Anders Karlsson

Associate, Stockholm

Biography

Overview

Anders is an associate in our Bank Finance practice in Stockholm and joined White & Case in 2018.

Prior to joining White & Case, Anders worked for three years as legal counsel at Nordic Trustee, the leading independent provider of Bond Trustee and Agent Services in the Nordic Financial Markets. Anders has extensive experience of both corporate and high-yield bonds as well as regulatory capital transactions. Furthermore, Anders has significant experience in liability management transactions such as bond restructurings and amendment and waiver processes.

Bars and Courts
Swedish Bar
Education
LLM
Master of Laws
Stockholm University

Sweden

BSc
Business Administration
Stockholm School of Business

Sweden

Studies in International Finance and Investment Decisions
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Lima, Peru

Languages
Swedish
English
Spanish

Experience

Representation of Accent Equity Partners AB and its wholly owned subsidiary AE4 2017 Sweden AB as issuer on the issuance of its up to SEK 500,000,000 senior secured floating rate bonds due 2024. The proceeds from the initial bonds were used to finance the acquisition of Scandinavian Cosmetics Group Holding AB and to refinance its existing debt. Scandinavian Cosmetics is one of the leading companies in sales, marketing and distribution of well-known brands in the Swedish beauty industry.

Representation of Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) and Pareto Securities AS as joint bookrunners on the issuance by Cabonline Group Holding AB (publ) of up to SEK 2,200,000,000 senior secured floating rate bonds due 2022. The bonds were issued for the purpose of refinancing existing debt. The Firm also assisted on the establishment of a super senior revolving credit facility and the related intercreditor arrangements. Cabonline is the leading taxi company in the Nordic region with 3,000 connected taxi firms and approximately 5,700 vehicles in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

Representation of Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and Nordea Bank Abp, as Initial Purchasers, on the issuance by Assemblin Financing AB (publ) of €250 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2025 and the establishment of new super senior revolving credit and guarantee facilities as well as a new pension guarantee facility.

Representation of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) and Swedbank AB (publ) as joint bookrunners on the issuance by Stillfront Group AB (publ), the Swedish game developer of up to SEK 1,000,000,000 senior unsecured floating rate bonds due 2024 governed by Swedish law. The bond was issued for the purposes of refinancing a bridge loan used to finance the acquisition of the US game developer, KIXEYE Inc.

Representation of Fibo Group AS as Issuer on the issuance of its up to NOK 300 million floating rate senior secured callable bonds due 2022 to refinance its existing bank debt. Fibo, owned by FSN Capital, is a leading supplier of high-quality, waterproof wall systems. The bonds are governed by Norwegian law and will be listed on the Oslo Bors. ABG Sundal Collier and Nordea acted as arrangers for the bond.

Representation of Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ), Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) and Swedbank AB (publ) as joint bookrunners on the issuance by Stillfront Group AB (publ) of up to SEK 1,000,000,000 senior unsecured bonds due 2022 governed by Swedish law. Stillfront, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games with a vision to become one of Europe's leading indie game developers and publishers, used the proceeds to refinance existing high yield bonds and for general corporate purposes (including acquisitions).

Representation of Cloetta AB (publ) as issuer on the establishment of its SEK 1,000,000,000 Commercial Paper Programme (with possibility to issue in SEK or EUR). Cloetta AB (publ) is a leading confectionery company in the Nordic region and The Netherlands.

Representation of Santander Consumer Bank AS as issuer on the establishment of its SEK 2,000,000,000 Commercial Paper Programme (with possibility to issue in SEK or EUR). Santander Consumer Bank AS is part of Banco Santander, one of the largest financial groups in the world.

Representation of ABG Sundal Collier ASA, DNB Bank ASA and Pareto Securities AS, as arrangers, on the issuance by Brado AB (publ) of SEK 600 million senior secured floating rate bonds due 2023 and SEK 150 million junior floating rate bonds due 2023 governed by Swedish law. Brado, which is part of the Adolfsen Group, used the proceeds from the senior and junior bonds to acquire and refinance the private healthcare provider Frösunda Group AB. The Firm also assisted on the related intercreditor arrangements.

Representation of Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) as bookrunner on the issuance by Moment Group AB (publ) of up to SEK 400 million senior unsecured floating rate notes due 2021. Moment Group, which is one of the leading actors in the experience industry in Northern Europe, used the proceeds to refinance existing debt and for general corporate purposes (including acquistions).

Representation of Quant AB (publ), as issuer, on the issuance of €62.5 million senior secured floating rate bonds due 2023 and €28 million junior fixed rate bonds due 2023 governed by Swedish law. Quant, which is the global leader in industrial maintenance and owned by Nordic Capital, used the proceeds from the senior and junior bonds to refinance its outstanding facility of US$125 million (and uncommitted facility of up to US$50 million). The White & Case team also assisted on the establishment of a €20 million Multi- Currency Revolving Credit Facility provided by Nordea.