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Private Equity — Sweden


Advokatfirman Cederquist KB - Private Equity Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service private equity practice with a strong standing in the mid-market sector. Represents a broad range of Nordic and international private equity houses, with notable recent experience of mandates connected to the IT sector. Handles private equity-driven acquisitions, venture capital deals and transactions involving heavily regulated industries.

Strengths One client says that "it is a strong department," and praises the team's understanding of the financial regulatory authorities.

Work highlights Assisted L&S Sverige with the divestment of its shares in Ljung & Sjöberg to Qevirp 56.

Advised Webhelp SAS on its purchase of GoExcellent.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Lars Bärnheim as "a very skilled lawyer." He handles domestic and international deals for private equity houses, corporate investors and portfolio companies. He assisted Polaris Private Equity III with its disposal of P-Alignment 2012 and Car-O-Liner.

Martin Ulfson represented NNB Intressenter in its public cash offer for shares in Nordnet. He regularly acts for international private equity houses and is particularly experienced in the US market. One client says: "We have a lot of faith in his knowledge and he is very good to work with."

The "very knowledgeable" Pontus Röckert deals with private equity sponsors and venture capital funds on a Swedish and international level. He advised Creandum and Index Ventures on their investments in digital health service provider Webbhälsa.

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Advokatfirman Lindahl - Private Equity Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised group advising on a full range of private equity mandates, including transactions, fund structuring and financing aspects, with particular note made of their assistance with due diligence processes. Acts on deals involving the TMT and life sciences sectors. Also handles regulatory issues, buyouts and venture capital deals. Known to work alongside international law firms.

Strengths One client highlights the team's "strong combination of commercial and legal knowledge."

Another source says: "They were always one step ahead of any questions we had, and the work was concluded ahead of the deadline."

Work highlights Assisted AMC Entertainment with its acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group.

Notable practitioners

Peter Lilja leads the team and is a key contact.

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Lindahl has extensive experience in representing private equity companies and we regularly advise Swedish and international private equity funds in both the venture capital and buy-out sector. We cover all steps of a transaction and assist our clients in the preparation and structuring of a deal; the implementation of any due diligence; and the negotiation and execution of the transaction. We regularly advise on fund establishment.

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Advokatfirman Vinge KB - Private Equity Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding full-service firm with a broad range of competencies. Lauded for its handling of international mandates, as well as its pan-Nordic and Swedish capabilities. Acts for clients on IPO mandates, private equity-backed M&A processes and venture capital transactions. Recent activity includes private equity investments and transactions across a number of sectors, including IT, fashion, real estate and the automotive industry.

Strengths One client remarks on the group's "true understanding of the commercial perspective of a legal matter."

Another client adds: "They are available when needed and often think outside the box."

Work highlights Assisted Papyrus Holding with its acquisition of Procurator from RossGruppen.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Christina Kokko focuses on private equity-driven M&A transactions, assisting a range of clients particularly within the life sciences, retail and media sectors. She acted for Triton on the acquisition of Fläkt Woods. Clients describe her as "very available, down-to-earth, service-minded, easy to deal with and very knowledgeable."

Johan Winnerblad acts for clients on a range of mid-sized investments and transactions, with a particular focus on venture capital deals. One client describes him as a "very sharp" and "pragmatic" practitioner with "a lot of experience." He advised Litorina on the acquisition of Fractal Design.

One client describes Jonas Bergström as "excellent" and "very hard-working," adding: "His availability and can-do attitude are great. He is very responsive and always solves issues very quickly." He mostly acts for private equity and venture capital sponsors, and advised Fidelio Capital on the acquisition of the majority of shares in NN07.

Johan Larsson is praised by clients for being "very knowledgeable and extremely pragmatic." He focuses on small-cap and venture capital transactions with a variety of Swedish and international private equity and venture capital funds. He acted for the shareholders of Donya Labs (Simplygon) on the divestment of the company to Microsoft.

