Bär & Karrer Advises Xebia on the Acquisition of SwissQ Consulting

Xebia, a worldwide IT consultancy company with seat in the Netherlands and portfolio company of Waterland, has entered into a share purchase agreement regarding the acquisition of SwissQ Consulting AG from the founders. SwissQ Consulting AG is a Swiss company active in IT consulting services and related training services.

Bär & Karrer Advised OLX on the Sale of its Investment in Encuentra24

The OLX Group, classifieds business of Prosus, a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world, sold its investment in Encuentra24.com AG, a leading general classifieds marketplace in five key LATAM markets, to Frontier Digital Ventures Pte Ltd, a leading owner and operator of online marketplace businesses in fast …

Bär & Karrer Advises the Owners of Hoffmann SE on the Contribution of their Shares to SFS Group

The current owners of Hoffmann SE agreed to contribute 100% of the shares of Hoffmann SE to the SFS Group, which is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Hoffmann SE is a leading international systems partner for quality tools which is active in over 50 countries with around 3,000 employees. A part of the purchase …

Bär & Karrer Advises the Shareholders of ERNI Real Estate on the Sale

ERNI Real Estate AG and its subsidiary ERNI Liegenschaften AG own a property of approximately 16,000 m2 in Wangen-Brüttisellen. The property comprises two buildings and an area of 12,000 m2 with development potential. The shareholders of ERNI Real Estate AG have sold their shares to Mobimo Holding AG.

Bär & Karrer Advised AgEagle on the Acquisition of senseFly

AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (“AgEagle”), an industry-leading provider of drones, sensors and software listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and Parrot, a leading European drone group, entered into an agreement under which AgEagle acquired senseFly, a Parrot Group wholly-owned subsidiary, in a cash and stock transaction. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Lausanne, senseFly …

Bär & Karrer Advises IBM on the Spin-off of Kyndryl in Switzerland

IBM Switzerland spun off its managed infrastructure services business to Kyndryl Switzerland in support of the separation of that business globally from IBM to Kyndryl. Kyndryl is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis on the Sale of its Roche Stake

On 3 November 2021, Novartis agreed to sell 53.3 million Roche bearer shares in a bilateral transaction to Roche for a consideration of USD 20.7 billion.

Bär & Karrer Advises the Sellers on the Sale of SpecPage

The shareholders of SpecPage, a global provider of integrated software solutions and online tools for the recipe-based manufacturing industry, have sold their shares to Revalize, a worldwide provider of sector-specific revenue operations software for manufacturers, their distributors and their specifiers.

Bär & Karrer Advised Chubb in the Placement of USD 1.6 Billion Senior Notes

On 15 September 2021, Chubb INA Holdings Inc. has priced the offering of USD 600 million Senior Notes due 2051 with an interest rate of 2.850% and USD 1 billion Senior Notes due 2061 with an interest rate of 3.050%. The Senior Notes are unconditionally guaranteed by Chubb Limited, Zurich, Switzerland, and are registered on …

Bär & Karrer Advised iRobot on the Acquisition of Aeris Group

iRobot, a leading developer for consumer robots has acquired Aeris Cleantec Group. Founded in 2015, Aeris Cleantec is a rapidly growing company that develops and distributes high-quality air purifiers worldwide.