Sören Lindström

Title: 
Partner
Office: 
Stockholm
Mobile: 
+46 760 000 001
Language: 
English
Swedish

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Sören specialises in corporate finance, public M&A as well as equity capital markets transactions. He has an extensive transaction experience from more than 20 years practice within mainly investment banking. Sören has participated in the work on Swedish takeover regulation and is a member of the Swedish Securities Council (“Sw: Aktiemarknadsnämnden”).

RECENT REFERENCES

Recent Public M&A transactions include advising:

Recent Capital Markets transactions include advising:

  • Counsel to Intrum Justitia in connection with the combination with Lindorff, 2016

  • Counsel to Solidium in connection with SSAB’s SEK 5 billion rights issue, 2016

  • Counsel to the Nordgren/Pihl family through its holding company Kiddo Ltd in the acquisition of all shares in Nefab Packaging not already owned by the Nordgren/Pihl family, 2014

  • Counsel to Ahlstrom Corporation in the combination of its LP business with Munksjö, creating Munksjö Oyj, a company to be listed on Nasdaq OMX Helsinki, 2012

  • Counsel to Fiskars in connection with an agreement between Fiskars and Investor to combine their shareholding in Wärtsilä Corporation, 2012

  • Counsel to Elekta in connection with its issue of convertible bonds with preferential rights for the company’s shareholders, 2012

  • Counsel to Transmode Holding in connection with the listing on Nasdaq Stockholm, 2011

  • Counsel to Fiskars in connection with the private placing of shares in Wärtsilä, 2011

  • Counsel to Prosperity Quest II Limited in connection with the contemplated listing on Nasdaq Stockholm, 2010

  • Counsel to Gunnebo in connection with its rights issue of 550 MSEK, 2009

  • Counsel to TradeDoubler in connection with its rights issue of 350 MSEK, 2009

RANKINGS

  • Sören Lindström advised EQT on financing its SEK2.3bn acquisition of DGC One, Legal 500, 2018
  • The "experienced" Sören Lindström offers considerable equity capital markets expertise, advising clients on a broad range of transactions, Chambers Global 2018 and Chambers Europe 2018.

  • Highly regarded lawyer, Capital Markets, Equity, M&A, IFLR1000, 2018
  • Leading individual, Capital markets, Legal 500, 2017

  • 'Sources label Sören Lindström "a very knowledgeable lawyer within public M&A." [...] he receives particular recommendation for his "very good work on stock exchange issues and takeovers."', Corporate/M&A, Chambers Europe 2017
  • 'Market commentators repeatedly compliment his transactional experience and call him "a go-to for public bids in Sweden."', Capital Markets, Chambers Europe 2017
  • Leading lawyer, Capital Markets, Equity, M&A, IFLR1000, 2017
  • Leading individual, Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal 500, 2016 
  • 'Sören Lindström is noted for his extensive experience on transactional mandates, in particular public M&A deals.', Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global 2016 and Chambers Europe 2016
  • 'Sören Lindström is recognised for his abilities in equity capital markets, advising clients on a range of mandates. Expertise includes public offers and takeover bids, disposal of shares and IPOs. He is also noted for his experience in public M&A and corporate law.', Capital Markets, Chambers Global 2016 and Chambers Europe 2016
  • 'Sören Lindström has an excellent reputation for public M&A as well as capital markets work.' [...] 'Highlighted  for his shrewd technical ability.', Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets, Chambers Global 2015 and Chambers Europe 2015
  • 'Public M&A expert Sören Lindström "has the experience and personality to fit the client. He isn't pushy – he is very calm and does his job without making a big noise."', Capital Markets, Chambers Global 2014
  • 'Sören Lindström "is very adaptable. He understands me and my company, our needs and how we do business."', Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global 2014
  • Leading individual, Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal 500, 2013
  • 'Sören Lindström is a highly regarded corporate partner. He heads the public M&A team and has a particular focus on corporate finance.' [...] 'Sören Lindström handles corporate finance and has notable expertise in takeover regulations and securities.Clients highlight his experience and his hands-on approach.', Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets, Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers Europe 2013
  • 'Seasoned practitioner Sören Lindström continues to attract high praise for his "exceptional knowledge and ability to find solutions."', Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2012
  • Leading lawyer, Capital Markets, IFLR1000, 2012. 'Commentators consistently rate Sören Lindström, [Christoffer] Saidac and [Björn] Kristiansson as the elite in equity capital markets in the country.'
  • Leading practitioner, Corporate/M&A, Chambers Europe 2011
  • 'Sören Lindström's background in investment banking proves an asset for the firm: “He's focused on the commercial aspects of a deal, and offers a very pragmatic and common-sense approach.“', Capital Markets, Chambers Europe 2011
  • Leading lawyer, Capital Markets, IFLR1000, 2011
  • '...earns high repute for his skill in regulatory matters in particular.', Capital Markets, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2010
  • 'Sören Lindström is known for his good relationships with the authorities and continues to focus on premium mandates.', Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2010
  • Leading lawyer, Capital Markets, IFLR1000, 2010
  • Ranked among the Best Lawyers in the 2010-2017 editions of the Best Lawyers® list for Sweden: Capital Markets, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Endorsed in Capital markets: equity, Corporate/M&A, PLC Which Lawyer? 2010
  • 'Highly respected senior lawyer and public M&A specialist Sören Lindström is admired for his “academic background and technical expertise.”', Chambers Global 2009, Corporate/M&A
  • ‘Sören Lindström…“He’s a delight to work with and possesses fine technical skills,” report interviewees.’, Chambers Global 2009, Capital Markets: Equity
  • ‘Sören Lindström is also held in high regard. “He is very knowledgeable and client-focused - you can rely on him to deliver what you want, when you want it.”’. Chambers Global 2008, Capital Markets: Equity
  • “Sören Lindström is also well thought of, with commentators considering him “very client-friendly - he always delivers what you ask.”, Chambers Global 2008, Corporate/M&A
  • ‘Sören Lindström is a name to watch together with Jan Jensen. “They are very client friendly and supply the service we need for cutting-edge deals” was one client’s experience.’, Legal 500, 2008

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Swedish Bar Association
  • Member of the working group of the Swedish Industry and Commerce Stock Exchange Committee (Näringslivets Börskommitté)
  • Member of the Expert Panel of the Swedish Securities Council (Aktiemarknadsnämnden)

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, Stockholm, 2008
  • Partner, Setterwalls, 2004 – 2008
  • Director, Alfred Berg ABN AMRO Corporate finance, 1995 – 2004
  • Director, Handelsbanken Investment Banking, Corporate finance, 1984 – 1995
  • Associate, Mannheimer & Zetterlöf, 1980 – 1984
  • Law clerk, Göteborgs tingsrätt, 1978 – 1980
  • Jur. kand., Stockholm University, 1977