Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises Waterland on its Investment in Tineo
04.10.2018

Waterland Private Equity invested in Tineo AG after the carve-out from Quickline Holding AG. Tineo is an integrated ente… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises SIG Combibloc Group as Issuer and Onex as Selling Shareholder on the IPO of SIG and on the Migration of the Holding Company from Luxembourg to Switzerland
28.09.2018

SIG Combibloc, a leading provider of aseptic carton packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry, successfully… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Swiss Prime Site on its Rights Offering
28.09.2018

On 28 September 2018, Swiss Prime Site, the largest publicly listed real estate investment company in Switzerland, compl… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Joint Bookrunners in the Offering of an Aggregate of USD 8,000,000,000 Notes Issued by Nestlé
27.09.2018

Nestlé Holdings, Inc. completed an offering of USD 1,000,000,000 3.100% Notes due 2021, USD 1,500,000,000 3.350% Notes d… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Aduno Group on the Acquisition of Accarda
21.09.2018

Aduno Group has increased its participation in Swiss payment solutions specialist Accarda AG from 30% to 100% following … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Advent International on the Sale of Ameraal Beltech
19.09.2018

Advent International sold Ammeraal Beltech to Partners Group. Ammeraal Beltech is a global leader in the belting busines… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Buyers on the Acquisition of Berenberg Bank
18.09.2018

A group of shareholders including the entrepreneurs Adrian and Andreas Keller, Michael Pieper, Andreas Jacobs as well as… more »
Bär & Karrer advises E. Schubiger & Cie. in the Sale of a Development Property
03.09.2018

E. Schubiger & Cie. AG sold its weaving mill site in Uznach, Switzerland to Fortimo Group AG. The development projec… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Sellers of Astes4 SA
09.08.2018

The owners of Astes4 SA, a company based in Balerna, Switzerland, which is engaged in development, production and sales … more »
Bär & Karrer Successful in Appeal Proceedings before the Federal Administrative Court Against the Federal Tax Administration’s Final Decision
02.08.2018

On 11 May 2016, the French tax authorities requested administrative assistance from the Swiss Federal Tax Administration… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Constellium on the Sale of Rolling Business Assets in Sierre, Switzerland, to Novelis
02.08.2018

On 23 July 2018, Constellium Valais SA, a company of the Constellium group engaged in the aluminium plate and extrusions… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Bank Cler in Connection with the Public Tender Offer by Cantonal Bank of Basel
02.08.2018

On 20 June 2018, the Cantonal Bank of Basel, which already holds 77.52% of the share capital and the voting rights of Ba… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs in a Combined Offering on the Placement of Shares and CHF 200 Million 0.75% Senior Convertible Bonds of Idorsia
12.07.2018

Idorsia Ltd successfully placed 11,912,000 new shares by way of an accelerated bookbuilding in a private placement with … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises BZ Bank on Purchase of United Grinding Group
03.07.2018

BZ Bank Aktiengesellschaft, through its acquisition company LEMRO AG, purchased the United Grinding Group from Körber Be… more »
Bär & Karrer advised PSP Swiss Property on Sale of a Commercial Property
03.07.2018

PSP Swiss Property sold a commercial property in Petit-Lancy, Geneva. The property at the Av. des Morgines 8/10 (approx.… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Vontobel on the Placement of CHF 450 Million Tier 1 Bonds to fund the acquisition of Notenstein La Roche
27.06.2018

Vontobel Holding AG successfully completed the placement of CHF 450 million perpetual additional tier 1 subordinated bon… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Swiss Re in the Offering of USD 500 Million Senior Exchangeable Notes with Issuer Stock Settlement
20.06.2018

Swiss Re Ltd (Swiss Re) has completed an offering of USD 500 million, 6-year senior exchangeable notes, which may be sto… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Credit Suisse and Bank Berenberg in the IPO of Klingelnberg
20.06.2018

Klingelnberg Ltd, a global leader in developing and manufacturing premium machine tools for bevel gear and cylindrical g… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Summer Capital on the Acquisition of Swiss Education Group
13.06.2018

Summer Capital, an Asia based investment management company, has acquired, by means of an affiliate, all shares of Swiss… more »
Bär & Karrer advises Coresystems FSM on the takeover by SAP (Schweiz)
07.06.2018