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Delphi - Private Equity Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises mid-market private equity houses on buyout transactions both at a domestic and an international level. Additionally acts for clients in the venture capital sector, assisting with partnership structures and transactional advice. Often works alongside international firms on deals.

Strengths One client describes the department as a "great team" with "very attentive" practitioners.

Work highlights Assisted EQT's venture capital fund with its investment in Watty.

Notable practitioners

David Aversten focuses on mid-cap transactions and venture capital investments. Several sources enjoy working with him on projects, with one interviewee describing him as "hands-on and commercial." His mandates of late have involved deals in the technology and healthcare industries.

Clients describe Anders Lindström as "very service-minded, personable and down-to-earth, with great experience in the field." He is a noteworthy practitioner in private equity and venture capital investments, with recent deals involving the music and technology sectors.

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Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB - Private Equity Department

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What the team is known for Dedicated business law firm with outstanding experience in the financial sector. Handles a broad range of mandates including international buyouts, domestic venture projects, mid-cap private equity deals and regulatory work. Has added Northzone to its client roster.

Strengths One client describes the department as "fantastic," explaining that "the lawyers are very diligent, quick to respond, very service-minded and produce high-quality work."

Work highlights Represented Palamon Capital Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Happy Socks.

Notable practitioners

Dick Lundqvist draws on his considerable experience to assist international and domestic clients with a range of private equity transactions. One client notes that "he consistently provides a high level of service," adding: "He is calm and collected in his problem-solving and always looks to find a solution."

Head of department Carl Westerberg acts on a broad range of mandates for private equity houses. One source says he is "very effective" and demonstrates "good commercial understanding and a high level of availability and service." He assisted Gullspång Invest with a number of investments in portfolio companies and fund structures.

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Hamilton Advokatbyrå - Private Equity Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises on a broad spectrum of private equity mandates, including transactional and regulatory advice, as well as assistance with financing issues. Handles domestic and cross-border transactions. Notable growth with the addition of several private equity and venture capital funds to its client list, including Pomegranate Investment.

Strengths One client enthuses that "they go above and beyond," particularly highlighting the team's "availability and relevant resources." This source also praises the lawyers' "commercial angle" and "creative solutions."

Another client appreciates that the "very capable team works hard and responds quickly to requests."

Work highlights Assisted Felleskjøpet with its acquisition of Granngården from EQT.

Represented Fairford in its divestment of Safegate Group.

Notable practitioners

Sources praise Pontus Bergsten for his negotiation prowess, with one client saying: "He is calm, constructive and always moves the transaction towards some form of conclusion." He advises on domestic and cross-border private equity transactions, with a particular focus on the TMT industry.

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We have gathered substantial experience in advising on large private equity deals as well as on smaller investments at earlier stages. We truly understand the driving forces of private equity investments and guide our clients through all stages of the deal.

We advise on the following:

  • Acquisitions and divestments
  • Investments
  • IPO’s and ownership diversifications
  • Refinancings and restructurings
  • Incentive schemes
  • Fund structures 


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Hannes Snellman - Private Equity Department

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What the team is known for Solid practice offering assistance across the private equity field, including transactions, buyouts and fund restructurings. Particularly strong in mandates involving pan-Nordic aspects, with particular strength in Finland. Advises on significant investments in the medical and healthcare sectors. New clients include Verlinvest.

Strengths One client enthuses that the lawyers are "extremely service-oriented" with a "very strong commercial and strategic mindset, which allows them to better understand our needs and translate that into the legal documentation." This sources also adds that the practitioners are "very experienced and have strong market knowledge."

Another source says: "They really put themselves in the client's shoes and take a proactive approach."

Notable practitioners

Claes Kjellberg is a key contact for the department.

About the Team (content provided by Hannes Snellman)

Hannes Snellman's private equity practice covers the full range of transactional work and fund formation encompassing all aspects of this rapidly changing field. We have advised on some of the highest-profile and most complex buyouts and restructurings in the Nordic region. Our experience and understanding of the private equity industry ensure that we are at the forefront in developing innovative structures to solve the complexities inherent in the field. We work closely with our finance team and tax specialists to provide the Firm’s clients with a comprehensive service.

