Homburger advised Marle International Holding SAS in connection with the acquisition of SMB Holding SA


On July 31, 2017, Marle International Holding SAS (Marle), a company backed by the financial sponsors IK Investment Partners and The Carlyle Group, announced the acquisition of all shares in SMB Holding SA (SMB), Risch, Switzerland, a leading European medical contract manufacturer from its shareholders, collectively managed by the private equity fund Patrimonium, an independent Swiss alternative assets management company. The transaction closed on July 27, 2017.

SMB, whose wholly owned subsidiary SMB Medical SA is based in Sant'Antonino, Ticino, Switzerland, specializes in the production of forged medical products such as joint implants, anatomical trauma products and medical instruments.

Headquartered in Nogent, France, Marle is a leading company in the orthopedic industry, providing specialized manufacturing services for the production of a wide range of hip, knee, shoulder, spine and extremities implants as well as orthopedic instruments.

Marle was advised by Homburger as to Swiss law. The Homburger team included partner Frank Gerhard (Corporate | M&A), counsel Peter Müller (Tax), associate Lorenzo Togni and junior associate Valentin Spahr (both Corporate | M&A).