Schellenberg Wittmer advised in the sale of the ACOLIN Group to Sovereign Capital Partners

ACOLIN Fund Services, a Switzerland-based provider of regulatory and cross-border fund distribution services, announced an investment in its business following the management buy-out by Sovereign Capital Partners, the UK private equity Buy & Build specialist. Sovereign has partnered with ACOLIN’s management team to further develop its client base and service offering through a strategy of organic and acquisitive growth. With Sovereign’s support, ACOLIN will work further towards its goal of becoming a one-stop-shop service provider along the entire investment funds distribution value chain.

The teams

Schellenberg Wittmer advised the sellers in this transaction. The team was led by partner Tarek Houdrouge (pictured) and included senior associate Edmond Kohler (both corporate/m&a and banking & finance), partner Jean-Frédéric Maraia and senior associate Julien Witzig (tax).


Bär & Karrer acted as Swiss legal advisor to Sovereign Capital Partners. The team included partners Martin Anderson (corporate), Frederic Betrisey (competition) and associate Arnaud Philippe (corporate).