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KANTER Advokatbyrå - Private Equity Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned for its M&A and private equity advice. Focuses on small and medium-sized investments and assists private equity sponsors with related financing issues and ongoing portfolio management mandates. Recent activity in the real estate, retail and medical sectors.

Strengths Clients say that "they are very fast in their delivery and you get a lot of attention."

Another source similarly describes the practitioners as "very attentive and expedient."

Work highlights Assisted Segulah with its acquisition of commercial real estate and construction company Zengun from its founders.

Notable practitioners

One source describes Lennart Kanter as "excellent," going on to explain: "He is knowledgeable, experienced and understands the client well." He has long-standing expertise advising on private equity investments, including acquisitions, divestments and MBOs. He also assists with portfolio management topics.

Mikael Klang acts on cross-border mandates for private equity funds and management teams, advising on buyouts, portfolio management and investment programmes. One client describes him as "a very good, commercial lawyer who has always understood the business element." This sources goes on to say that "he is very quick and focuses on the right issues."

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Linklaters Advokatbyrå - Private Equity Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Lauded for its international capabilities, advising Nordic and international private equity houses on a broad range of transactional issues. Has acted on a number of IPOs involving private equity investors. Also provides clients with ongoing advice regarding the management of portfolio companies. Co-operates closely with the firm's London office.

Strengths One client praises the department's cross-border capabilities: "They are local but still have a solid perspective on the other Nordic countries."

Work highlights Acted for PAI on its acquisition of Atos Medical from EQT.

Assisted Ambea Sweden with its acquisition of Solhagagruppen.

Notable practitioners

Fredrik Lindqvist and Elisabet Lundgren are key contacts for the practice.

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Mannheimer Swartling - Private Equity Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Widely regarded as a market-leading group in both private equity transactions and fund formation. Noted for its full-service offering, with particular praise for its substantial depth of resources. Offers a wide breadth of legal expertise, assisting local and international clients on both the buyer and seller sides of private equity transactions.

Strengths One client says that "they provide a really excellent service," explaining that "we get great access to the appropriate resources" and "they tailor everything to our requirements."

Another client says: "The quality of what they produce and their speed is very good."

Work highlights Advised Nordic Capital and Lindorff on the latter's merger with Intrum Justitia.

Notable practitioners

Jan Holmius is lauded as a leading figure in the private equity market, with one client describing him as "the guy I go to for very high-profile matters," while another praises his strength in negotiations. He advises private equity and corporate clients on domestic and cross-border transactions, with deals of late involving mergers and joint ownerships.

One client says Peter Alhanko is "easy to get hold of and gives good responses." This source adds that "he is also capable when it comes to cross-border work" and notes Alhanko's activity on high-profile matters. His practice encompasses fund formation mandates, as well as transactional instructions, with his recent work involving real estate funds.

Isabella Ramsay focuses on M&A transactions for both domestic and international private equity houses. She assisted Bridgepoint and Bonnier with their divestment of Nordic Cinema Group to AMC Entertainment.

According to one client, Johan Bergman is "pragmatic, outgoing and has a lot of transaction experience." He is new to the rankings and demonstrates growing expertise in both private equity deals and fund formation. He assisted Summa Equity with its first fund-raise.

Henrik Johansson's practice has a particular focus on deal structuring aspects, an area in which sources describe him as "very technically skilled." He advised Ratos on its acquisition of Plantasjen from Apax Partners, including the implementation of a management incentive programme.

Christopher Arkbrant has experience assisting Swedish and international clients with establishing private equity funds. His recent work has involved advising clients on their first fund-raises. Interviewees appreciate his "technical knowledge, commercial and negotiation skills and his flexibility."

