Public M&A

Public M&A

Public takeover bids are associated with major challenges. The parties involved are often forced to make quick decisions on complex issues that are visible to shareholders, the media, the stock exchanges, the supervisory authorities and other stakeholders. Successfully completing public takeovers requires the assistance of legal advisers with extensive experience in similar matters.

We have acted as legal advisers to bidders, target companies, shareholders and financiers in several of Sweden’s largest public takeover bids. Our extensive experience and high-quality advice are regularly confirmed by independent rankings.

Thanks to our extensive experience in advising various parties in public takeover bids, we can establish an effective strategy to maximise the possibility to complete the transaction. By having an in-depth understanding of the client’s commercial goals, we can customise the process based on the specific conditions of each individual matter.

Other than transactional advice, we also assist in matters with supervisory authorities and the Swedish Securities Council. Our experience with public M&A also includes cross-border transactions and we frequently represent foreign bidders.

Our services include:

  • Agreements with major shareholders
  • Assistance in matters before supervisory authorities and the Swedish Securities Council
  • Obligation to bid
  • Bid conditions
  • Due diligence
  • Good practice on the securities market
  • The target company’s defense measures
  • Prospectuses
  • Handling of foreign shareholders
  • Redemption of minority shareholders