Tags : Rafael Zemp

Banking & Finance

Yokoy raises USD 80 million in series B financing round.

Yokoy Group has completed its series B financing round raising USD 80 million in, led by US investor Sequoia Capital with participation from Speedinvest, Visionaries Club and Zinal Growth, existing investors Balderton Capital, Six FinTech Ventures, Left Lane Capital, Swisscom Ventures and well-known business angels. Yokoy, founded in 2019, has developed an AI-based all-in-one global […]

Deal & transactions

Planet Payment Group acquisition of Datatrans. The advisors

Planet Payment Group, an international provider of integrated payment solutions owned by Advent International and Eurazeo, has acquired Zurich based Datatrans, a provider of advanced payment solutions in the Swiss market. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  The new investment will support the Datatrans s position in the market and enable it to expand into new […]

Banking & Finance

Walder Wyss advises Yokoy in its USD 26 million series

Yokoy Group, an all-in-one global spend management platform, raised USD 26 million in a series A financing round, led by US investor Left Lane Capital, with participation from European investor Balderton Capital as well as certain existing investors such as Swisscom and SIX FinTech Ventures. Since its launch two years ago, Yokoy has grown to […]

Banking & Finance

Walder Wyss on Relio’s pre-Seed round

Walder Wyss advised on Relio’s pre-Seed round. Relio is a startup developing the first Swiss digital bank account specifically for SMEs with a technology platform which will allow compliance to be largely automated. It was launched in December 2020 by Lav Odorovic, who previously built the German challenger bank Penta as founder and CEO. Lead […]

Deal & transactions

Walder Wyss in the acquisition of the stake of Fedro

Fedro sold its participation in Freesailors Coöperatief, the controlling shareholder of lastminute.com to Sterling Strategic Value Fund and a pool of private investors. In this context, the Swiss Takeover Board confirmed that the transaction and the entering into of a shareholders’ agreement among the members of Freesailors does not trigger the obligation of the parties […]

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).

Capital Markets

CRISPR Therapeutics public offering: the advisors

Walder Wyss acted as Swiss counsel to CRISPR in connection with the transaction. The team was led by partner Alex Nikitine. Homburger acted as legal counsel to Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, BofA Securities, Inc. and Jefferies LLC as the joint book-running managers and representatives of the several underwriters in the offering.