About the Team (content provided by Mannheimer Swartling)

Mannheimer Swartling advises on the full range of legal matters that its clients face. As the largest law firm in the Nordic region, the firm offers both the scope and the scale required to handle the most demanding projects. And operating as a true lockstep firm ensures that its collective experience and expertise is available to every assignment. 

Clients from all areas of the private and public sectors turn to the firm for counsel of exceptional quality. Clients include distinguished companies and organisations in Sweden and around the world. The firm’s approximately 400 lawyers are specialised in different areas of business law and industries. Meaning that they understand their clients’ commercial challenges, while having the legal expertise to find the optimal solutions. 

The firm’s fundamental objective is to always surpass the expectations of its clients. Thus it’s aim is to recruit, keep and develop the most passionate legal talent. This business model is founded on the team spirit which is deeply rooted in the firm’s corporate culture.


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Roschier - Private Equity Department

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What the team is known for Exceptional team consistently noted as a top firm in the Swedish private equity market. Offers a broad range of pan-Nordic and international services for clients, regularly praised for its strength in transactional matters. Recent high-value deals have involved the real estate sector.

Strengths One client lauds the department as "the best team in Stockholm" on account of its accuracy, flexibility and availability. This source also praises the group's "broad skill set."

Work highlights Assisted 3i with the divestment of Lekolar to Nalka Invest.

Notable practitioners

Jens Bengtsson has a wealth of experience in private equity matters, working with a vast array of houses across Europe. One client describes him as "my go-to guy for all matters in Sweden. He is very intelligent and commercial, and tough when needed." He advised Blackstone on its acquisition of 40% voting rights and 32% share capital in D. Carnegie & Co.

Malin Leffler is described by clients as "the gold standard of lawyers in Sweden." Her broad private equity practice entails transactions as well as advising on the internal processes of funds and assisting with partner agreements. She represented Bonnier in the disposal of Nordic Cinema Group, jointly with Bridgepoint, to AMC Entertainment.

Pontus Enquist is knowledgeable of ECM deals and private equity-driven IPOs. His core expertise lies within investment structures and fund formation mandates, with particular experience of matters involving the real estate sector. He advised Alma Property Partners on the formation of Alma Property Partners I.

Björn Winström assisted EQT with the sale of Internetstores Holding to Signa Retail. He advises private equity houses and corporate investors on transactions and agreements, with deals often involving the online retail industry. One client praises his "high quality of service" and describes him as "flexible and commercially strong."

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Setterwalls - Private Equity Department

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What the team is known for Advises primarily on mid-cap mandates for domestic and cross-border transactions, with specific knowledge of the life sciences, IT and telecoms sectors. Benefits from regional offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Assists clients with a broad range of private equity mandates, including venture capital deals.

Strengths Interviewees praise the department's capabilities in the mid-market segment, while another source comments on the team's "great commitment."

Work highlights Advised Priveq Investment on its acquisition of Mediaplanet.

Notable practitioners

Mattias Detterfelt advises on private equity-driven transactions, primarily representing funds and sponsors based in Sweden and the Nordic countries. He represented SEB PE Opportunity in the acquisition of Tawi International.

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White & Case Advokat AB - Private Equity Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Global firm renowned for its impressive international network of private equity practices across Europe and the USA. The Stockholm team has exceptional cross-border capabilities and offers a broad range of services in connection with transactional and regulatory issues. Particularly adept at handling overlapping issues between private equity transactions, financing and capital markets.

Strengths Clients praise the "great team at White & Case that always sees beyond the horizon to ensure a smooth ride without surprises," adding that they are "well equipped to deal with the most complex cross-border transactions."

Work highlights Represented Bridgepoint in its divestment of shares in Nordic Cinema Group.

Notable practitioners

According to clients, Jan Jensen is "very pragmatic." He joined the White & Case team in October 2017 and advises private equity sponsors on a range of acquisitions and divestments.

