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01 February 2023

Impilo completes add-on acquisition

Wigge & Partners’ Banking & Finance team advised Impilo in connection with the financing of an add-on acquisition of the licensing rights of certain pharmaceutical products.

31 January 2023

Wigge & Partners has advised Nordic Mezzanine Capital I AB in connection with its application for registration as a financial institution

Wigge & Partners has advised Nordic Mezzanine Capital I AB in connection with its application for registration as a financial institution pursuant to the Currency Exchange and Other Financial Activities Act (1996:1006). The company is managed by Hybridge Mezzanine, a Nordic credit fund with focus on real estate debt investments. The company was granted registration as a financial institution on 13 January 2023 and will mainly conduct financial activities by granting loans to companies within the real estate sector.

27 January 2023

Disruptive Ventures and Fort Knox Förvaring initiate a collaboration to invest in growth companies in Umeå and Norrland

Wigge & Partners has advised Disruptive Ventures and the founders in connection with the collaboration with Norrland’s largest private investor, Fort Knox Förvaring. Together, the founders and Fort Knox Förvaring will invest in growth companies in Umeå and in Norrland.

26 January 2023

Wigge & Partners has advised tbd30 in connection with three add-on acquisitions

Wigge & Partners has advised tbd30 AB (publ) in connection with its wholly owned subsidiary Spolargruppen Sverige AB's acquisition of all the shares in Reliningsteknik Sverige AB and Gerox AB (publ) as well as tbd30 AB's establishment in Finland through the indirect acquisition of all assets in Suomen Sukittajat Oy, one of Finland's largest players in property-related relining.

25 January 2023

Wigge & Partners’ Funds and Investments News January 2023

We did it, so you don’t have to. Here is a compilation of the latest regulatory changes and market research in the funds and investment sector. Our intention is to provide a summary relevant to both managers, investors and institutions navigating the world of funds.

17 January 2023

Wigge & Partners has advised Mofast AB (Publ) in connection with a recapitalization of approximately SEK 296 million

Mofast’s recapitalization entails a strengthening of equity by a total of approximately SEK 296 million by a set-off issue of approximately SEK 271 million and a rights issue of approximately SEK 25 million.

27 December 2022

Wigge & Partners has advised the bank of the European Union, European Investment Bank, in connection with a financing of the Investor-owned company Affibody. The loan shall finance development of biopharmaceuticals against cancer etc.

Wigge & Partners has advised the European Investment Bank (EIB) in connection with the bank´s entering into a loan facility agreement with Affibody Medical AB (publ) granting Affibody a €20 million loan divided into three tranches. If Affibody utilizes the loan, EIB will be entitled to warrants in addition to the interest on the loan amount.

23 December 2022

Wigge & Partners has advised the founder of DPJ Workspace in connection with its sale to AJ Produkter.

Wigge & Partners has advised the founder and owner of DPJ Workspace, one of the market leaders within the online interior design market in connection with its sale to AJ Produkter, an international manufacturer and retailer of office, warehouse, industrial and school products and solutions to businesses.

22 December 2022

Wigge & Partners has advised the European Investment Bank (EIB) in connection with the financing of the first in-land fish farm in Sweden

Wigge & Partners has advised the European Investment Bank (EIB) in connection with the bank´s entering into a loan facility agreement and a warrant agreement with Reocean AB (publ). The loan facility grants Reocean access to a loan divided into three tranches and the loan shall be used for building of the first in-land fish farm in Sweden. The fish farm in Säffle, Värmland, will produce 10,000 tone salmon per year, which corresponds to 1/5 of the salmon consumed in Sweden. The warrant agreement entitles EIB to receive warrants in Reocean in connection with disbursement of the loan facility.

12 December 2022

MVI forms Nordic Drives Group and acquires several companies

Wigge & Partners has advised MVI Fund II in connection with the acquisitions of Krylbo Elektra AB, Falun Borlänge AB, Jo-Wic Elteknik AB, Elektromekanisk Industriservice AB, Bröderna Eriksson Maskinel i Söderhamn AB, Elektrolindningar T Holm AB and Fabrika A/S, creating a leading player within sales and aftermarket services of electric motors and drives. With Fabrika joining the group, the group is expected to have a turnover exceeding SEK 300m with 93 employees, active in several locations throughout Sweden and Denmark.

