Practice GroupPrivate Equity

Mannheimer Swartling has the Nordic region’s premier Private Equity practice. From fund formation to LP advisory to co-investments to management incentive programs to complex tax matters, and ultimately to financing, acquisitions and exits, we offer a platform and industry experience unrivalled in both scope and scale.

With more than 50 specialist lawyers regularly assisting financial sponsors and their portfolio companies, we are able to assemble a “just right” team, closely tailored to the project. Mannheimer Swartling has for a number of years acted as legal advisory to the Swedish Venture Capital Association ( and as an active committee participant in Invest Europe (formerly EVCA).

Mannheimer Swartling is one of the leading tax advisors in Sweden and has been the lead tax advisor on some of the industry’s most sensitive proceedings before the Swedish tax authorities in recent years.  We naturally have extensive experience advising on tax matters in relation to fund formation and investments, transactions and structuring within private equity.

Mannheimer Swartling and its lawyers are ranked at the top within private equity in all relevant rankings of legal advisors in the Nordic region such as Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer.


From our Funds and Investment practice, we assist with structuring, establishing and restructuring of and investments in buy-out and venture capital funds, and regulatory issues concerning AIFMD and MiFID.


From our M&A and ECM practices, we provide transaction and IPO support assisted by specialists within banking and finance, EU and competition and tax assist with private and public M&A and IPOs.


Our deal structuring group assists with designing, implementing and winding up transactions and incentive programs as well as co-investments in portfolio companies.

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“An exceptional full-service practice that is notable for its expertise in transactions and fund formation. Clients include some of the market-leading Swedish and international buyout funds.” (Chambers Europe 2015)

"Mannheimer Swartling delivered an excellent service, and I never had anything to complain about: very fast-moving, very thorough and you get a high-quality service." (Chambers Europe 2015)

"Mannheimer Swartling stuck out as being customer-oriented, and in my opinion it is the best in town." (Chambers Europe 2015)

"One great strength of the team is that it delivers superb service regardless of whom you work with." (Chambers Europe 2015)

“Stellar team with wide-ranging expertise in fund formation, buyout transactions and financing matters. Strong choice for mandates involving the taxation of private equity funds.” (Chambers Europe 2014)

“It compares well with what would be perceived to be top flight firms in London and New York service levels’...” (Legal 500)

“one of the undisputed leading names in the Swedish market and continues to secure some of the most impressive mandates.” (IFLR 2016)

“Others describe the service as “first class” and praise the attentiveness and skill of the partners they worked with.” (IFLR 2016)

“the only firm in Sweden where 100% of fellow lawyers surveyed say they are a top tier firm across banking and finance, capital markets and M&A” (IFLR 2015)

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