regarded for their expertise in corporate restructurings, cross-border transactions, spin-offs, asset transfers and other corporate support. Heading the commercial practice, Michael Hylander, who recently joined from MAQS Advokatbyrå, handles complex commercial agreements, negotiations and complex relocation issues.
‘The firm’s ability to deliver both high-quality transactional services and ongoing business and corporate support is refreshing.‘
‘The team’s ability, skills and attitude made it possible for us to interact with one partner and one team for advice on a raft of issues without the usual back and forth.‘
‘Ulrika Sparrman delivers a no-nonsense, efficient and focused approach on the right issues.‘
‘Jonas Bratt has an efficient, hands-on, practical approach with the ability to function independently.‘
‘Jens André is a very skilled legal counsel who is professional, level, engaged, responsive and easy to work with.‘
‘Gabriel Albemark provides excellent commercial balance and attention to detail.‘
Digitalist Group Oyj
Tenneco Automotive Operating Company
- Advised Tenneco on its acquisition of a majority stake in Öhlins Intressenter.
- Assisted Fourtiertransform with the divestment of Pelly Group to Nordic private equity fund Segulah V.
- Advised debt management company Axactor on its transformation from a Swedish public company to an SE-company and subsequent relocation from Stockholm to Oslo.
Based in Helsingborg, Advokatfirman Lindahl KB’s corporate M&A co-head Svante Liljedahl is a go-to name for target companies involved in lower-mid and mid-cap divestments, and has a particular strength in the IT sector. The practice recently advised on a number of cross-border M&A transactions; Gabriel Svedberg and Michael Edquist handled international mandates in the medtech, forestry, software and manufacturing sectors. Practice co-head Thorbjörn Wennerholm leads the Malmö office.
‘Lindahl has a unique ability to combine industrial experience with law, particularly for technology-related transactions.‘
‘Great negotiating skills and problem-solving ability.‘
‘A practical no-nonsense approach with excellent availability.‘
‘A unique combination of knowledge of M&A, general agreements and corporate governance issues for listed companies, regarding both international and domestic issues.‘
‘Gabriel Svedberg is seen as the most capable lawyer for technology-related M&A in Sweden. He uses his experience – including many years of industrial experience from in-house – to give commercial and strategic advice on a level seldom seen by other lawyers.‘
‘Gabriel Svedberg and Johan Herrström are very experienced negotiators, problem solvers and team leaders.‘
‘Michael Edquist has deep knowledge of M&A, general agreements and corporate governance. Very cooperative and available for answers.‘
‘Erika Svensson has unique competence with corporate governance issues.‘
British American Tobacco
Norrköpings Tidningars Media
Cibes Lift Group
David & Kalle Invest
Miss Group Holdings
- Assisting Nordic IP company Tieto with its merger with Evry.
- Advised Norrköpings Tidningars Media on is acquisition of Sörmlands Media from Eskilstuna Kuriren.
- Assisted Zegano, iTrust Group, Viatorem and Mesnil with the divestment of Additude and its subsidiaries to ICT Group.
Magnusson Advokatbyrå primarily handles mid-cap M&A transactions for corporate clients on the domestic and Nordic market. Notable areas of sector focus for the team include the financial services, insurance, energy and retail industries. Key contacts include team leader Anders Bäckman and Jonas Bergquist; Karolin Eklund is also noted for handling commercial contract negotiations.
Söderberg & Partners
Best Western Scandinavia
TransDigm Group Inc.
City of Gothenburg
Flight Centre Travel Group
- Advising the owners of Söderberg & Partners on the sale of a significant ownership stake to KKR.
- Advised IT company Solita on its acquisition of all outstanding shares in Sparks.
- Advised Hela Sveriges Assistans Holding on its sale of 100% of its shares to Förenade Care.
MAQS Advokatbyrå’s M&A practice handles public and private transactions for clients in the domestic mid-cap market. Gothenburg-based Mikael Kowal and Malmö-based Jonas Blomquist jointly lead the group and field particular expertise in the life sciences and renewables sectors and acts for significant wind power clients; other clients stem from the insurance, media, IT and financial services sectors. The team also assists a number of private equity and venture capital companies with portfolio acquisitions and subsidiary sales.
