Baker McKenzie Guides VT5 in R&S Acquisition and Public Listing

In a landmark move, Baker McKenzie provided strategic counsel to VT5 Acquisition Company, a SIX-listed Swiss SPAC, on its acquisition of R&S International Holding. The compelling business combination, backed by an impressive 99% shareholder approval, culminated in the rebranded R&S Group Holding making its debut on the SIX Swiss Exchange on December 13, 2023.

R&S Group, an engineering powerhouse, aligns seamlessly with VT5’s investment principles, showcasing premium mission-critical components, scalability, robust market standing, and annual growth exceeding 5%.

Baker McKenzie provided comprehensive legal counsel for the entire D-SPAC transaction, covering acquisition, capital raising, repurchase, and debt financing. The project was led by partner Matthias Courvoisier (pictured), a partner in capital markets at the Zurich office, and also consisted of Jan Lusti (capital markets), Yves Mauchle (capital markets), Susanne Liebel-Kotz (tax), Andrea B. Bolliger (tax), Jasmin Spoerri (corporate) as well as Adam Farlow and Fani Chlampoutaki (both capital markets, London). The team was also supported from teams in Italy, Poland, and New York.