Vinge - Sweden M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 2015

News, 9 December 2015

Vinge has been awarded Sweden M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 2015 by the Financial Times and Mergermarket. During the year, Vinge has participated in most transactions and up to the highest aggregate deal value of all law firms.

”We are proud to receive this award for the second consecutive year. This award is proof of the fact that we have the market’s best M&A and capital markets lawyers and we have been privileged to be involved in the most important transactions”, says Maria-Pia Hope, Vinge’s CEO.

So far this year Vinge has been engaged in 48 M&A deals up to an aggregate deal value of SEK 132 billion and in eight out of a total of 18 IPOs on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm’s main market.

”As regards IPOs, 2015 is a record year for us. Vinge has been involved in almost half of the IPOs during the year. We believe that the pace of IPOs will lessen somewhat during the first half of 2016, although at the same time the conditions look good for a buoyant private M&A market”, she says.

Vinge was invloved in, among other things, the largest M&A transaction in Sweden since 2006 when Fortum sold Fortum Distribution to a consortium. Other transactions during the year included Lantmännen Unibake’s purchase of Vaasan Group, Orkla’s purchase of Cederroth and EQT Infrastructure Funds sale of Swedegas.

Vinge has advised on the IPOs of Dustin, Tobii, Nordax, Hoist, Capio, Pandox, Bravida and Dometic.

The Sweden M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 2015 award was announced on Tuesday evening at the Financial Times and Mergermarket European M&A Awards ceremony in London. The award is based on both the number of completed transactions and the deal value thereof. Consideration is also given to the strategic, complex and innovative level of the transactions and to IPOs which involved the private equity sector. The jury included experts within M&A, as well as representatives from the Financial Times and Mergermarket.

For further information, please contact:

Maria-Pia Hope CEO Vinge, Managing Partner Stockholm 
maria-pia-hope@vinge.se
+46 (0) 10 614 31 27

Ulrika Åkervall Westin, Head of Marketing and Communications
ulrika.westin@vinge.se
+46 (0) 10 614 30 29