Bär & Karrer Advised CIMO in the Negotiations with the Swiss Confederation regarding the Use of a Reserve Power Plant

CIMO Compagnie industrielle de Monthey SA entered into an agreement with the Swiss Confederation, under which the latter may use the thermic power plant Thermatel in Monthey as strategic backup source in case of electricity shortfalls. The power plant is already available in winter 2022/23 and currently provides approx. 40 MW of power. After a …

Bär & Karrer Advised the Eastman Group on the Acquisition of Willson

The Eastman Group, an internationally operating manufacturer of musical instruments, acquired the music manufacturing business from WILLSON Band Instruments Switzerland AG.  Willson is a Swiss manufacturer of handmade, high-quality musical instruments.

Bär & Karrer Advises Horn & Company on the Acquisition of GEM Consulting

Horn & Company, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity, has entered into a quota purchase agreement in order to acquire GEM Consulting GmbH from its founders. This transaction enables Horn & Company – in cooperation with the founders – to expand and strengthen its management consulting services in the banking and insurance sector in …

Bär & Karrer Advises Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on USD 7 Billion Take-Private Acquisition of Focus Financial Partners.

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”), Stone Point Capital LLC and Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:FOCS) (“Focus”), a leading partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms, announced on 27 February 2023 that Focus and CD&R have entered into a definitive agreement for Focus to be acquired by affiliates of CD&R in an all-cash transaction valued at …

Bär & Karrer Advised Cavotec on its Directed Share Issue

Cavotec SA successfully placed 12,452,830 shares at a subscription price of SEK 13.25 per share, entailing raising proceeds of approximately SEK 165 million. The subscription price was determined through an accelerated book building process. The proceeds of the placement will be used to increase financial flexibility to sup-port the company to execute on its strong …

Bär & Karrer Advised the Farner Group on the Expansion of its Agency Alliance “Team Farner” with Affective Advisory

The Farner group, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity, partnered with Affective Advisory to expand its agency alliance “Team Farner”. Affective Advisory is a leading behavioural science consultancy, applying the latest insights from behavioural economics, social psychology and decision science.

Bär & Karrer Advises the Sellers on the Sale of a Majority Stake in Norline Group

The shareholders of Norline AG have entered into a share purchase agreement regarding the sale of the majority in Norline Group to Argos Wityu, an independent European private equity firm. Norline is the largest provider of outsourcing services in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing (HVAC) sector in Switzerland. The transaction will be completed in …

Bär & Karrer Advised RQM+ on the Acquisition of Giotto Compliance

RQM+, the world’s leading MedTech service provider, announced the acquisition of Giotto Compliance from Giotto.ai. Giotto Compliance is a global, all-in-one artificial intelligence (AI) platform designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of regulatory reports and filings across the product development lifecycle for medical device and in vitro diagnostics manufacturers.

Bär & Karrer Advised the Farner Group on the Expansion of its Agency Alliance “Team Farner” with komm.passion and Kirchhoff Consult

The Farner group, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity, partnered with the German agencies komm.passion and Kirchhoff Consult to expand its agency alliance “Team Farner”. The komm.passion specializes in the interface between creative agency and management consultancy. The Hamburg-based Kirchhoff Consult offers financial and corporate communications services with a focus on capital markets, reporting, …

Bär & Karrer Advised Medbase and Migros Group on the Acquisition of Zur Rose

Bär & Karrer advised Medbase (a group company of Migros) on the acquisition of the Swiss business of Zur Rose Group AG. Zur Rose is a leader in online pharmacy and pharma distribution.