Freshfields Reps CVC In $2.4B Swedish Construction Buy

Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 12:19 PM ET) -- CVC Capital Partners LP will purchase Nordic construction company Ahlsell AB from Cinven and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners for €1.8 billion ($2.4 billion), a deal backed by many of the region's biggest banks, the British buyout firm said Wednesday.

The deal is Europe's biggest private equity transaction since July, when BC Partners paid $2.5 billion for Com Hem AB, Sweden's leading TV, broadband and phone service provider. It is also the latest in a string of buyout firm moves in northern Europe.

Ahlsell provides services and...
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