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Niederer Kraft & Frey advises Mercer in the acquisition of SCM Strategic Capital Management AG

August 2015

Niederer Kraft & Frey advised Mercer, a part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies group, in the acquisition of SCM Strategic Capital Management AG (SCM). Completion of the transaction is inter alia subject to regulatory approvals. NKF is supporting the Mercer in-house legal team. Slaughter and May is advising on Hong Kong law and Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen on Luxembourg law matters.

Mercer is a consulting firm that advises clients in relation to human resources and related retirement and investments services. As at 30 September 2014, Mercer had USD 108 billion in assets under management, including USD 13 billion in alternative assets under management. SCM is a specialised Swiss investment advisor for institutional investors and focuses on investments in private equity, real estate and infrastructure. It has subsidiaries in Luxembourg and Hong Kong.

The NKF team included partners Philipp Haas and Ulysses von Salis (both M&A), senior associate Patrik Peyer (M&A), senior associate Bertrand Schott (regulatory) and associate Urs Hofer. The Slaughter and May team comprised Jason Webber (partner) and Johnathan Lai (associate). The Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen team was led by Katia Panichi (partner).

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