Private equity funds managed by Blackstone acquired the European distribution
business of CRH plc, a global leading group in the building material
industry, from CRH plc for an enterprise value of €1.64 billion.

Bär & Karrer acted as Swiss legal advisor to the buyer in this transaction.
The team included Rolf Watter, Daniel Küpfer, Frédéric Mancosu and Linus
Zweifel (all M&A/Corporate), Micha Schilling and Janine Wüst (both
Financing), Susanne Schreiber and David Weimann (both Tax), Ruth
Bloch-Riemer and David Trachsel (both Pensions), Thomas Stoltz and Anja
Fuchs-Hodel (both Employment) as well as Mani Reinert and Mathuri
Suppiah (both Competition). Clifford Chance acted as international

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