The software company SAP bought all shares of Coresystems FSM AG. Coresystems FSM develops and runs workforce-management… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises XO Holding on Sale of Priora FM to ENGIE
29.05.2018

XO Holding AG sold Priora FM SA, a leading Swiss facility management company, to ENGIE Energy Services International S.A… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Andermatt Swiss Alps on the Sale of Real Estate Portfolio and Establishment of Joint Venture
22.05.2018

Andermatt Swiss Alps Ltd has successfully completed a transaction comprising a real estate portfolio sale to Taurus Ande… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Banking Syndicate in the IPO of Polyphor
15.05.2018

Polyphor Ltd, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative antibiot… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Vyaire Medical on its Acquisition of imtmedical ag
14.05.2018

Vyaire Medical, Inc., a global leader in respiratory care, completed the acquisition of all shares in imtmedical AG, a S… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Saint-Gobain in connection with the Takeover Battle over Sika
11.05.2018

This morning, Sika and Saint-Gobain have announced the signing of agreements which terminates all disputes around the pu… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises CEVA Logistics on its IPO, the anchor investment by CMA CGM and its migration to Switzerland
07.05.2018

CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading third-party logistics companies, successfully priced its IPO and listed its s… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises on the Financing of the Largest Thermoelectric Plant in Latin America and the Caribbean Run by Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe
02.05.2018

Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe S.A. (CELSE) has successfully issued bonds for approx. USD 1 billion equivalent in local c… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Pentair on Separation of its Electrical Business
01.05.2018

On 30 April 2018, Pentair announced that it has completed the separation of its electrical business worth USD 2.1 billio… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Vyaire Medical on its Acquisition of Acutronic Medical Systems
27.04.2018

Vyaire Medical, Inc., a global leader in respiratory care, acquired all shares in the Acutronic Medical Systems group, a… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Porterhouse on the Acquisition of the Clinic Group Paracelsus
25.04.2018

Porterhouse Group AG, a family owned investment holding company based in Lucerne, has been accepted by the creditors' co… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises lastminute.com on Partial Self-Tender Offer
25.04.2018

On 21 September 2017, an extraordinary shareholders' meeting of the SIX Swiss Exchange listed lastminute.com N.V. author… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Deutsche Börse on the Acquisition of Swisscanto Funds Centre
24.04.2018

Clearstream International S.A., a subsidiary of Deutsche Börse, acquired all shares in the London based Swisscanto Funds… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Copernicus Holding on the Establishment of its Structure and Obtaining a FINMA License
18.04.2018

Copernicus Group is a financial service provider in the canton Ticino for institutional and private UHNWI clients, offer… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Allianz Suisse on the Acquisition of DAS Switzerland
06.04.2018

On 3 April 2018, Allianz Suisse Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG has acquired all shares in DAS Rechtsschutz-Versicherungs-… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Axcel on the Acquisition of Invima
21.03.2018

The Danish private equity company Axcel has acquired all shares in Invima AB, a Swedish corporation, with its subsidiari… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises XO Holding on Sale of Priora to Eiffage Construction
16.03.2018

XO Holding AG sold Priora AG, a leading Swiss project developer and general / total contractor (GC/TC), to Eiffage Const… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Orior on the Placement of Shares by Way of an Accelerated Bookbuilding
09.03.2018

Orior AG successfully placed 592,499 new shares by way of an accelerated bookbuilding in a private placement with instit… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised HQLAx on the first Live Securities Lending Transaction Using R3's Corda Blockchain Platform
02.03.2018

On 1 March 2018, financial technology innovator HQLAx together with Credit Suisse and ING completed the first live secur… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis on the Placement of EUR 2,250,000,000 Guaranteed Notes
15.02.2018

Novartis Finance S.A. completed the placement of EUR 750,000,000 Guaranteed Notes due 2023, EUR 750,000,000 Guaranteed N… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Höganäs on the Acquisition of Alvier PM-Technology
05.02.2018

Sweden-based Höganäs AB has acquired Alvier AG PM-Technology from its former shareholders. Alvier PM-Technology is a lea… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Lohmann & Rauscher on the Acquisition of Swisslastic
05.02.2018

The Austrian-German group, Lohmann & Rauscher, has acquired Swisslastic AG,a leading manufacturer of compression sto… more »
Bär Karrer advises Brookfield on the acquisition of the operation business of Westinghouse
26.01.2018

