Thor Industries’ €2.1 Billion Acquisition of Erwin Hymer Group

Advisors assisting Thor included: J.P. Morgan serving as lead financial advisor, Barclays serving as an M&A advisor, Baker McKenzie LLP acting as legal counsel and Ernst and Young providing transaction advisory services. J.P. Morgan and Barclays Capital are also providing Thor with fully committed financing. Macquarie Capital is serving as financial advisor to Erwin Hymer […]

Blackstone’s €947.9 Million Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Testa Residencial

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Pérez-Llorca advised on the deal The Blackstone Group L.P. executed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Testa Residencial, S.A., SOCIMI for approximately €947.9 million (US$1.1 billion) from Banco Santander, S.A., Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (and other entities of its group) and Merlin Properties SOCIMI, S.A. Shareholders representing […]

Clearstream’s acquisition of Swisscanto Funds Centre Ltd. (SFCL) from Zürcher Kantonalbank

Deutsche Börse’s post-trade services provider Clearstream completed the acquisition of Swisscanto Funds Centre Ltd. (SFCL) from Zürcher Kantonalbank, following the approval of the British and Luxembourgish regulatory authorities. The addition of SFCL will further enhance Clearstream’s service portfolio and support the company’s global fund services strategy. With the acquisition, the company is expanding its offering […]

komgo SA’s starting to operate as a new blockchain platform to transform commodity trade finance

Fifteen of the world’s largest institutions, including banks, trading companies, an inspection company and an energy major have announced the formation of a new venture known as komgo SA, that will seek to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector through a blockchain based open platform. The founders of this new company, managed and operated […]

Alawwal Bank’s to merger with The Saudi British Bank

Slaughter and May is advising Banco Santander, S.A. (“Santander”), a significant shareholder in Alawwal bank, in connection with the proposed merger of Alawwal bank with The Saudi British Bank. The Merger will create Saudi Arabia’s third largest bank with a stock market capitalisation of approximately SAR 64.4 billion (USD 17.2 billion). The binding $5bn merger […]

Cevian Capital’s establishing a branch in Switzerland

Homburger advised Cevian Capital Limited regarding the establishment of a branch in Switzerland and getting a FINMA license for the branch as asset manager of collective investment schemes. The branch became operative on October 1, 2018. Cevian Capital is an international investment firm acquiring significant ownership positions in publicly-listed European companies, where long-term value can […]

Shire plc’s acquisition of sanaplasma AG, a source plasma collection company

Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces the acquisition of sanaplasma AG, a source plasma collection company headquartered in Switzerland. sanaplasma AG is a privately-owned company focused on source plasma collection through its operation of 14 European plasmapheresis centres; 11 in the Czech Republic and three in Hungary. The acquisition of sanaplasma AG is expected […]

Agilent Technologies, Inc.’s acquisition of Switzerland-based Genohm SA

Pestalozzi advised Agilent Technologies, Inc., a Company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, on the acquisition of Genohm SA, a developer of highly differentiated, on-premise and cloud-based software solutions for laboratory management. Genohm’s main laboratory software automation suite, SLIMS, is a digital platform that provides laboratories with a rapidly deployable and seamless laboratory information […]

Warner Music Group’s acquisition of EMP Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH

Shearman & Sterling advised Warner Music Group (WMG) on the acquisition of EMP Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH (EMP), one of Europe’s leading specialty music and entertainment merchandise e-tailers. The acquisition is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions including competition authority approval in Germany. EMP is a […]