Bär & Karrer boosts its Tax Practice with Raoul Stocker as Partner

Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce that it further strengthens the firm with the arrival of Raoul Stocker, who has rejoined Bär & Karrer as partner of 1 June 2020. 

Bär & Karrer Advised Coty Inc. on its Sale of a 60% Interest in its Professional and Retail Hair Business

Coty Inc. and KKR have entered into a strategic transaction for Coty Inc.’s Professional and Retail Hair business, including the Wella, Clairol, OPI and ghd brands, valuing the businesses at USD 4.3 billion on a cash- and debt-free basis. KKR will own 60% of this separately managed entity and Coty Inc. will own the remaining …

Bär & Karrer has Advised SBB on the Sale of a 35% Stake in SBB Cargo

Swiss Federal Railways SBB has sold a 35% stake in SBB Cargo AG to Swiss Combi AG, a joint venture of Swiss logistics service providers. SBB Cargo is Switzerland’s leading rail freight transport company.

Bär & Karrer Advises Initial Purchasers in USD 675 Million Notes Offering by Viking

Bär & Karrer advised the initial purchasers in a USD 675 million offering of 13% Senior Secured Notes issued by the Viking Cruise Group. Viking, one of the world’s leading providers of destination-focused travel experiences, is the largest operator of river cruises in Europe, Russia and China, for North American passengers, and offers ocean, lake …

Bär & Karrer Advised the Founders on the Sale of a Majority Stake in the zahnarztzentrum.ch Group

The founders of the zahnarztzentrum.ch Group entered into a share purchase agreement with Medbase, a subisidiary of Migros, regarding the sale of a majority stake of the zahnarztzentrum.ch Group. The transaction is subject to approval by the Swiss merger control authorities.

Bär & Karrer Advises Herkules on the Sale of Odlo to Monte Rosa

The shareholder of Odlo, owned by private equity funds advised by Herkules Capital, has completed the sale of Swiss-based ODLO International AG and its subsidiaries to Monte Rosa Sports Holding AG. Odlo produces premium performance sportswear for year-round active individuals. The brand is distributed in more than 35 countries worldwide.

Bär & Karrer Advises the Shareholders on the Sale of Swissbit Group to Ardian.

The shareholders of Swissbit entered into a share purchase agreement with Ardian regarding the sale of the Swissbit group. Swissbit is a global leader and the only independent European provider of NAND-flash based storage and embedded Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The transaction is subject to approval by antitrust authorities.

Bär & Karrer Advised Open Systems on the Purchase of BITC

EQT portfolio company Open Systems AG, a secure access service edge (SASE) pioneer, has acquired Born In The Cloud Inc. from its founders. BITC is an US-based leading Microsoft Azure Sentinel cyber security expert complementing Open Systems’ Managed Detection & Response (MDR) offering.

Bär & Karrer Advises Saint-Gobain on the Sale of Sika Shares for CHF 2.56 Billion

Saint-Gobain’s subsidiary Schenker-Winkler Holding AG (“SWH”) successfully sold its 10.75% stake in Sika for CHF 2.56 billion. The shares were placed via a private placement to qualified institutional investors by way of an accelerated book-building process (“ABB”).

Bär & Karrer Advises Appway and its Shareholders in Connection with a USD 37 Million Investment

Appway AG, its shareholders and Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm, entered into an investment and share purchase agreement regarding a USD 37 million minority investment in Appway by Summit. Appway is a Swiss-based leading global provider of business process automation software focused on customer onboarding and customer lifecycle management for financial institutions.