International law firm Bird & Bird assisted international investment firm Vitruvian Partners when they acquired a majority ownership position in Swedish cyber risk management SaaS platform Outpost24 from the Nordic growth investor Monterro.
This matter showcases the firm’s strong Corporate practice and their ability to handle big international cross-border business for global clients. The global Bird & Bird team included a core team consisting of relationship partner Mårten Willamo (partner, Corporate), Caroline Grotenfelt (counsel, Corporate), Jonathan Wikström (senior associate, Corporate), and Elin Sundblad (associate, Corporate). The Swedish team consisted of Mattias Lindberg (partner, Commercial), Ariana Sohrabi (senior associate, Commercial), Joel Tholin (associate, Intellectual Property), Barbara Barun (associate, Employment), Simon Söderholm (counsel, Employment) and Gunnar Hjalt (senior counsel, Intellectual Property). The Spanish team was led by Julieta Bermúdez de la Puente (associate, Corporate) and Santiago Lardies (of counsel, Corporate). The UK team was led by Neil Blundell (partner, Corporate), as well as a number of other colleagues from our offices in Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Germany, and Belgium.
Vitruvian Partners is a London-based international investment firm with further offices in Stockholm, Munich, Madrid, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Singapore and Shanghai. Vitruvian has a strong presence in the Nordics and focuses on market-leading high-growth companies in industries spanning information technology, financial services, life sciences & healthcare, media, and business and consumer services. With the firm’s unique offering and expertise, Bird & Bird has assisted Vitruvian Partners with several strategic platforms and add-on investments over the years.
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