Christoffer Benninge

Partner, Stockholm

Corporate Advisory, Equity Capital Markets, Private M&A, Public M&A

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Christoffer Benninge is a Stockholm-based Partner specialized in public and private M&A, capital markets transactions, and corporate advisory. Christoffer has extensive experience working within several industries, including financial institutions, energy and life sciences. Christoffer has acted as advisor in several high-profile Swedish and international transactions and restructurings in the past years.

In 2013, Christoffer was on secondment at Vireo Energy as a Part time General Counsel and in 2015-2016 at Ropes & Gray in London as Visiting European Lawyer.

Recognitions

Christoffer is recognized as one of the experts in her field by international directories such as The Legal 500.

This is what clients say about Christoffer:

“Christoffer Benninge’s in-depth knowledge of capital markets is unmatched. He stays ahead of industry trends and regulatory changes, providing clients with not only legal expertise but also valuable market insights.”
– The Legal 500 2024, Capital Markets

“One of the standout qualities of Christoffer Benninge is his innovative problem-solving approach. He consistently finds creative solutions to complex legal challenges, demonstrating a deep understanding of the intricacies of the capital markets. His ability to think outside the box and adapt to evolving market conditions sets him apart. He also places a strong emphasis on client satisfaction.”
– The Legal 500 2024, Capital Markets

“Experienced and knowledgeable. Solution oriented and strong client focus. The support adds real value to us.”
– IFLR1000 2021/2022 (32nd edition)

“He is always there for me. Committed. Quick and to the point. High quality deliveries on time.”
– IFLR1000 2020/2021 (31st edition)

“Christoffer has a notable practice in handling rights issuances on the growth market.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Capital Markets

Work highlights

Christoffer Benninge’s experience includes advising:

  • Atlas Luxco in its cash offers in Sweden and the United States for Millicom International Cellular;
  • CVC in the SEK 1.1 billion sell-down of shares in Synsam;
  • Freya Investissement in the SEK 13 billion acquisition of Kinnevik’s entire shareholding in Tele2;
  • Fisk Ventures III in its sale of Senet to Netmore Group;
  • Groupe Canal+ in Viaplay Group’s SEK 18.6 billion recapitalization program;
  • the lenders in connection with Stirling Square, TA and Macquarie Capital’s recommended public cash offer for Byggfakta;
  • Collaborative Fund in its investment in Aira;
  • Atlas Investissement, a holding company indirectly held by Xavier Niel, in its investments in Millicom International Cellular;
  • Cargill in an offtake agreement and the commitment to invest in Nordic Iron Ore;
  • Slättö in its acquisition of shares in Logistea;
  • Navamedic in the recommended cash offer to acquire Sensidose;
  • Savvy Gaming Group in its SEK 10.3 billion investment in Embracer Group;
  • Vinted in the SEK 315 million public offer for all shares in Rebelle;
  • CVC in the SEK 450 million post-IPO sell-down of shares in Synsam;
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in the sale of Opus Bilprovning to Arcus;
  • Basalt Infrastructure Partners in the SEK 9.3 billion public offer for Nobina;
  • Sedana Medical in connection with its SEK 615 million private placement of new shares;
  • Synsam and CVC in the IPO and listing of Synsam’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm;
  • JonDeTech Sensors in their private placement of new shares;
  • Novax on its investment in AquaDental;
  • Funds advised by the Blackstone Group in its SEK 18.1 billion acquisition of 214 industrial properties from Castellum;
  • EQT IX and Roar BidCo in their SEK 23.6 billion public offer for Recipharm;
  • Danske Bank, Handelsbanken and Nordea in the fully guaranteed SEK 1.7 billion rights issue in Gränges AB;
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in the acquisition of shares to obtain more than 90% ownership of Opus Group;
  • Advanced SolTech Sweden and JOOL in a SEK 131.5 million pre-IPO capital raise;
  • JonDeTech Sensors, listed on Nasdaq First North, in its heavily oversubscribed rights issue and directed share issue;
  • Cibus Nordic Real Estate AB (publ) in the SEK 1.9 billion acquisition of 111 properties from Coop and SEK 0.9 billion accelerated book building;
  • Filtronic PLC (listed on AIM operated by the London Stock Exchange) in the sale of its telecoms antenna business to Microdata Telecom Innovation;
  • Midroc New Technology in the sale of its 11.3% stake in PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) to Robert Bosch GmbH;
  • Blackstone in the SEK 12.2 billion sale of its majority stake in Hembla AB (publ) to Vonovia SE;
  • Quimper AB (a private company in which CVC Funds have or will indirectly invest) on its cash tender offer for Ahlsell;
  • Ancala Partners in the SEK 496 million public offer for Skånska Energi AB (publ);
  • Sedana Medical AB (publ) and Pareto Securities on Sedana’s accelerated bookbuilt private placement of new shares;
  • Pareto Securities AB in the acquisition of a Finnish real estate portfolio consisting of 123 grocery store and daily-goods properties from funds managed by Oy Sirius Capital Partners Ab;
  • Blackstone/Vega Holdco in relation to the SEK 1 billion rights issue in D. Carnegie & Co;
  • ME Dental AB on its public offer for Orasolv AB (publ);
  • Pareto Securities on Loudspring’s private placement of new shares.
Career

Roschier (2011-), Senior Associate (2012-2020), Partner since 2020
Ropes & Gray LLP London, Visiting European Lawyer (2015-2016)
Vireo Energy, Visting Lawyer (2013)
Advokatfirman Vinge, Associate (2008-2011)

Memberships

Member of the Swedish Bar Association

Professional appointments

Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, Lecturer (2010)

Education

Lund University, LL.M. (2008)
Lund University, B.Sc. (2008)

Languages

English, German, Swedish

One of the standout qualities of Christoffer Benninge is his innovative problem-solving approach. He consistently finds creative solutions to complex legal challenges, demonstrating a deep understanding of the intricacies of the capital markets. His ability to think outside the box and adapt to evolving market conditions sets him apart. He also places a strong emphasis on client satisfaction.

The Legal 500