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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Bär & Karrer Advised Colombo Wealth on the Reorganisation of its Structure and Obtaining FINMA's ap

September 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BÄR & KARRER LTD..

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Colombo Wealth SA (previously Colombo Wealth Management SA, Heron Holding SA and Heron Asset Management SA), a financial service provider in the canton Ticino for institutional and private HNWI clients, is the first FINMA licensed asset manager of collective investment schemes with presence in all three main language areas in Switzerland, with headquarter in Lugano and branches in Zurich and Geneva. After obtaining the relevant authorisations from FINMA, Colombo Wealth (previously Heron Asset Management) successfully completed the mergers with Colombo Wealth Management and Heron Holding.

Bär & Karrer Advises THI Investments on the Acquisition of RE Panels

September 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BÄR & KARRER LTD..

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THI Investments has acquired from The Riverside Company and co-investors the RE Panels group (incl. EPCO and TECSEDO), a European leader in the manufacture of sandwich panels for residential, commercial and industrial sectional overhead doors.

Bär & Karrer Advises MSCI on the Acquisition of Carbon Delta

September 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BÄR & KARRER LTD..

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MSCI Inc., a New York-based provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has announced that its subsidiary, MSCI Barra Suisse Sàrl, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Carbon Delta AG, a Swiss based environmental fintech and data analytics firm.

Bär & Karrer Successfully Defends International Fintech Company in Swiss Criminal Proceedings

September 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BÄR & KARRER LTD..

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Bär & Karrer successfully defended a large, international fintech company and its management in Swiss criminal proceedings which have been initiated due to the misuse of the company's platform by various unknown fraudsters. The proceedings led to the arrest of the company's chairman following an arrest warrant issued by a Swiss prosecutor. The arrest warrant and other coercive measures were held unlawful by the competent cantonal court of appeal following complaints lodged by the chairman of the fintech company. The chairman was awarded indemnity and compensation for costs incurred in connection with the criminal proceedings and the arrest warrant. All criminal proceedings have been closed by the prosecutor in charge.

Bär & Karrer Advises Acrotec on the Acquisition of Diener AG Precision Machining and Diener Precisi

September 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BÄR & KARRER LTD..

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Acrotec acquired Diener AG Precision Machining, a company specialized in the area of medical technology and precision mechanics, and Diener Precision Pumps, a company producing high quality precision pumps, from its owners. With these acquisitions, Acrotec extends in particular its medtech sector. Completion is subject to merger control approval.

Bär & Karrer Advises Farner Consulting on the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in DU DA

September 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BÄR & KARRER LTD..

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Farner Consulting acquires a majority stake of the Zurich-based data and technology agency DU DA Group. This move will enable Farner Consulting to combine its communication offering with smart technology and data solutions to create commtech – communication technology.

Bär & Karrer Successfully Assisted UEFA Before the Court of Arbitration for Sport

July 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by BÄR & KARRER LTD..

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The proceedings concerned an appeal filed by the Albanian football club KS Skënderbeu against a decision issued by UEFA.

Bär & Karrer Advises Acushnet on the Acquisition of KJUS

Acushnet Holdings Corp., the worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of golf equipment and wear, has announced the acquisition of KJUS, a Swiss-based ski and golf sportswear company.

Bär & Karrer Advised Cembra Money Bank on the Financing of the Acquisition of cashgate

July 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by BÄR & KARRER LTD..

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Cembra Money Bank has agreed to acquire cashgate. The purchase price for the acquisition of cashgate and the refinancing of cashgate's loan portfolio is partly backed by a bridge facility and is financed and refinanced by the sale of treasury shares (gross proceeds of CHF 112.8 million) in an accelerated bookbuilding, the placement of CHF 150 million perpetual additional Tier 1 bonds and CHF 250 million net share settled convertible bonds.

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