FountainVest Partners, an Asian private equity firm, led a consortium of investors that acquired a majority stake in the SPT Group – Small Precision Tools represented by Kellerhals Carrard.
SPT operates in micro miniature products manufacturing with more than 1,000 employees worldwide.
The cross-border transaction covers SPT’s headquarters in Switzerland and its subsidiaries in China, the Philippines, Singapore and Japan with several carve-outs. The founding family retains a minority stake in SPT.
Kellerhals Carrard acted with a team led by Beat Brechbuehl and Sabine Katrin Neuhaus from the Shanghai office.
The operation also involved Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Homburger, in particular Hendrik Braun, Thorsten Schreier, Xiaoguang Cai, Ferdinand Dreher, Nora Louisa Hesse, David Oser and Guy Deillon.