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White & Case Advises Nordic Capital on Acquisition of Sunrise Medical

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Nordic Capital Fund VII ('Nordic Capital') on its acquisition of the Sunrise Medical group from Equistone Partners Europe.

Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the development, design, manufacture and distribution of manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs and scooters as well as seating and positioning products. Headquartered in Malsch, Germany, the company employs 2,000 people worldwide and sells its products in more than 130 countries.

With the addition of Sunrise Medical, Nordic Capital invests further in the high quality mobility products and services sector, and expands its holdings within mobility products both in Northern Europe and internationally.

The purchase price was not disclosed and the transaction is subject to merger control clearances.

The White & Case team that advised Nordic Capital was led by partners Stefan Koch (Frankfurt) and Lennart Pettersson (Stockholm) with the support of local partner Markus Stephanblome. It consisted of lawyers based in Frankfurt, Stockholm, Brussels, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, London, Madrid, Milan, Mexico City, New York, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, and Warsaw and included, among others, partners Pontus Lindfelt (Brussels) and Tim Arndt (Frankfurt), local partners Katrin Rübsamen (Berlin), Matthias Kiesewetter (Hamburg) and Susanne Weckbach (Munich) and associates Jan-Ole Eichstädt, Daniel David, Ingrid Knollmeyer, Silke Jurczyga, Stella Guadamillas Cortés and Atineh Kuvač (all Frankfurt).

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