‘They are very accessible, easy to work with, hardworking and they deliver high-standard legal advice efficiently and on time. The team was set with the deal in mind and the various questions were handled by team members having the appropriate skills and expertise.‘
‘We were given a high level of attention by Niklas Eskilsson, Jessica Svantesson and Christina Rydell Ahlström. They each handled the matters and various questions within their field of expertise very professionally and I highly appreciated the team spirit both in relation to our team and internally between them. It was an important part of making the deal come through.‘
Rabbalshede Kraft AB
Rootfruit Scandinavia AB (Exotic Snacks AB)
Vicore Pharma AB
Elektroautomatik i Sverige Group AB
IRLAB Therapeutics AB
- Advised BNP Paribas Asset Management on the sale of its mutual funds and mandates portfolio (comprising SEK10bn of assets under management) to Carnegie Fonder.
- Acted for Rabbalshede Kraft on the sale of its shares in Åndberg Vind to OX2 Wind.
- Acted for Elektroautomatik i Sverige Group on its sale to Storskogen 3 Invest.
Commercial partners Caroline Ygge and Olof Myhrman jointly lead the group at Morris Law and handle commercial strategy, distribution and licensing agreements, and procurement negotiations for clients in the life sciences, automotive, technology and retail sectors. Fellow co-head Racine Ashjari leads on corporate and M&A mandates for small and mid-cap clients on the buy and sell side and recently handled a number of cross-border transactions.
Yellow Brand Protection
Christian Berner Tech Trade
- Assisted Yellow Brand Protection with its sale to Corsearch.
- Acted for Campadre Scandinavia on its acquisition of Best of Brands.
- Advised Engie on a range of matters including the negotiation and drafting contracts, business establishments, corporate governance issues and tax work.
Synch Advokat AB
At Synch Advokat AB, start-ups and growth companies retain group co-heads Jim Runsten and Andreas Börjesson to handle the breadth of corporate and commercial issues, ranging from outsourcing contracts, distribution agreements and licensing negotiations to investment fundraising exercises and incentives programmes. The team, including Dan Örnfjäder, is also instructed by venture capital funds and target companies to handle M&A transactions in the digital technology, e-commerce, retail and life sciences sectors.
‘Synch has a very hands-on and pragmatic approach. A service-minded team with good business perspective and good knowledge of various sectors.‘
‘Anders Hellström is outstanding in his advice and support. He is very knowledgeable of the industry and has an excellent way of working with the in-house lawyers as well as the business people directly. He gives strong, on-point advice and is a trusted lawyer within our company.‘
‘Veronica Uddsten is definitely up and coming with great potential to become an excellent lawyer.‘
‘Helena Dahlin is a solid and trusted lawyer within corporate law, very service minded and knowledgable.‘
Zouk Capital LLP
Apotek Produktion & Laboratorier
- Assisting Starbreeze with reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements and corporate matters. Also recently handled a number of subsidiary divestments.
- Advised Bonnier Ventures on its investments and commercial agreement negotiations with Perfect Day Media.
- Handling Nordic-wide outsourcing contracts for Capgemini.
The client roster of Advokatfirman Törngren Magnell’s corporate and M&A practice predominantly comprises mid-market Swedish and pan-Nordic private equity names. Notable recent highlights included portfolio divestment and bolt-on acquisitions involving counterparties in the US and other international markets. The growing team includes newly promoted partner Vaiva Eriksson, Sten Hedbäck and Niclas Högström (who all co-head the practice alongside Peter Törngren), while newly recruited counsel Bruce McGinn brings extensive expertise from a position as an in-house senior underwriter. Corporate clients span the biotech, construction and corporate communications sectors.
‘The senior lawyers are always available and provide a high service level throughout a project.‘
‘The firm excels in understanding and meeting its clients’ needs by offering bespoke, elegant solutions and providing full, around-the-clock partner dedication.‘
‘The firm is accessible, customer focussed and very supportive.‘
Sellers of Eldon Group
- Handled private equity firm Vorvestor’s sale of steel door manufacturer Robust to Novoferm Group.
- Advised the sellers of Eldon Holding on the ongoing divestment of the company to US-listed company nVent Electric.
- Advised corporate communication advisor H&H Group on its acquisition of BB Communications Group from the founders.
Michael Wigge and Henrik Wenckert co-head the M&A team at Wigge & Partners, which handles the full range of transactional work including portfolio divestments, complex carve outs and share purchase agreements. The group's client roster encompasses a mix of private equity houses and corporates including retail and technology companies. Alternative investment funds expert Frida Sander is a noteworthy practitioner; she recently advised a range of institutional investors on high-value infrastructure and real estate mandates.
