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Private Equity

Setterwalls is one of the leading and most active legal advisors in the Swedish Private Equity market. Our main ambition is to help our customers carry out successful business.

For us that work is about ensuring that our clients carry out the right transactions on the right terms. A key aspect in our work is the understanding of the fundamental principles and driving forces of the Private Equity industry. This includes, among other things, structuring and financing perspectives but also the relationship to founders and the management in the portfolio companies.

Our team
Our team includes some of Sweden’s leading Private Equity specialists, each with knowledge and experience of the most up-to-date regulations and market trends. As a full service firm Setterwalls is uniquely positioned to provide top-ranking specialists within all Private Equity areas relevant to our Private Equity clients. Our ability to swiftly compose teams of relevant specialists means we can offer and provide fast and efficient transaction management and high‑quality advice.

Our services
We regularly advise Swedish and foreign Private Equity funds and other investors on their most important and complex transactions. Our team covers the full range of services, including:

  • Acquisitions and add-ons
  • Divestments and exits
  • Financing and refinancing
  • Syndications, co-investments and other capital structure issues
  • Incentive programs
  • Restructurings and distressed assets/ situations
  • Establishment of and investments in funds

Cross-border transactions
We have great relationships with other leading business law firms in Europe, USA and the world. Together with the client we carefully select foreign counsel depending on the circumstances in each case, such as the target company’s industry, size and the complexity of the transaction. Our well-established relationships allow us to swiftly and efficiently compose adequate professional teams to carry out cross-border projects.

Industry experience
We advise clients in transactions within many industries and have significant experience within most regulated areas, such as for example capital markets, transport, life science and  energy and infrastructure.

What clients appreciate with Setterwalls
Our clients praise our excellent project management skills, high service level and senior attention throughout the projects. We regularly receive feedback that we contribute proactively to our clients’ success in competitive transactions. Our international network and extensive experience of working alongside other advisers on international projects are also highly valued.


Mattias Detterfelt


Anders Holmgren


Jonas Frii

  • M & A
    Setterwalls is a really thorough and business-oriented adviser. We know the delivery is 100%, and the team has a commercial and business angle on the advice it gives by focusing on what really matters.
    Chambers and Partners
  • M & A
    Accessible and service-minded and always peeking around the corner in order to find solutions and be proactive.
    Chambers and Partners
  • Private Equity
    Goes the extra mile and puts in extra resources to help us go through the process. That support has really meant a lot and it has done a fantastic job for us.
    Chambers & Partners
  • Private Equity
    Great commitment.
    Chambers Europe
  • Private Equity
    They are very good at following up on all the things we have discussed.
    Chambers & Partners
  • Private Equity
    They do a great job and clients like them, so it is easy to recommend them. They are flexible, understand the business perspective in a superb way, and drive negotiations.
    Chambers Europe
  • Private Equity
    They respond quickly to our enquiries at almost any time of the day, and the advice and material is always of high quality. They are proactive and ensure that we are on top of all the formal legal matters.
    Chambers & Partners