CMS advises the owner family on the sale SCHURTER Holding

As we have informed here, the Swiss investor Capvis, which specialises in medium-sized investments, acquires a majority stake in the Lucerne-based SCHURTER Group. The founding and previous owner family continues to hold a stake in the company and is represented on the board of directors by Thomas Schurter.

The SCHURTER Group is a leading Swiss technology company for safe power supply, input systems and sophisticated overall electronic solutions. Headquartered in Lucerne, the group operates in 17 countries with a total of 20 subsidiaries and achieved sales of around CHF 330 million in the 2022 financial year. The company has been in the hands of the Schurter family since its foundation.

The transaction does not affect the organisation or the group’s 2200 jobs. Lucerne will remain the company’s headquarters. The established SCHURTER brand will also remain. Further signs of continuity are the retention of Thomas Schurter on the board of directors and of CEO Ralph Müller and his management team at the helm of the company.

A CMS team led by partner Stephan Werlen (corporate-m&a, pictured left) and senior associate Pascal Stocker (corporate-m&a, pictured right) provided comprehensive legal advice to the owner family on the transaction. The team also included Alexandra Stocker (senior associate, corporate-m&a), Anna Mast (associate, corporate-m&a), David Hürlimann (partner, tax), Jens Lehmann (senior associate, tax), David Schuler (senior associate, tax), Marquard Christen (partner, competition / FDI), Hadi Mirzai (senior associate, competition / FDI), Christian Gersbach (partner, employment law) and Miranda Tairi Rustemi (attorney trainee, commercial).