Practice GroupPrivate Equity

Mannheimer Swartling has Sweden's largest Private Equity practice and offers an unrivalled service in the most complex legal and regulatory environments

Our team comprises lawyers from M&A and ECM, together with our dedicated practice groups of Funds and Investments, Transaction Structuring, Tax and Asset Management & Financial Regulatory. Our ability to provide the highest standard of legal services, to every participant and in every facet of the Private Equity industry, truly sets us apart on the Swedish market.

We assist our Private Equity clients in all aspects of the full life-cycle of a fund: from formation and equity fundraising, co-investments and incentive programmes to going-private, acquisitions and exits.

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 each project. Mannheimer Swartling and its lawyers consistently rank at the top of the league tables in the Nordics for private equity, including Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer.

Our engagement in the private equity industry goes far beyond transactions, however. We also act as legal advisory to the Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association ( and actively participate in Invest Europe's tax and legal committee (formerly EVCA). Such engagement gives us unique insight into the private equity world and the ability to influence the industry.



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.

"Clearly the best in Sweden when it comes to resources, capabilities and knowledge." (Chambers Europe, 2018)


"Very flexible and agile." (Chambers Europe, 2018)


"They are able to attract and retain some of the best talent and they have a model whereby they are able to commit a substantial quantity of resources to the project." (Chambers Europe, 2018)


"Best legal advice in Sweden." (Chambers Europe, 2019)


"Strong commitment and good technical skills." (Chambers Europe, 2019)


"Extremely high quality, experienced, pleasant to work with, hard-working and customer-centric." (Chambers Europe, 2019)


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