09 December 2022

Wigge & Partners has advised the European Investment Bank (EIB)

Wigge & Partners Bank and Finance team has advised the European Investment Bank (EIB) in connection with the bank´s entering into renewed agreements regarding a loan facility of up to EUR 30 million and a renewed warrant agreement with Oncopeptides AB (publ). The loan facility grants Oncopeptides access to a renewed unsecured loan divided into three tranches and the warrant agreement entitles EIB to receive warrants in Oncopeptides in connection with disbursement of the loan facility.

06 December 2022

Wigge & Partners advises Readly in connection with the offer by Bonnier News

Wigge & Partners is advising Readly International AB (publ) in connection with a public takeover offer provided by Bonnier News to the shareholders of Readly. The offer price is SEK 12 per share, which values Readly at approximately SEK 455 million.

29 November 2022

Wigge & Partners advised Harmerica Properties AB in connection with the acquisition of the property Vildmannen 11

Wigge & Partners has advised Harmerica Properties AB in connection with the acquisition of the property Vildmannen 11 from Glommen & Lindberg. The property is an office building located in central Stockholm. The lettable area of the property will, at completion of the transaction, consist of approximately 2700 square meters. The property is let in full to Svalner.

11 November 2022

Wigge & Partners has advised Keensight Capital and Bedford Consulting in connection with its acquisition of Bluesprint AB

Wigge & Partners has advised Keensight Capital and Bedford Consulting in connection with the acquisition of Bluesprint AB, the largest independent Anaplan software consultancy and implementation partner in the Nordics. With this first acquisition following the platform investment from Keensight Capital in April, Bedford Consulting will double its presence in the region, strengthening the group’s offering and client coverage capabilities across its Nordic customer base.

10 November 2022

Wigge & Partners publishes a new article together with ILO and Lexology regarding Security and pre-agreed release under Swedish law

To access and read the article by Andreas Malmberg and Klara Larsson, click here

02 November 2022

Werksta Group acquires House of Paint Aktiebolag, Zion Bilplåt och Lack AB and Kindwalls Sverige AB

Wigge & Partners has advised Werksta group, the leading car damage repair chain in the Nordics, in connection with its add-on acquisitions of House of Paint Aktiebolag, Zion Bilplåt och Lack AB and Kindwalls Sverige AB. Werksta group thereby expands to 21 body repair shops in Sweden.

02 November 2022

Wigge & Partners has advised Liquid Swords in connection with NetEase Interactive Entertainment’s investment in the company

Wigge & Partners has advised Liquid Swords in connection with NetEase Interactive Entertainment’s minority investment in the company. Liquid Swords is a video-game developer, based in Sweden, focusing on narrative-driven open-world games and NetEase is one of China’s leading online game service providers.

26 October 2022

Wigge & Partners has advised the HEW-KABEL and Andlinger & Company in connection with its acquisition of Habia Cable AB.

Wigge & Partners´ Mergers and Acquisitions team has advised HEW-KABEL and Andlinger & Company in connection with the acquisition of Habia Cable AB, a leading provider of tailor-made special cables for demanding applications across eight end-markets. Habia Cable AB was founded in 1941 and is today one of the most trusted names for tailor-made cable solutions in the communication, marine, industry, defence and power generation sectors. In its markets, Habia Cable AB is one of Europe's leading wire, cable and cable harness manufacturers with a global presence and customers in more than 50 countries worldwide. In 2021, Habia Cable AB had 532 employees and a turnover of 808.6 million SEK.

Wigge & Partners’ Banking and Finance team also advised in respect of certain amendments to Habia Cable AB’s existing financing arrangements.

10 October 2022

PodX Group Aktiebolag acquires a majority stake in leading French podcast studio Nouvelles Écoutes, as a step in their ambition to consolidate the international podcast market

Wigge & Partners has acted as lead counsel in connection with PodX Group Aktiebolag´s first acquisition of a majority stake in Nouvelles Écoutes, the leading podcast studio in France. At the same time, Nouvelles Écoutes announced their acquisition of Studio Minuit, the second podcasting group in France in terms of monthly listeners.

05 October 2022

Wigge & Partners advised Blackstone and Areim in connection with the divestment of Kruthuset 17 to Niam.

Wigge & Partners advised Blackstone and Areim in connection with the divestment of Kruthuset 17 to Niam. Kruthuset 17 is located in Gothenburg and consists of 68,000 sqm lettable area. The largest tenants are Tullverket, PostNord, Trafikverket and CGI.