Deutsche Private Equity’s acquisition of 55% interest in Swiss IT consulting business AWK Group

The owners of AWK Group AG sold the company to Deutsche Private Equity GmbH, an independent German investment company. AWK Group is one of the largest independent Swiss consulting firms for information technology and digitalization. Bär & Karrer acts as legal advisor to the sellers in this transaction. The team includes Christoph Neeracher (picture), Luca […]

Balluff’s Acquisition of Matrix Vision GmbH Bildverarbeitung

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Balluff on the transaction Sensor and automation specialist Balluff GmbH finalized the acquisition of machine vision pioneer Matrix Vision GmbH Bildverarbeitung. Matrix Vision GmbH Bildverarbeitung, based in Oppenweiler near Backnang, is one of the major suppliers of image processing components in the German-speaking market. The company offers a wide range […]

Austria Press Agency’s acquisition of new Swiss News Agency Group Keystone-SDA

Austria Press Agency (APA) and Schweizerische Depeschenagentur AG (SDA), the leading press agencies of Austria and Switzerland, merge their 50/50 Swiss joint venture company, Keystone AG, into SDA. Through the merger, APA will become a major shareholder of the new Keystone-SDA Group. In addition, APA and Keystone-SDA entered into a long-term term cooperation in the […]

DOMICIL Real Estate Group’s acquisition of the LivING portfolio in Ingolstadt

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises DOMICIL Real Estate Group on the deal Munich-based DOMICIL Real Estate Group acquired the LivING residential real estate portfolio in Ingolstadt. The portfolio consists of 21 buildings comprising 508 residential units and 236 parking spaces. It was sold by the open-ended public AIF Wertgrund WohnSelect D as part of a […]

Starwood Capital’s €75 Million Acquisition of hôtel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

Jeantet Budapest advised Accor-Pannonia Hotels Zrt on the deal Accor-Pannonia Hotels Zrt. (“Accor”), a subsidiary of the hospitality leader Orbis Hotel Group has executed a EUR 75 million sale and management back transaction with controlled subsidiaries of Starwood Capital Group regarding the iconic Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel (“Hotel”), located in the heart of the […]

HLEE, HLC and SIAG’s launching a takeover bid to the public shareholders of Constantin Medien AG

Highlight Event and Entertainment AG (HLEE) and Highlight Communications AG (HLC) announced that HLC is to launch together with Studhalter Investment AG (SIAG) a takeover bid to the public shareholders of Constantin Medien AG (CMAG), an internationally operating media company based in Ismaning/Bayern, whereas the takeover bid will have exempting effect for Bernhard und Rosmarie […]

Sensirion Automotive Solutions AG’s acquisition of Auto Industrial Co. Ltd., a provider of automotive sensor modules

Sensirion Automotive Solutions AG has announced that it had acquired the automotive business of Auto Industrial Co. Ltd., a provider of automotive sensor modules. The acquisition included sites in Korea, China and the US and contributed to the expansion of Sensirion’s market position as first tier and OEM automotive sensor module supplier. The acquisition expands […]

Petrobras, Shell, Statoil’s securing six offshore blocks in Brazil’s pre-salt rounds

Vinson & Elkins and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga advised on the transaction The Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) has awarded six offshore blocks to oil majors including Shell, Petrobras, and Statoil, generating R$6.15 billion ($1.9B) in signature bonus and R$760 million ($234.8M) in investments. The 2nd […]

Fontavis AG’s obtaining asset manager license from FINMA

Fontavis AG, a focused Swiss infrastructure investment manager, obtained an asset manager license from FINMA in conjunction with the admission of the UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland 2 (UBS-CEIS 2). UBS-CEIS and UBS-CEIS 2 are Swiss limited partnerships dedicated to infrastructure investments with overall assets of over CHF 500 million. Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob assisted […]

BlueGem Capital Partners LLP’s Acquisition of QMS Medicosmetics GmbH

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners and Squire Patton Boggs advised on the deal BlueGem Capital Partners LLP finalized the acquisition of QMS Medicosmetics GmbH as part of a wider transaction also involving the acquisition of the sister company Descomed Limited as distributor for the English and international market. The […]