Krogerus advises VR Group on its acquisition of MTR Express
Krogerus advises VR Group on its acquisition of MTR Express (Sweden) AB (MTRX) from MTR Nordic AB. MTRX is a long-distance traffic business that has been operating market-based open access traffic between Stockholm and Gothenburg since 2015. With the acquisition, VR Group's operations will expand in the Swedish passenger transport market from regional contracted services to long-distance traffic. The transaction requires approval from the Swedish competition authority, which is expected by the end of May.
The Krogerus team was led by Partner Marcus Möller and he was primarily assisted by Partner Elect Antti Luhtala, Senior Associate Saara Leino and Associates Kaarle Kivimäki, Maria Lilius, Anna Salokangas and Marko Turtiainen. Partner Simo Autio advised on regulatory matters and he was primarily assisted by Associate Jonni Tiainen.