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Herkules Private Equity Fund III acquires Odlo Sports Group AG

May 2010

Herkules Private Equity Fund III has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Odlo Sports Group AG. Closing of the transaction is expected to take place in June 2010. Odlo was founded in 1946 and is a Swiss based designer, manufacturer and distributor of functional sports clothing. Herkules consists of three funds, with a total capital base of CHF 2,3 billion in committed capital from Norwegian and international investors.

Bär & Karrer acts as international lead adviser to Herkules. The team includes Rolf Watter, Christoph Neeracher, Charlotte Wieser (all M&A), Corrado Rampini (financing), Mani Reinert (merger control), Daniel Lehmann (tax) as well as Michael Noth (IP), Daniele Lardi, David Henry, Georg Frey, Tatjana Linder and Charles Gschwind (all M&A). The shareholders of Odlo (with the main shareholder Towerbrook Capital Partners L.P.) are advised by Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Lenz & Staehelin (Swiss law).

 

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