KHS Group’s Joint Venture with Ferrum AG


Pestalozzi advised KHS GmbH on all Swiss law aspects of the transaction and coordinated the involved non Swiss law advisors.

KHS GmbH, a world leading manufacturer of filling and packaging equipment for beverage, food and non-food, and a wholly owned subsidiary of the SDAX-listed Salzgitter Group, and Ferrum AG, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of seaming machines, have entered into a cooperation creating a leading global provider of can seamer machines.

In 2018 the KHS Group and its 5,081 employees achieved a turnover of around €1.161 billion.

As part of the joint venture the US seaming business of KHS and Ferrums’s global seaming business will be merged.

Completion of the transaction is subject to merger control clearance.

The Pestalozzi team included Severin Roelli (Partner – Corporate / M&A, in picture), Franz Schubiger (Partner – Corporate / M&A), Christoph Lang (Partner – Competition), Jonas Sigrist (Partner – Tax), Hannes F. Baumgartner (Associate – Corporate / M&A), Severin Etzensperger (Associate – Competition / IP & TMT), Raphael Widmer (Associate – Corporate / M&A) and Roger S. Felder (Junior Associate – Corporate M&A).

Involved fees earner: Hannes Baumgartner – Pestalozzi; Severin Etzensperger – Pestalozzi; Roger Felder – Pestalozzi; Christoph Lang – Pestalozzi; Severin Roelli – Pestalozzi; Franz Schubiger – Pestalozzi; Jonas Sigrist – Pestalozzi; Raphael Widmer – Pestalozzi;

Law Firms: Pestalozzi;

Clients: KHS GmbH;