08 February 2017 I Deals and Cases

Bär & Karrer Advised Lonza on the Placement of Shares by Way of an Accelerated Bookbuilding

Lonza Group AG successfully placed 5 million shares by way of an accelerated bookbuilding and completed a capital increase of approximately CHF 865 million to partially finance the acquisition of Capsugel S.A. The offer price was set at CHF 173 per share. Merrill Lynch International and UBS AG acted as Joint Bookrunners in this transaction.

Bär & Karrer acted as legal advisor to Lonza. The team included Thomas Reutter, Rolf Watter, Annette Weber, Nadina Duss and Michael Schneitter (all Capital Markets and Corporate) as well as Susanne Schreiber and Michael Abegg (Tax).