VISCHER advised Afinum in Threema’s acquisition

The German investment company Afinum has acquired Threema, the Swiss developer and provider of the European secure messenger solution for professional and personal communication. The three founders took a substantial stake back in this transaction and will remain with the company as managing directors.

The advisors

VISCHER provided Afinum with comprehensive legal advice on this transaction. The team was led by Jürg Luginbühl (Partner, Corporate / M&A – pictured) and comprised Christian Gutzwiller (Associate, Corporate / M & A), Michel Stübi (Associate, Corporate / M&A), Rolf Auf der Maur (Partner, TMT), Elias Mühlemann ( Senior Associate, TMT), Markus Guggenbühl (Partner, Banking & Finance) and David Weber (Managing Associate, Banking & Finance).

As previously reported by, Walder Wyss advised the three founders on all legal and tax matters relating to the transaction. The team is led by Florian Gunz Niedermann (Partner, Corporate / M & A – picture) and includes Christian Lütolf (Managing Associate, Corporate / M & A), Fabienne Anner (Managing Associate, Corporate / M & A), Michael Isler (Partner, IP / IT & data protection), Maurus Winzap (partner, taxes) and Janine Corti (counsel, taxes).