Bär & Karrer advises funds advised by Equistone on the acquisition of Franke Water Systems AG (KWC and WSC Groups), an international manufacturer of intelligent water solutions for residential bathrooms, residential kitchens and commercial washrooms, from Franke Group. The transaction is subject to approval by the competent merger control authorities.

Bär & Karrer acted as Lead Counsel alongside with the local counsels LATHAM & WATKINS LLP (legal in Germany, UK and UAE), WOLF THEISS Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG (legal and tax in Austria), Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd (legal and tax in Finland), Han Kun Law Offices (legal in China) and WTS Wirtschaftstreuhand Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH (partly in collaboration with local partners for Transfer Pricing as well as taxes in Germany, UK, China and UAE).

The team of Bär & Karrer includes Christoph Neeracher, Philippe Seiler, Luca Jagmetti, Isabelle Stalder, Adrian Zampieri, Patrick Zumsteg and Dominique Nguyen (all M&A), Susanne Schreiber, Cyrill Diefenbacher, Martin Leu, Michael Rohrer and Anke Stumm (all Tax), Ralph Malacrida, Micha Schilling, Faton Aliu and Tim Salz (all Financing), Markus Wang and Jonas Bornhauser (both IP/IT), Laura Widmer and Laura Rubeli (both Employment), Ruth Bloch-Riemer and David Weimann (both Pensions), Rehana Harasgama (Data Protection), Rocco Rigozzi (Real Estate) as well as Mani Reinert (Antitrust).

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