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

Our lawyers are recognised leaders on the Swedish market (Chambers Global/Europe, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who's Who Legal).

"Their practice covers all matters, and they have a fantastic international network." (Chambers Europe, 2018)


"They are my firm of choice whenever I am looking at Swedish transactions." (Chambers Europe, 2019)


"Always accessible, always delivering at the predetermined time and very knowledgeable." (Chambers Europe, 2019)


"The highly experienced equity capital markets team at Mannheimer Swartling provides excellent practical advice. The lawyers are extremely competent, professional and very responsive."(IFLR1000, 2019)


"Sector knowledge and experience is excellent. Good in-depth legal knowledge and pragmatic advice." (IFLR1000, 2019)