Bär & Karrer advises ECS on its merger with EveryWare

ELCA Cloud Services (ECS), a fully-owned subsidiary of the ELCA Group, founded in 2020 to become one of the leading providers of Cloud computing services in Switzerland, has concluded a merger with EveryWare, a B2B cloud, data center and network infrastructures provider in German-speaking Switzerland.

ELCA Cloud Services and EveryWare are joining forces to create one of the leading independent Swiss Cloud and IT service providers for private and public companies in Switzerland. The both entities will continue to be independent and led by their current management and keep all of their employees in their respective teams.

Based in Zurich, EveryWare has more than 20 years of experience in analyzing, designing, building, and operating business-critical cloud platforms. From the other side, the Lausanne based ELCA Cloud Services (ECS) is a spinoff from the ELCA Group, which was created in 2020, bringing together Cloud, Managed Services and DevOps expertise and resources.

Bär & Karrer has acted as legal advisor to ELCA Cloud Services in this transaction. The team was led by Martin Anderson (partner, pictured) and included associate Vera Waldburger, Caroline Sauthier and Adrien Schneeberger (all m&a) and partner Christoph Suter (tax).