IK Partners’ Acquisiton of FCG Group AB

Roschier advised IK Partners on the deal. Vinge advised the shareholders, including Bridgepoint. White & Case LLP has advised Danske Bank A/S and Swedbank AB on the senior financing, and Capital Four on a holdco PIK financing, for the acquisition.

IK Partners, a European private equity firm, has agreed to acquire FCG from Bridgepoint Development Capital, alongside FCG’s management and key employees who will be reinvesting.

IK Partners is a European private equity firm focused on investments in Benelux, the DACH countries, France, the Nordics and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €14 billion of capital and invested in over 160 European companies. 

FCG Group AB is a governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) services provider, offering advisory, outsourcing, GRC technology and fund administration services to the financial services industry. FCG has over 270 employees across Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Germany.

The deal, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022.

Roschier’s core advisory team comprised Markus Olsson (Picture), Veronica Stiller, Lovisa Eliasson, Axel Bonning, Hugo Lundstedt, Fredrik Eriksson Oppliger, Dan Hanqvist, Martin Öhman, Marcus Kern Fahlander, Elias Olsson, Erik Ejdesjö and Giada Maglione.

Vinge’s team consisted of Daniel Rosvall, Samra Baytar, Per Kling, Linnea Petersson and Caroline Krassén.

The White & Case team was led by partner Hadrien Servais (Brussels) included partners Jeremy Duffy (London) and Carl Hugo Parment (Stockholm), counsel David Tayler (Stockholm) and associates Eline Souffriau, Sara Ben Othmen (both Brussels), Daniel Agnemyr and Filip Westling (both Stockholm).

Involved fees earner: Axel Bonning – Roschier; Erik Ejdesjö – Roschier; Lovisa Eliasson – Roschier; Fredrik Eriksson Oppliger – Roschier; Dan Hanqvist – Roschier; Marcus Kern Fahlander – Roschier; Per Kling – Roschier; Hugo Lundstedt – Roschier; Giada Maglione – Roschier; Martin Öhman – Roschier; Elias Olsson – Roschier; Markus Olsson – Roschier; Veronica Stiller – Roschier; Samra Baytar – Vinge; Caroline Krassén – Vinge; Linnea Petersson – Vinge; Daniel Rosvall – Vinge; Daniel Agnemyr – White & Case; Sara Ben Othmen – White & Case; Jeremy Duffy – White & Case; Carl Hugo Parment – White & Case; Hadrien Servais – White & Case; Eline Souffriau – White & Case; David Tayler – White & Case; Filip Westling – White & Case;

Law Firms: Roschier; Vinge; White & Case;

Clients: Bridgepoint ; Danske Bank; IK Investment Partners; Swedbank;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler