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Ericsson divests its enterprise PBX solutions to Aastra Technologies

March 2008

Mannheimer Swartling has assisted Ericsson in the divestiture of its enterprise PBX solutions business to Aastra Technologies.

Ericsson’s enterprise PBX solutions business is a leading provider of IP PBX, converged PBX systems and branche office solutions. Sales in 2007 amounted to approximately SEK 3 billion.  The purchase price is SEK 650 million excluding net of assets and liabilities. The transaction is expected to close in April 2008. The team of lawyers at Mannheimer Swartling was headed by Bo Söderberg who was assisted mainly by Ann-Charlotte Högberg, Mikael Moreria and Ulf von Hofsten. Per Josefsson has been the responsible partner for IPR related issues.  

Mannheimer Swartling is the Nordic region´s leading business law firm. By combining the highest legal competence with industry know-how, we offer our clients professional legal advice with added value. We are a full-service law firm with an extensive international practice and assignments all over the world. Mannheimer Swartling has offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Helsingborg, New York, Frankfurt, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Brussels, Shanghai and Hong Kong. For several consecutive years, we have been chosen as the favourite law firm of both clients and students. The firm has a turnover in the order of  SEK 988 million and  approximately 640 employees.  For more information, visit

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