MVI Fund I
Altor Fund IV
SCA Forest Products
FSN Capital III
Procuritas Capital Investors V and VI
AB Max Sievert
The Third AP Fund
- Advised Procuritas Capital Investors V and Werksta Nordic on the acquisition of Norwegian automotive repair and paint company Bulk Bilskadeservice.
- Assisted asset-management foundation Stichting IMAS Foundation ewith its $4.5m equity investment in Northvolt.
- Acted for EcoDataCenter on its acquisition of Fortlax, a leading data centre provider in northern Sweden.
Hellström Law’s corporate, commercial and M&A practice is jointly led by Jonas Forsman and Bengt Olovsson. Forman handles lower mid-cap transactions, while Olovsson advises on corporate restructurings, commercial matters and corporate governance issues including boardroom and shareholder meetings.
Insurance boutique Norelid Advokatbyrå provides a robust corporate and commercial offering, with group head Susanna Norelid advising on commercial and HR contract negotiations, small to mid-cap M&A transactions, regulatory compliance work and corporate governance issues. The client roster spans the automotive, retail, technology and insurance sectors.
‘Norelid is impressively responsive no matter who in the team you contact. The firm is very customer focussed and no issue or question is too small.‘
‘Norelid is always available, and all communications are fast and trouble free.‘
‘A very responsive team that is pragmatic and delivers value for money.‘
‘We’ve used the firm for the last three years and we truly value the team and the work they deliver. The firm takes care of all our legal work and they are flexible, always on time with broad competence to deliver the highest standard of work. They are transparent and provide excellent value.‘
‘They are always available, even with short notice, giving prompt answers.‘
‘Levi Bergstedt and Susanna Norelid always respond swiftly, keeping me updated on progress. They are very good at simplifying complicated legal matters in a way so that I can make sound business decisions.‘
‘Fredrik Seemann is one of the few in Stockholm who can handle both our domestic and international clients while delivering the same high quality regardless of the client.‘
‘Susanna Norelid has a world of experience and is a very good strategic thinker while Fredrik Seemann is a young and upcoming lawyer very devoted to his clients and their needs.‘
‘They are very professional, easy going and very service minded.‘
Holand og Setskpg Sparebank
RP Retail & Properties
Länsförsäkringar Gothenburg and Bohus
Blomstedt Arenram Racing
Tavella – Studio di Avvocati
- Assisting Foodmark with property transactions, contract negotiations and drafting and risk-mitigation measures.
- Advised Hyber Group on a share purchase agreement.
- Assisting BMW Financial Services with various corporate and commercial matters.
Wesslau Söderqvist Advokatbyrå
Wesslau Söderqvist Advokatbyrå has a solid track record for handling public and private M&A transactions, including cross-border mandates in the building manufacturing, building supplies, textile and other industrial sectors. The corporate and commercial partners also handle corporate restructurings, asset transfers and commercial negotiations. Max Björkbom and Peter Algar are key contacts.
Foyen Advokatfirma assists construction, energy, mining and infrastructure sector clients with a range of corporate and commercial matters including commercial contracts, supply and distribution agreements and investment issues. The team also advises on share acquisitions and the related share purchase agreements and due diligence reports for small to mid-sized clients. Key contacts are Jonas Nilsson in Gothenburg, Peter Dyer in Stockholm and Andreas Lindström in Malmö.
Mandalay Resources Corporation
Hill & Smith Holdings
Allas Hemservice Sverige
- Assisted Kalpataru Power Transmission Sweden with its 85% share acquisition of Linjemontage i Grästorp.
- Assisted OX2 with the negotiation of the supply agreements and service agreements for a wind power park valued at SEK3bn.
- Assisted Kraftringen with its acquisition of shares in Skånska Energi for SEK662m.
Advokatfirman Fylgia KB’s M&A team handles mid-cap private M&A transactions for a client roster of domestic and international corporates from the IT, software and industrial sectors. Practice head Mattias Larsson also advises start-ups and angel investment funds on investment transactions; recent mandates originated from the textiles and technology sectors.
- Assisted Vismas with its divestment of retail software units to US private equity firm STG.
- Advised Koninklijke Zeelandia Groep on the sale of Zeelandia Sweden to Orkla Food Ingredients.
- Advised Ageris Holding on the sale of Ageris to Barona.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB advises on company law issues including business transfers, contract negotiations, corporate governance work and corporate acquisitions. Clients include start-ups, growth companies and foreign investors. The key contacts are Sören Druve and Cecilia Lohmander.