MLL Legal has acted as Swiss counsel to the financial investor Capiton on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Asyril Group, a market and technology leader in flexible parts feeding systems. Capiton has acquired Asyril from Swiss incubator Nivalis Group. The financing of the transaction is provided by Capiton’s current investment vehicle, Capiton VI. The company will use additional funds that have been reserved to finance both organic and inorganic growth initiatives.
Headquartered in Villaz-St-Pierre, Asyril, counts with subsidiaries in the US and Japan. The Swiss company offers products that are used in assembly lines worldwide and facilitate process automation in a wide range of industries. Capiton plans to grow the group organically by exploiting the significant potential of the innovative product portfolio and further expand its international presence.
MLL Legal provided comprehensive Swiss legal advice on the acquisition and the future structure of the group. The team was led by corporate and m&a Cristoph Heiz (of counsel, pictured left) and Daniel Schoch (partner, pictured right) and included Ulrike Ciesla (IP) and Alexandra Neuenschwander (also corporate & m&a). The team of BMH Bräutigam, from Berlin, Germany, acted as lead transaction counsel.