People

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm

Mikael is a part of Hannes Snellman's Private M&A and Private Equity practice in Stockholm and has considerable experience from M&A and private equity in the Nordic region. He regularly advises private equity sponsors and industrial clients on transactions with cross-border elements and is recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leading private equity lawyer in Sweden. 

Mikael Klang is very dedicated and knowledgeable about all aspects of M&A. He is very professional, client oriented and always available. He understands our business and provides valuable legal advice at a top level.

Commercial, Corporate and M&A | Legal 500, 2020


References

Parties

REF IV Luxembourg S.à r.l., AcadeMedia

Transaction

Divestment of RE Skolor AB to AcadeMedia

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to REF IV Luxembourg S.à r.l.

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Nicole Jerad

Nicole Jerad

Associate | Stockholm
nicole.jerad@hannessnellman.com
Douglas Essehorn

Douglas Essehorn

Associate | Stockholm
douglas.essehorn@hannessnellman.com
Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg

Partner | Stockholm
peter.forsberg@hannessnellman.com
David Olander

David Olander

Senior Associate | Stockholm
david.olander@hannessnellman.com
Jenny Lundberg

Jenny Lundberg

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
jenny.lundberg@hannessnellman.com
Josephine Lindgren

Josephine Lindgren

Associate | Stockholm
josephine.lindgren@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Vida AB, Bergs Timber AB (publ)

Transaction

Vida AB in the Acquisition of Bergs Timber AB’s (publ) Swedish Sawmill Business

Deal Value 

SEK 400 million

Role 

Counsel to Vida AB

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Johanna Wärnberg

Johanna Wärnberg

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
johanna.warnberg@hannessnellman.com
Nicole Jerad

Nicole Jerad

Associate | Stockholm
nicole.jerad@hannessnellman.com
Douglas Essehorn

Douglas Essehorn

Associate | Stockholm
douglas.essehorn@hannessnellman.com
Jenny Lundberg

Jenny Lundberg

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
jenny.lundberg@hannessnellman.com
Josephine Lindgren

Josephine Lindgren

Associate | Stockholm
josephine.lindgren@hannessnellman.com
Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg

Partner | Stockholm
peter.forsberg@hannessnellman.com
David Olander

David Olander

Senior Associate | Stockholm
david.olander@hannessnellman.com
Mattias Friberg

Mattias Friberg

Partner | Stockholm
mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Pivot Fund (Buyer), ImseVimse (Target), Esska (Target)

Transaction

In February, Pivot Fund announced its first investment through the acquisition of ImseVimse. In March, Pivot has taken a step towards building a leading group in children’s products and hygiene products through the acquisition of Esska,

Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Pivot Fund I AB 

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Anna Bergström

Anna Bergström

Associate | Stockholm
anna.bergstrom@hannessnellman.com
Douglas Essehorn

Douglas Essehorn

Associate | Stockholm
douglas.essehorn@hannessnellman.com

Parties
WhistleB (target), NAVEX Global (Buyer)

Transaction
Counsel to the Sellers of WhistleB in the acquisition by NAVEX Global

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to the Sellers

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Jenny Lundberg

Jenny Lundberg

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
jenny.lundberg@hannessnellman.com
Anna Bergström

Anna Bergström

Associate | Stockholm
anna.bergstrom@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Logent AB, Stirling Square Capital Partners LLP

Transaction

Logent Group issue of SEK 900 Million Senior Secured Notes and the Entry Into of a Super Senior RCF

Deal Value

SEK 900 million

Role

Counsel to Logent Group and SSCP

Fredrik Olsson

Fredrik Olsson

Managing Partner | Stockholm
fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com
Carolina Wahlby

Carolina Wahlby

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
carolina.wahlby@hannessnellman.com
David Smith

David Smith

Associate | Stockholm
david.smith@hannessnellman.com
Mattias Friberg

Mattias Friberg

Partner | Stockholm
mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com
Khaled Talayhan

Khaled Talayhan

Senior Associate | Stockholm
khaled.talayhan@hannessnellman.com
Emma Greiff

Emma Greiff

Associate | Stockholm
emma.greiff@hannessnellman.com
Marcus Lehtinen

Marcus Lehtinen

Associate | Stockholm
marcus.lehtinen@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Moa Fritzon Torbjelt

