Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises Saint-Gobain on the Sale of Sika Shares for CHF 2.56 Billion
29.05.2020

Saint-Gobain's subsidiary Schenker-Winkler Holding AG ("SWH") successfully sold its 10.75% stake in Sika for CHF 2.56 bi… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Open Systems on the Purchase of BITC
28.05.2020

EQT portfolio company Open Systems AG, a secure access service edge (SASE) pioneer, has acquired Born In The Cloud Inc. … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Initial Purchasers in USD 675 Million Notes Offering by Viking
20.05.2020

Bär & Karrer advised the initial purchasers in a USD 675 million offering of 13% Senior Secured Notes issued by the … more »
Bär & Karrer Advised the Founders on the Sale of a Majority Stake in the zahnarztzentrum.ch Group
15.05.2020

The founders of the zahnarztzentrum.ch Group entered into a share purchase agreement with Medbase, a subisidiary of Migr… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Shareholders on the Sale of Swissbit Group to Ardian
13.05.2020

The shareholders of Swissbit entered into a share purchase agreement with Ardian regarding the sale of the Swissbit grou… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Nouryon on the Divestment of its Redispersible Polymer Powders Business
22.04.2020

Nouryon, a global chemical company, divested its redispersible polymer powders (RPP) business, offered under the Elotex … more »
Bär & Karrer Advised on Santhera's up to CHF 24 Million Equity-Linked Financing
15.04.2020

Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG announced that it has entered into an equity-linked financing arrangement with IRIS … more »
Bär & Karrer Advised the Banking Syndicate on the Acquisition Financing of ams for Osram
08.04.2020

On 3 April 2020, ams AG completed a capital increase by way of a rights offering raising gross proceeds of approximately… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Merrill Lynch International and UBS on the Placement of CHF 175 Million 2.75% Convertible Bonds
03.04.2020

Zur Rose Group is the largest e-commerce pharmacy in Europe. On 31 March 2020, Zur Rose Finance B.V. successfully placed… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Shareholders of Solvias in Connection with Investment by Water Street
04.03.2020

Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry, announced that i… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis on the Financing of the Acquisition of The Medicines Company
19.02.2020

In connection with the acquisition of NASDAQ-listed biopharmaceutical company The Medicines Company for USD 9.7 billion,… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Open Systems on the purchase of Sqooba
07.02.2020

EQT portfolio company Open Systems AG, a secure access service edge (SASE) pioneer, has acquired Sqooba (Schweiz) AG fro… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund on the Sale of Globus
05.02.2020

Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund (MGB) sold Magazine zum Globus AG along with eight associated real estate properties to a jo… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Waters on the Acquisition of Andrew Alliance
20.01.2020

Waters Corporation, a leading specialty measurement company, has announced the acquisition of Andrew Alliance, a Switzer… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Far Point Acquisition Corporation on the Announced Business Combination with Global Blue
17.01.2020

Far Point Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: FPAC; "Far Point"), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) co-sponsored b… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises on SHL Medical Minority Investment
14.01.2020

The majority shareholder of SHL Medical AG and EQT VIII Fund have entered into an agreement regarding the acquisition of… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised DHL on the Sale of its Swiss Supply Chain Business to Fastlog
08.01.2020

DHL Logistics (Schweiz) AG sold its Swiss supply chain business to Fastlog AG, a Swiss service and logistics provider. … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Elvaston Capital Management on its Acquisition of Informing
17.12.2019

Elvaston Capital Management GmbH, an entrepreneur-led private equity firm, purchased all shares in Informing AG through … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Priora Suisse on the Sale of a Real Estate Portfolio
13.12.2019

Priora Suisse AG sold a total of 36 properties (buildings and land), which are located within or directly adjacent to th… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Capvis on Purchase of Tertianum Group from Swiss Prime Site
13.12.2019

Capvis, a leading Swiss investment firm, has agreed to acquire the Tertianum group from Swiss Prime Site AG. Tertianum i… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises MET Group on the Sale of a 20% Stake in MET
06.12.2019

Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd, through Keppel Energy Switzerland Holding AG, an indirect wholly owned Keppel In… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Managers in the Rights Offering of Kuros Biosciences
06.12.2019

On 6 December 2019, Kuros Biosciences, a life science company focusing on the development and marketing of orthobiologic… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Summer Capital on Strategic Partnership regarding Swiss Education Group
05.12.2019

