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Volta Trucks enters into manufacturing agreement with Steyr Automotive

Volta Trucks has signed a manufacturing agreement with Steyr Automotive in Austria which will see production of the full-electric Volta Zero truck commence at the end of 2022. The partnership with Steyr Automotive, formerly MAN Truck & Bus Austria, forms a vital part of Volta Trucks’ recently announced Road-to-Zero Emissions strategy.

Volta Trucks was advised by HWF Advokater in the project.

ANOCCA AB CARRIES OUT A DIRECTED SHARE ISSUE

Anocca AB, a leader in unlocking the potential of T-cell immunotherapy to deliver transformative therapeutics for cancer, autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases, carries out a directed share issue of SEK 400 million to further advance the company’s industrialised cellular biology platform and progress its pipeline of TCR-T cellular therapies into Phase I/IIa clinical trials. The financing brings together a group of Nordic investors, with Swedbank Robur Ny Teknik, Ramsbury Invest and significant family offices, including those of Harald Mix and Robert Andreen, joining existing investors including Mellby Gård, Nidoco and co-founder Mikael Blomqvist via Michano. For more information, see www.anocca.com.

HWF Advokater has advised Anocca in connection with the share issue.

BEIJER TECH ACQUIRES 85.6 % OF THE SHARES IN KÄLLSTRÖM ENGINEERING SYSTEMS AB

Beijer Alma’s subsidiary Beijer Tech has signed an agreement to acquire 85.6 percent of the shares in Källström Engineering Systems AB. The acquisition is expected to be finalized during the third quarter of 2021. Following the transaction, the three former owners will remain as operating minority owners to further develop the business together with Beijer Tech.

Källström Engineering Systems AB designs and produces equipment for filling, mixing, and handling of corrosive liquids, primarily for the international battery industry. The company has a high degree of technical expertise with nearly 30 years of experience from the industry and a well-established brand with long-term customer relationships.

HWF Advokater acted as legal advisor to the sellers in the transaction.

HEXAGON ACQUIRES INFOR’S EAM BUSINESS AND FORMS A BROADER STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH INFOR AND KOCH

Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital reality solutions listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, has entered into an agreement to acquire Infor’s global EAM (enterprise asset management) business, for approximately 2,750 MUSD, of which 800 MUSD in cash and the remaining part through payment with 132.6 million series B shares in Hexagon AB. The terms of the agreement include establishing a deeper commercial relationship between Hexagon and Infor as well as Hexagon and Koch Equity Development, both subsidiaries of Koch Industries, Inc. Hexagon gains a best-in-class, SaaS-based asset management solution – Infor EAM – which is used to track assets, digitalise maintenance operations and enable customers in nearly any industry to reach optimum operational efficiency. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions, etc., which are expected to be fully completed during the fourth quarter 2021. For more information, see www.hexagon.com.

HWF Advokater has advised Hexagon on the Swedish law aspects in connection with the acquisition.

Melker Schörling AB increases its holding in Anticimex

Anticimex is a leading pest control specialist with over 4,500 employees in 17 countries and an enterprise value of SEK 60 billion. For more information, see https://www.anticimex.com/.

Through the transaction, where the selling party is the EQT VI fund, Melker Schörling AB increased its holding in Anticimex from approximately 10 per cent to approximately 20 per cent. The investment is made together with EQT, who will be the largest owner, GIC, AMF, Interogo Holding Long‑Term Equity and Alecta among others.

HWF Advokater has advised Melker Schörling AB in connection with the investment.

AVENTURA GROUP AB IS LISTED ON NASDAQ FIRST NORTH GROWTH MARKET

Aventura is a China focused brand and e-commerce accelerator offering an integrated operational platform for starting, managing and assisting international brands to drive their growth in China, which includes capabilities within marketing & branding, e-commerce operations and logistics. For more information, see www.aventura.group.

Aventura Group AB was listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market on 14 June 2021.

HWF Advokater has advised Aventura in connection with the IPO and listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market.

2020: Latvian Forest Company acquired Latfolde

When we sum up 2020, we are happy and proud of the trust placed in us to represent the buyer side in the captioned transaction.

Latvian Forest Company AB (publ) acquired during autumn 2020 from a group of private investors all of the shares in Latfolde AB at a purchase price of 2,050,000 euro. The acquisition included Latfolde AB’s Latvian subsidiary Latfolde One SIA with assets consisting of 961 hectares of land in Latvia. The total acquired timber stock is estimated to approximately 105,000 cubic meters.

Latvian Forest Company AB is a Swedish listed company that acquires, sells and conducts forestry on favourably valued forest in Latvia. The three main foundations of the business are, in addition to forest being a sought-after real asset growing on its own, an expected increase in the price levels of Latvian forest and agricultural properties, to create value through active forest management and to create value by building a larger real estate portfolio. The Company’s B-share is traded on Spotlight Stock Market.

Latvian Forest Company was advised by HWF Advokater in the transaction.