Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis on the Financing of the Acquisition of The Medicines Company

In connection with the acquisition of NASDAQ-listed biopharmaceutical company The Medicines Company for USD 9.7 billion, Novartis AG and Novartis Finance Corporation entered into a USD 7 billion short-term (bridge) credit agreement and completed a USD 5 billion four-tranche SEC-registered bond offering. Bär & Karrer acted as Swiss legal advisor to Novartis in this transaction.

Bär & Karrer Advised Open Systems on the purchase of Sqooba

EQT portfolio company Open Systems AG, a secure access service edge (SASE) pioneer, has acquired Sqooba (Schweiz) AG from its founders. Sqooba is a Swiss-based leader in big data analytics.

Bär & Karrer Advises la Mobilière on the Acquisition of a 25% Stake in Ringier

La Mobilière acquires a stake of 25% of the shares in Ringier AG. The share purchase is to be completed in the first half of 2020.

Bär & Karrer Advises Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund on the Sale of Globus

Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund (MGB) sold Magazine zum Globus AG along with eight associated real estate properties to a joint venture of SIGNA and CENTRAL Group. SIGNA and CENTRAL jointly own Germany’s KaDeWe Group and CENTRAL Group currently owns Italy’s Rinascente and Denmark’s Illum, all leading luxury department stores in Europe. The transaction is subject to approval by …

Bär & Karrer Advised the von Finck Family on the Placement of SGS Shares

The von Finck family successfully placed 960,000 shares (approx. 12.7%) in SGS SA by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process. The overall transaction volume amounts to CHF 2.3 billion. In light of its long-term investment strategy and planning, the family decided to divest a majority of its stake in SGS.

Bär & Karrer Advises Waters on the Acquisition of Andrew Alliance

Waters Corporation, a leading specialty measurement company, has announced the acquisition of Andrew Alliance, a Switzerland based company specializing in laboratory automation technology.

Bär & Karrer Advised DHL on the Sale of its Swiss Supply Chain Business to Fastlog

DHL Logistics (Schweiz) AG sold its Swiss supply chain business to Fastlog AG, a Swiss service and logistics provider.

Bär & Karrer Advised Polhem Infra on its Investment in Solör Bioenergy

Polhem Infra, a company formed in 2019 by the First, Third and Fourth AP Fund (Swedish National Pension Funds), acquired 21 per cent of the shares in Solör Bioenergi Holding from existing shareholders. Solör Bioenergy is a leading provider of renewable energy based on wood fuel and district heating in Sweden and Norway.

Bär & Karrer Advises Ardian on the Sale of the Competence Call Center Group

Ardian and other sellers agreed to sell the Competence Call Center Group to TELUS International.

Bär & Karrer Advises Pharmalys Holding Invest on the Purchase of the Majority Interest in the Pharm

Pharmalys Invest Holding AG, which is controlled by Amir Mechria, owned49% of Pharmalys Laboratories SA, Pharmalys Africa Sarl and Pharmalys TunisiaSA and has now purchased the remaining 51% of the shares in these companiesfrom Hochdorf Holding AG.