Awards & rankings | January 8, 2019

Roschier tops Mergermarket 2018 league tables by deal value

Roschier's strong performance has been noted in Mergermarket's 2018 league tables for legal advisors announced on 7 January 2019. The firm ranks No. 1 by value of deals in the Nordic and in the Swedish table.

In the past year the firm has steadily strengthened its position in the Nordic market, and we have been actively involved in a number of large-scale, highly successful multi-jurisdictional deals in the region. In Mergermarket’s 2018 league tables Roschier scored 48 transactions with a cumulative transactional value of EUR 31,382 million (USD 37,262 million).

“We had a very strong 2018, which is also reflected in the deal tables. The credit for the top-rankings goes to our cross-border transactional team, who have worked together seamlessly to achieve this. We also owe our thanks to our loyal clients who have continued to place their trust in us. We have been extremely privileged having been able to advise them in their most demanding transactions,” says Roschier’s Managing Partner Fredrik Rydin.

The transactions referred to above  include acting for PayPal in its USD 2.2 billion acquisition of iZettle; representing the funds managed by KKR and Triton in the sale of Mehiläinen Group to CVC Capital Partners, LähiTapiola, Varma and Ilmarinen; advising A-Katsastus Group Oy and Bridgepoint in the sale of A-Katsastus Group’s business operations in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Poland to IK Investment Partners; acting for Atlas Copco Aktiebolag and Epiroc Aktiebolag on the split of the group, the distribution of Epiroc’s shares to shareholders of Atlas Copco and the listing of Epiroc’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm; advising Bonnier in the SEK 9.2 billion sale of Bonnier Broadcasting, including the brands TV4, C More and the Finnish MTV, to Telia; acting for CVC Funds-backed Quimper AB on the cash tender offer for Ahlsell valuing Ahlsell at SEK 24 billion; advising the investor consortium led by  ANTA Sports Products on its EUR 4.6 billion cash tender offer for Amer Sports; representing Orkla on its EUR 146.1 million cash tender offer for Kotipizza; as well as acting for Volkswagen in its acquisition of a 75.1% stake in WirelessCar from Volvo.

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