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Notenstein Private Bank Ltd increased its stake in EFG Financial Products Holding Ltd

October 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

(a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative), increased its stake of 2.5% in EFG Financial Products Holding Ltd to 22.75 % (SIX: FPHN), the parent of former EFG Financial Products AG, a Swiss structured investment service provider, which operates under the new name Leonteq Securities AG. The transaction was closed in the first half of the year of 2013. Froriep was assisting Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative as lead transaction counsel. The Froriep team was lead by M&A partner Dr Beat M Barthold and Banking/Regulatory partner Dr Ansgar Schott.

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October 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

A new name. A fresh visual identity. A redesigned website.

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Capital Markets Briefing

October 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Update on the Swiss Rules on the Distribution of Foreign Collective Investment Schemes

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Dimitri Rotter - New Partner at Froriep Renggli

July 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Froriep Renggli is delighted to announce that Dimitri Rotter was elected to the partnership as of 1 July 2013.

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Froriep Renggli advises Notenstein Private Bank Ltd on its buying stake in EFG Financial

May 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Froriep Renggli advises Notenstein Private Bank Ltd on its buying stake in EFG Financial

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Prof. Isabelle Romy to become a partner at Froriep Renggli

May 2012. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Zurich, 21 May 2012, business law firm Froriep Renggli welcomes Prof. Isabelle Romy as a new partner. She will join the firm on 1 June 2012. Isabelle Romy specializes in international litigation, arbitration and international private law.

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Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative acquires Notenstein Privatbank AG, which had previously acquired

February 2012. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

the non-US-business of Wegelin & Co.

 Zurich, 27 January 2012 - Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative (Raiffeisen Schweiz Genossenschaft) announced the acquisition of the Swiss private bank Notenstein Privatbank AG, St. Gallen, which had previously acquired the non-US-business of the oldest Swiss private bank Wegelin & Co., St. Gallen from the partners of Wegelin & Co. Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative was advised by Froriep Renggli.

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Unternehmenssteuerreform III – Konzernfinanzierung in den Startlöchern

July 2010. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Die Unternehmenssteuerreform II ist noch nicht vollständig umgesetzt, da konkretisieren sich bereits Ziele und Inhalte einer weiteren Unternehmenssteuerreform, der Unternehmenssteuerreform III (UStRef III). Der folgende Beitrag stellt die wesentlichen Zielsetzungen und Elemente dieses jüngsten Reformvorhabens vor, soweit dies zum heutigen Zeitpunkt möglich ist. Insbesondere wird auf die möglicherweise bereits in diesem Jahr in Kraft tretende Neuregelung zur steuerlichen Entlastung von konzerninternen Finanzierungen eingegangen.

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Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland

June 2010. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that FRORIEP RENGGLI Partner Dr Lucien W Valloni and the FRORIEP RENGGLI Sports Law Team have triumphed in the Corporate International Magazine Global Awards 2010 by being chosen as "Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland" by Corporate International Magazine

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  • 17 February 2017: Auris Medical's Public Equity Offering

    Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS) issued and priced its public offering of 10,000,000 common shares and 10,000,000 warrants, each warrant entitling its holder to purchase 0.70 of a common share.  The common shares and warrants are being sold in units comprised of one common share and one warrant at the public offering price of USD 1.00 per unit. The warrants will be immediately exercisable at a price of USD 1.20 per common share and are exercisable for five years. In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional common shares and/or 1,500,000 additional warrants at the public offering price less underwriting discounts. The offering is expected to close on or about February 21, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole book-running manager in the offering. Maxim Group LLC is acting as a financial advisor in the offering.
  • 16 February 2017: Credit Suisse successfully launched its new subsidiary Credit Suisse (Switzerland)

    Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. was incorporated with the purpose to be organized as a Swiss bank. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse AG. The transfer of assets and liabilities according to Swiss merger law became effective on 20 November 2016. The transfer was aimed to evolve the legal entity structure of the Credit Suisse Group to meet regulatory requirements for systematically important banks.
  • 14 February 2017: BASF acquires Rolic Group

    BASF acquires Rolic, a Swiss based group offering innovative and forward-thinking solutions, particularly in the display and security industries as well as the optical film business.
  • 15 February 2017: gategroup CHF 300 mio. bond issuance

    gategroup successfully raised CHF 300 million through the issuance of a fixed rate 5-year senior bond with a final maturity on February 28, 2022. The bond with a coupon of 3% p.a. has been issued by gategroup Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. and is guaranteed by its parent company gategroup Holding AG. gategroup will apply for the listing of the new bond on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
  • 17 February 2017: RWS acquires LUZ, Inc.

    RWS Holdings plc, a world leading provider of intellectual property support services (patent translations, international patent filing solutions and searches), commercial translations and linguistic validation, has completed the acquisition of 100% of LUZ, Inc., a market leading Life Sciences language services provider based in San Francisco, for a cash consideration of USD82.5m.
  • 17 February 2017: Cembra Money Bank acquires invoice financing provider SWISSBILLING SA

    Cembra Money Bank has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of SWISSBILLING. The transaction is expected to close within the first quarter of 2017. The transaction consideration was below CHF 10 million and is expected to have a negative impact of 0.1% on the Group’s CET1 ratio as at closing.
  • 7 February 2017: TPF closes private offering and bank financing

    Transports publics fribourgeois Trafic (TPF TRAFIC) SA closed the financing of its maintenance and exploitation centre in the canton of Fribourg. The financing was partly made through a CHF 40 mio. private placement, a CHF 32 mio. secured bank loan and a CHF 55 mio. unsecured bank loan.
  • 3 February 2017: Migros acquires Tipesca

    The Migros Group, through MĂ©rat & Cie. SA, has acquired Tipesca SA, a company incorporated in the canton of Tessin. Tipesca offers a wide range of fish products.
  • 24 January 2017: Sharp Corporation and Skytec Group Limited enter into strategic business alliance

    Japan-based Sharp Corporation, part of Taiwan’s Foxconn Group, enters into a strategic business alliance with Skytec Group Limited (“Skytec”) regarding the manufacture and sale of Sharp branded products and services in Europe. For that purpose, Sharp acquires a majority stake of 56.7% in the newly incorporated joint venture Skytec UMC Ltd.
  • 25 January 2017: Zug Estates CHF 100 mio. Bond

    Zug Estates Holding AG (SIX: ZUGN) has successfully issued its first CHF 100 mio. fixed-interest bond with a 0.7% coupon and a 5-year maturity.