10 March 2022 I Deals and Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises IWG on the Merger of its Digital and Technology Assets with The Instant Group

IWG Plc, a global leading supplier of flexible workspace solutions, has entered into the merger of certain of its digital and technology assets with The Instant Group, a leading independent provider of flexible workspace platforms and services. IWG Plc is investing GBP 270 million to acquire the shares, with Instant management expected to invest a further GBP 50 million into the combined business. The merger is taking place with the aim of listing the merged company on the US or UK market by the end of 2023.

Bär & Karrer acts as Swiss legal advisor to IWG Plc on this transaction. The team is led by Mariel Hoch and includes Urs Kägi, Luca Jagmetti, Sophie Aiko Müller, Dominic Leu and Jasmin Bächtold (all M&A), Susanne Schreiber and Raoul Stocker (both Tax), Micha Schilling, Clarissa Marxer and Nico Hunziker (all Finance) as well as Thomas Stoltz and Mario Bünter (both Notarial Services). Slaughter & May acts as international lead counsel.