Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused in particular on the health care industry, has signed a definitive agreement to invest in Solvias AG, one of the largest independent pharmaceutical laboratory platforms in Europe.
Bär & Karrer acted as legal adviser to Solvias shareholders in this transaction. The team included partners Thomas U. Reutter, Daniel Raun (pictured), Christoph Suter (tax), Mani Reinert (competition law), associates Alexander von Jeinsen, Anna Capaul, junior associates Carlo Hunter, Fabian Wild and Marvin Perry Kanku (all m&a and corporate), and associate Michael Rohrer (notarial services).
Lenz & Staehelin acted as Swiss legal advisor to Water Street in this transaction. The team is led by Guy Vermeil and Roman Graf (both corporate and m&a) and involved partners Floran Ponce (tax) and David Ledermann (financing), counsel Sara Rousselle-Ruffieux (employment), associates Ralph Kaufmann and Loïc Machado (both corporate and m&a), Clément Bouvier (financing), Sevan Antreasyan (intellectual property), as well as Emilia Rebetez and Maximilien De Ridder (both Tax). Kirkland & Ellis acted as international legal advisor to Water Street.