Peter Svanqvist

Counsel, Stockholm

Biography

Overview

Peter Svanqvist is a Counsel in our Debt Finance practice in Stockholm and joined White & Case in 2018.

Prior to joining White & Case, Peter worked as Legal Counsel for Large Corporate & Financial Institutions at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), which is one of the leading financial institutions in the Nordic region. Prior to this, he worked as a senior associate at a leading Swedish law firm and as a law clerk at the Administrative Court in Stockholm.

Education
LLM
Juris kandidat
Stockholm University
Sweden
European Master in Law and Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The Netherlands
DU Europeen en Analyse Economique du Droit
Université d'Aix-Marseille III
France
Languages
Swedish
English

Experience

Representation of Adelis, a Nordic private equity firm focused on the Nordic mid-market, on its acquisition of Diakrit, a real estate technology company.

Representation of Arcus Infrastructure Partners, an investment fund manager focused on European infrastructure, on its acquisition of Opus Bilprovning, one of Sweden's largest vehicle inspection companies.

Representation of Nordic Capital and its portfolio company, Greenfood AB (publ), a leading player in the Nordic food retail market, on its issuance of SEK 1,050,000,000 floating rate sustainability-linked senior secured bonds due 2025 to refinance existing bank funding. The team also acted on the related SEK 200,000,000 super senior revolving credit facility provided by Swedbank and associated intercreditor agreement.

Representation of Adelis Equity Partners on the establishment of building rehabilitation services group Circura.

Representation of Norva24 Group AB (publ), a leader in the Northern European underground infrastructure maintenance (UIM) industry, offering UIM services such as emptying services, pressure washing and pipe services, on its SEK 6.9 billion initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Representation of Karo Pharma, a portfolio company of the private equity firm EQT, that specializes in the sale and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products, on the acquisition of Sylphar for €300 million (including contingent parts thereof) from private equity firm Vendis Capital and Robin List, Sylphar's founder. Belgium-based Sylphar develops and markets over-the-counter products such as Nutravita, Alpha Foods and Remescar, worldwide, mainly online, focusing on bringing innovative and consumer friendly products to the global market.

Representation of Alder, a Nordic investment fund focused on the long-term development of sustainable technology companies, on the acquisition of Samon, a world leading niche provider of refrigerant gas detection solutions for industrial, commercial, and marine applications.

Representation of EQT, a leading global investment firm, on the acquisition of shares in Beijer Ref AB, representing 29.6 percent of the shares and 26.4 percent of the votes, from Carrier Global Corporation (Carrier), making EQT the largest shareholder of Beijer Ref.

Representation of FSN Capital on the financing of the acquisition of a 45 percent stake in Obton Group A/S and an ESG-linked facility to be provided by Nordea in support of the Obton Group's growth strategy.

Representation of Vizrt Group AS, a world leading provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators, owned by the private equity firm Nordic Capital, on the issuance of US$125 million senior secured callable bonds due 2026 governed by Norwegian law. Vizrt Group used the proceeds from the bonds to refinance its outstanding bonds and for general corporate purposes. The White & Case team also assisted on the amendment and restatement of a $40 million Multi-Currency Revolving Credit Facility provided by the bank Nordea.

Representation of Karo Pharma AB, a portfolio company of the private equity firm EQT that specializes in the sale and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products, with the financing of the EUR 58 million acquisition of the remaining European rights to the Pevaryl® brand portfolio from Cilag GmbH International, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

Representation of a consortium consisting of Altor, a private equity firm focused on investing in and developing medium sized companies, Strawberry Equities (Petter Stordalen), a group of companies investing mainly in real estate, finance, hotel operations and art, and TDR, a private equity firm, 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).

Representation of Adelis Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on middle market investments in the Nordic region, on its acquisition of Säkra AB, a company offering insurance brokerage and financial advisory.

Representation of EQT Mid Market, a fund owned by the leading global investment firm EQT, which invests in middle market buy-outs and equity investments, on the SEK 18.25 billion (€1.71 billion) sale of IP-Only, an operator of high-capacity fibre infrastructure, to EQT Infrastructure as well as an earn-out of up to SEK 1 billion (€94 million).