28 October 2022 I Deals and Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises Lupa in Connection with a Rights Offering of MCH Group

On 5 September 2022, Lupa Investment Holdings, LP, New York, USA, and MCH Group AG, Basel, Switzerland, have entered into a commitment agreement in which Lupa committed to purchase a certain number of new shares in connection with a rights offering of MCH Group. The capital increase was completed on 12 October 2022 and MCH Group raised gross proceeds totalling CHF 76.9 million. Upon completion of the capital increase, Lupa's shareholding in MCH Group in-creased to 38.52%.

The Swiss Takeover Board, upon request of MCH Group, the Canton of Basel-Stadt and Lupa, among others ruled that the transaction/capital increase does not trigger a duty to make an offer for Lupa, the Canton of Basel-Stadt and/or MCH Group.

Bär & Karrer is acting as counsel of Lupa in connection with the transaction. The Team includes Rolf Watter, Dieter Dubs and Fabienne Perlini (all M&A).