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

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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. His experience also includes advising on joint-ventures, add-ons, management incentive programs and restructurings.

Bars and Courts

  • Swedish Bar


  • 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


  • English
  • French
  • Swedish


FSN Capital on its acquisition of Holmbergs Safety System, a global market leader in child restraint harnesses for car seats and vehicle fastening systems.

FSN Capital and its portfolio company Bygghemma on its acquisition of online Nordic retailer Furniturebox.

FSN Capital on its investment in Bygghemma, the leading Nordic online retailer of do-it-yourself products and home furnishing.

Naspers in connection with its USD 1.2bn investment in Avito AB, one of the world's leading internet classifieds companies.

HgCapital's portfolio company Vasa Värme, the owner and operator of biomass district heating plants on Sweden, on the acquisition of Elektra Värme, a provider of environmentally friendly district heating.

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.

Nalka Invest on its acquisition of Office Management, the Nordic leading provider of office solutions.

ABB, the global leader in power and automation technologies, on the acquisition of Svensk Industriautomation, a leading provider of robot automation cells for machine tending.

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

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.

Castik Capital 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.

Castik Capital on the acquisition of Angel Springs.

HgCapital on the sale and subsequent re-investment in a 33 per cent. stake in VISMA.

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

Osaka Gas Chemicals on 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.

Nordic Capital V Ltd. on 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.

Accent Equity on its sale of Crem International, a leading producer of professional coffee machines.

EQT V on 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.