16 October 2013 I Deals and Cases

Gruppo Banca Leonardo acquires Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. Corporate Finance (Switzerland) Ltd.

Gruppo Banca Leonardo, a leading independent European investment bank and wealth manager headquartered in Milan/Italy, has agreed
to acquire for an undisclosed purchase price Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. Corporate Finance (Switzerland) Ltd., one of Switzerland's
leading corporate finance advisory firms. The transaction is subject to the approval by the Bank of Italy.

Bär & Karrer acts as legal advisor to Gruppo Banca Leonardo. The Bär & Karrer team includes Felix R. Ehrat, Michael Trippel, Luca
Jagmetti and Othmar Aeschi (all M&A) as well as Peter Reinarz and Elisa Antonini (Tax).