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.

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

Represented 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.

Represented 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.

Represented 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).

Represented 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.

Represented 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.

Represented 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.

Represented 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).

Represented 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.