Summer Capital, an Asia based investment company, has entered into a strategic partnership regarding Swiss Education Gro… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises xFarm in Series A Financing Round
04.12.2019

The Swiss start-up company xFarm raises EUR 3 million in a financing round involving United Ventures and TiVenture. xFar… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Jacobs Holding on the Placement of Barry Callebaut Shares
28.11.2019

Jacobs Holding AG successfully placed 550,000 shares (approx. 10%) in Barry Callebaut AG by way of an accelerated bookbu… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Xonnel on the Sale of Küchler
21.11.2019

Xonnel AG sold its timber trading business "Küchler" to Woodpecker Holding AG, a group of leading timber trading compani… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Banque Cantonale de Genève on the Placement of CHF 135 Million Additional Tier 1 Subordinated Bonds
13.11.2019

Banque Cantonale de Genève successfully completed the placement of CHF 135 million perpetual additional tier 1 subordina… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Blackstone on the Acquisition of the European Distribution Business of CRH plc
07.11.2019

Private equity funds managed by Blackstone acquired the European distribution business of CRH plc, a global leading grou… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Farner Consulting on the Acquisition of Rod Kommunikation
07.11.2019

Farner Consulting has acquired Rod Kommunikation, a Zurich-based communication agency.   Bär & Karrer acted as leg… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Tineo on the Acquisition of nexellent
06.11.2019

Tineo, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity, has acquired nexellent. Both Tineo and nexellent are providers o… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised the Sellers of 3 Plus Group
28.10.2019

The owners of 3 Plus Group sold the Swiss broadcasting group to CH Media, one of the largest media companies in Switzerl… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised EQT on the Acquisition of Nestlé Skin Health
02.10.2019

A consortium led by EQT has acquired Nestlé Skin Health S.A. from Nestlé S.A. for a total consideration of CHF 10.2 bill… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised the Seller of the Specken Drumag Group
23.09.2019

The Specken Drumag group has been sold by its owner to Halder Beteiligungsberatung GmbH, an independent German investmen… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises MSCI on the Acquisition of Carbon Delta
11.09.2019

MSCI Inc., a New York-based provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Farner Consulting on the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in DU DA
09.09.2019

Farner Consulting acquires a majority stake of the Zurich-based data and technology agency DU DA Group. This move will e… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises DSV on the Completion of the Public Exchange Offer for Panalpina
21.08.2019

In the public exchange offer by DSV A/S, Hedehusene, Denmark, for the publicly held shares of Panalpina Welttransport (H… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises People 2.0 on the Acquisition of CGES Group
05.08.2019

People 2.0, a leading group of business process outsourcer in the human capital services sector, has acquired the CGES G… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises UBS on its Transfer of the Asset Management Business booked in Switzerland to UBS Asset Management Switzerland
24.07.2019

On 23 July 2019, UBS reported that it has completed the transfer of its Swiss Asset Management business and all Asset Ma… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Cembra Money Bank on the Financing of the Acquisition of cashgate
11.07.2019

Cembra Money Bank has agreed to acquire cashgate. The purchase price for the acquisition of cashgate and the refinancing… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Acushnet on the Acquisition of KJUS
11.07.2019

Acushnet Holdings Corp., the worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of golf equipment… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Cognita in a Transaction which Allows International School Zurich North to Join Cognita
25.06.2019

The leading global schools group Cognita, whose majority owner is Jacobs Holding, has acquired the Swiss-based Internati… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Patinex and BZ Bank on the Sale of NovImmune to Light Chain Bioscience
12.06.2019

Light Chain Bioscience AG, a Swiss biotech company, agreed to purchase all shares in NovImmune SA, a company focused on … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Family af Jochnick in its Cash Tender Offer for Oriflame
22.05.2019

On 22 May 2019, Walnut Bidco Plc, a newly established company indirectly wholly owned by members of the family af Jochni… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Ashcroft on the Acquisition of Rüeger Holding
09.05.2019

Ashcroft Inc., headquartered in Stratford, CT, USA, a subsidiary of Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Nagano Keiki Co., Ltd, h… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis and Alcon on the Spin-off of Alcon
09.04.2019

Today, Novartis AG completed the spin-off of the Alcon eye care devices business, and Alcon Inc. debuted as independent … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Primeo Energie and CSA Energie-Infrastructure Schweiz in Aquisition from Elétricité de France of 25% Interest in Alpiq
08.04.2019

