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KKR completes successfully its acquisition of a minority stake in the Wild Group

August 2010

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd. ("KKR") has completed its acquisition of a minority stake in the newly founded Swiss holding company of the Wild Group, with Dr. Hans-Peter Wild still holding the remaining stake. Domiciled in Zug, Switzerland, the new holding company holds interests inter alia in Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG, Eppelheim, Germany, WILD Affiliated Holdings Inc., Erlanger, Kentucky (USA) and the Swiss assets previously owned by Dr. Wild. The Wild Group is one of the world's leading producers of natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry.

Bär & Karrer acted as Swiss legal adviser to KKR advising on Swiss corporate law matters and on the implementation of the corporate governance structure of the new holding company. Clifford Chance, Frankfurt acted as international counsel to KKR. The team of Bär & Karrer included Felix R. Ehrat, Sten E. D. Rasmussen (both M&A/Corporate), Thomas Stoltz, Felix Kappeler and Gino Lohri (Notarial Services and M&A/Corporate).

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