Katadyn Group acquired by a group of entrepreneurs led by Kontivia
Katadyn Group, a Swiss-based specialist in portable water filters and trekking food, has been acquired by a group of entrepreneurs led by Kontivia, a long-term, down-to-earth investment company and invests together with selected entrepreneurial families in established medium- sized companies in Switzerland and southern Germany. The acquisition was consummated through Bifolia Holding which was renamed in Katadyn Group following the closing of the transaction.
The majority shareholder of Katadyn Holding, Adrian Schmassmann, and the key management of the Katadyn group will also participate in Katadyn Group. Adrian Schmassmann will also take a seat on the Board of Directors of Katadyn Group.
Advestra acted as legal counsel to the sellers. The team included Beda Kaufmann (pictured above), Thomas Reutter, Annina Hammer, Sandro Fehlmann and Anna Capaul (all corporate/ m&a) and Laurent Riedweg (tax).
Kellerhals Carrard acted as legal advisor to the investors and Kontivia on this transaction. The team was led by partner Nicolas Mosimann (pictured left) and comprised associates Sophie Holdt, Kevin MacCabe and Jon Oetiker (all corporate/m&a), Marco Sibod (tax), Daniel Staehelin (notary) and Melanie Huber (employment).