SGS’ Acquisition of Synlab Analytics & Services Division

Hannes Snellman and Allen & Overy acted for SGS in this transaction, while Setterwalls assisted medical diagnostic service provider SYNLAB. Niederer Kraft Frey advised Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. acting as sole lender in the financing of the acquisition.

SGS, a leading global TIC company, announced the acquisition of SYNLAB Analytics & Services (A&S), a leading medical diagnostic services provider in Europe.

The acquisition of A&S significantly strengthens SGS’s global network in key strategic focus areas, including the environment, food, life sciences and oil condition monitoring. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

The Hannes Snellman’s team included Richard Åkerman (Picture), Nicole Jerad, Emma Andersson, Maisa Cederström, Josephine Lindgren, Itai Coleman, Amanda Blick and Noora Britschgi.

The Setterwalls team included Håkan Fohlin, Fanny Berggren, Stephan Chaanine, Stina Eriksson, Daniel Nilsson and Ellen Lewin.

The A&O team was led by Corporate partners Claire Coppel and Astrid Krueger, Tax partner Heike Weber and Commercial/IP partner Jim Ford.  They were supported by counsel Roman Kasten, senior associate Simon Thompson and associates George Inglis, Lewis Weaver, Sam McDonald, Emil George and Thomas Dieker.

The NKF team was led by Till Spillmann and Adrian Koller, working with Selim Lötscher.

Involved fees earner: Claire Coppel – Allen & Overy; Jim Ford – Allen & Overy; Emil George – Allen & Overy; George Inglis – Allen & Overy; Roman Kasten – Allen & Overy; Astrid Krueger – Allen & Overy; Samuel McDonald – Allen & Overy; Simon Thompson – Allen & Overy; Lewis Weaver – Allen & Overy; Heike Weber – Allen & Overy; Richard Åkerman – Hannes Snellman; Emma Andersson – Hannes Snellman; Amanda Blick – Hannes Snellman; Noora Britschgi – Hannes Snellman; Maisa Cederström – Hannes Snellman; Itai Coleman – Hannes Snellman; Nicole Jerad – Hannes Snellman; Josephine Lindgren – Hannes Snellman; Adrian Koller – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Selim Lötscher – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Till Spillmann – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Fanny Berggren – Setterwalls; Stephan Chaanine – Setterwalls; Stina Eriksson – Setterwalls; Håkan Fohlin – Setterwalls; Ellen Lewin – Setterwalls; Daniel Nilsson – Setterwalls;

Law Firms: Allen & Overy; Hannes Snellman; Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Setterwalls;

Clients: Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG; SGS SA; Synlab International GmbH;

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