Moa Fritzon Torbjelt

Senior Associate | Stockholm
moa.fritzon-torbjelt@hannessnellman.com
Douglas Essehorn

Douglas Essehorn

Associate | Stockholm
douglas.essehorn@hannessnellman.com
Julia Wegelius

Julia Wegelius

Associate | Stockholm
julia.wegelius@hannessnellman.com

Parties

BVF Partners, Calliditas Therapeutics AB

Transaction

BVF Partners' Investment in Calliditas Therapeutics AB

Deal Value

SEK 300 million

Role

Counsel to BVF Partners

Mattias Friberg

Mattias Friberg

Partner | Stockholm
mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Khaled Talayhan

Khaled Talayhan

Senior Associate | Stockholm
khaled.talayhan@hannessnellman.com
Marcus Lehtinen

Marcus Lehtinen

Associate | Stockholm
marcus.lehtinen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Stirling Square Capital Partners LLP (Buyer), Logent Group (Target), Adelis Equity Partners (Sellers)

Transaction

Stirling Square Capital Partners LLP in the Acquisition of Logent Group from Adelis Equity Partners.

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Stirling Square Capital Partners LLP

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Fredrik Olsson

Fredrik Olsson

Managing Partner | Stockholm
fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com
Carolina Wahlby

Carolina Wahlby

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
carolina.wahlby@hannessnellman.com
Maisa Cederström

Maisa Cederström

Senior Associate | Helsinki
maisa.cederstrom@hannessnellman.com
Aina Renström

Aina Renström

Senior Associate | Stockholm
aina.renstrom@hannessnellman.com
Moa Fritzon Torbjelt

Moa Fritzon Torbjelt

Senior Associate | Stockholm
moa.fritzon-torbjelt@hannessnellman.com
Jessica Tressfeldt

Jessica Tressfeldt

Associate | Stockholm
jessica.tressfeldt@hannessnellman.com
Josephine Lindgren

Josephine Lindgren

Associate | Stockholm
josephine.lindgren@hannessnellman.com
Ninja Pyy

Ninja Pyy

Associate | Helsinki
ninja.pyy@hannessnellman.com
Douglas Essehorn

Douglas Essehorn

Associate | Stockholm
douglas.essehorn@hannessnellman.com
David Smith

David Smith

Associate | Stockholm
david.smith@hannessnellman.com
Jenny Lundberg

Jenny Lundberg

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
jenny.lundberg@hannessnellman.com
Julia Wegelius

Julia Wegelius

Associate | Stockholm
julia.wegelius@hannessnellman.com

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Rankings

  • Clients describe Mikael Klang as “one of the best M&A lawyers I have ever worked with”,  “very dedicated and knowledgeable about all aspects of M&A. He is very professional, client oriented and always available. He understands our business and provides valuable legal advice at a top level”, and “exceptional corporate M&A lawyer. Stand-out qualities include his collaborative approach to working with other advisors, his strong commercial sense and his dedication and work ethic.”, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500, 2020

  • 'Sources state that he is "Pragmatic, solution-oriented and highly creative.", Corporate/ M&A, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2020

  • 'Clients praise his availability and speed of response', Private Equity, Chambers Europe, 2020
  • Recommended in Capital Markets, Legal 500, 2019
  • 'One client describes Mikael Klang as "very experienced, good to work with and easy to understand," adding that he is "very knowledgeable in negotiating transactions."', Corporate/M&A, Chambers Europe, 2019
  • "Mikael Klang assists with a range of investments, divestments and add-on acquisitions, including auction processes", Private Equity, Chambers Europe, 2019
  • 'Clients describes Mikael Klang as ”very experienced, good to work with and easy to understand”', Corporate/M&A Sweden, Chambers Global, 2019
  • 'One client describes him as ”a very good, commercial lawyer who has always understood the business element.” This sources goes on to say that ”he is very quick and focuses on the right issues"', Chambers Europe, 2018

Education and Professional Background

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, Stockholm, 2019 
  • Partner, Kanter, 2014-2019
  • Counsel, Ashurst, 2011-2014
  • Senior Associate, Roschier, 2007-2011
  • Secondment, Slaughter & May, London, 2004
  • Associate, Hammarskiöld & Co, 2001-2007
  • Jur. kand (LL.M.), Lund University, 2001
  • The University of British Columbia, Faculty of law (now Peter A. Allard School of Law), 2000-2001