19 August 2015 I Deals and Cases

KKR Acquires 25% Stake in SoftwareONE

KKR, a leading global private equity investment firm, has agreed to acquire 25% of the shares in SoftwareONE Holding AG, a leading global provider of software portfolio management solutions with more than 25,000 customers in 115 countries. The four founding partners together with the management team will retain a 75% stake in the company. The transaction is subject to merger control approvals and expected to close in fall 2015.

Bär & Karrer AG acts as Swiss legal advisor to KKR. The team includes Till Spillmann, Adrian Koller, Ivo von Büren, Anja Stadler, Annina Hammer and Dimitrios Berger (all M&A) as well as Markus Wang (IP/IT), Mani Reinert (competition law) and Rolf Watter (senior advisor for certain deal specific aspects).