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Capital Markets

Lenz & Staehelin advises JBF Finance on its Public tender

JBF Finance has announced a public tender offer for all publicly held shares of SIX listed Bobst Group, the parent company of Bobst, one of the world’s leading suppliers of substrate processing, printing and converting equipment and services for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated industries. JBF is a company whose shares are […]

Deal & transactions

Kering completes the sale of Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin

Kering completed the sale of Sowind Group, which owns the Swiss watch manufacturers Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin, to Sowind’s management. The luxury Group has supported the two Houses in their development, strengthened their positioning and ensured they have adequate resources to finance their growth. It has confidence in the management in place to successfully pursue […]

Banking & Finance

CDR-Life raises USD 76 million in its Series A Financing

CDR-Life, a Swiss biotechnology company pioneering a new and differentiated class of highly tumor-specific immune-oncology therapeutics, has completed its Series A financing raising USD 76 million. The round was led by Jeito Capital and RA Capital Management, with participation from Omega Funds. Homburger advised CDR-Life in the transaction. The Homburger team was led by partner […]


Homburger advises FNZ on the closing of its acquisition of

On January 31, 2022, FNZ, a global wealth management platform, has completed the acquisition of Appway, the leader in client onboarding and servicing for financial institutions.  Homburger acted as Swiss counsel to FNZ in this transaction. The Homburger team was led by partner Dieter Gericke (corporate / m&a, pictured) and included lead associate Stefan Luginbühl, associate […]

Deal & transactions

Homburger with Coinbase in its acquisition of crypto wallet firm BRD 

Coinbase, a provider of end-to-end financial infrastructure and technology for the cryptoeconomy, has acquired BRD, a crypto wallet firm.  Homburger acted as Swiss counsel to Coinbase in this transaction. The Homburger team was led by partner Dieter Gericke and lead associate Margrit Marti (both corporate / m&a, pictured) and included partner Stefan Oesterhelt and associates Philippe Gobet and Kevin Müller (all tax), associate Jeremy Reichlin (employment and executive compensation), associates Angela Oppliger and Marco Rostetter and junior associates Magdalena Stock and Ferdinand Berthold (all corporate / m&a).   

Deal & transactions

CSL Limited public tender offer to acquire Vifor Pharma. The

CSL Limited, a global biotechnology company based in Australia and Vifor Pharma, a Swiss-based global pharmaceutical company, entered into an agreement for CSL to launch an all-cash public tender offer to acquire all publicly held shares in Vifor for USD 179.25 per share, for an aggregate equity value for Vifor of USD 11.7 billion. Vifor’s […]

Deal & transactions

Wealth management platform FNZ acquires Appway. The advisors

FNZ, a global wealth management platform, has agreed to acquire Appway from its founding shareholders and Summit Partners. Appway is a provider of client onboarding and client servicing for financial institutions. The transaction is due to be completed early in the first quarter of 2022. This strategic acquisition gives FNZ significant technology expertise in enterprise-grade, […]

Deal & transactions

KKR to acquire Biosynth Carbosynth from Armira and ceo Urs

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR), a global investment firm, and Biosynth Carbosynth, a life sciences reagents and custom synthesis and manufacturing services company, have entered into an agreement where KKR will acquire Biosynth Carbosynth from Armira and ceo Urs Spitz. Spitz and senior managers of the company will retain a significant ownership stake and […]

Capital Markets

Santhera Pharmaceuticals secures CHF 45 million in funding. The advisors

Santhera Pharmaceuticals, a Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of innovative medicines for rare neuromuscular neuromuscular and pulmonary diseases with high unmet medical need, has announced an equity financing of CHF 20 million via a private placement of shares, a placement of private convertible bonds of CHF 15 million and upsizing of an existing […]


Swiss-based sportswear company, On Holding completes IPO at NYSE

On Holding, a Swiss-based athletic shoe and performance sportswear company, has completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the NYSE, consisting of an offering of 31,100,000 Class A ordinary shares, of which 25,442,391 were offered by On Holding AG and 5,657,609 were offered by the selling shareholders, and an over-allotment option granted to the underwriters of […]