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 

Abracon LLC (a portfolio company of The Riverside Company) as Buyer and the selling shareholders of ProAnt AB as sellers  

Transaction 

Advisng The Riverside Company and its portfolio company Abracon LLC on the acquisition of Proant AB and Proant Asia Limited

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Advisor to Private Equity Sponsor Riverside and its portfolio company Abracon LLC  

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Iiris Ikkelä

Iiris Ikkelä

Associate | Stockholm
iiris.ikkela@hannessnellman.com
Douglas Essehorn

Douglas Essehorn

Associate | Stockholm
douglas.essehorn@hannessnellman.com
Alexander Lindqvist

Alexander Lindqvist

Associate | Stockholm
alexander.lindqvist@hannessnellman.com
Jenny Lundberg

Jenny Lundberg

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

Josephine Lindgren

Senior Associate | Stockholm
josephine.lindgren@hannessnellman.com
Anna Ribenfors

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm
anna.ribenfors@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Raketech Group, QM Media AB, including its subsidiary P&P Vegas Group Inc.

Transaction 

Raketech Group in the acquisition of all assets from QM Media AB, including its subsidiary P&P Vegas Group Inc.

Deal Value 

EUR 16 million

Role

Counsel to the Raketech Group

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Miklos Kovacs Kal

Miklos Kovacs Kal

Managing Associate | Stockholm
miklos.kovacs.kal@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

SEB Private Equity

Transaction 

SEB Private Equity in its investment in and partnership with Eatery

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to SEB Private Equity

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Jonas Sjöberg

Jonas Sjöberg

Senior Associate | Stockholm
jonas.sjoberg@hannessnellman.com
Ebba Almén

Ebba Almén

Associate | Stockholm
ebba.almen@hannessnellman.com
Alexander Lindqvist

Alexander Lindqvist

Associate | Stockholm
alexander.lindqvist@hannessnellman.com
Caroline Sundberg

Caroline Sundberg

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
caroline.sundberg@hannessnellman.com
Jessica Tressfeldt

Jessica Tressfeldt

Associate | Stockholm
jessica.tressfeldt@hannessnellman.com
Jenny Lundberg

Jenny Lundberg

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

Josephine Lindgren

Senior Associate | Stockholm
josephine.lindgren@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Pålsson

Lisa Pålsson

Associate | Stockholm
lisa.palsson@hannessnellman.com
Andreas Wingren

Andreas Wingren

Associate | Stockholm
andreas.wingren@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Bare Collective, JaBaDaBaDo

Transaction 

Bare Collective in its acquisition of JaBaDaBaDo

Deal Value 

Value not public 

Role

Counsel to Bare Collective 

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

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

Jenny Lundberg

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
jenny.lundberg@hannessnellman.com
Emma Andersson

Emma Andersson

Associate | Stockholm
Emma.Andersson@hannessnellman.com
Josephine Lindgren

Josephine Lindgren

Senior Associate | Stockholm
josephine.lindgren@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Pålsson

Lisa Pålsson

Associate | Stockholm
lisa.palsson@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA, Conaxess Trade Sweden AB, Movement Group Nordic AB

Transaction

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA and its portfolio company Conaxess Trade Sweden AB in the acquisition of Movement Group Nordic AB 

Deal Value 

Value not public 

Role 

Counsel to AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA and its portfolio company Conaxess Trade Sweden AB

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Miklos Kovacs Kal

Miklos Kovacs Kal

Managing Associate | Stockholm
miklos.kovacs.kal@hannessnellman.com
Iiris Ikkelä

Iiris Ikkelä

Associate | Stockholm
iiris.ikkela@hannessnellman.com
Josephine Lindgren

Josephine Lindgren

Senior 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

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
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

Senior 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
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

Senior 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
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

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
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

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
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

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

Ninja Pyy

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

Douglas Essehorn

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

Jenny Lundberg

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
jenny.lundberg@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Sitowise Group Oyj, Infracontrol AB

Transaction 

Sitowise Group Oyj’s acquisition of Infracontrol AB

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Sitowise

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Iiris Ikkelä

Iiris Ikkelä

Associate | Stockholm
iiris.ikkela@hannessnellman.com
Douglas Essehorn

Douglas Essehorn

Associate | Stockholm
douglas.essehorn@hannessnellman.com
Alexander Lindqvist

Alexander Lindqvist

Associate | Stockholm
alexander.lindqvist@hannessnellman.com
Jenny Lundberg

Jenny Lundberg

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

Josephine Lindgren

Senior Associate | Stockholm
josephine.lindgren@hannessnellman.com
Anna Ribenfors

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm
anna.ribenfors@hannessnellman.com

Rankings

  • Clients describes Mikael Klang as "Extremely proactive", Private Equity, Chambers Europe, 2021
  • 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