John Gustafson | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
John Gustafsson
John Gustafsson

John Gustafson

Associate, Stockholm

T +46 8 506 32 302

E john.gustafsson@whitecase.com

Overview

John Gustafson focuses on mergers & acquisitions and general corporate and commercial law.

His experience includes advising private equity firms and industrial clients on domestic and cross-border M&A.

Bars and Courts

  • Swedish Bar

Education

  • LLM, Uppsala University
  • Studies in Business and Economics, Uppsala University
  • Studies in French and International law, Université des Sciences Sociales Toulouse I, France
  • Studies in economics and politics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Swedish

Experience

Represented Luxoft, a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions, on the acquisition of Pelagicore, a leader in open source software platforms services for in-vehicle infotainment and human machine interface development.

Represented Blackstone's portfolio company InterTrust Group on its acquisition of CorpNordic, the leading corporate services provider in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

Represented HgCapital's portfolio company e-conomic on its acquisition of a majority stake in SpeedLedger, the Swedish leader in web-based accounting for micro businesses and the second largest company in Sweden's web-based accounting sector.

Represented Castik Capital as Manager of the EPIC funds on the £120 million acquisition of Waterlogic Plc, a vertically integrated global designer, manufacturer, distributor and service provider of point-of-use drinking water purification and dispensing systems.

Represented Castik Capital as manager of the EPIC funds on the acquisition of Angel Springs.

Represented HgCapital on the sale and subsequent re-investment in a 33 per cent. stake in VISMA Assisted Alipes in connection with the divestment of all shares in Synsam, a leading Scandinavian optician chain, to CVC Capital Partners.

Represented Osaka Gas Chemicals in its acquisition of Jacobi Carbons AB, the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of coconut shell activated carbon, for an enterprise value of USD 400 million.

Represented Nordic Capital V Ltd. in its divestment of the Point International Group to VeriFone, Inc. Point International is Northern Europe's largest provider of payment and gateway services and solutions for retailers.

Represented EQT V in its SEK 21 billion divestment of Securitas Direct AB to a consortium consisting of private equity firms Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman. Securitas Direct AB is the European leader in monitoring and alarm solutions for homes and small businesses.