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 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 the underwriters and syndicate banks in relation to the new €950 million financing arranged in connection with the combination of Tieto Corporation, an IT software and service company providing IT and product engineering services, and EVRY ASA, a Norwegian IT company, consisting of a bridge loan facility, a term loan facility and a revolving credit facility.

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).

Representation of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China as bridge lender on €846 million acquisition facilities for Jin Jiang International Holdings Co., a Chinese state-owned tourism and hospitality company, to support the acquisition of Radisson Group, one of the world's largest hotel groups with seven distinctive hotel brands with more than 1,400 hotels in destinations around the world, from HNA Hotel Group.

Representation of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), a Swedish financial services institution, on the SEK 541,000,000 term and revolving facilities agreement made available to Projektengagemang Sweden AB (publ), a NASDAQ Stockholm-listed consultancy group specialising in urban planning and industry, in connection with the acquisition of Integra Engineering AB, a construction engineering company. 

Representation of European Entertainment Intressenter BidCo AB (EE Intressenter), a 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.