Baker McKenzie Switzerland has advised Bächler + Güttinger, a renowed gardening and landscaping company in Switzerland, on its merger with three well established Swiss gardening and landscaping businesses, namely Menétrey, based in the canton of Vaud, Egger and Berger Roman, both based in the canton of Solothurn.
This merger will enable Bächler + Güttinger to extend its range of activities and to grow nationally by being able to work more intensively in other regions in the field of horticulture and garden maintenance. Based in Kiesen, Bächler + Güttinger was founded over 100 years ago and is now privately owned. The company focuses on professional consulting, planning, construction and maintenance of gardens and sports facilities for companies, private individuals and public institutions.
The Baker McKenzie team was lead by Alexander Fischer (partner, m&a, pictured left) together with Alexander Blaeser (partner, m&a, pictured right). Manuel Meyer (partner, m&a) co-led the transaction with Menétrey, while Matthias Trautmann (counsel, m&a) co-led the transactions with Egger and Berger Roman. Markus Wolf (partner, finance) led the financing team. The team for all three deals consisted of the following lawyers: Kevin Ardüser (associate, corporate), Diana Bellido Gomez (associate, corporate, finance), Fabienne Bretscher (associate, IT/contracts), Viviana Cibelli (associate, corporate), Bettina Klein (associate, finance), Serge Pannatier (counsel, employment), Christophe Reitze (associate, real estate) and Andreas Becker (associate, employment).