Ulf Johansson | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Ulf Johansson
Ulf Johansson

Ulf Johansson

Partner, Stockholm

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T +46 8 506 32 300

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“The ‘business-oriented and sharp’ Ulf Johansson ‘is a deal maker: he understands where you should cut the deal.’”

Chambers Global 2014

Overview

Ulf Johansson focuses on mergers and acquisitions and on fund formation.

Active in the mergers and acquisitions area, he has represented sellers, buyers and management, particularly in the area of private equity. Ulf regularly advises on various legal issues in connection with the formation of private equity funds and venture capital investments. In addition, Ulf regularly counsels clients on general corporate matters.

Ulf became a partner of White & Case as of January 1, 1998. He was based in White & Case's New York office in 1995-1996. Prior to joining White & Case in 1991, Ulf was an associate with a Swedish firm. He also served as a law clerk at the District Court of Malmö.

Bars and Courts

  • Swedish Bar

Education

  • LLM, Juris kandidat, Lund University
  • Diploma in International Maritime Law, University of Oslo

Languages

  • Swedish
  • English

Experience

Altor, 2016

Assisted private equity fund Altor in the sale of Åker to Ampco-Pittsburgh in exchange for cash and shares in the listed buyer.

Nelka, 2016

Represented Nelka in the acquisition of Office Management AB from Priveq.

Alipes, 2014

Assisted Alipes in connection with the divestment of all shares in Synsam, a leading Scandinavian optician chain, to CVC Capital Partners.

Steen & Strøm, 2014

Representation in connection with the sale of five shopping centres located in Sweden: Familia, Etage, Mirum, MittiCity and Sollentuna Centrum. The property value of the transaction is approximately SEK 3.25 billion.

Allianz Real Estate, 2013

Assisted Allianz in its sale of Stockholm city prime location real property Jericho 34 to Swedish real estate owner and developer, AMF Fastigheter, in a transaction worth approximately SEK 1,800 million. This was one of the largest and most prominent real estate deals in Sweden in 2013. This mandate is an excellent example of how our niche experience in real estate transactions works to the benefit of our global clients.

Osaka Gas Chemicals, 2013

Representation of Osaka Gas Chemicals Co. Ltd, in its acquisition of Jacobi Carbons AB, a Swedish-based company which is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of coconut shell activated carbon, for an enterprise value of US$400 million.

Skanska, 2013

Representation of Skanska Sverige AB in a joint venture with Swedish real estate investment company Areim, which aims to develop more than 700 apartments in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm.

Areim, 2012

Representation in connection with the establishment of Areim II, a real estate fund focused on value-added investments in Sweden, with aggregate commitments of SEK 2,800 million. With solid real estate fund experience one of the Firm's key strengths, we are ideally placed to assist the leading players in the Swedish market.

Accent, 2012

Assisted private equity fund Accent in the establishment of the fund Accent Equity 2012, with SEK 3,800 million aggregate in commitments.

EQT, 2011

In a landmark Swedish M&A transaction, Ulf assisted private equity fund EQT in the sale of Securitas Direct AB to a consortium formed by Bain Capital and Hellman & Freidman. The deal, valued in excess of approximately SEK21 billion, was judged to be the largest-ever exit of a Swedish private equity-held portfolio company. EQT is a European private-equity firm that invests in industrial companies across the globe. To date, the firm has raised around US$18 billion through 13 funds.

Altor, 2009

Assisted Altor Fund III, a leading private equity fund in the Nordic region, with the acquisition of over 200 pharmacies from the state-owned company Apoteket AB (publ). The pharmacies acquired will form the new Swedish pharmacy retail chain Apotek Hjärtat, which from the outset will be the largest independent pharmacy retail chain in Sweden.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer: M&A, Private Equity – Sweden, IFLR 1000 2015

Leading Lawyer: Corporate/M&A – Sweden, Chambers Global 2014, Chambers Europe 2014

Leading Lawyer: Private Equity – Sweden, Chambers Europe 2014