Tags : Christian Lütolf

Deal & transactions

Walder Wyss with Astorg on the sale of AutoForm to

Investment firm Carlyle has acquired Swiss-based AutoForm from private equity firm Astorg. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, AutoForm provides software solutions for sheet metal forming simulation and Body in White (BiW) assembly simulation, mainly for the automotive industry. AutoForm has grown rapidly and is now recognized as the global leader in engineering […]

Deal & transactions

Walder Wyss on Planon’s acquisition of AIA

Planon group has acquired AIA Atelier, a Zurich based consultancy firm specialized in the implementation of CAFM/IWMS systems. The company has also been a long-term, valued implementation partner and reseller of Planon. The integration of AIA into Planon will further strengthen its service and implementation capabilities and allow for additional growth opportunities. The AIA team will be […]

Deal & transactions

Metall Zug in a Quasi-Merger with Komax. Homburger & Walder

Metall Zug and Komax Holding entered into a definitive agreement under which the Metall Zug Group will contribute its Business Unit Wire Processing (Schleuniger) into Komax in exchange for a 25% participation in Komax Holding. The transaction will be carried out through a ‘quasi-merger’ in which Komax Holding will issue new shares in the course […]

Deal & transactions

Merck acquires Chord Therapeutics to expand Neuroinflammatory Pipeline

Merck, a global science and technology company, has entered into an agreement to acquire Chord Therapeutics, a Swiss-based biotech company focused on rare neuroinflammatory diseases. With this step, Merck expands its neurology pipeline with the acquisition of the rights to develop cladribine for the treatment of generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder […]

Banking & Finance

myDropz closes its CHF 2.5 m seed financing round led

myDropz has closed a series seed financing round of approximately CHF 2.5 million additional funding. The round was led by Oyster Bay Venture Capital, a venture capital firm with a focus on healthy, sustainable and functional food and beverage companies as well as disruptive ag-tech companies. The existing investors, such as Zurich-based Backbone Ventures, also […]

Banking & Finance

Frontify raises USD 50 million in series C financing round.

Frontify, the provider of brand management software, has successfully raised an additional USD 50m in Series C funding, led by Revaia (formerly Gaia Capital Partners) with participation from HighSage Ventures and existing investors EQT Ventures, Blossom Capital, and Tenderloin Ventures.  Frontify is committed to accelerated growth, both in product R&D, and in hiring talent in the US, Switzerland, and beyond to join its current team […]

Banking & Finance

Wefox completes its USD 650 mln series C financing. The

The insurtech startup Wefox – with its Zurich based parent company Wefox Holding (formerly FinanceApp) – has completed on 1 June a Series C financing round of 650 million USD. The legal team Walder Wyss advised the company in this transaction with a team led by Florian Gunz Niedermann (partner, corporate/m&a, pictured) and Christian Lütolf (managing associate, corporate/m&a) and […]

Banking & Finance

MoonLake Immunotherapeutics closes Series A Funding Round – The Advisors

MoonLake Immunotherapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on creating next-level therapies for inflammatory skin and joint diseaseshas closed a Series A financing round, lead by BVF Partners LP. Other investors included Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. MoonLake Immunotherapeutics was established by an international team of immunology specialists to create next-level therapies for inflammatory skin and joint […]

Capital Markets

Walder Wyss has acted as Swiss counsel to CRISPR

The team is being led by Alex Nikitine (Partner, Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets - pictured) and further includes Rafael Zemp (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets), Christian Lütolf (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax) and Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax).