International law firm Bird & Bird has assisted Ratos AB on their acquisition of a 74% interest in the Swedish company NVBS Rail Group Holding AB. Ratos acquisition of NVBS also includes an agreement by which NVBS and Ratos acquire 100% of the Finnish company Ratatek.
In Ratos’ press release announcing the acquisition, Ratos commented that NVBS will belong to Ratos business area Construction & Services and will become a Nordic platform company in the attractive and growing railway infrastructure market, with a presence in Sweden, Finland and Norway. Together, the companies had pro forma revenues of SEK 978m in 2021, with adjusted EBITA of SEK 113m.
The Bird & Bird team included relationship partner Jan Byström (partner, Corporate) and Martin Folke (partner, Corporate), Sofia Ekeryd (senior associate, Corporate), Catherine Laflamme Jansson (associate, Corporate), Sarah Hansén (associate, Banking & Finance), Olof Wetterling (partner, Banking & Finance), Barbara Barun (associate, Employment), Simon Söderholm (counsel, Employment), Gunnar Hjalt (senior counsel, Intellectual property), Dan Örnfjäder (senior associate, Commercial), Ellen Kihlström (associate, Commercial) and Mattias Lindberg (partner, Commercial).
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