German businessman and tech entrepreneur Hakan Koç and former telecoms executive and private equity investor Pyrros Koussios have completed their acquisition of Truphone, the first global mobile operator. They are buying the assets and subsidiaries of Truphone Limited, following the completion of the company’s restructuring and regulatory clearance and approvals. With coverage in over 200 countries and with over 400 direct network agreements, Truphone, the eSIM and compliance technology leader, offers a rich set of value adding communication services to 2,000+ multinational enterprise customers including most leading global investment banks.
Walder Wyss assisted Hakan Koç and Pyrros Koussios on the Swiss aspects of the transaction. The team was led by Luc Defferrard (partner, corporate/m&a, pictured) and included Maurus Winzap (partner, tax), Ramona Wyss (partner, regulatory) and Carmen Spichiger (associate, corporate/m&a).