08 October 2021 I Deals and Cases
Bär & Karrer Advises Blackstone on the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in VFS Global from EQT Private Equity
Blackstone, a leading global investment business investing capital on behalf of pension funds, large institutions and individuals, has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of a majority stake in VFS Global from EQT Private Equity. VFS Global is a pioneer in and the leading and world's largest provider of visa outsourcing services. EQT will retain a minority position in VFS Global alongside Blackstone and the Kuoni and Hugentobler Foundation.
Bär & Karrer acts as Swiss legal advisor to Blackstone in this transaction. The team includes Mariel Hoch, Fabienne Perlini, Marlene Lienau and Sophie Müller (all M&A), Susanne Schreiber (Tax), Ruth Bloch-Riemer (Pensions) as well as Micha Schilling (Financing).