Brookfield WEC Holdings LLC has agreed to acquire the operation business of Westinghouse, a global nuclear power company… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises SPS on the Placement of CHF 300 Million 0.325% Senior Convertible Bonds
19.01.2018

On 16 January 2018, Swiss Prime Site AG successfully placed CHF 300 Million 0.325% convertible bonds due 2025. The bonds… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises EGSB on the Purchase of a Majority Stake in Bauwerk Boen
18.01.2018

EGS Beteiligungen AG (EGSB) has acquired all shares in Bauwerk Boen AG held by ZM Opportunity II L.P. (a fund advised by… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Hügli Holding on the Public Tender Offer of the Bell Food Group
16.01.2018

On 15 January 2018, the Bell Food Group AG announced the launch of a takeover bid for all publicly listed bearer shares … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Swissgrid, Pronovo and Foundation KEV on Outsourcing the Execution of the Network Surcharges and the Guarantees of Origin
03.01.2018

On 1 January 2018 the revised Energy Act (EnG) entered into force. The Act stipulates that the execution of the network … more »
Tamedia Announces Public Tender Offer for Goldbach Group
22.12.2017

Tamedia AG announces an all cash public tender offer for all publicly held shares of Goldbach Group AG listed on the SIX… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Credit Suisse on Meyer Burger Technology's Voluntary Incentive Offer
12.12.2017

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd successfully completed a voluntary incentive offer to the holders of its CHF 100 million 5.5… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises AON Schweiz on the Acquisition of Unidelta
08.12.2017

On 30 November 2017, AON Schweiz AG, a leading global service provider for risk management, insurance and reinsurance br… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Sellers of AWK Group
07.12.2017

The owners of AWK Group AG sold the company to Deutsche Private Equity GmbH, an independent German investment company. A… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland 2 on an investment in Swisspower Renewables
07.12.2017

UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland 2 KmGK (CEIS 2), an investment vehicle for institutional investors, has acqu… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Highlight Event and Entertainment and Highlight Communications on the Takeover of Constantin Medien
29.11.2017

Highlight Event and Entertainment AG (HLEE) (Pratteln, Switzerland, listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange) and Highlight Comm… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises an Affiliate of Warburg Pincus on the Acquisition of a Further 10% Stake in Avaloq
27.11.2017

On 16 November 2017, Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, has acquired a further 10% shareholding in Av… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised KKR on a Follow-On Investment in GetYourGuide
24.11.2017

KKR, a leading global investment firm, together with other investors, has closed an investment to increase its minority … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Valora on its Rights Offering
23.11.2017

Valora Holding AG completed a capital increase raising net proceeds of approximately CHF 166 million. The capital increa… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Talbot Holding on its Public Tender Offer for ImmoMentum
13.11.2017

On 29 August 2017, Talbot Holding AG, an entity controlled by investment company Actium AG, launched an all cash public … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Sellers of Humabs BioMed
19.10.2017

The owners of Humabs BioMed SA, a Swiss biotechnology firm located in Bellinzona and focused on discovering and developi… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Cembra on the Acquisition of EFL Autoleasing
16.10.2017

Cembra Money Bank AG (Cembra) signed an agreement to acquire EFL Autoleasing AG (EFL) from Auto-Interleasing AG. EFL is … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Muhr und Bender on the Sale of its Stake in Feintool
09.10.2017

On 3 October 2017, Dr. Thomas Muhr and Muhr und Bender KG sold their entire stake in Feintool International Holding AG (… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Orior on the Placement of a CHF 110 Million Inaugural Bond Issue
06.10.2017

Orior AG successfully completed the placement of its CHF 110 million inaugural bond issue. The bonds carry a coupon of 0… more »
Bär & Karrer Successful in Appeal Proceeding before the Zurich Superior Court
29.09.2017

The dispute concerns the valuation of an industrial company according to the terms of a share purchase agreement. In the… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Valora on the Acquisition of BackWerk
18.09.2017

Valora has signed an agreement to acquire BackWerk from Swedish financial investor EQT. BackWerk is a German-based food … more »
Bär & Karrer Successfully Assisted the Peruvian Football Federation in a CAS Proceeding
06.09.2017

The proceedings concerned a qualification match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia between the national te… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Energiedienst Holding in the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Winsun
30.08.2017

