OCTOBER 03 2019
Leading legal ranking institute The Legal 500 has turned its attention to the in-house function to recognise those corporate counsel who are driving the legal business forward. In its latest edition, the GC Powerlist: Sweden Teams, it lists Nordic Capital’s legal team as one of the most influential and innovative in-house teams working in the region.
The Legal 500 have canvassed opinions from law firm partners and in-house counsel across different regions including Sweden, to identify corporate counsels who have been instrumental in changing or forming opinions within their company or industry; developing brilliant technical solutions to complex issues; creating innovative structures to ensure that the in-house function is driving the business forward; and/or providing a business working model that other corporate counsel should follow. The GC Powerlist: Sweden Teams includes names that have helped shape innovation in the legal industry.
The Nordic Capital legal team is located in three offices; Sweden, Luxembourg and Jersey. General Counsel Henrik Johansson is based in Stockholm and has the overall responsibility for Nordic Capital’s legal and tax affairs. The Nordic Capital legal team works seamlessly between the different offices and allocate their time mainly between deals, fund and portfolio company matters.
“We have been continually investing in our organisational structure and developed, broadened and upgraded our in-house legal function. We are very proud of the recognition by The Legal 500. Nordic Capital’s teamwork culture enables us to combine the legal and deal execution capabilities of our team with the financial expertise, operational capability and entrepreneurial spirit needed to advise on and execute deals, build strong sustainable businesses and create value for Nordic Capital’s investors,” says Henrik Johansson.
“We are continuing to invest in our legal team and are further strengthening our in-house tax capabilities by appointing Carl Beyer as Head of Tax. Carl will join us from Mannheimer Swartling where he has worked in the Tax Practice Group for ten years,” Henrik adds.
The legal team is an important contributor to all M&A and other transactions, including some which are market leading. For example, with valuable input from the legal function, Nordic Capital executed one of the largest ever GP-led secondaries and simultaneously raised Fund IX with over EUR 4.3 bn in aggregate commitments. Other notable transactions include the high-profile exit of European animal health leader Anicura to Mars Petcare, and the 2019 acquisitions of BOARD International, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, Conscia, Signicat and ArisGlobal.
Katarina Janerud, Communications Manager
Adviser to Nordic Capitals Funds
Tel: +46 8 440 50 50
About Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a long history. Core sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services and in addition, Industrial & Business Services and Consumer. Key regions are Northern Europe and globally for Healthcare. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested more than EUR 14 billion in over 100 investments. The most recent fund is Nordic Capital Fund IX with EUR 4.3 billion in committed capital. The Nordic Capital vehicles are based in Jersey. They are advised by several advisory entities based in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, the UK and the US, any or all of which are referred to as Nordic Capital Advisors. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit www.nordiccapital.com