Colfax Corporation’s Acquisition of Mathys AG Bettlach

Homburger acted as lead counsel to Colfax Corporation. Lenz & Staehelin and Davis Polk advised the Mathys family as Sellers.

DJO, a subsidiary of Colfax Corporation and a leading global provider of medical technologies to get and keep people moving, announced that Colfax has entered into a definitive agreement to expand DJO’s successful reconstructive business and acquire Mathys AG Bettlach, a Switzerland-based company that develops and distributes innovative products for artificial joint replacement, synthetic bone graft solutions, and sports medicine.

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021, subject to receipt of applicable regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions.

The Homburger team was led by Partner David Oser (Picture – Corporate / M&A) and further included counsel Micha Fankhauser (Corporate / M&A), associates Moritz Riesener (Corporate / M&A), Patrick Schmidt (Corporate / M&A), Romain Fakhoury (Corporate / M&A) and Matthias Müller (Corporate / M&A), and partners Claudio Bazzani (Regulatory) and Reto Heuberger (Tax).

The L&S team included partner Matthias Wolf, senior associates Iliana Djagova and Robin Hauser and associate Sven Infanger (all Corporate/M&A). Senior associate Patrick Schärli advised on capital markets and partner Astrid Waser and associate Sandro Travaglini on antitrust and regulatory aspects.

The Davis Polk corporate team included partners George R. Bason Jr. and Shane Tintle and associate Samuel F. Page. Partner William A. Curran provided tax advice.

Involved fees earner: George Bason Jr. – Davis Polk & Wardwell; William Curran – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Samuel Page – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Shane Tintle – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Claudio Bazzani – Homburger; Romain Fakhoury – Homburger; Micha Fankhauser – Homburger; Reto Heuberger – Homburger; Matthias Müller – Homburger; David Oser – Homburger; Moritz Riesener – Homburger; Patrick Schmidt – Homburger; Iliana Djagova – Lenz & Staehelin; Robin Hauser – Lenz & Staehelin; Sven Infanger – Lenz & Staehelin; Patrick Schärli – Lenz & Staehelin; Sandro Travaglini – Lenz & Staehelin; Astrid Waser – Lenz & Staehelin; Matthias Wolf – Lenz & Staehelin;

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Homburger; Lenz & Staehelin;

Clients: Colfax Corporation; Mathys Ltd Bettlach;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler