Triton’s Acquisition of Swiss IT Security Group

Bär & Karrer acted as Lead Counsel to Triton Fund V, alongside with Latham & Watkins LLP (Germany) and Allen & Overy LLP (Netherlands and Belgium). Walder Wyss and GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB advised Ufenau Capital Partners on the deal.

Triton Fund V advised by Triton has signed an agreement to acquire Swiss IT Security Group, a leading cyber security services provider in the DACH and Benelux regions, from Ufenau Capital Partners.

Established in 2017 and headquartered in Wettingen, Switzerland, Swiss IT Security Group today is a leading cyber security services provider in its core markets, providing strategic cyber security consulting and implementation support, managed security services and software solutions. The company is active across all business sectors, serving corporations, SMEs and public institutions by protecting their IT infrastructure and combating cybercrime with specialist solutions and services. Swiss IT Security Group has approximately 500 employees across its 19 offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Since its establishment in 1997, Triton has sponsored ten funds, focusing on businesses in the industrial & technology, services, consumer and health sectors. The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe.

The team of Bär & Karrer included Christoph Neeracher (Picture), Luca Jagmetti, Raphael Annasohn, Adrian Zampieri, Luana Stämpfli and Lazar Lepir (all M&A), Susanne Schreiber and Julian Hodel (both Tax), Markus Wang and Tobias Rebmann (both IP/IT), Laura Widmer (Employment), Rehana Harasgama (Data Protection), Ruth Bloch-Riemer (Pensions) as well as Mani Reinert (Antitrust).

The Walder Wyss team was led by Stefan Knobloch (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and Fabienne Anner (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and further included Samuel Lieberherr (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Christian Hagen (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Alice Vorburger (Senior Associate, Corporate/M&A), Caroline Gaul (Senior Associate, IP/IT & Data Protection) and Simone Wetzstein (Managing Associate, Employment).

Involved fees earner: Raphael Annasohn – Bär & Karrer; Ruth Bloch-Riemer – Bär & Karrer; Rehana Harasgama – Bär & Karrer; Julian Hodel – Bär & Karrer; Luca Jagmetti – Bär & Karrer; Lazar Lepir – Bär & Karrer; Christoph Neeracher – Bär & Karrer; Tobias Rebmann – Bär & Karrer; Mani Reinert – Bär & Karrer; Susanne Schreiber – Bär & Karrer; Luana Stämpfli – Bär & Karrer; Markus Wang – Bär & Karrer; Laura Widmer – Bär & Karrer; Adrian Zampieri – Bär & Karrer; Florian Mayer – CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz; Markus Beyer – GÖRG Partners; Christian Bürger – GÖRG Partners; Holger Dann – GÖRG Partners; Malik Djouah – GÖRG Partners; Burkhard Fabritius – GÖRG Partners; Tobias Fenck – GÖRG Partners; Clemens Jestaedt – GÖRG Partners; Karl-Georg Küsters – GÖRG Partners; Rolf-Alexander Markgraf – GÖRG Partners; Lars Nevian – GÖRG Partners; Adalbert Rödding – GÖRG Partners; Robert Schindler – GÖRG Partners; Florian Schmitz – GÖRG Partners; Taro Stenger – GÖRG Partners; Tim Ulmers – GÖRG Partners; Metehan Uzuncakmak – GÖRG Partners; Fabienne Anner – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Caroline Gaul – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Christian Hagen – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Stefan Knobloch – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Samuel Lieberherr – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Alice Vorburger – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Simone Wetzstein – Walder Wyss Ltd.;

Law Firms: Bär & Karrer; CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz; GÖRG Partners; Walder Wyss Ltd.;

Clients: Triton Partners; Ufenau Capital Partners;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler