26 September 2013 I Deals and Cases

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 other assets constituting the private equity and infrastructure fund of funds franchise of Swiss Re. Swiss Re and BlackRock have also entered into a strategic alternative investment relationship agreement, which reinforces Swiss Re's current investments in private equity products and establishes other future Swiss Re commitments to BlackRock products.

Bär & Karrer acts as legal adviser to Swiss Re in this transaction. The Bär & Karrer team includes Thomas Reutter, Claudio Bazzi and Romina Brogini (Corporate / M&A), Raoul Stocker and Michael A. Barrot (both Tax) as well as Felix Kappeler (Employment).