Pestalozzi advises Ringier on its acquisition of all shares in RASCH

In a strategic move, Ringier has successfully acquired all shares in the former Swiss joint venture, Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz (RASCH), from Axel Springer. The joint venture, established in 2016, has been a collaborative effort until now, with around 400 employees based in Zurich and Lausanne.

Following the completion of this transaction, Ringier now stands as the exclusive owner of the entire RASCH portfolio, which includes renowned magazines and journals like Bilanz, Handelszeitung, Beobachter,, and Schweizer Illustrierte, among others.

Pestalozzi played a crucial role as the legal advisor to Ringier throughout this significant transaction, providing comprehensive support with a multi-disciplinary team. The team involved partner Christoph Lang (corporate / M&A, pictured left), partner Fabian Martens (competition, pictured right), Yannic Schönenberger (associate, corporate / M&A), Ioannis Meili (junior associate, corporate / M&A, competition), and Daniel Molino (junior associate, competition).