Energiedienst Holding AG has acquired 51% in winsun AG, a Swiss start-up company focusing on the development and enginee… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Temasek on the Sale of a Stake in Dufry
24.08.2017

Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, an investment company based in Singapore, sold its stake in Dufry AG through its ind… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Jacobs Holding on the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in OdontoSalute
17.08.2017

Colosseum Dental Group, a fully owned portfolio company of Jacobs Holding AG, has acquired 70% of OdontoSalute, an Itali… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Cummins on its Joint Venture with Eaton
17.08.2017

The global power leader Cummins Inc. announced that it successfully completed the formation of a joint venture with the … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Lonza on the Acquisition of all shares in Micro-Macinazione
08.08.2017

Lonza Group has acquired the entire share capital of Micro-Macinazione SA, one of Europe’s leading contract manufacturer… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Tellco Vorsorge in the Acquisition of Dominick Company
28.07.2017

Tellco Vorsorge AG has acquired all shares in Dominick Company AG, a Swiss private bank based in Zurich, from its sole s… more »
Bär & Karrer Successfully Assisted FC Viitorul in a CAS Proceeding
27.07.2017

The proceeding concerned the final standings of two teams for the Romanian Football League 1 2016/2017 season. A dispute… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises EGSB on the Sale of Biketec
27.07.2017

EGS Beteiligungen AG (EGSB) sold Biketec AG (manufacturer of the Flyer e-bike) to ZEG Zweirad-Einkaufs-Genossenschaft eG… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised the Banking Syndicate in the IPO of Landis+Gyr
25.07.2017

The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan and the Toshiba Corporation have sold their shares in Landis+Gyr Group Ltd b… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised the Sellers of Rotronic
14.07.2017

The owners of Rotronic AG, which develops and manufactures measuring technologies, sold the company to funds managed by … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises AON Schweiz on the Acquisition of PWZ
03.07.2017

On 3 July 2017, AON Schweiz AG, a leading global service provider for risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokers… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Banque Cantonale de Genève on the Placement of CHF 200 Million Additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 Bonds
30.06.2017

Banque Cantonale de Genève successfully completed the placement of CHF 90 million perpetual additional tier 1 subordinat… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises CliniSciences on the Acquisition of BIOTREND Chemicals
29.06.2017

On 13 June 2017, CliniHolding S.à r.l. (CliniSciences) acquired the entire stake in BIOTREND Chemicals AG (BIOTREND) fro… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Azimut Group on the Acquisition of all Shares in SDB Financial Solutions
29.06.2017

AZ Swiss & Partners SA (Swiss subsidiary of the Azimut Group) signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capita… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the seller of Duagon
21.06.2017

The owner of duagon AG agreed to sell the company to Deutsche Beteiligungs AG. Duagon is a leading provider of network c… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Acrotec on the Acquisition of Mimotec
20.06.2017

Acrotec SA has acquired Mimotec SA, a leader in the domain of micro-mechanics. Mimotec manufactures micro-components usi… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Groupe Acrotec on its Placement of CHF 70 Million 3.75% Bonds
15.06.2017

Groupe Acrotec SA, a high precision manufacturer of small components and specialised service provider for the watchmakin… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised UBS on its Shared Services Transfer to UBS Business Solutions AG
12.06.2017

Through a series of transactions which were completed for the most part in early June, UBS AG and other UBS group compan… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Founders on the Sale of Open Systems
09.06.2017

The founders of Open Systems AG have closed the sale of a majority stake in Open Systems AG to EQT Mid Market Europe LP.… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Jacobs Holding on the Acquisition of swiss smile
07.06.2017

Dr. Haleh Abivardi, Dr. Golnar Abivardi and EQT Mid Market have agreed to sell swiss smile Holding AG, a leading provide… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises EQT and Kuoni Group on the Sale of Kuoni's Global Travel Services to the JTB Corporation
30.05.2017

On 30 May 2017, Kiwi GT Sub II S.à r.l., a company owned by EQT and the Kuoni Hugentobler Foundation, has agreed to sell… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Huntsman Corporation on All-stock Merger of Equals with Clariant Valuing USD 20 Billion
22.05.2017

On 22 May 2017, SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX) listed Clariant AG and Huntsman Cor-poration, which is listed on the New York S… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Electrosuisse on the Sale of its Business Unit Testing/Certification
16.05.2017

