Deals & Cases

 
  • 17.02.2017
      Competition | Regulatory
    Financial Services
    Tax
    Homburger advised UBS Switzerland AG in the establishment of its mortgage financing disintermediation platform UBS Atrium
    UBS Switzerland AG (UBS) has established a mortgage financing disintermediation platform which brings together institutional investors such as pension funds seeking to invest in mortgages on incoming producing real estate and borrowers seeking to finance such objects. Read more
  • 14.02.2017
      Corporate | M&A
    Financial Services
    Tax
    Homburger advises Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG on the issuance of CHF 60 m Senior Convertible Bonds
    On February 10, 2017, Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG (Santhera) announced the successful placement of a CHF 60 m 5% senior unsecured convertible bond due 2022. Read more
  • 30.01.2017
      Financial Services
    Tax
    Homburger advised Credit Suisse Group AG on the establishment of its new U.S. Senior Debt Program and the inaugural issuance of USD 4.0 bn bail-inable (TLAC) notes thereunder
    Credit Suisse Group AG (Credit Suisse) established a new U.S. Senior Debt Program (the Program), which is registered as an issuance program with the SIX Swiss Exchange. Under this new issuance program, Credit Suisse may directly issue bail-inable (TLAC) notes governed by Swiss law eligible to count towards its Swiss gone concern requirement and exempted from the Swiss withholding tax regime. Read more
  • 26.01.2017
      Competition | Regulatory
    Corporate | M&A
    Financial Services
    IP | IT
    Tax
    Homburger advises Johnson & Johnson in the acquisition of Actelion Ltd by public takeover offer
    On January 26, 2017, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced that it has agreed to acquire the Swiss pharmaceuticals and biotechnology company Actelion Ltd (SIX: ATLN) (Actelion) by way of a public takeover offer. Actelion, headquartered in Allschwil, Switzerland, is a leading global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The offer is valued at approx. USD 30 bn. Read more
  • 17.01.2017
      Corporate | M&A
    Tax
    Homburger advised Givaudan SA, Switzerland, in the acquisition of Activ International, Switzerland
    On January 17, 2017, Givaudan SA (Givaudan), Vernier, Switzerland (SIX: GIVN), announced that it has acquired Activ International (Activ) as part of its 2020 strategy to strengthen capabilities in natural flavour solutions to its customers. Read more
  • 03.01.2017
      Corporate | M&A
    Tax
    Homburger advises Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited in its acquisition of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG
    On December 18, 2016, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, Canada (Fairfax) announced that it entered into a merger agreement with Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (Allied World), a company incorporated in Switzerland with shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Read more
  • 30.12.2016
      Corporate | M&A
    Homburger advises gategroup Holding AG in the acquisition of Servair from Air France
    On December 29, 2016, gategroup Holding AG announced that it will acquire control over Servair as of 1 January 2017, stepping into the transaction entered into between Air France and HNA Group following the successful takeover of gategroup by HNA. Read more
  • 30.12.2016
      Corporate | M&A
    Homburger advises gategroup Holding AG on the settlement of the public tender offer of HNA Aviation (Hong Kong) Air Catering Holding Co., Ltd. to acquire gategroup Holding AG
    On 20 May 2016, HNA Aviation (Hong Kong) Air Catering Holding Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, a subsidiary of HNA Group Co., Ltd., launched an all-cash public tender offer for all listed shares in gategroup Holding AG. With the satisfaction of all its conditions, the offer was settled on 22 December 2016. Read more
  • 23.12.2016
      Competition | Regulatory
    Corporate | M&A
    Homburger advises Papyrus in the acquisition of Inapa Schweiz AG
    On December 20, Papyrus AB (Papyrus) has announced that it has completed the sale of 100% of the share capital of Papyrus France Holding SAS, comprising its wholly-owned subsidiary Groupe Papyrus France SAS, involved in the business of wholesale and distribution of paper to professionals in France, to Inapa - Investimentos, Participações e Gestão SA (Inapa), a Portuguese company listed on the Lisbon stock exchange. Read more
  • 19.12.2016
      Corporate | M&A
    Financial Services
    Tax
    Homburger advised BofA Merrill Lynch and UBS in the acquisition of Capsugel S.A. by Lonza Group AG
    On December 15, 2016, Lonza Group AG (Lonza) announced that it entered into a definite agreement under which Lonza will acquire Capsugel S.A. (Capsugel) from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR), for USD 5.5 bn in cash, including refinancing of existing Capsugel debt of approximately USD 2 bn. Read more