Primeo Energie, EOS Holding SA (EOS) and Électricité de France (EDF) have entered into a share purchase agreement relati… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises DSV on Public Exchange Offer for Panalpina
01.04.2019

On 1 April 2019, DSV A/S, Hedehusene, Denmark, and Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Zurich, Switzerland, have enter… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Addtech in the Acquisition of a Majority in Omni Ray
07.03.2019

Addtech Group, a leading Swedish publicly listed technology trading group, acquired a majority stake in Omni Ray AG, a w… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised the Issuer in the Rights Offering of Cavotec SA
11.01.2019

On 10 January 2019, Cavotec SA completed a capital increase by way of a rights offering to its shareholders in the amoun… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Maxwell Technologies, Inc. on the Sale of Maxwell Technologies SA
21.12.2018

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. sold its subsidiary Maxwell Technologies SA to Renaissance, a Swiss investment foundation for… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised UBS and Mirabaud on the Placement of Shares of Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding
20.12.2018

Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG (Santhera) placed 3,133,334 new shares at an offer price of CHF 7.50 per share. The … more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Managers in the Rights Offering of Kuros Biosciences
19.12.2018

On 18 December 2018, Kuros Biosciences, a life science company focusing on the development and marketing of orthobiologi… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Cowen on the Acquisition of Quarton Group
30.11.2018

Cowen Inc., a NASDAQ listed, diversified financial services firm, agreed to acquire the Quarton group, a global financia… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Banking Syndicate in the Rights Offering of ARYZTA
19.11.2018

On 19 November 2018, ARYZTA, a global food business with a leadership position in speciality bakery, completed a capital… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Midwinter Capital on the Acquisition of Rothschild & Co's Trust Business
07.11.2018

On 24 October 2018, Midwinter Capital Ltd signed an agreement for the acquisition of Rothschild & Co's worldwide wea… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Stifel Europe on the Acquisition of MainFirst
07.11.2018

On 6 November 2018, Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited ("Stifel Europe"), a leading full-service middle-market investment ba… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Sellers on the Sale of Briner Winterthur
29.10.2018

The owners of Briner AG Winterthur sold the company. Briner is a leading family-owned trading and service company operat… more »
Bär & Karrer Advised GfK on the Sale of Four Divisions
26.10.2018

GfK has sold four global divisions (Customer Experience, Experience Innovation, Health and Public Affairs) to Ipsos. The… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Dentsu Aegis Network on the Acquisition of Namics
23.10.2018

Dentsu Aegis Network (the network of agencies owned by Dentsu Inc.) has announced that it has signed a definitive agreem… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Sellers on the Sale of Variosystems
22.10.2018

The owners of Variosystems AG sold the company to Capvis, a leading Swiss private equity firm. Variosystems is a global … more »
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
Bär & Karrer Advises The Kusnacht Practice on the Acquisition of a Controlling Stake in Double Check
27.05.2016

The Kusnacht Practice AG, a portfolio company of the Capital 36 group of companies, has acquired 67% of the share capita… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Barry Callebaut on its Successful Placement of EUR 450,000,000 2.375% Senior Notes
25.05.2016

Barry Callebaut, the world's leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, has successfully completed its offeri… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Investindustrial on the Acquisition of a Majority Equity Stake in Artsana Group
24.05.2016

Investindustrial, a leading European investment group, has signed an agreement with Catelli S.r.l. to acquire 60% of the… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises EQT on the Settlement of its Public Tender Offer for Kuoni Travel Holding
19.05.2016

On 29 February 2016, EQT VII, a fund of the private equity group EQT acting through Kiwi Holding IV S.à r.l., launched a… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises KKR on the Sale of its Stake in Scout24 Switzerland
02.05.2016

KKR, a leading global investment firm, and other shareholders have sold their stakes in Scout24, Switzerland, to the ins… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises TripAdvisor on the Acquisition of HouseTrip
02.05.2016

TripAdvisor, Inc., the world's largest travel site operator, has acquired Swiss domiciled HouseTrip AG. HouseTrip operat… more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners on the Acquisition of an Equity Stake in Romande Energie Holding SA
25.04.2016

Credit Suisse Investment Foundation, advised by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners AG as investment adviser an… more »

 

 

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