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Mats Rooth

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå KB

Biography

Mats Rooth is head of Baker McKenzie's Banking & Finance Practice Group in Stockholm. He specialises in financing and restructurings, particularly acquisition finance in relation to private equity transactions where he acts for domestic and international borrowers and lenders. Prior to joining the Firm in 2017, he was one of the founding partners and head of the Banking & Finance practice at Byström Rooth & Partners. Mats has also worked as a partner and head of the finance practice at Ashurst in Stockholm and at SEB Merchant Banking and Vinge.

Mats is recognised as a leading lawyer in banking and finance and restructuring and insolvency by directories including Who’s Who, IFLR, Chambers and Legal 500.

Practice Focus

Mats focuses on finance and restructurings. He has advised Nordic and international companies, investors and institutions as borrowers and lenders on a wide variety of transactions that involve financing, refinancing and restructuring.

Representative Legal Matters

 Since joining the Firm, Mats has advised the following clients:

  • Advised Proventus Capital Partners as lender in connection with the refinancing of Santa Fe Group AS.
  • Advised LeoVegas AB on the EUR 100 Million term and revolving facilities for the purpose of financing in their acquisitions of Maltese based Web Investments Limited and the businesses of Intellectual Property & Software Limited.
  • Advised Prime Living Campus Stockholm AB in its SEK 100 Million bond issue and listing of the bonds on Nasdaq Stockholm.
  • Advised Carlyle Group on the Swedish law aspects in connection with its financing of its EUR 10.1 billion acquisition of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals.
  • Advised Allgon in connection with its issuing of a bond for the financing of the acquisition of Teleradio.

His experience prior to joining the Firm includes advising:

  • Advised General Atlantic on its financing of the acquisition of Hemnet
  • Advised Instalco and FSN on its SEK 1.2 billion IPO financing for Instalco.
  • Advised Autoliv on its USD 1.1 billion refinancing.
  • Advised EQT IV on its acquisition finance facilities for the acquisition of Evidensia Djursjukvård.
  • Advised Skanska on financing of the PPP project Nya Karolinska.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Swedish Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • Sweden (1997)

Education

  • University of Stockholm (LLM) (1994)
  • University of Cambridge (LLM) (1994)
  • University of Oslo (Maritime Law Degree) (1991)

Languages

  • English
  • Swedish