Jürg Luginbühl_Gian-Andrea Caprez

VISCHER Guides Bregal in Acquisition of Netrics Group 

In a strategic move to expand its presence in the cloud and managed services sector, funds advised by Bregal Unternehmerkapital (Bregal) have successfully acquired Netrics Group, one of Switzerland’s leading providers in this space, from Waterland Private Equity. The transaction, which includes a reinvestment by the management, positions Bregal to support Netrics in its upcoming growth phases and the continued execution of its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy. 

VISCHER played a pivotal role in facilitating the transaction, providing legal counsel to Bregal. The VISCHER team was led by Jürg Luginbühl (Partner, pictured right) and included GianAndrea Caprez (Partner, pictured left), Christian Gutzwiller (Senior Associate), Rebekka Keller (Managing Associate), Sebastian P. Weber (Senior Associate), Sandro Bernet (Associate), Florian Kambor (Associate), Seline Camenisch (Junior Associate) (all Corporate/M&A), Elias Mühlemann (Managing Associate), Sarah Bischof (Associate), Sven Hintermann (Associate) (all IP/Data & Privacy) and Christian Schneiter (Senior Associate, Banking & Finance). 

Bär & Karrer acted as legal advisor to the sellers in this transaction

Netrics Holding, formed in 2020 through the merger of Waterland portfolio companies – Netrics, Tineo, and nexellent – has rapidly evolved into a powerhouse in cloud and modern workplace solutions within Switzerland. Notably, Netrics has successfully completed two acquisitions in the past two years, namely BlueStone Consulting Group and PageUp. 

The company, serving over 600 enterprise and SME customers across diverse industries, boasts a Microsoft Gold Partner designation ten times over for applications, cloud, modern workplace, and data center services. With approximately 140 employees spread across four offices in Switzerland, Netrics focuses on enabling efficient, secure, and modern work environments. 

Bregal’s capital commitment and industry know-how position them as a long-term partner for Netrics. The strategic alignment and optimal market positioning of Netrics, coupled with the growing demand for digitization in the business landscape, present promising opportunities for both organic and inorganic growth. 

Suzan Abdien Hago Taha