Electrosuisse, association for electrical engineering, power and information technologies, has agreed to sell its busine… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Lonza on the Rights Offering
16.05.2017

On 12 May 2017, Lonza Group completed a capital increase by way of a rights offering raising gross proceeds of approxima… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Sky Deutschland on the Acquisition of Homedia
03.05.2017

Today, Sky Deutschland announced the acquisition of Homedia SA. Homedia SA with its HollyStar brand is a leading indepen… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Pentair on the Sale of its Valves & Controls Business to Emerson
02.05.2017

Pentair plc announced completion of the sale of its Valves & Controls Business to Emerson Electric Co. for USD3.15 b… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises CVC on the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Breitling
28.04.2017

CVC Fund VI has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in Breitling, a leading independent, family-owned manufacturer of Swiss l… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises EQT and Kuoni Group on the Sale of Kuoni's Destination Management Specialists to Thomas Cook India
28.04.2017

On 28 April 2017, Kuoni Travel Investment Ltd signed an agreement with travel provider Thomas Cook India Group to sell K… more »
Bär & Karrer Successful in Large Arbitration Proceeding
27.04.2017

Bär & Karrer successfully defends the interests of its long standing client EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG in a C… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Banking Syndicate on the CHF 4 Billion Share Capital Increase of Credit Suisse Group
26.04.2017

On 25 April 2017, Credit Suisse Group AG announced that it plans to issue new shares in a total amount of CHF 4 billion … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises EQT and Kuoni Group on the Combination of Kuoni's GTA Business with Hotelbeds Group
21.04.2017

Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd, owned by EQT VII, a fund of the private equity group EQT, and the Kuoni and Hugentobler Founda… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Hellman & Friedman and GIC on the Acquisition of Allfunds Bank
20.04.2017

On 7 March 2017 Hellman & Friedman and GIC acquired Allfunds Bank, S.A. from Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Santander Group,… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Banking Syndicate in the IPO of Galenica Santé
19.04.2017

Galenica (expected to be renamed Vifor Pharma) has sold its shares in Galenica Santé by way of an initial public offerin… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Essex Woodlands Health Ventures Funds and Other Investors on the Sale of a Large Minority Stake in Molecular Partners
19.04.2017

Essex Woodlands Health Ventures Funds, Index Ventures Funds, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and other long-term ventur… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis on the Placement of EUR 1,850,000,000 Guaranteed Notes
04.04.2017

Novartis Finance S.A. completed the placement of EUR 1,250,000,000 Guaranteed Notes due 2021 and EUR 600,000,000 Guarant… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Mitsui on the Acquisition of Chemtrade Aglobis
24.03.2017

On 28 February 2017, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) and Chemtrade Logistics Inc. (Chemtrade) announced an agreement und… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises an Affiliate of Warburg Pincus on the Acquisition of a Stake in Avaloq
23.03.2017

Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, has entered into an agreement to acquire approximately 35% shareho… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises PSA on the Acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall
08.03.2017

On 6 March 2017, Groupe PSA (PSA) and General Motors Co. (GM) announced an agreement under which PSA will acquire GM's O… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Lonza on the Entering into a Strategic Partnership with Sanofi to Establish a Large-Scale Biologics Production Facility
27.02.2017

Today, Lonza and Sanofi announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to build and operate a large-scale… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Joint Bookrunners on Placement of CHF 60 Million 5.00% Convertible Bonds by Santhera
22.02.2017

Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding Ltd successfully placed CHF 60 million 5.00% convertible bonds due 2022. The convertibl… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Valora on the Sale of the La Praille Building in Geneva
13.02.2017

Valora has sold the La Praille building in Geneva to Migros for an undisclosed purchase price. Bär & Karrer acted as… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Lonza on the Placement of Shares by Way of an Accelerated Bookbuilding
08.02.2017

Lonza Group AG successfully placed 5 million shares by way of an accelerated bookbuilding and completed a capital increa… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Valora on the Acquisition of Pretzel Baron
27.01.2017

Valora has acquired Pretzel Baron, a producer of frozen pretzel products with a production facility in the vicinity of C… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Matterhorn Pharma Holding and Al Faisaliah Group Holding Company on their Partial Public Tender Offer not Subject to the Provisions of Swiss Financial Market Laws and Regulations for Zur Rose Group
19.01.2017

