Bär & Karrer Advises Deutsche Börse on the Acquisition of Swisscanto Funds Centre

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International S.A., a subsidiary of Deutsche Börse, acquired all shares in the
London based Swisscanto Funds Centre Limited. The deal allows Clearstream to
expand its services in the funds space with the management of distribution
contracts and data processing. The purchase agreement was signed on 23 April
2018. The transaction is expected to close within the third quarter of 2018,
subject to approval of the relevant authorities.

Bär & Karrer advises
Clearstream, a Deutsche Börse group company, as Swiss legal counsel, while
Allen & Overy acts as EU legal counsel. The Bär & Karrer team includes
Mariel Hoch, Thomas U. Reutter, Fabienne Perlini-Frehner, Basil Hotz, Monika Maric
(M&A), Peter Hsu, Sandro Fehlmann, Tiffany Ender, Nina Sauerwein, Kaspar
Luginbühl, Valentina Eichin (Financial Regulation), Mani Reinert (Competition
Law) and Susanne Schreiber (Tax).

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