NKF: Leonteq Acquires 10% Stake in BX Swiss

Leonteq, a Swiss fintech company, received advisory support from Niederer Kraft Frey in its acquisition of a 10% stake in the Swiss stock exchange BX Swis, which is an established stock exchange based in Zurich whose origins date back to 1884. It is part of the Boerse Stuttgart Group and is subject to the Financial Market Infrastructure Act and supervision by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. 

Based on proprietary modern technology, Leonteq offers derivative investment products and services and acts as both a direct issuer of its own products and as a partner to other financial institutions. It further enables life insurance companies and banks to produce capital-efficient, unit-linked pension products with guarantees. The company has offices and subsidiaries in 13 countries across Europe, Middle East and Asia and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The strategic partnership allows BX Swiss to tap into Leonteq’s investment solutions, while Leonteq gains access to the broader ecosystem of the Boerse Stuttgart Group, a major European exchange player.

The NKF team was led by corporate/M&A partner Moritz Maurer (pictured), working with partner Philipp Candreia, associate Alexander Göbel (both corporate/M&A) and senior associate Simon Bühler (banking & finance).