Bär & Karrer Advises Archroma (SK Capital) on the Acquisition of Huntsman’s Textile Effects Division

Archroma, a portfolio company of SK Capital Partners, has entered into a definitive agreement with Huntsman Corporation to acquire Huntsman’s Textile Effects division. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first half of 2023.Bär & Karrer acts as Swiss legal advisor to Archroma …

Bär & Karrer Advised Sportradar on the Set-up of a Joint Venture with Ringier

Sportradar Group AG (NASDAQ: SRAD) (Sportradar), a global leading provider of sports data and content, established a joint venture with Ringier AG (Ringier), a Swiss technology and media company. With the joint venture, Sportradar and Ringier aspire to put sports fans in Africa, a dynamic market with high potential in the global sports industry, closer …

Bär & Karrer Successfully Represented a Former UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector Before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court

Two former UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspectors have been acquitted in a lawsuit against the former president of a European football club and another person close to the club. The Swiss Federal Supreme Court confirmed the acquittal decision of the Cantonal Court of Vaud issued within the ambit of the fight against match fixing, which …

Bär & Karrer Advises H2 Energy Europe on a Joint Venture with Phillips 66

H2 Energy Europe AG, a Swiss pioneer in the fields of renewable energies and hydrogen technology, and Phillips 66 closed on a 50-50 joint venture to set up and operate a network of hydrogen refueling retail sites in Germany, Austria and Denmark.

Bär & Karrer Advised Romande Energie Holding on First Green Bond Issuance

On 15 July 2022, Romande Energie Holding SA made its first green bond issuance. The bonds are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, in an aggregate amount of CHF 100 million, with a maturity in 2037. The issuance was made according to the Green Bond Principles published by the International Capital Market Association. The proceeds …

Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis on the Sale of a Building Right for a New Production Facility in Stein.

Novartis Pharma Stein AG sold a building right on part of its industry area in Stein to Lonza AG. Lonza plans to construct a large-scale, commercial drug product fill & finish facility, which is expected to be completed in 2026. Lonza invests approx. CHF 500 million in its new facility.

Bär & Karrer Advises Valora Regarding the Public Tender Offer of FEMSA

On 4 July 2022, Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA), Monterrey, Mexico and Valora Holding AG, Muttenz, Switzerland, have entered into an agreement on the terms and conditions of a combination by way of a public tender offer by FEMSA for all publicly held registered shares of Valora. FEMSA offers CHF 260 in cash …

Bär & Karrer Advised OiOiOi in Pre-Seed Financing Round

OiOiOi Ltd. has successfully raised its first Pre-Seed financing round. The Swiss Startup offers a circular infant clothing rental service for parents.

Bär & Karrer Advises the Shareholder on the Sale of Home Service

Zurich, 28 June 2022 The shareholder of Home Service has sold his shares to Investis Holding. Home Service is a Swiss based company active in the facility service sector. Bär & Karrer acted as legal advisor to the shareholder of Home Service. The team included Christoph Neeracher, Philippe Seiler, Thomas Rohde and Luca Tarzia (all …

Bär & Karrer Advises Firmenich in its Merger with DSM

On 31 May 2022, DSM and Firmenich announced a cross-border merger-of-equals which unites two iconic companies into a leading creation and innovation partner in nutrition, beauty and well-being. The new parent company will be located in Switzerland and listed on Euronext Amsterdam.