CymbiQ Group AG’s Acquisition Of Aspectra AG

CMS advised CymbiQ Group AG on all legal aspects of the transaction, while Kellerhals Carrard advised the sellers.

CymbiQ Group AG, a portfolio company of Germany private equity investor capiton, has acquired Aspectra AG, Zurich.

Aspectra AG specialises on managed hosting services for critical applications and offers highly scalable and highly standardized IT-platforms, applying a unique standard of process and data security.

Aspectra AG will continue to operate from its base in Zurich and as a separate entity under its traditional brand. Kaspar Geiser, CEO, and Norbert Benz, CCO, will continue in their respective roles at Aspectra AG. Further, Kaspar Geiser will join the Executive Board of CymbiQ Group led by group CEO Marco Marchesi.

The acquisition is part of CymbiQ’s buy-and-build-strategy aiming to build a European cybersecurity group. The Group is set to bundle the cyber security competences of several European providers and offer integrated security solutions. The Group already includes ISPIN AG, Bassersdorf, anovis IT-Services und Trading GmbH, Vienna, and Koch IT AG, Winterthur.

By the addition of Aspectra AG, the group completes its cybersecurity-portfolio and may now offer integrated security up to the layer of server and hosting to its clients.

CMS advised the buyer on all legal aspects of the transaction with a team in Switzerland led by Dr Daniel Jenny, Partner, Corporate/M&A (Picture), alongside Dr Kaspar Landolt, Partner, Banking & Finance, Dr Dirk Spacek, Partner, TMC/IP, Florian Jung, Associate, Corporate/M&A, Alexandra Stocker, Associate, Corporate/M&A, Sarah Keller, Associate, Employment and Alina Fancelli, Trainee, Corporate/M&A.

In Germany acted a CMS’ team composed by Dr Eva Annett Grigoleit, Partner, Corporate/M&A and Patrick Lühr, Counsel, Corporate/M&A.

Kellerhals Carrard advised the sellers with a team composed by Nicolai Nuber, Ines Pöschel, Alexandra Roesen and Michèle Remund.

Involved fees earner: Eva Annett Grigoleit – CMS Hasche Sigle; Patrick Lühr – CMS Hasche Sigle; Alina Fancelli – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Daniel Jenny – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Florian Jung – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Sarah Keller – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Kaspar Landolt – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Dirk Spacek – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Alexandra Stocker – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Nicolai Nuber – Kellerhals Carrard; Ines Pöschel – Kellerhals Carrard; Michèle Remund – Kellerhals Carrard; Alexandra Roesen – Kellerhals Carrard;

Law Firms: CMS Hasche Sigle; CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Kellerhals Carrard;

Clients: Aspectra AG; Capiton AG; CymbiQ Group AG;