Lennart Pettersson assisted the founders of NeTel with the divestment of a minority stake in the company to IK Investment Partners. He advises an array of Swedish private equity funds on domestic and international transactions. One client describes him as a "really committed" practitioner who is "technically skilled and has a lot of experience."

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Band 1

Roschier

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jens Bengtsson has a wealth of experience in private equity matters, working with a vast array of houses across Europe. One client describes him as "my go-to guy for all matters in Sweden. He is very intelligent and commercial, and tough when needed." He advised Blackstone on its acquisition of 40% voting rights and 32% share capital in D. Carnegie & Co.

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Band 1

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jan Holmius is lauded as a leading figure in the private equity market, with one client describing him as "the guy I go to for very high-profile matters," while another praises his strength in negotiations. He advises private equity and corporate clients on domestic and cross-border transactions, with deals of late involving mergers and joint ownerships.

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Band 1

Roschier

From the Chambers Europe guide

Malin Leffler is described by clients as "the gold standard of lawyers in Sweden." Her broad private equity practice entails transactions as well as advising on the internal processes of funds and assisting with partner agreements. She represented Bonnier in the disposal of Nordic Cinema Group, jointly with Bridgepoint, to AMC Entertainment.

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Band 2

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

One client says Peter Alhanko is "easy to get hold of and gives good responses." This source adds that "he is also capable when it comes to cross-border work" and notes Alhanko's activity on high-profile matters. His practice encompasses fund formation mandates, as well as transactional instructions, with his recent work involving real estate funds.

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Band 2

White & Case Advokat AB

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to clients, Jan Jensen is "very pragmatic." He joined the White & Case team in October 2017 and advises private equity sponsors on a range of acquisitions and divestments.

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Band 2

Calissendorff Swarting

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ulf Johansson of Calissendorff Swarting advises private equity and venture capital clients on transactions and structures, with particular expertise in fund formation mandates. Sources say he is "one of the leading lawyers in Sweden when it comes to fund formation."

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Band 2

Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Christina Kokko focuses on private equity-driven M&A transactions, assisting a range of clients particularly within the life sciences, retail and media sectors. She acted for Triton on the acquisition of Fläkt Woods. Clients describe her as "very available, down-to-earth, service-minded, easy to deal with and very knowledgeable."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Johan Winnerblad acts for clients on a range of mid-sized investments and transactions, with a particular focus on venture capital deals. One client describes him as a "very sharp" and "pragmatic" practitioner with "a lot of experience." He advised Litorina on the acquisition of Fractal Design.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Delphi

From the Chambers Europe guide

David Aversten focuses on mid-cap transactions and venture capital investments. Several sources enjoy working with him on projects, with one interviewee describing him as "hands-on and commercial." His mandates of late have involved deals in the technology and healthcare industries.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients describe Lars Bärnheim as "a very skilled lawyer." He handles domestic and international deals for private equity houses, corporate investors and portfolio companies. He assisted Polaris Private Equity III with its disposal of P-Alignment 2012 and Car-O-Liner.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

KANTER Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

One source describes Lennart Kanter as "excellent," going on to explain: "He is knowledgeable, experienced and understands the client well." He has long-standing expertise advising on private equity investments, including acquisitions, divestments and MBOs. He also assists with portfolio management topics.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

KANTER Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mikael Klang acts on cross-border mandates for private equity funds and management teams, advising on buyouts, portfolio management and investment programmes. One client describes him as "a very good, commercial lawyer who has always understood the business element." This sources goes on to say that "he is very quick and focuses on the right issues."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Dick Lundqvist draws on his considerable experience to assist international and domestic clients with a range of private equity transactions. One client notes that "he consistently provides a high level of service," adding: "He is calm and collected in his problem-solving and always looks to find a solution."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Lennart Pettersson

