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Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis and Alcon on the Spin-off of Alcon

Today, Novartis AG completed the spin-off of the Alcon eye care devices business, and Alcon Inc. debuted as independent … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises DSV on Public Exchange Offer for Panalpina

On 1 April 2019, DSV A/S, Hedehusene, Denmark, and Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Zurich, Switzerland, have enter… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Computacenter in the Acquisition of PathWorks

Computacenter Group, a leading European IT service provider listed on the London Stock Exchange, acquired PathWorks, a w… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Addtech in the Acquisition of a Majority in Omni Ray

Addtech Group, a leading Swedish publicly listed technology trading group, acquired a majority stake in Omni Ray AG, a w… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Combell on the Acquisition of Switchplus

Combell acquired switchplus, a company for internet presence and domain names, from SWITCH.   Bär & Karrer acted a… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Stifel Europe on the Acquisition of MainFirst

On 6 November 2018, Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited ("Stifel Europe"), a leading full-service middle-market investment ba… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised GfK on the Sale of Four Divisions

GfK has sold four global divisions (Customer Experience, Experience Innovation, Health and Public Affairs) to Ipsos. The… 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

SIG Combibloc, a leading provider of aseptic carton packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry, successfully… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Aduno Group on the Acquisition of Accarda

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

Advent International sold Ammeraal Beltech to Partners Group. Ammeraal Beltech is a global leader in the belting busines… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Constellium on the Sale of Rolling Business Assets in Sierre, Switzerland, to Novelis

On 23 July 2018, Constellium Valais SA, a company of the Constellium group engaged in the aluminium plate and extrusions… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Vyaire Medical on its Acquisition of imtmedical ag

Vyaire Medical, Inc., a global leader in respiratory care, completed the acquisition of all shares in imtmedical AG, a S… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Vyaire Medical on its Acquisition of Acutronic Medical Systems

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

Porterhouse Group AG, a family owned investment holding company based in Lucerne, has been accepted by the creditors' co… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Allianz Suisse on the Acquisition of DAS Switzerland

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

The Danish private equity company Axcel has acquired all shares in Invima AB, a Swedish corporation, with its subsidiari… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Höganäs on the Acquisition of Alvier PM-Technology

Sweden-based Höganäs AB has acquired Alvier AG PM-Technology from its former shareholders. Alvier PM-Technology is a lea… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Sellers of AWK Group

The owners of AWK Group AG sold the company to Deutsche Private Equity GmbH, an independent German investment company. A… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Cembra on the Acquisition of EFL Autoleasing

Cembra Money Bank AG (Cembra) signed an agreement to acquire EFL Autoleasing AG (EFL) from Auto-Interleasing AG. EFL is … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Valora on the Acquisition of BackWerk

Valora has signed an agreement to acquire BackWerk from Swedish financial investor EQT. BackWerk is a German-based food … more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Energiedienst Holding in the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Winsun

Energiedienst Holding AG has acquired 51% in winsun AG, a Swiss start-up company focusing on the development and enginee… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Cummins on its Joint Venture with Eaton

The global power leader Cummins Inc. announced that it successfully completed the formation of a joint venture with the … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Huntsman Corporation on All-stock Merger of Equals with Clariant Valuing USD 20 Billion

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 Pentair on the Sale of its Valves & Controls Business to Emerson

Pentair plc announced completion of the sale of its Valves & Controls Business to Emerson Electric Co. for USD3.15 b… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Mitsui on the Acquisition of Chemtrade Aglobis

On 28 February 2017, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) and Chemtrade Logistics Inc. (Chemtrade) announced an agreement und… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises PSA on the Acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall

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 Valora on the Acquisition of Pretzel Baron

Valora has acquired Pretzel Baron, a producer of frozen pretzel products with a production facility in the vicinity of C… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises KKR on the Sale of WMF

KKR, a leading global investment firm, has consummated the sale of its stake in kitchen utensils manufacturer WMF to the… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Farner Consulting on the Acquisition of yjoo communications

Farner Consulting AG has signed a purchase agreement regarding yjoo communications ag; the transaction will be completed… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises CSA Energy-Infrastructure Switzerland on Acquisition of a Stake in Erdgas Obersee

CSA Energy-Infrastructure Switzerland (an investment group of the Credit Suisse Investment Foundation) agreed to acquire… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Banks on IPO of VAT Group

VAT Group AG, a global market leader for high-end vacuum valves, closed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on 18 April 20… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises HNA Group on Its All Cash Public Tender Offer for gategroup Holding

HNA Group Co., Ltd., Haikou, People's Republic of China, and gategroup Holding AG, Zurich, Switzerland, have entered int… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises freenet AG on the Acquisition of 24% in Sunrise Communications Group AG

On 17 March 2016, freenet AG signed a contract for the acquisition of 24% in the Swiss telecommunications provider Sunri… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Syngenta on the All Cash Offer of ChemChina to Acquire Syngenta for over US$ 43 billion

On February 2, 2016, China National Chemical Corporation, People's Republic of China and Syngenta AG, Switzerland, signe… more »
Novartis Portfolio Transformation Completed

On 22 April 2014, Novartis announced that it had agreed to acquire GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) oncology products and to dive… more »
Capita Successfully Completes the Acquisition of avocis

Capita, a UK leader in business process management and outsourcing solutions, has successfully completed its previously … more »
Tencent Acquires Miniclip Group SA

Tencent has acquired ownership in Miniclip Group SA. Headquartered in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Miniclip is a digital game… more »
Coca-Cola HBC AG has Successfully Completed its Transaction to Redomicile to Switzerland with an LSE Premium Listing and Secondary Listings on the ATHEX and the NYSE

Coca-Cola HBC AG, Switzerland, ("Coca-Cola HBC") announced yesterday that it completed the statutory buy-out under Greek… more »
Swiss Prime Site Acquires All Shares of Tertianum Group

Swiss Prime Site AG (SIX: SPSN), the leading company for real estate investments in Switzerland, has entered into an agr… more »
Elis Acquires InoTex Bern

Elis group, a multi-service European leader in the rental and cleaning of textiles and workplace clothing, has acquired … more »
Valora Sells Third-Party Goods Wholesaling Business to Lekkerland

Valora Schweiz AG has entered into an agreement with Lekkerland Schweiz AG regarding the sale of its third-party goods w… more »
Swiss Prime Site Acquires all Shares of Wincasa from Credit Suisse

Swiss Prime Site AG, the leading company for real estate investments in Switzerland, has reached an agreement with Credi… more »
Domino's Pizza Group PLC to Acquire the Business of Domino's Pizza Switzerland AG

Domino's Pizza Group PLC, the leading pizza delivery company with stores in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Germany,… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Swiss Re in the Sale of Swiss Re Private Equity Partners to BlackRock

Swiss Re has entered into an agreement with BlackRock regarding the sale of Swiss Re Private Equity Partners and certain… more »
Swiss Federal Supreme Court Dismisses Action of Unia Against Borregaard Schweiz AG

In its judgment of 17 March 2011 (4A_483/2010) the Swiss Federal Supreme Court dismissed an action of Gewerkschaft Unia … more »



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