On 21 December 2016, Matterhorn Pharma Holding, a company controlled by the Al Faisaliah Group Holding Company, announce… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Priora on Acquisition of Large Minority Stake in Galenica
16.01.2017

The Priora group closed a block trade transaction involving the acquisition of a large minority stake in the Swiss liste… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Alpine Select on Public Share Buy-back
11.01.2017

On 10 January 2017, Alpine Select Ltd, Zug, invited to an extraordinary shareholders' meeting which will take place on 7… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Pax Anlage on the Public Takeover Offer of Baloise
10.01.2017

Pax Anlage AG, a real-estate company with a diversified portfolio of properties, listed on the SIX Swiss exchange (SIX: … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Sanofi on Exchange Transaction with Boehringer Ingelheim
03.01.2017

Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim confirmed closing (in most markets) on 1 January 2017 of a $25 billion transaction invol… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Credit Suisse on the Establishment of Credit Suisse (Schweiz)
27.12.2016

Effective 20 November 2016, Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG started operating in Switzerland as a fully owned banking subsidi… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Sempione Retail and OVS on the Settlement of the Public Tender Offer for Charles Vögele Holding
23.12.2016

On 19 September 2016, Sempione Retail AG, a company owned by OVS S.p.A., Retails Investment S.R.L. and Elarof Trust, lau… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Joint Bookrunners on the Recapitalization Program of Meyer Burger Technology
22.12.2016

On 20 December 2016, Meyer Burger Technology AG completed a rights offering as part of a recapitalization program. The r… more »
Bär & Karrer Partner Sole Arbitrator in Real Madrid Case
21.12.2016

On 20 December 2016, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between R… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Ardian on the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Weber Automotive
21.12.2016

Ardian acquired a majority stake in Weber Automotive, a leading worldwide supplier in the automotive industry.   Bär &… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises UBS on the Merger of Wealth Management-Entities in Europe
19.12.2016

UBS has merged various wealth management subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Luxembourg into the … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Lonza on its Acquisition of Capsugel
19.12.2016

On 15 December 2016 Lonza announced that it will acquire Capsugel S.A. from KKR for USD 5.5 billion to create a leading … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Bauwerk on the Acquisition of Croatian Haas Dom
16.12.2016

Bauwerk Parkett AG completed its acquisition of the Croatian based Haas Dom from the German Haas Group. Bauwerk Parkett … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises EQT on the Acquisition of Fertin Pharma
08.12.2016

EQT Mid Market has agreed to acquire Fertin Pharma from the Bagger-Sørensen family. The Bagger-Sørensen family will rein… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises EQT on the Acquisition of CHEP Aerospace Solutions
07.12.2016

EQT Infrastructure II has acquired CHEP Aerospace Solutions from Brambles, a global supply-chain logistics provider. CHE… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises KKR on the Sale of WMF
05.12.2016

KKR, a leading global investment firm, has consummated the sale of its stake in kitchen utensils manufacturer WMF to the… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Swissgrid on Transfer of Swissgrid Shares
21.11.2016

On 8 November, Swissgrid shares held by Alpiq AG and Alpiq Suisse were transferred to BKW and Sireso, a Swiss consortium… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Farner Consulting on the Acquisition of yjoo communications
14.11.2016

Farner Consulting AG has signed a purchase agreement regarding yjoo communications ag; the transaction will be completed… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Regus on Introduction of New Holding
03.11.2016

Bär & Karrer advises Regus plc on its proposed scheme of arrangement to introduce a new holding company, incorporate… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Swissgrid in Proceeding Relating to Valuation Method of Grid Assets
01.11.2016

In connection with transfer of the Swiss transmission network, the Swiss Federal Electricity Commission (ElCom) ruled on… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Cinven on the Sale of SLV
31.10.2016

Cinven, a leading European private equity firm, announced the sale of SLV Group by funds advised by Cinven. The buyers a… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Auven Therapeutics on Sale of Ocular Technologies to Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
31.10.2016

Auven Therapeutics, an international private equity company focused on accelerated development of therapeutic drugs, has… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises CSA Energy-Infrastructure Switzerland on Acquisition of a Stake in Erdgas Obersee
26.10.2016

CSA Energy-Infrastructure Switzerland (an investment group of the Credit Suisse Investment Foundation) agreed to acquire… more »
B&K Advises Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics and its Shareholders on the Sale of Heptagon to ams
25.10.2016

