ams increased Chf 1.75 billion capital for Osram acquisition: the advisors

The worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions ams completed a capital increase by way of a rights offering raising gross proceeds of approximately CHF 1.75 billion. The proceeds will be used to partially finance the acquisition of OSRAM Licht. The banking syndicate was led by HSBC and UBS acting as joint global coordinators. Furthermore, ams entered into a bridge facility agreement for the purpose of securing the financing of the acquisition and placed its treasury shares by way of a private placement.

Bär & Karrer acted as Swiss legal counsel to the banking syndicate in these transactions. The team included partner Thomas U. Reutter, associates Annette Weber, Alexander von Jeinsen and Rebecca Schori (all capital markets), partner Dieter Dubs (corporate) as well as partner Christoph Suter and associate David Weimann (both tax).


Schellenberg Wittmer acted as Swiss legal counsel to ams in these transactions. The team included Philippe BorensFabio Elsener and Shawn Richard Gregory (all banking & finance / capital Markets), Lorenzo Olgiati and Pascal Hubli (both corporate / m&a), Michael Nordin and Roland Wild (both tax), and Andrea Andelic (trainee lawyer).