TGS Baltic and Sweden's Vinge Law Firm have advised IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of A-Katsastus Group’s operations in the Baltics, Sweden, and Poland. Sweden's Roschier Law Firm and Cobalt advised A-Katsastus Group and its subsidiary A-Katsastus.
Vinge was the main legal advisor of IK Investment Partners, with TGS Baltic advising the fund in the Baltics. Roschier was the main legal advisor of A-Katsastus Group Oy and subsidiary A-Katsastus Oy, and Cobalt advised A-Katsastus Group on Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian law.
IK Investment Partners acquired the shares of vehicle inspection companies A-Ulevaatus OU in Estonia, SIA Scantest in Latvia, A-Katsastus AB in Sweden, and Autotest Polska Sp. Z o.o. in Poland from A-Katsastus Group Oy, a European company that provides vehicle inspection, trade-in inspection, and registration services.
With a network of 106 stations, the A-Katsastus Group is a provider of vehicle inspection services in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Poland. Its services include Periodic Technical Inspections, registration inspections, voluntary checks, and related services for passenger cars, light trucks, buses, and lorries.
The TGS Baltic team was led by Partners Kadri Kallas and Andra Rubene and Associate Partner Nauris Grigals, supported by Senior Associates Meree Punab and Mara Stabulniece and Associates Raivis Znotins, Reinis Grunte, and Toms Tidemanis.
Roschier's team consisted of Partners Jouni Salmi and Mika Ohtonen, Principal Associate Antti-Jussi Partanen, Senior Associate Andreas Bussman, and Associates Rene Male and Annika Salparanta.
Vinge’s team consisted of Partner Jonas Bergstrom and Louise Brorson Salomon and Associates Johanna Wiberg, Michaela Cronemyr, Karolina Cohrs, and Lionardo Ojeda.
Editor's Note: After this article was published, CEE Legal Matters learned that Cobalt's team consisted of Estonia-based Partner Peeter Kutman, Senior Associate Kristjan Kotkas, and Associate Madis Reppo, and Latvia-based Partner Toms Sulmanis and Associate Marija Berdova.