The worldwide leading manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions ams AG, an Austrian company listed at… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Sole Shareholder of Pharmalys on Sale of Controlling Stake to HOCHDORF
25.10.2016

The sole shareholder of the Pharmalys group, Amir Mechria, has sold a 51% stake in the Pharmalys group to HOCHDORF Holdi… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Capvis on the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Gotha Cosmetics
07.10.2016

Capvis, a leading Swiss private equity firm, acquired a majority stake in the Italian cosmetics producer Gotha Cosmetics… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Generali on Sale of Fortuna Life Insurance to FWU
06.10.2016

Generali (Switzerland) Holding Ltd. has signed an agreement to sell its subsidiary Fortuna Life Insurance Ltd., an insur… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises NTT DATA on the Acquisition of Nefos
03.10.2016

NTT DATA, a global leading provider of business, IT and customer management solutions has acquired the Nefos Group.   … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises UBS in Connection with the Successful Placement of Shares by AFG Arbonia-Forster Holding
23.09.2016

On 22 September 2016, AFG Arbonia-Forster Holding AG successfully completed a private placement of 2,640,000 new shares … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Groupe Acrotec on its Placement of CHF 106 Million 4.00% Bonds
22.09.2016

Groupe Acrotec SA, a high precision manufacturer of small components and specialised service provider for the watchmakin… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis on Placement of EUR 1,750,000,000 Guaranteed Notes
22.09.2016

Novartis Finance S.A. completed the placement of two Notes of EUR 1,250,000,000 due 2023 and EUR 500,000,000 due 2028. T… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises OVS and Sempione Retail on their Public Tender Offer for Charles Vögele Holding
21.09.2016

Charles Vögele Holding AG and Sempione Retail AG jointly announced that they have entered into a transaction agreement p… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Gruppo Granarolo on the Acquisition of a Controlling Stake in Comarsa Commercio Alimentari
15.09.2016

Gruppo Granarolo has acquired a 60% stake in Comarsa Commercio Alimentari SA from the founder of this company. Comarsa C… more »
Bär & Karrer Successfully Assisted Ansaldo Energia in ICC Arbitration Proceedings
11.08.2016

Bär & Karrer formed part of a German and Swiss legal counsel team that successfully represented Ansaldo Energia (Ans… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Teva in the Issuance of CHF 1 Billion Notes
09.08.2016

Teva Pharmaceutical Finance Netherlands IV B.V. successfully placed the aggregated amount of CHF 1 billion of notes in c… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Altium on its Merger with GCA Savvian
02.08.2016

Altium and GCA Savvian have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create a leading independent international inv… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Sellers on the Sale of SFC Koenig AG to IDEX Corporation
29.07.2016

Capvis and HgCapital funds as well as other sellers have agreed to sell SFC Koenig AG to IDEX Corporation which will bec… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises nolax on Sale of its Airbag Business
27.07.2016

Nolax Holding AG sold its airbag business to Nitto EMEA NV by sale of all shares in nolax Airbag AG.   Bär & Karre… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises HNA Aviation on the Acquisition of SR Technics
21.07.2016

HNA Aviation Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in SR Technics Group from Mubadala Development Company. SR Tec… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Gedeon Richter on the Acquisition of Finox Holding
30.06.2016

Gedeon Richter Plc (EURONEXT: RICHTER), a leading multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Budapest, Hungar… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Valora on Sale of Naville Distribution to 7Days Group
28.06.2016

Valora has signed an agreement to sell its Naville logistics and distribution business to the Frankfurt based 7Days Grou… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Castik Capital on its Partnership with Switzerland's Acrotec Groupe
20.06.2016

Castik Capital, a European private equity investment firm, has partnered with management to acquire Acrotec Groupe SA, a… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises as Transaction Counsel on Placement of CHF 250 Million 0.25% Convertible Bonds by Swiss Prime Site
17.06.2016

Swiss Prime Site AG has successfully placed CHF 250 Million 0.25% convertible bonds due 2023. The bonds were issued at 1… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises CSA Energy Infrastructure Switzerland on its Acquisition of a Stake in the Swiss Transitgas Pipeline
13.06.2016

CSA Energy Infrastructure Switzerland (an investment group of the Credit Suisse Investment Foundation) together with oth… more »

 

 

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