Patrik Erblad

Partner, Stockholm, London


One private equity client says “Patrik has excellent legal knowledge combined with a world-class service-minded approach to all his engagements. He is very creative and constructive and a fantastic deal maker.” Other sponsor clients say, “Patrik Erblad combines an excellent level of legal advice with excellent service.” and “He has a unique touch in negotiations and makes the complex things easy.” (Chambers 2024)

Up & Coming lawyer: Private Equity, Sweden (Chambers 2024)

Private Equity Rising Stars: Europe’s Best Up-and-Coming Lawyers ( 2021)


Patrik Erblad is a partner in the firm's Private Equity Group. Patrik advises financial sponsors, such as EQT, Triton and Bridgepoint, on LBOs, including public takeovers, and portfolio management, including restructurings and rescue investments.

He also has experience from a large number of cross-border deals, including complex carve-outs, where he has been advising global blue-chip companies such as S&P 100 company Danaher, FTSE250 company Synthomer and Swedish investment company Investor AB and its portfolio companies.

Bars and Courts
Sweden, Advokat
Master of Laws
Stockholm University
Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics
Stockholm University School of Business


Representative transactions include:

Representation of EQT, a leading global investment firm, on:

  • the SEK 16.4 billion (approximately US$1.6 billion) public cash offer with Karo Intressenter to the shareholders of Karo Pharma to acquire the shares in Karo Pharma not already owned by Karo Intressenter.
  • the acquisition of Envirotainer, a global provider of temperature-controlled air cargo containers.
  • the acquisition of shares in Beijer Ref, making EQT the largest shareholder of Beijer Ref.
  • the SEK 18.25 billion (€1.71 billion) sale of IP-Only to EQT Infrastructure.
  • the acquisition of Solid Park Holding AB, a Swedish managed IT services provider, through its portfolio company Candidator DGC, a Swedish IT services provider.
  • the public cash offer to the shareholders of Karo Pharma, a company that specializes in the sale and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products.
  • the sale of Sweden-headquartered Piab Group AB, a global technology pioneer in industrial automation and robot components, to Patricia Industries, a Swedish investment firm.
  • the restructuring of portfolio companies Candidator, a Swedish managed IT services provider and DGC, a Swedish IT services provider, to form the new group Candidator DGC – creating a substantially larger managed IT services provider.
  • the acquisition of Candidator Holding AB, a Swedish managed IT services provider with capabilities for full IT outsourcing in Sweden and Norway.
  • the merger of the data communication operations of DGC, a Swedish IT services provider and IP-Only, an operator of high-capacity fibre infrastructure, to form IP-Only Enterprise, a leading provider of network infrastructure and network services.
  • the acquisition of Epidemic Sound, a production music library which helps individuals and companies soundtrack their stories with music.
  • the acquisition of FEBA Automation, a Germany-based developer and producer of robotic gripping solutions for customers in the manufacturing industry, through its portfolio company Piab.
  • the acquisition of SAS Automation, which designs, builds and services End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) for all makes and models of robots, through its portfolio company Piab.
  • the acquisition of WorkWave, a leading provider of highly scalable, cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for the field service, last mile delivery and logistics industries, through its portfolio company IFS.

Representation of Safer Society Group, which develops impact technology companies aimed at creating a safer and smarter society through IT solutions, on its sale of Griffeye, a digital investigation platform provider, to Magnet Forensics, a global digital investigation software provider recently combined with Grayshift.

Representation of Pagero Group AB (publ), a listed software as a service (SaaS) company, on its recommended competing cash offer to acquire Tungsten Corporation plc, a listed global electronic invoicing and purchase order transactions network provider. Pagero's largest shareholder is Nordic private equity firm Summa Equity.

Representation of IFS, a cloud enterprise software provider, and its shareholders including EQT, on a significant investment by Hg, a private equity investor focused on software and services businesses.

Representation of Momentum Software, a Swedish software as a service (SaaS) company, on the takeover by Aaeron, a Germany-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and digital solutions provider for the European property industry.

Representation of Momentum Software on its SEK 1.015 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market.

Representation of Karo Pharma, a consumer healthcare company and a portfolio company of the private equity firm EQT, on:

  • its £235 million acquisition of the rights to over-the-counter skin healthcare brand Lamisil, a global brand for the treatment of fungal skin infections, from Haleon UK Holdings Ltd, one of the largest consumer healthcare companies in the world.
  • its fully underwritten SEK 2.5 billion (approximately US$260 million) rights issue.
  • its €300 million acquisition of Sylphar, a Belgium-based over-the-counter products manufacturer, from private equity firm Vendis Capital and Robin List, Sylphar's founder.
  • the SEK 3.4 billion (US$360 million) acquisition of Trimb Healthcare.

Representation of Piab, a smart solutions provider, on the acquisition of Tawi, a leading provider of complete light lifting solutions, comprising vacuum and electric lifts as well as crane systems and aftermarket services.

Representation of European Entertainment Intressenter BidCo AB (EE Intressenter), an privately held investment company, on the public cash offer to the shareholders in Cherry AB, one of Scandinavia's oldest gaming companies, to acquire all Cherry shares at a price of SEK 87 per share.

Representation of Candidator DGC, an IT service provider, on the acquisition of Alliero Services AB, a provider of IT services and IT consulting.

Awards and Recognition

Legal 500 EMEA 2023 – Commercial Corporate and M&A, Sweden – Individual Mention

Private Equity Rising Stars: Europe's Best Up-and-Coming Lawyers ( 2021)