White & Case Advokat AB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lennart Pettersson assisted the founders of NeTel with the divestment of a minority stake in the company to IK Investment Partners. He advises an array of Swedish private equity funds on domestic and international transactions. One client describes him as a "really committed" practitioner who is "technically skilled and has a lot of experience."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Carl Westerberg acts on a broad range of mandates for private equity houses. One source says he is "very effective" and demonstrates "good commercial understanding and a high level of availability and service." He assisted Gullspång Invest with a number of investments in portfolio companies and fund structures.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Hamilton Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources praise Pontus Bergsten for his negotiation prowess, with one client saying: "He is calm, constructive and always moves the transaction towards some form of conclusion." He advises on domestic and cross-border private equity transactions, with a particular focus on the TMT industry.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jan Byström of Bird & Bird acts for domestic and international private equity sponsors on transactions and investments. Sources say: "He is a detail-focused, skilled and goal-oriented lawyer."

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Band 4

Mattias Detterfelt

Setterwalls

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mattias Detterfelt advises on private equity-driven transactions, primarily representing funds and sponsors based in Sweden and the Nordic countries. He represented SEB PE Opportunity in the acquisition of Tawi International.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Roschier

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pontus Enquist is knowledgeable of ECM deals and private equity-driven IPOs. His core expertise lies within investment structures and fund formation mandates, with particular experience of matters involving the real estate sector. He advised Alma Property Partners on the formation of Alma Property Partners I.

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Band 4

Anders Lindström

Delphi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients describe Anders Lindström as "very service-minded, personable and down-to-earth, with great experience in the field." He is a noteworthy practitioner in private equity and venture capital investments, with recent deals involving the music and technology sectors.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Isabella Ramsay focuses on M&A transactions for both domestic and international private equity houses. She assisted Bridgepoint and Bonnier with their divestment of Nordic Cinema Group to AMC Entertainment.

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Band 4

Tuula-Anneli Tallavaara

EY Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tuula-Anneli Tallavaara of EY is described by interviewees as "really hard-working and very committed." Sources commend her knowledge and experience of the private equity market.

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Band 4

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Martin Ulfson represented NNB Intressenter in its public cash offer for shares in Nordnet. He regularly acts for international private equity houses and is particularly experienced in the US market. One client says: "We have a lot of faith in his knowledge and he is very good to work with."

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Band 4

Roschier

From the Chambers Europe guide

Björn Winström assisted EQT with the sale of Internetstores Holding to Signa Retail. He advises private equity houses and corporate investors on transactions and agreements, with deals often involving the online retail industry. One client praises his "high quality of service" and describes him as "flexible and commercially strong."

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to one client, Johan Bergman is "pragmatic, outgoing and has a lot of transaction experience." He is new to the rankings and demonstrates growing expertise in both private equity deals and fund formation. He assisted Summa Equity with its first fund-raise.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

One client describes Jonas Bergström as "excellent" and "very hard-working," adding: "His availability and can-do attitude are great. He is very responsive and always solves issues very quickly." He mostly acts for private equity and venture capital sponsors, and advised Fidelio Capital on the acquisition of the majority of shares in NN07.

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Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Henrik Johansson's practice has a particular focus on deal structuring aspects, an area in which sources describe him as "very technically skilled." He advised Ratos on its acquisition of Plantasjen from Apax Partners, including the implementation of a management incentive programme.

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Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Johan Larsson is praised by clients for being "very knowledgeable and extremely pragmatic." He focuses on small-cap and venture capital transactions with a variety of Swedish and international private equity and venture capital funds. He acted for the shareholders of Donya Labs (Simplygon) on the divestment of the company to Microsoft.

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Costin Mihailescu

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

New to the rankings, Costin Mihailescu of Baker McKenzie is recognised as a noteworthy practitioner in the market, with one source describing him as "very solution-oriented" and "nice to work with." He advises a variety of market participants on acquisitions and divestments involving the private equity sphere. He assisted Accent Equity with its acquisition of a majority stake in Tommy Nordbergh Åkeri.

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Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

The "very knowledgeable" Pontus Röckert deals with private equity sponsors and venture capital funds on a Swedish and international level. He advised Creandum and Index Ventures on their investments in digital health service provider Webbhälsa.

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