Schellenberg Wittmer recently advised Gilde Healthcare’s Private Equity Fund on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS) through UNAC Holding. The transaction, part of an international operational growth and development plan, involved the sale by Dr. Karl Ulrich Volz, the founder of SDS, who remains significantly invested in the company with a retained minority stake.
SDS, known for its market-leading position in ceramic dental implants, is poised for a transformative phase with the partnership with Gilde Healthcare. The collaboration is expected to leverage Gilde Healthcare’s specialized healthcare investment expertise, optimizing SDS’s operational development and facilitating its international expansion plans with the guidance of seasoned industry experts.”
The team of Schellenberg Wittmer consisted of partner Lorenzo Olgiati (pictured), Oliver Triebold, Elia Schunck, Michael Erben, Olivia Wipf, Lisa Haupt and Christoph Iten (all corporate/M&A), Michael Nordin and Tabea Elmer (both taxation), Lorenza Ferrari and Gilles Steiger (both IP/Life Sciences), Roland Mathys and Helen Reinhart both (ICT), Michael Hess and Selena Beschle (both employment), Josef Caleff and Nicolas Kurz (both real estate) and Anita Schläpfer (banking & finance).
Sidley Austin acted as international legal counsel to Gilde Healthcare in this transaction.