Practice groupPublic M&A and Equity Capital Markets

Market leaders in Public M&A and Equity Capital Markets practice

Our Public M&A and Equity Capital Markets team consists of approximately 35 lawyers. We have unrivalled experience on our market and are routinely ranked at the top of all relevant rankings of legal advisors in the Nordic region. We advise blue chip Nordic industrials, overseas investors seeking investment opportunities in the Nordic region, private equity houses, sovereigns and banks. We represent more listed companies than any other Swedish firm. Over the past 5 years we have advised on numerous high-profile transactions in the region.

Our Public M&A practice includes advising bidders, target companies, major shareholders and financial advisors. We can deliver a full range of services working in multi-disciplinary teams with lawyers from our specialist groups if and when needed.

Our work in Equity Capital Markets includes advising issuers, major shareholders and financial advisors on initial public offerings, rights issues, convertible and exchangeable issues, private placements and accelerated book building transactions.

We also regularly advise on corporate governance issues, incentive plans, information and insider issues and other securities regulatory matters (including the AIFMD). Further our practitioners are frequently nominated to chair the Annual General Meeting of companies listed on the Swedish market.

We sit on the major local self-regulatory bodies such as the Swedish Securities Council and the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, and we thereby take an active part in the legal development in the region.

Prospective clients who would like to learn more about our Public M&A and Equity Capital Markets practice are invited to contact the group representatives listed on this page, or any other member of our Public M&A and Equity Capital Markets group.

Our work covers all types of capital market transactions and company law issues including:

  • Public offerings and mergers
  • Private placements
  • Restructuring
  • Acquisitions in kind
  • New share issues and other raising of capital
  • Initial public offerings
  • Information issues
  • Insider issues
  • Company law
  • Corporate governance
  • Incentive plans

“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 1000, 2015)

“It provides cutting-edge legal expertise on big transactions.” (Chambers Europe, 2014)

“The team has been doing this for a long time - you can trust that it knows what it is doing.” (Chambers Europe, 2014)

“Mannheimer Swartling has strength in depth, gives ‘sound advice’ on both debt and equity matters, and is experienced in complex cross-border matters.” (Legal 500, 2013)

 “Even the firm’s direct competitors admit they are market leaders in capital markets.” (IFLR 1000 2013)

 “Excellent at finding first-rate solutions. Every lawyer that we have met there is solid, knowledgeable and reliable.” (Chambers Europe, 2012)

 “This capital markets powerhouse advises on a range of high-profile transactions, with outstanding expertise in both the debt and equity sectors.” (Chambers Europe, 2012)

 “Mannheimer Swartling is ‘committed, hardworking, knowledgeable and pragmatic’.” (Legal 500, 2012)