Oscar Liljeson

Partner, Stockholm


Oscar Liljeson has a strong reputation representing borrowers in acquisition finance and refinancing transactions, often acting for private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Clients say Liljeson “combines great commercial understanding with excellent attention and deal experience.”
Banking & Finance Chambers Europe Band 4, 2019


Co-head Oscar Liljeson is a partner in White & Case's Bank Finance department. Oscar's primary focus lies in leveraged finance, but his experience covers a wide range of other financial transactions as well, including IPO financings, restructurings, refinancings, private equity fund financings and investment grade lending.

Oscar has participated in numerous top tier cross border acquisition finance transactions, public to private financings and IPO financings, representing Nordic and international private equity clients. His recent experience at White & Case includes finance transactions for EQT, Nordic Capital, Altor Equity Partners, FSN Capital, Summa Equity, Adelis, Valedo Partners and Accent Equity Partners. Oscar joined the Firm in 2006.

Bars and Courts
Swedish Bar
Juris kandidat
Stockholm University


Studies in international banking and finance law
Queen Mary College, University of London


Representative transactions include advising/representing:

Karo Pharma AB (portfolio company to EQT) on its SEK 3.4 billion (US$360 million) acquisition of Trimb Holding from Avista Capital Partners and other shareholders.

A consortium consisting of Altor, Strawberry Equities (Petter Stordalen) and TDR on the acquisition of the Spanish hotel operator Airtours Resort Ownership España S.L. (AROE) as an add-on to Nordic Leisure Travel Group (Vinggruppen; f.k.a. Thomas Cook Northern Europe).

Altor Equity Partners in connection with, inter alia, the financing of the acquisition of Trioplast, BTI Studios Holding AB, Ålö group, Navico, Transcom WorldWide AB (publ), a company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Summa Equity in its acquisition finance of Olink Proteomics Holding AB, a Swedish life science company.

IKEAS's investment company NALKA in connection with the financing of the acquisition and subsequent divestment of the Synsam group and the financing of the acquisition of Office Management and OneMed.

EQT on, inter alia, public cash offer to the shareholders of Karo Pharma and Epidemic Sound with working capital facilities.

ÅF on the recommended cash Tender Offer for all shares in Pöyry. ÅF and Pöyry have signed an agreement to combine the two companies to form a leading European engineering and consulting company.

European Entertainment Intressenter BidCo AB (EE Intressenter) on the public cash offer to the shareholders in Cherry AB to acquire all Cherry shares at a price of SEK 87 per share.

FSN Capital on an unsecured refinancing related to the listing of Bygghemma Group First AB on Nasdaq Stockholm and in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Kjell & Co, Holmbergs, Mørenot group (a world leading supplier of equipment and services to the world's fishery- and aquaculture industries) and of the IT-companies Office IT-Partner, Zetup and Dicom.

Nordic Capital in connection with, inter alia, the financing of the acquisition of SafeRoad, CPS Color, Aditro, Menigo, AniCura, Vizrt, Greenfood, in connection with the refinancing of the Ellos Group and in connection with the IPO financing for Tokmanni, Handicare and SafeRoad.

Accent Equity Partners in connection with, inter alia, its acquisition of a majority stake in Global Attractions SPI from founders and management, and the related acquisition financing, the financing of the acquisition of Scandinavian Cosmetics, Lunawood, Belid Lightning, Götessons, S.t Eriks, Inteno Broadband, Nordic Traction Group, Bogfelts and Mont Blanc, the establishment of working capital facilities for Cervera, the refinancing of the Aviator Group, Blomsterboda in connection with the financing of the acquisition of S-Blommor and the establishment of acquisition facilities for OralCare and Tempcon Group.

Adelis Equity Partners Fund II AB with the financing of the acquisition of Didriksons from Herkules Capital, the majority of shares in Säkra AB and their portfolio company Ropo Capital with the acquisition of Colligent Inkasso.

Valedo with the financing of the acquisition of the restaurant chain Pinchos.