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Homburger advised OC Oerlikon on the acquisition of Riri

On December 16, 2022, OC Oerlikon Corporation AG, Pfäffikon (SIX: OERL), a global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Riri, a leading provider of coated metal accessories for the luxury fashion industry.

The transaction marks a milestone in Oerlikon’s growth strategy and diversifies Surface Solutions’ offerings and market access. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter 2023, subject to regulatory approvals and standard closing conditions.

Homburger acts as transaction counsel to Oerlikon. The Homburger team advising Oerlikon is led by Daniel Hasler and comprises Karin Mattle, Francesco Bernasconi, Mike Lerchmüller, Julien Di Sabato (all Corporate / M&A), Pietro Meineri (Litigation), Philippe Baumann (IP / IT), Dieter Grünblatt and Peter Müller (both Tax), Richard Stäuber and Daniel Lütolf (both Competition), and Giulia Menegon and Giovanni Dazio (both Employment and Executive Compensation).