Sectors: Banking & Finance

Deal & transactions

Focus expands its global presence to Switzerland with purchase of

Focus Financial Partners, an international partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms, has expanded its global footprint to Switzerland with the acquisition of Octogone group. At the end of April, Focus announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement regarding the acquisition of the Octogone group of companies, a leading wealth and investment management […]

Deal & transactions

responsAbility Investments completes sale of all outstanding shares to M&G

Niederer Kraft Frey advised the shareholders of responsAbility Investments, an impact investing company focusing on private debt and private equity across emerging markets, to complete successfully the transaction of the sale of all outstanding shares in responsAbility Investments to M&G. responsAbility has more recently focused on companies with business models tied to the UN’s Sustainable […]

Capital Markets

Homburger: Zürcher Kantonalbank issues EUR 500 m Tier 2 Bonds

Zürcher Kantonalbank has completed its issuance of EUR 500 million 2.020 per cent. Fixed-to-Floating Rate Tier 2 Bonds due 2028. The Bonds are regulatory capital instruments that are eligible to fulfill Zürcher Kantonalbank’s Swiss gone concern requirements.  Governed by Swiss law the bonds have been provisionally admitted to trading, and application has been made for definitive admission […]

Banking & Finance

Alpian obtains banking license and closes its Series B+ financing

Alpian, a company incubated by REYL Intesa Sanpaolo, applied for a full banking licence from the SwissFinancial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). After a rigorous process, Alpian has become the first licensed digital private bank in Switzerland. Alpian obtained its banking license and successfully closed a Series B+ financing round raising CHF 19million. Armed with this […]