07 June 2023 I Deals and Cases

Bär & Karrer Advised Union Bancaire Privée on its Acquisition of Angel Japan Asset Management

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA (UBP) has acquired all the shares of Angel Japan Asset Management Limited (Angel Japan) from its founder. Founded in Tokyo in 2001, Angel Japan is a Tokyo-based independent investment advisor specialised in the Japanese small-cap equities space. This transaction will further strengthen the presence of UBP in Japan and demonstrates UBP's ambition to expand its footprint in Asia-Pacific.

Bär & Karrer acted as legal advisor to UBP with the local support of Japanese law firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto in this transaction. The team included Martin Anderson and Vera Waldburger (both M&A).